1721 ca. ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Samuel Butler

Anonymous, "Butler's Complaint against his pretended Monument in Westminster Abbey" 1721 ca.; Additions to the Works of Alexander Pope (1776) 1:113.



Again my garret poverty is shown,
By the mean cov'ring of this Portland stone;
I lose my fame as martyrs lose their breath,
For like St. Stephen I am ston'd to death.