1821 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Capel Lofft

John Wilson, in "Christmas Chit-Chat" Blackwood's Magazine 10 (December 1821) 498.



There is the Monthly frothing o'er, and swelling,
With the bombast of Sir Pythagoras,
The knight who thinks his cabbage leaves excelling
Roast beef, and glorious Newton a mere ass;
With his leaves the eye is ever dwelling,
(We wonder that such stuff can ever pass!)
On notes from Constant Readers, ditties soft,
Stuff algebraical, and Capel Lofft.