With its bathetic juxtaposition of Arthurian knights and modern lawyers, this passage bears traces of the playful, Hudibrastic
tone that informed large sections of the poem's early drafts but which Bloomfield removed before publication, on advice from friends.
rhymes, especially as practised by Byron:
10) These were by Pierre Anthony Motteux (1700-03), (11) Edward Ward, in Hudibrastic
verse (1711-12), (12) and Charles Jarvis (1742).
Cunningham all but own the couplet form for contemporary poetry, and Cassity is an outright virtuoso, writing not only heroic couplets, but the tetrameter and dimeter variety, and employing, as Tuma has noted, a rich variety of sonic devices including polysyllabic and hudibrastic
17) "The Sotweed Factor" ("sotweed" is tobacco, "factor" a merchant/buyer) is a hudibrastic satire that chronicles the misadventures of an English factor during a short sojourn in the colony.
While also composed in hudibrastic or "burlesque" verse, "Sotweed Redivivus"(20) is more policy statement than satire.
He would versify his voyage to Maryland from beginning to end, as he had planned before, but so far from writing a panegyric, he would scourge the Province with tha lash of Hudibrastic
as a harlot is scourged at t he public post, catalogue her every wickedness, and expose her every traps laid for the trusting, thc unwary, thc innocent