ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Rev. Percival Stockdale
Honestus, "On Seeing Sabbatier's Manners and Customs of the Ancient Nations advertised to be translated by Percival Stockdale" Morning Chronicle and London Advertiser (18 August 1773).
Rev. Percival Stockdale:
1765: Tom T'otherside
1788: J. H. Colls
1808: Thomas Campbell
1811: R. P.
1812: Isaac D'Israeli
1814: William Davis
1819: Thomas Campbell
1819: John Mitford Esq.
1891: George Birkbeck Hill
1773: Rev. Percival Stockdale
What, Stockdale, do you advertise,
A Frenchman's labours to translate!
Will fortune never let you rise;
Must you still drudge, who can create?
From England, generous taste is fled;
Thy annals, hapless genius, shew it;
Her dissipated sons are dead,
To His desert who wrote The Poet.