1822 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

James Hogg

James Harley, in The Press, or Literary Chit-Chat. A Satire (1822) 69 &n.



HOCUS.
Oh, glorious age! when will the mania cease,
And pseudo-poets leave their pens at peace?

POCUS.
Some bards we have yet worthy of our praise,
Whilst Hogg and Rogers charm us with their lays.

HOCUS.
Ay, canty chield of lone St. Mary's lake,
Much I admire thy royal Mary's Wake;
Bonny Kilmeny and the Witch of Fife
Stir up the soul and give each pulse fresh life.

* Hogg's Queen's Wake is his best production — I had almost said his only good one. It well atones, however, for such manufactures as his "Three Perils," &c. &c.