ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Anonymous, "Blue Stocking Club" The Argus (15 February 1790).
1764: Alexander Carlyle
1772: Hester Mulso Chapone
1773: Hester Mulso Chapone
1775: Horace Walpole
1775: Samuel Jackson Pratt
1778: Frances Burney
1779: Edward Jerningham
1780: Rev. Richard Graves
1782: Rev. Robert Potter
1783: Helen Maria Williams
1784: James Beattie
1785: Edward Jerningham
1786: Hannah More
1787: Henry Erskine
1788: William Cowper
1791: James Boswell
1797: A Lady
1800: James Beattie
1800: J. W.
1810 ca.: George Hardinge
1811: Melesina Chenevix Trench
1812: John Nichols
1817: John Keats
1832: John Taylor Esq.
1855: Sarah Josepha Hale
The petticoated sages of this society have given Mr. HAYLEY a conditional re-admission. He is to finish what Mrs. MONTAGUE began, which is to travesty HOMER! Part of her version we have the pleasure to subjoin, for the gratification of our readers.
Goddess of rhimes, yclep'd a muse, now chaunt
Of PELEUS' heir the bluster, noise and rant,
Which on the Greeks brought num'rous ills pell-mell,
And sturdy souls untimely pack'd to hell;
On defunct limbs the dogs and birds regal'd,
So all the plans of Seignier JOVE avail'd.
Lo! a great Col'nel, AGAMEMNON nam'd,
Squabbled with ACHILLES, for his valour fam'd.
Say of the folks who dwell in skyey sheds,
Which of the gods set them at loggerheads.
JOVE'S son it was, of Miss LATONA born,
(Who with his flambeau lights the new-made morn);
For he in dudgeon, and in ruthless pet,
Because the Col'nel fail'd in etiquette,
To parson CHRYSEIS, a right rev'rend blade,
With ceaseless gripes the Grecian trooper's plagu'd.