Samuel Johnson

(1709 - 1784 / Lichfield / England)

Lines - Poem by Samuel Johnson

Written in Ridicule of Certain Poems
{of Thomas Warton} Published in 1777.

Wheresoe'er I turn my view,
All is strange, yet nothing new;
Endless labour all along,
Endless labour to be wrong;
Phrase that time has flung away,
Uncouth words in disarray,
Trick'd in antique ruff and bonnet,
Ode, and elegy, and sonnet.


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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 7, 2010



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