1764 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Robert Lloyd

Anonymous, "On Seeing Mr. Lloyd's Opera inscribed to Mr. Colman" St. James's Chronicle (1 December 1764).



Ah! what a Dearth of Patrons in this age,
To cherish Authors, and protect the Stage:
When Wits all Rivalship of Genius smother,
And dedicate their Works to one another!