Charles Churchill

(February, 1731 - 4 November 1764 / Westminster)

Charles Churchill Poems

1. Times 1/1/2004
2. The Ghost - Book I 4/19/2010
3. An Epistle To William Hogarth 4/19/2010
4. Gotham - Book Ii 4/19/2010
5. Gotham - Book Iii 4/19/2010
6. The Duellist - Book Iii 4/19/2010
7. The Prophecy Of Famine 4/19/2010
8. The Candidate 4/19/2010
9. The Ghost: Book Ii (Excerpt) 1/1/2004
10. The Ghost: Book Iii (Excerpt) 1/1/2004
11. The Rosciad 4/19/2010
12. The Ghost - Book Iv 4/19/2010
13. The Farewell 4/19/2010
14. The Conference 4/19/2010
15. Gotham - Book I 4/19/2010
16. The Duellist - Book I 4/19/2010
17. The Journey 4/19/2010
18. The Duellist - Book Ii 4/19/2010
19. The Apology 4/19/2010
20. Lines Written In Windsor Park 4/19/2010
21. Independence 4/19/2010
22. Dedication 4/19/2010
23. The Author 4/19/2010

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The Apology

ADDRESSED TO THE CRITICAL REVIEWERS.

Tristitiam et Metus.--HORACE.

Laughs not the heart when giants, big with pride,
Assume the pompous port, the martial stride;
O'er arm Herculean heave the enormous shield,
Vast as a weaver's beam the javelin wield;
With the loud voice of thundering Jove defy,
And dare to single combat--what?--A fly!
And laugh we less when giant names, which shine
Establish'd, as it were, by right divine;
Critics, whom every captive art adores,
To whom glad Science pours forth all her stores;
Who high in letter'd reputation ...

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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