ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
A Young Gentleman of Cambridge, in "The Modern Poets" Grub-Street Journal (18 November 1731).
1730: Thomas Cooke
1731: A Young Gentleman of Cambridge
1742: Thomas Gray
1746: Rev. Joseph Warton
1749: William Shenstone
1749: Thomas Cawthorn
1750: Samuel Richardson
1751: Bp. Richard Hurd
1755: Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
1763: Christopher Smart
1764: David Erskine Baker
1772: Samuel Johnson
1773: Andrew Erskine
1775 ca.: James Harris
1781: John Pinkerton
1790 ca.: George Hardinge
1792: Thomas Dermody
1793: Edward Gibbon
1793: William Cowper
1796: William Seward
1796: James Hay Beattie
1797: William Godwin
1800: Thomas Green
1804: Anna Laetitia Barbauld
1808: Rev. George Gregory
1809: Dr. Nathan Drake
1834: Samuel Taylor Coleridge
1837: Lady Louisa Stuart
1842: C. H. Timperley
A Young Gentleman of Cambridge:
1731: Henry Fielding
1731: John Gay
1731: Alexander Pope
1731: Lewis Theobald
'Tis not enough, to gain a wild applause,
When crouded Theatres espouse your cause.
'Tis not enough, to make an audience smile;
But write a strong, correct, yet easy stile.
No balmy slumbers shou'd describe a fear;
Nor dull descriptions load the wearied ear.
But aim to soar in SHAKESPEAR'S lofty strain;
Or nature draw in JOHNSON'S merry vein.
To F— names unknown — to him have come
The fame of Hickathrift, and brave Tom Thumb:
The brave Tom Thumb does all his thoughts engage:
See! with what noble port, what tragic rage,
His Lilliputian Hero treads the stage.