1814 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Lord Byron

Anonymous, "To a Poet blushing" Anti-Jacobin Review 46 (March 1814) 303-04.



Blush, offspring of a noble line,
A Sire's reproach, a realm's disgrace!
Ah! cease to prostitute the Nine!
Forbear to vilify thy race!

Blush — if alone that blush can prove
Thou are not quite devoid of shame;
And quit MISANTHROPY for LOVE—
The GIAOUR for the CHRISTIAN'S name.