1730 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Dennis

Anonymous, "An Epigram" Grub-Street Journal (31 December 1730).



Well, said APOLLO, still 'tis mine
To give the real Laurel:
For that, my POPE, my son Divine,
Of Rivals ends the quarrel.

But guessing who would have the luck
To be the B—day Fibber;
I thought of DENNIS, TIBBALD, DUCK,
But never dreamt of CIBBER.