ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Anonymous, "Epigram. Upon the Author of the Critical Review of the publick Buildings say, 'I own myself much pleased with the Design of filling up Fleet-ditch'" Grub-Street Journal (26 September 1734).
1727: Matthew Concanen
1730: Thomas Cooke
1730 ca.: Isaac Hawkins Browne
1742: Alexander Pope
1763: Rev. Charles Churchill
1779: Samuel Johnson
1780: Thomas Davies
1804: Rev. William Tooke
1807: Robert Southey
1828: R. P. S.
1882: W. J. Courthope
Ask you why R— so triumphs in his mirth?
The cause is plain; Fleet-ditch is stopt with earth,
Henceforth not POPE, nor all the POPES alive,
Shall souse the bard, or make the Critic dive.