We grant, although he had much wit,
He was very shy of using it;
As being loath to wear it out,
And therefore bore it not about,
Unless on holidays, or so,
As men their best apparel do.
A lampoon is a short satire or segment of a literary work that burlesques a particular person, usually caricaturing the victim's physical appearance and other distinguishing characteristics. John Dryden lampoons George Villiers, the Duke of Buckingham, in a lengthy passage of "Absalom and Achitophel" (1681):
In squandering wealth was his peculiar art:
Nothing went unrewarded but desert. . . .