ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Bp. Francis Atterbury
Anonymous, "An Epigram" Grub-Street Journal (30 July 1730).
Bp. Francis Atterbury:
1699: Samuel Garth
1705: John Dunton
1709: Sir Richard Steele
1711: Thomas Hearne
1723: Alexander Pope
1732: Rev. Samuel Wesley the younger
1749: Horace Walpole
1787: Edmond Malone
1806: Rev. William Lisle Bowles
1809: Dr. Nathan Drake
To banish far an English Bishop hence,
—himself descends to Evidence;
Who, against Charteres swear, he highly blames,
And Knighthood's shield protects the *Squire of Dames.
Say, where is most his matchless Virtue seen?
As then th' INFORMER, or as now the SCREEN!
* A vile Character in Chaucer.