1765 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

George Colman

A Friend, "Lines written in a Blank Leaf of Colman's Terence" St. James's Chronicle (21 December 1765).



Joy to my Friend! — as English Wit,
Which Jonson, Congreve, Vanbrugh writ,
Thy Terence shall be known:
Joy to myself! — for all the Fame,
Which ever shall attend thy Name,
I feel as half my own.