1787 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Dr. John Wolcot

Anonymous, "Epigram upon Ode; or Peter Pindar at Court" Public Advertiser (24 February 1787).



When Peter Pindar comes to Court,
To mock the Laureat's lofty song;
He mars, with unbecoming sport,
The splendor of the birth-day throng.

Thus in a puppet shew I've seen
Kings, Queens, and Princes, act a part;
When lo! the grandeur of the scene
Punch interrupts — and lets a f—t.