Charles Churchill

(February, 1731 - 4 November 1764 / Westminster)

Charles Churchill Poems

21. Gotham - Book I 4/19/2010
22. Dedication 4/19/2010
23. An Epistle To William Hogarth 4/19/2010

Gotham - Book I

Far off (no matter whether east or west,
A real country, or one made in jest,
Nor yet by modern Mandevilles disgraced,
Nor by map-jobbers wretchedly misplaced)
There lies an island, neither great nor small,
Which, for distinction sake, I Gotham call.
The man who finds an unknown country out,
By giving it a name, acquires, no doubt,
A Gospel title, though the people there

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