1821 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Lord Byron

Poeticus, "Epigram. On the Bowles and Byron Controversy, respecting Nature and Art" The Literary Gazette (26 May 1821) 332.



Byron and Bowles, in language tart,
Each other now bespatter all:—
His Lordship is a Childe of "Art,"
Whilst Bowles is quite a "Natural!"
Corston, near Bath.