ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Anonymous, "The Pythagorean Critick" St. James's Chronicle (3 June 1783).
1783: Michael Lort
1788: George Steevens
1791: Rev. Joseph Sterling
1792: Rev. William Mason
1794: Joseph Cooper Walker
1802: Bp. Richard Mant
1803: Robert Southey
1803: Richard Nares
1803: Dr. Robert Anderson
1803: George Chalmers
1810: Alexander Chalmers
1811: Rev. Thomas Frognall Dibdin
1812 ca.: George Allen
1823: Sir Walter Scott
1826: Richard Ryan
1837: John Gibson Lockhart
1850: John Britton
1873: Thomas Constable
1909: Florence MacCunn
1920: Edmund Gosse
By wise Pythagoras taught, young R—s—n's Meals
With bloody Viands never are defil'd;
For Quadruped, for Bird, for Fish he feels;
His Board ne'er smoaks with roast Meat, or with boil'd.
In this one Instance pious, mild, and tame,
He's surely in another a great Sinner,
For Man, cries R—s—n, Man's alone my Game!
On him I make a most delicious Dinner!
To Ven'son and to Partridge I've no Gout;
For W—rt—n Tom such Dainties I resign:
Give me plump St—v—ns, and large J—hns—n too,
And take your Turkey and your savoury Chine.