ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
William Smith of Covent Garden
, in The Rosciad (1761); Poetical Works of Charles Churchill, ed. William Tooke (1804) 1:41.
William Smith of Covent Garden:
1761: Rev. Charles Churchill
1782: R. W.
1788: Francis Godolphin Waldron
1789: John Williams
1804: Rev. William Tooke
1806: Richard Cumberland
1817: John Taylor Esq.
1819: John Taylor Esq.
1825 ca.: Joseph Cradock
1832: John Taylor Esq.
Rev. Charles Churchill:
1761: John Dryden
1761: Ben Jonson
1761: Alexander Pope
1761: William Smith of Covent Garden
1761: Tobias Smollett
1761: Edmund Waller
1762: Samuel Johnson
1762: William Lauder
1762: William Whitehead
1763: Rev. Charles Churchill
1763: George Lyttelton
1763: David Mallet
1763: Alexander Pope
1763: James Ralph
1763: Tobias Smollett
1763: Sir Richard Steele
1763: Gilbert West
1764: Dr. John Armstrong
1764: Rev. John Brown
1764: Rev. William Dodd
1764: Robert Dodsley
1764: William Gerard Hamilton
1764: David Hume
1764: William King of Oxford
1764: Rev. John Langhorne
1764: Robert Lloyd
1764: Rev. William Mason
1764: Rev. John Ogilvie
From Covent-Garden crowds promiscuous go,
Whom the Muse knows not, nor desires to know:
Vet'rans they seem'd, but knew of arms no more
Than if, till that time, arms they never bore:
Like Westminster militia train'd to fight,
They scarcely knew the left hand from the right.
Asham'd among such troops to shew the head,
Their chiefs were scatter'd, and their heroes fled.
Sparks at his glass sat comfortably down
To sep'rate frown from smile, and smile from frown.
Smith, the genteel, the airy, and the smart,
Smith was just gone to school to say his part.
Ross, (a misfortune which we often meet)
Was fast asleep at dear Statira's feet....