1732 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Henry Fielding

Anonymous, "Epigram" Gentleman's Magazine 2 (August 1732) 921.



Charg'd with writing of Bawdy, this was F—g's Reply—
'Tis what DRYDEN and CONGREVE have done as well as I,
'Tis true — but they did it with this good Pretence,
With an ounce of rank Bawdy went a pound of good Sense;
But thou hast proportion'd, in thy judgment profound,
Of good Sense scarce an ounce, and of Bawdy a pound.