ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Anonymous, "To Allan Ramsay, on his Faithful Few, a Poem" The Hyp-Doctor (1 October 1734).
1719: William Hamilton of Gilbertfield
1720: C. T.
1722: David Mallet
1725: William Hamilton of Bangour
1728 ca.: William Somervile
1729: Joseph Mitchell
1753: Rev. John Werge
1758: Rev. James Grainger
1761: William Shenstone
1762: Robert Lloyd
1770 ca.: Adam Smith
1772: Dr. John Aikin
1773: Samuel Johnson
1774: William Richardson
1774: T. V.
1776: James Beattie
1778: J. H.
1778: J. O.
1780 ca.: Alexander Fraser Tytler
1783: Rev. Hugh Blair
1786: John Pinkerton
1787: Robert Burns
1790 ca.: Rev. Alexander Geddes
1791: John Learmont
1791: Robert Cumming
1791: Alexander Wilson
1791: Ebenezer Picken
1794: Joseph Ritson
1794: Robert Alves
1796: Gavin Turnbull
1797: George Dyer
1800 ca.: George Chalmers
1802: Anna Seward
1806: Charles Brockden Brown
1809: J. M'D.
1816: George Colman the Younger
1817: Leigh Hunt
1819: Thomas Campbell
1824: Bryan Waller Procter
1825: Allan Cunningham
1830: Rev. George Barrell Cheever
1832: John Wilson
1851: Dr. David Macbeth Moir
1860: George Gilfillan
1880: William Minto
1882: Epes Sargent
1882: Edmund Gosse
Where, Allan, will thy Business fix,
In Shaving, Verse, or Politicks?
Art thou preferr'd by Mystic Fate
From shaving Men to trim the State?
Apollo's Barber thou hast been,
Hast comb'd his Wigg, and smooth'd his Chin,
But now it seems that thou hadst rather
Protesting Peers of Scotland lather;
Their Characters thou set'st a Face on,
And sing'st their Praises to thy Bason:
They Faithful Few by thee are own'd;
THE faithful FEW on Scottish Ground:
Where Thy own King at Sale was found,
His Price Four Hundred Thousand Pound!