1750 ca. ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Thomas Flatman

William Oldys, 1750 ca.; in William Beloe, Anecdotes of Literature and Scarce Books 1 (1807) 201.



Should Flatman for his client strain the laws,
The painter gives some colour to the cause;
Should critics censure what the Poet writ,
The pleader quits him at the bar of wit.