1768 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Sir Joseph Mawbey

A Lady, "An Extempore to Sir Joseph Mawbey, Bart. at Vauxhall" Westminster Journal (9 April 1768).



La! MAWBEY! tho' the Papers said,
That you indeed was dead, dead, dead,
I could not take the Hint;
Could Britain let the King of Death,
At present stop thy wanted Breath?
What Lies are both in Print.
Oh, let them say what e'er they will,
Thou, thou shalt be our Patriot still;
Fair Liberty's firm Stirrer—
MAWBEY, I've got no more to say,
But call and kiss me ev'ry Day,
You'll find me in the Borough.