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Charles Churchill's poems of controversyEdit

Poet Charles Churchill became a close ally of politician John Wilkes in the early 1760s, and assisted him with the North Briton newspaper. In addition to Poems (see above), these poems were all published this year:[3]

  • The Prophecy of Famine: A Scots Pastoral, the first of several Churchill poems that stirred controversy this year, was a violent satire on Scottish influence and fell in with the current hatred of Lord Bute. The Scottish place-hunters were as much alarmed as the actors had been in 1761, when Churchill terrorised them with his Rosciad.
  • An Epistle to William Hogarth[1] was in answer to the caricature of Wilkes made during the trial. In the poem, Churchill attacked Hogarth's vanity and envy with an invective which David Garrick quoted as shocking and barbarous. Hogarth retaliated with a caricature of Churchill as a bear in torn clerical bands hugging a pot of porter and a club made of lies and North Britons.
  • The Duellist is a virulent satire on the most active opponents of Wilkes in the House of Lords, especially Bishop Warbuxton.
  • The Ghost, was an attack on Samuel Johnson among others, calling Johnson, "Pomposo, insolent and loud, Vain idol of a scribbling crowd."
  • The Conference[1]
  • The Author,[1] highly praised by Churchill's contemporaries.

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See alsoEdit


  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 Cox, Michael, editor, The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature, Oxford University Press, 2004, ISBN 0-19-860634-6
  2. Ward, Sir Adolphus William et al., editors, The Cambridge history of English literature, Volume 10, p 480, New York: G. P. Putnam's & Sons (this edition; also Cambridge, England: University Press) 1913, retrieved via Google Books on January 10, 2010
  3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh edition, 1911
  4. France, Peter, The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French, p 501, New York: Oxford University Press (1995) ISBN 0-19-866125-8
  5. Web page titled "American Poetry Full-Text Database / Bibliography" at University of Chicago Library website, retrieved March 4, 2009
  6. note 109, "Life of Cowper; annotations, appendix, etc. by Frederick Henry Sykes", web page at Internet Archive website, retrieved February 10, 2009
  7. Basker, James G., Amazing Grace: An Anthology of Poems about Slavery, 1660-1810, Yale University Press, 2002, ISBN 978-0-300-09172-4, retrieved via Google Books, February 10, 2009
  8. Burt, Daniel S., The Chronology of American Literature: America's literary achievements from the colonial era to modern times, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2004, ISBN 978-0-618-16821-7, retrieved via Google Books
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