1791 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Horace Walpole

Dr. John Wolcot, "To Mr. Horace Walpole, on his Inscription on an Urn, dedicated to Mrs. Clive" Public Advertiser (14 October 1791).



HORACE! of STRAWBERRY HILL I mean — not ROME—
Lo! all thy geese are swans, I do presume—
Truth and thy trumpet seem not to agree:
Know Comedy is hearty — all alive—
The sprightly lass no more expir'd with CLIVE,
Than Dame HUMILITY will die with thee.