1773 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Horace Walpole

Anonymous, "Occasion'd by Mr. Walpole's Impromptu on the Duchess of Queensbury" St. James's Chronicle (30 September 1773).



When Prior's Kitty, ever fair,
The Strawberry Bard inspir'd,
She, who the World with Cupid's Care
For a whole Age has fir'd.

"Guess why," she cry'd, "his Praise I share
With Roman and with Greek—
Such Connoisseurs admire the rare,
And prize the true antique.
Sandwich, Sept. 23.