On A Certain Pedagogue
A hungry eagle, wishing to be fed,
by Richard Crawley
Let fall a tortoise on a poet's head,
And Athens mourned her noblest singer dead.
Oh had the bird our bald tormentor known,
And taken P____ 's numskull for a stone,
By all the names that frighten gods and men,
'Twould be the tortoise that would suffer then.