1793 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Dr. John Wolcot

Anonymous, "On Peter Pindar's Lousiad" Morning Post (1 January 1793).



The learned doubt, where this poor louse was bred;
To me 'tis plain — In PETER PINDAR'S head,
Where running like a race-horse o'er his pate,
It gain'd with ease at starting — the King's plate.