1771 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Francis Fawkes

William Woty, "To Mr. Thomas Lowe, on hearing that he took in Mr. Fawkes's Family Bible, which was published in Weekly Numbers" Middlesex Journal (8 August 1771).



And can you relinquish your bottle and bowl,
To look to the future concerns of your soul?
My friend, Parson FAWKES, the reprover of sin,
Informs me at last, you have "taken him in":
Ah! let him not lie with neglect on your shelf;
For if you do that, you may "take in yourself."