MARTIAL, Lib. I. Epig. I.
"Hic est, quem legis, ille, quem requiris,
Toto notus in orbe Martialis," etc.
He, unto whom thou art so partial,
Oh, reader! is the well-known Martial,
The Epigrammatist: while living,
Give him the fame thou would'st be giving;
So shall he hear, and feel, and know it—
Post-obits rarely reach a poet.
[First published, Lord Byron's Works, 1833, xvii. 245.]
BOWLES AND CAMPBELL.
To the air of "How now, Madam Flirt," in the Beggar's Opera.
"Why, how now, saucy Tom?
- [Compare the Beggar's Opera, act ii. sc. 2—
Air, "Good morrow, Gossip Joan."
". Why, how now, Madam Flirt?
If you thus must chatter,