1809 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Samuel Jackson Pratt

Anonymous, "Epigram. Written in a Volume of Pratt's Gleanings" Port Folio [Philadelphia] S3 2 (October 1809) 377.



Troth, master Pratt, I've toil'd, in vain,
Through these same "Gleanings" more than half;
And quit them: — for there's little grain,
But, zooks! a nation deal of chaff.