1790 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Adam Smith

Auricula, "On the late Death of Dr. Adam Smith" Gentleman's Magazine 60 (September 1790) 843.



Death and Hermes of late in Elysium made boast,
That each would bring thither, what earth valued most;
Smith's Wealth of Nations Hermes stole from his shelf;
Death just won his cause — he took off Smith himself.