1733 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. John Whalley

Anonymous, "On Mr. Whaley of Pembrook-Hall, Cambridge, being lately elected Master of Peter-House" Universal Spectator (15 September 1733).



Grown Slaves by Bribery and Venal Gold,
Some Foes to Liberty this Maxim hold,
"Virtue in Britain must neglected die,
For they can ne'er succeed who cannot buy."

Brittons, should Gold debauch your freeborn Will,
Taught by your Granta's Sons, be Brittons still:
Learn from a private College whom to trust,
The Wise, the Good, the Faithful, and the Just;
Of Granta's Sons th' impartial Choice regard,
And learn distinguish'd Virtue to reward.