1796 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Samuel Jackson Pratt

Anonymous, in "On Reading Mr. Pratt's Gleanings" St. James's Chronicle (24 March 1796).



Gleanings, are these? — Why then, 'tis pretty plain,
The Harvest-folks have left the choicest grain.
So Robbers, Jewels sometimes leave behind 'em,
Because, in their post-haste, they cannot find 'em.
But PRATT gleans diamonds wheresoe'er he roam;
And, not content, he gleans our hearts at home!
Lincoln's Inn.