1773 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Oliver Goldsmith

Orlando, "Epigram on the Scuffle between Dr. Goldsmith and Mr. Evans" St. James's Chronicle (6 May 1773).



Cries Goldsmith, in a Fury, "D— the Age
Which thus its Spite has pointed at my Page.
My Tony Lumpkin how thy gibe and scoff at,
They murder him both on the Stage and off it;
But I myself will act the sprightly Elf,
None can do Justice to me but myself.
Stoke Newington.