ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Gen. John Burgoyne
P., "On the Committee and Burgoyne" Public Advertiser (25 May 1779).
Gen. John Burgoyne:
1777: Horace Walpole
1777: W. S.
1778: John Trumbull
1778: Richard Tickell
1778: J. W.
1782: Phelim O'Blunder
1785 ca.: Lord Townsend
1787: William Hayley
1792: Simonides Pure
1801: Arthur Murphy
1854: Robert Shelton Mackenzie
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.