1793 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Edmund Burke

Punctilio, "Upon Burke's Dagger" The Oracle (4 January 1793).



"The Days of Chivalry are past!"
I must deny it to the last.
Though BURKE, in haste to prove his love,
Forgot to throw them down his glove—
No doubt a TRAITOR'S mind to stagger,
He thought it best, to draw his Dagger.