1800 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Gifford

Anonymous, "The Pindarick Scuffle" Bath Journal (8 September 1800).



Here's a lash at a lyar, cries Peter in ire,
As at Giffard he aim'd the rude knock:
But the Cobler tho' low, averted the blow,
And leather'd poor Peter's bare block.

And as the streams run, from the Poet of Fun,
The people all marvell'd, alack!
How the blood of the head, could be limped and red,
When that of his heart was so black.