ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
A. W., "From the Pegasus in Grub-Street" Grub-Street Journal (25 July 1734).
1733: Alexander Pope
1734: A. W.
1740 ca.: Aaron Hill
1747: William Collins
1754: Samuel Johnson
1755 ca.: Sarah Scott
1756: Rev. Joseph Warton
1762: William Shenstone
1763: Robert Lloyd
1763: Rev. Charles Churchill
1764: Andrew Millar
1765: Cuthbert Shaw
1780: Thomas Davies
1791: Sir Joseph Mawbey
1791: James Robertson
1791: Francis Garden
1795: Dr. Robert Anderson
1797: Rev. Joseph Warton
1798: Alexander Campbell
1801: Arthur Murphy
1803: Joseph Moser
1804: Rev. William Tooke
1807: Robert Southey
1822: Joseph Robertson
1824: William Hazlitt
1825: Allan Cunningham
1826: Richard Ryan
1859: William Anderson
1860: George Gilfillan
1876: James Grant Wilson
1734: David Mallet
1784: Samuel Johnson
1797: Robert Burns
Please to insert the under-written lines in your Journal. I am a wretched poet, and should be glad to find them more correct. I only wrote to the Dutchess; and she sent me money, without seeing or enquiring after me, and I have no other way to return thanks, than this which is requested by
your humble servant,
O Muse, were thoughts to your fond vot'ry giv'n,
Sublime as MILTON'S, when he painted heav'n;
Or just as ADDISON'S in CATO'S praise;
Our country heroine should employ my lays.
When young, attractive charms adorn'd the fair;
Consummate sense her riper years declare:
Her country's liberties her age employ;
She thwarts each scheme that would those rights destroy.
A heroine here, — but when the wretched cries,
She melts, and want with generous aid supplies.
Not to one party, or one place confin'd,
She shines the benefactrix of mankind.
This fame spoke loud: her voice I scarce believ'd;
My wants made known; askt help, and strait receiv'd.
My grateful thanks I'll to the world proclaim,
And every bless the noble MARLBOROUGH'S name.