1765 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. James Scott

Anonymous, "On St. Sepulchre's Bells ringing" London Chronicle (5 November 1765) 438.



True Britons, for their William gone,
Drop the tear, and heave the sigh:
Why from Sepulchre's tow'r alone,
Come this burst of noisy joy?

See what folly can bewitch her,
Thus indecent to appear?
The church-warden sure is Twitcher,
Anti-Sejanus overseer.

[William is the Duke of Cumberland]