1777 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. William Dodd

Belinda, "Upon the late unfortunate Dr. Dodd" Newcastle Chronicle (5 July 1777).



Unhappy Dodd! in all young George's days,
None worthier Censure, and none worthier praise!
O that thy Fate my sovereign Rulers show
The way to shield us from impending Woe!
Impending Woe! now threat'ning Britain's State,
And teach them Wisdom 'ere it be too late!
Shieldfield.