1764 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Robert Lloyd

H. S., "Answer to the Epitaph on Churchill and Lloyd" St. James's Chronicle (25 December 1764).



Silence best shews the Anguish of your Heart,
Silence can best the Heart-felt Grief impart:
So thought each Muse — nor ventur'd to rehearse
Their Woes — superior to the Pow'r of Verse:
Yet call'd on, be it known, ye Bards divine,
For lov'd you were, and honour'd by the Nine,
For many a Sigh, and many shining Tear
For Churchill flow'd — and, Lloyd, — bedew'd thy Bier;
That Satire, manly Sense, with Wit allied,
Expir'd, alas! when you, our Favourites, died!
Cornhill, Dec. 22.