1761 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

George Lyttelton

Anonymous, "On a Slur thrown on Mr. Pitt's Name, in some late Verses of Lord L—" Royal Magazine 4 (May 1761) 198.



Say, high-fam'd L—t—n, whose courtly lays
Wing their devoted flight to Wyndham's praise,
To Egremont, in whose celestial mind
Wit, Innocence, and Virtue rule, combin'd:
Say, whence the Satire on the Patriot's name,
Whom ev'ry British bosom gives to Fame?
Some rambling breasts in half-form'd strains may sound
Such fond, such wanton tests, "the world around:"
But sure ill-nature no applause can bring
From the more generous Fair, whose charms you sing.