1797 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Thelwall

Anonymous, "Receipt for a Newspaper, with an Allusion" The True Briton (26 April 1797).



(Vide the Morning Chronicle.)
Fill thy dull columns, with vile Gallic cant,
With FOX'S sophistry, and THELWALL'S rant;
Attempt to raise a democratic storm,
Bid RUIN wear the aspect of Reform;
Yet Britons still thy efforts shall disdain,
Who vapid Perry know from brisk Champaign.