1730 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Bp. Francis Atterbury

Anonymous, "An Epigram" Grub-Street Journal (30 July 1730).



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.