1779 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Gen. John Burgoyne

P., "On the Committee and Burgoyne" Public Advertiser (25 May 1779).



The enquiring Committee, with mighty Parade a,
Are gone from the South, and got to Canada,
To find who's the Dupe, the Coward or Rogue a,
That caus'd the Misfortune at curs'd Saratoga.
Pho! Burgoyne and his Soldiers all fought very well,
But they had to contend with the damn'd GATES of Hell;
Who wonders the damn'd Gates of Hell should prevail,
O'er Soldiers who wanted both Victuals and Ale.