ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
William Smith of Covent Garden
Culex, "On Mr. Smith of Covent Garden Theatre" Morning Chronicle and London Advertiser (18 March 1773).
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.
1773: William Smith of Covent Garden
If giving pain denotes a play'r,
Let Smith the palm receive;
Since he who takes most pains, 'tis clear,
Must have the most to give.