Charles Churchill

(February, 1731 - 4 November 1764 / Westminster)

Charles Churchill Quotes


    The Time hath been, a boyish, blushing Time,
    When Modesty was scarcely held a crime,
    When the most Wicked had some touch of grace,
    And trembled to meet Virtue face to face,
    When Those, who, in the cause of Sin grown grey,
    Had serv'd her without grudging day by day,
    Were yet so weak an awkward shame to feel,
    And strove that glorious service to conceal;
    We, better bred, and than our Sires more wise,