1763 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. John Brown

Anonymous, "Epigram on a famous Allusion in Dr. Brown's Estimate" St. James's Magazine 3 (December 1763) 232-33.



A vast COLOSSUS made of brass,
By flatt'ry's hand design'd,
WILL stands on high to shew his —,
And thence befoul mankind.

To keep the figure clean and neat,
Let B—N in daily visit,
Come with a sheet of ESTIMATE
To wipe the part, and kiss it.