1812 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Hannah Cowley

Charles Caleb Colton, in Hypocrisy, a Satire (1812) 9 &n.



But ah, to greet them, not a Muse will rise,
Though magazines lift females to the skies;
Whose volumes vast, by sleep refreshed in vain,
Just shake their dust off, but to sleep again;
Exhausted Acres* are not fertile fields,
Tho' British taste to French politeness yields.

* See a republication of Mrs. Cowley's Epic Poem the Siege of Acre.