1813 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Lord Byron

Anonymous, " On Count M—'s congratulating my Lord B— from escaping the Corruption of the C—t, by not being elected Poet Laureat" The Scourge 6 (November 1813) 426.



B y Southey's muse, and that is flat,
Y ou ought to have been the Laureat;
R aise, raise, my lord, another Childe,
O let him not be quite so wild—
N ever mind — you are not DEFIL'D!