1822 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Anna Maria Porter

James Harley, in The Press, or Literary Chit-Chat. A Satire (1822) 83 &n.



A pair came next of novel-makers*
With looks as long as undertakers.
They pass'd with ambling step — but Gog
Ne'er saw them, till a friendly jog
By Gold-Stick given made him nod
Half yawning as they past him trod.

* Who can this pair of lady-birds be? inquires my reader, as he refers to this note. I answer, the Miss Porters, the Miss Thomasons, &c. &c. or any others he may choose.