ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Rev. James Scott
A. Z., "On Anti-Sejanus" Public Advertiser (26 December 1765).
Rev. James Scott:
1765: A. Z.
1765: Little Caesar
1766: Edmond Malone
1766: Mr. Kingsley
1766: William Woty
1766: Amiens Cantabrigiensis
1766: X. Y. Z.
1766: Horace Walpole
1766: W. Inkhorn
1770: I the Monkey
1774: A. B.
1778: The Devil
1779: Rev. William Mason
1825 ca.: Joseph Cradock
1828: Joseph Cradock
1848: John Forster
1963: Robert R. Rea
1765: Rev. James Scott
ANTI-SEJANUS, babe of Grace,
Descended from a priestly Race;
(Himself a Priest) the task of Pray'r
And preaching thinks not worth his Care:
To other Labours he's confin'd,
Labours more suited to his Mind;
Full twice a Week displays his Merit,
Lies with an Air, and rails with Spirit;
Gives o'er and o'er the same stale Bit,
Mere Haberdasher of small Wit.
Britain's best Sons, (the People's Voice
Uniting with their Sovereign's Choice,)
All Men of fair and honest Name,
Strict Honour, and unsully'd Fame;
Anti-Sejanus pines to see,
Call'd forth — to form a Patriot Ministry.
Such Excellence he dares impeach,
Hating that Worth he cannot reach;
Degenerate Wretch! detested Thing!
Foe to thy Country, God, and King.