Archive for April 21st, 2018

Saturday, 21 April 2018

In Promptu, written in 1779 by Christopher Anstey

You say, my Friend, that every day
Your company forsaking,
In quest of news I haste away,
The Morning Post to take in:

But if nor news nor sense it boast,
Which all the world agree in,
I don’t take in the Morning Post,
The Morning Post takes me in.

From: Anstey, Christopher and Anstey, John, The Poetical Works of the Late Christopher Anstey, Esq.; with Some Account of the Life and Writings of the Author, by his Son, John Anstey, Esq., 1808, T. Caddell and W. Davies: London, p. 361.

Date: 1779

By: Christopher Anstey (1724-1805)