1765 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. James Scott

Little Caesar, "For the Public Advertiser" Public Advertiser (11 December 1765).



Should it e'er be my Fate
To attack that Ingrate,
The Offspring from Anti-Sejanus,
With no Sweets of the Rose,
Would I tickle his Nose,
And shame the sham Hero so famous.

Ye supporters of State,
Tho' of modern Date,
Who glory in serving the Nation,
Pay Regard to no Jeers,
Or his insolent Fleers,
But wisely maintain your high Station.

Be yourselves, say your Friends,
And pursue no mean Ends,
Like the Gang of the Twitchers of yore:
But stand true to your Trust,
You are brave, and as just:
Can the World, or the King wish for more?