1766 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. James Scott

Lucilius, "To the Author of the Perils of Poetry" St. James's Chronicle (8 March 1766).



Whatever Charges you on Rhymes may fix,
Far greater Perils wait on Politics;
For while some Praise your Poetry may claim,
Your Prose shall damn you to eternal Shame.