ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Anonymous, "The Poet's Corner to the Printer" St. James's Chronicle (12 February 1767).
1763: Samuel Johnson
1768: M. D.
1771: Rev. Thomas Warton
1835: Robert Southey
What a Murrain of late, Master Printer, hath caught us?
Sir! I'm nothing all over but Terence and Plautus.
Why, suppose it for granted, renown'd Connoisseurs,
Thirst for Praise evermore, of or mine, or of yours?
For me, I'm convinc'd I've fall'n into whole Man;
All Colman and Thornton, and Thornton and Colman.