Category: Poetry


Two Poems


As Viscount St. Albans and Lord Keeper
Of the Great Seal Bacon judged England
Four years in the shade of prerogative.
He studied the bribe. It paid. He thought:


Poetry: Savage Comments on Journalists

Richard Savage, whose birthday falls in January, was a close friend of Johnson who celebrated his unfortunate life and death in prison from liver failure.  This passage is from a longer satire “The Authors.”  Note how brutally relevant are down to the last detail, e.g., the stupid press’s attack on inoculation and their cruelty toward the unfortunate.