1819 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Oldmixon

Thomas Campbell, in Specimens of the British Poets (1819; 1845) 370.



JOHN OLDMIXON, ridiculed in the Tatler under the name of Omikron, the unborn poet, and one of the heroes of the Dunciad, who mounts the side of a lighter in order to plunge with more effect. His party virulence was rewarded with the place of collector of the customs at the port of Bridgewater.