1768 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

George Colman

Anonymous, "On an absurd Theatrical Conspiracy" St. James's Chronicle (18 February 1768).



Hear self-puff'd KENRICK rave, half choak'd with Rage,
"I've fail'd, by writing 'bove a tasteless Age.
On Covent-Garden next my Net I'll throw,
Make COLEMAN there his Management fore-go!
And LESSINGHAM another OLDFIELD show!"