1782 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Gen. John Burgoyne

Phelim O'Blunder, "On General Burgoyne's Appointment to the Chief Command in Ireland" Morning Herald and Daily Advertiser (27 April 1782).



An Empire lost on Saratoga's plains,
To Britain one small stake alone remains!
The zeal to temper of the volunteers,
See Burgoyne's inauspicious name appears;
As late in wood, and bogs, he'll plant his cannon,
And sign a new convention on the Shannon!