1770 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

George Colman

Anonymous, "On Mr. G—ck's Evidence in favour of Mr. Colman's Management of Covent-Garden Theatre, as read on a late Trial" General Evening Post (24 July 1770).



That "Colman's the properest man in the nation
To manage," says Garrick, with sly reservation
The worse Covent-garden is manag'd, 'tis plain,
The better it is for his own Drury-lane.