I will publish some
Remarks on Mister Campbell.
"Why, how now, Billy Bowles?
Sure the priest is maudlin!
(To the public) How can you, d—n your souls!
Listen to his twaddling?
February 22, 1821.
[First published, The Liberal, 1823, No. II. p. 398.]
Behold the blessings of a lucky lot!
My play is damned, and Lady Noel not.
May 25, 1821.
[First published, Medwin's Conversations, 1824, p. 121.]
And are for flinging dirt,
Let's try who best can spatter,
Madam Flirt! ". Why, how now, saucy jade?
Sure the wench is tipsy!
How can you see me made
The scoff of such a gipsy?[To him.]
Saucy Jade!" [To her.]}} Bowles replied to Campbell's Introductory Essay to his Specimens of the English Poets, 7 vols., 1819, by The Invariable Principles of Poetry, in a letter addressed to Thomas Campbell. For Byron's two essays, the "Letter to .... ...... [John Murray]" and "Observations upon Observations," see Letters, 1901, v. Appendix III. pp. 536-592.]