Christopher Anstey

(1724-1805 / England)

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Christopher Anstey (October 31, 1724 – August 3, 1805) was an English writer and poet.

Anstey was the son of a wealthy clergyman the rector of Brinkley, Dr. Anstey in Cambridgeshire, where he was born. He was educated at Eton College and King's College, Cambridge,[1] where he distinguished himself for his Latin verses. He became a fellow of his college (1745); but the degree of M.A. was... more »

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Britian’s Genius; Written

``Come and listen to my ditty.''
On that fam'd and ancient station
Where to Thames the Medway runs,
When in lawless combination
Neptune saw his favourite sons,

Straight he bad the waves their motion
And the winds their rage compose,
While from forth her native ocean
Britain's guardian Genius rose;

Not as when, with joy enraptur'd,
Her triumphant Howe she view'd,
Gallia's warlike vessels captur'd,
And her vaunting chiefs subdued;

Not as when her tribute glorious
She to British valour paid,
And for Vincent's Earl victorious
Twin'd a ...

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