1767 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Bonnell Thornton

Anonymous, "The Poet's Corner to the Printer" St. James's Chronicle (12 February 1767).



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.