E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Sir Walter Scott says, These personal and scandalous libels, carried to excess in the reign of Charles II., acquired the name of lampoons from the burden sung to them: Lampone, lampone, camerada lamponeGuzzler, guzzler, my fellow guzzler. (French, lamper, to guzzle.) Sir Walter obtained his information from Trevoux.