ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Rusticus, "Prize-Epigram 2" Gentleman's Magazine 6 (March 1736) 162.
1716: William Hinchliffe
1719: Thomas Griffeth
1735: S. U.
1735: W. C.
1740: Richard Yate
1807: Robert Southey
1827: Alexander Dyce
1828: Leigh Hunt
1853: Frederick Rowton
1736: Jane Brereton
1738: Alexander Pope
In more than one good monarch's reign,
Britain has been bewitch'd 'tis plain:
But now no restless spirit frights;
Spectre and Daemon are mere bites.
No mortal the black man surprises;
And men in black free thought despises.
Scotland from second sight is clear:
There's scarce a witch in Lancashire.
Merlin's confin'd, no wizard's charge;
Only Melissa charms at large.