ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Daniel Kenrick, in A New Session of the Poets (1700) 4.
1700: Rev. Samuel Wesley
1700: Daniel Kenrick
1700: Samuel Cobb
1705: John Dunton
1714: Joseph Addison
1779: Samuel Johnson
1809: Samuel Taylor Coleridge
1700: Sir Richard Blackmore
1700: Thomas Brown
1700: William Congreve
1700: Thomas D'Urfey
1700: John Dennis
1700: Thomas Rymer
1700: Nahum Tate
1702: Sir Charles Sedley
Rim—r at this, and Den—s too sate down,
And in their stead stood up late-bruis'd Tom Br—n:
While with the Rake, the more to raise his Fame,
The Spanish Lass, and Senior Gaya came;
With many a Bold, unlicensed Interloper,
And in the Rear march't honest Abel Rop—r.
Pin'd to his Back were Rhymes without a Name,
Which oft had purchas'd him both Blows, and Fame.
For whatsoe're was scandalously writ,
No Author known, Tom's Carcass paid for it:
Who pray'd Apollo to reward his Lays,
And to much Birch to add a little Bays.
Oh Heav'ns, cry'd out Apollo, grant me patience!
Must I thus still be teiz'd with damn'd Translations?
An Author can't in French, or Spanish prate,
But you must make this Sot speak English straight!
As if within this lewd licentious Town,
We'd not enow vile Authors of our own!
Then told him, that he did not now Translate,
As heretofore, for Glory, but to Eat:
That Bards should never offer at the Bays,
That often Dine but once in twice two days.