1778 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Thomas Gray

M. Macgreggor, Esq., in "The Battle of the Busts" Hibernian Magazine 8 (April 1778) 195.



A similar fopling in sattin and silk,
Next comes Molly Grey, with his measure of milk,
His muse, aping art, in the fulness of pride,
Frizz'd in ton with but nature's nine hairs on a side.
Place this pretty bard, if you will, in the porch;