1818 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Horace Smith

Peter Pastoral, "Imitation of Leigh Hunt's Sonnet to Horace S—" The Champion (25 January 1818) 58.



My vig! how kind and clever Nature his,
The "he" who says she haint's a stupid brute,
For vhere's you'd think she could'nt show her phiz,
She comes, and tips us all a green salute.
Who has ever valk'd in Vellclose-square,
T' enjoy the fresh inwiggorating hair,
And has not been delighted with the flowers
Vhich grace the balconies, and make em look
Just like those werry pretty little bowers,
I us'd to read of in the story book:—
And even in the place vhere brokers meet,
And some are noisy as the noisiest brute,
Tho' flowers wont thrive, she still provides a treat,
For there she's stuck a bit of Horrice-root!
P. P., Tooley-street, Borough.