1778 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Gen. John Burgoyne

Indignatus, "On a late Defeat" General Advertiser and Morning Intelligencer (3 February 1778).



Caesar of old was not content to fight,
Fond to convince the world that he could write;
Burgoyne, by proclamations, first alarms;
Then with the self-same hand — piles up his arms!
Aut nihil, aut Caesar.