1773 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Jonathan Swift

Danos, in "Verses on some late English Poets" Scots Magazine 35 (September 1773) 486.



But stay, what growling do I hear?
What grumbling cur assails my ear?
Or is it SWIFT? who makes his moan,
And cries, because he is not rich,
All men are knaves, the world's a b—h.
O sense and wit, by few enjoy'd,
How often spitefully employ'd!