1765 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Richard Cumberland

Jack Frost, "To the Author of The Summer's Tale" St. James's Chronicle (10 December 1765).



The Criticks, O Cumberland, cavil and rail!
The Reason I'll tell you thus boldly:
Your Piece should in fact have been call'd Winter's Tale,
The Audience receiv'd it so coldly!