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We are all tainted with the Athenian itch

DMI number:
43016
First Line:
We are all tainted with the Athenian itch
Last Line:
That so his echo round the tower may go
Poem Genre / Form:
Address, Couplet, and Occasional poem
Themes:
Age, Fashion, Loyalty, Mythology, People[Ben Jonson.], Poetry / literature / writing, and Politics
Related People
Author:
Robert Wild
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
Comments:
In the ODNB, Richard L. Greaves states that Wild 'attacked Rome in Dr. Wild's Poem: In nova fert animus (1679), composed as the First Exclusion Parliament met.'
Content/Publication
Title:
Rome rhym'd to death. Being a collection of choice poems: in two parts [ESTC R16454]
Page No(s):
pp.83-85
Poem Title:
Dr. Wild's Poem. In nova fert Animus, &c. Or, A New Song To An Old Friend From An Old Poet, Upon the Hopeful New Parliament.
Attribution:
Dr. Wild's Poem.
Attributed To:
Robert Wild