1778 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Gen. John Burgoyne

Richard Tickell, in Tickell, The Wreath of Fashion (1778) 7.



Mulgrave! whose Muse nor winds nor waves controul,
Could bravely pen Acrostics — on the Pole.
Warm with poetic fire the Northern air,
And sooth with tuneful raptures — the great Bear;
Join but his poetry to Burgoyne's prose,
Armies shall fall asleep, and Pyrates doze.
So when the rebel winds on Neptune fell,
They sunk to rest, at sound of Triton's shell.