1770 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Oliver Goldsmith

Thersites, "To Dr. Goldsmith, on his Deserted Village" Weekly Magazine or Edinburgh Amusement 9 (20 September 1770) 373.



You're an insolent poet,
I quickly will show it,
If my lines you patiently follow;
Each impotent modern
By you, Sir, is trod on,
And you sit by the side of Apollo.