1816 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Sir Walter Scott

J. R., "Written on a Blank Leaf in Walter Scott's Field of Waterloo" European Magazine 69 (March 1816) 249.



"Peace to my gallant soul!" sage critics cry,
This is convincing proof that they can lie!
For whilst in this they pray for my salvation,
Their thoughts and pens, are hurling my damnation!
Britons! I ask, What could I nobler do,
Than fall within the Field of Waterloo!