1786 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. John Delap

Harry Fly-trap, "To Doctor Delap" Morning Post and Daily Advertiser (17 March 1786).



How hard is your hap,
Poor DOCTOR DELAP,
To receive such a slap,
When you wish'd for a clap.
Indeed, my old Chap,
Your Tragedy sap
Is not better than pap;
Then take off, DELAP,
Your Ossian scrap,
And let SMITH no more nap
In fair SIDDONS'S lap,
Or you'll meet with, mayhap,
Another damn'd rap,
That will split your square cap,
Yours,
HARRY FLY-TRAP.