ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Sir Charles Sedley
, in "A Satire" Oldham, Poems, and Translations (1683) 175.
Sir Charles Sedley:
1679: Thomas Shadwell
1680: Earl of Rochester
1683: John Oldham
1696: Elizabeth Singer Rowe
1702: Daniel Kenrick
1712: Sir Richard Steele
1800: Edmond Malone
1819: Thomas Campbell
1678: Ben Jonson
1683: Samuel Butler
1683: Edward Howard
1683: Samuel Pordage
1683: Francis Quarles
1683: Sir Charles Sedley
But who his Parts would in the Service spend,
Where all his hopes on Vulgar Breath depend?
Where every Sot, for paying half a Crown,
Has the Prerogative to cry him down?
Sidley indeed may be content with Fame,
Nor care should an ill-judging Audience damn:
But Settle, and the Rest, that writ for Pence,
Whose whole Estate's an ounce, or two of Brains,
Should a thin House on the third day appear,
Must starve, or live in Tatters all the year.