1763 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Charles Churchill

Anonymous, "On Hogarth's representing himself as a Pug-Dog p—g on Churchill's Epistle to him" St. James's Chronicle (18 August 1763).



Two Passions may, on Nature's Plan,
One Sign ambiguous wear:
A Tear bedews the Grief of Man,
His lusty Laugh a Tear.

Warm Water from another Place,
Two different Feelings shows:
From Fullness oft it runs apace,
Sometimes from Fear it flows.

Thus when at Hogarth's cynic Mind,
The World with Churchill hiss'd,
Affrighted at the opprobrious Wind,
Poor Puggy bark'd and — p-ss-d.