Robert Lloyd (poet)
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Robert Lloyd (1733–1764) was an English poet and satirist.
- Turn parson, Colman, that’s the way to thrive;
Your parsons are the happiest men alive.
- ‘The Law-Student’ (1762)
- Alone from Jargon born to rescue Law,
From precedent, grave hum, and formal saw!
To strip chicanery of its vain pretence,
And marry Common Law to Common Sense!
- ‘The Law-Student’ (1762) (on Lord Mansfield, Lord Chief Justice, 1756-88)
- True Genius, like Armida’s wand,
Can raise the spring from barren land.
While all the art of Imitation,
Is pilf’ring from the first creation.
- ‘Shakespeare’ (1762)