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But to write plays why tis a bold pretence

DMI number:
10450
Poem Aliases
Buckingham. Essay on poetry.
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
Evidence:
First Line:
But to write plays why tis a bold pretence
Last Line:
To judgement breeding wit and eloquence
Poem Genre / Form:
Couplet, Essay, and Extract / snippet from longer work
Themes:
Poetry / literature / writing and Theatre
Related People
Author:
John Sheffield
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
Comments:
Extract w. variants from An essay on poetry. Chalmers (1810) X: 91-94.