1789 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Bertie Greatheed

Anonymous, "Impromptu. Mr. Greatheed and his Tragedy" An Asylum for Fugitive Pieces, in Prose and Verse (1789, 1795) 3:198.



Cries Greatheed, "if my meaning few can tell,
My words, at least, are such as Shakespeare wrote;"
Thus senseless, drunken Steph'no, in his cell,
Leaves Prospero's wand, and steals his old great coat.