1796 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Edmund Burke

John Williams ("Anthony Pasquin"), "Epitaph on Don Edmund" Morning Post and Fashionable World (8 June 1796).



Here lies poor B****, the slave of Fright and Fiction,
Who liv'd and died a splendid contradiction;
With love of books he fled the World, and gave
His Country wounds, whene'er he meant to save;
'Till pension'd poor, when pension'd full of pride;
He liv'd a changeling, and a changeling died.