1770 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Edmund Burke

Sophrona, "Edmund and Catherine [Macaulay]" General Evening Post (12 May 1770).



"Thoughts on the present discontents,
Written by Edmund B—rke!"
Cries Cath'rine, "'tis to all intents
A most pernicious work.

"Thoughts upon Edmund's thoughts I'll write;
Thoughts, that shall stand the test:
And all shall own, when I indite,
That second thoughts are best."