1778 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Richard Tickell

A Lady, "On Reading Mr. Tickell's Prologue to the Camp, inserted in Yesterday's Paper" Public Advertiser (24 October 1778).



In Praise of my comical Friend Dicky Tickel,
His Jew is well fancied, I swear by Ezek'el!
Miss Tittup 'tween War and French Plays seems quite fickle,
Sir Gobble Greenfat has left in sweet Pickle,
The Turtle's rich Juice from his Chops seems to trickle,
From Guttling he smokes and stinks like a Brick-kil',
His Fop of Almack's, mild as Rose without Prickle,
Swears b'gad for French Louis dem'd hard he will stickle.
E'en his Chambermaid vows 'twould use little Dick ill,
To deny him the Powers all Fancies to tickle.