ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Rev. Glocester Ridley
Anonymous, "Answer to the Verses upon some late Publications in The St. James's Chronicle of Thursday last" St. James's Chronicle (28 April 1768).
Rev. Glocester Ridley:
1735 ca.: Rev. John Whaley
1748: Thomas Gray
1765: William Warburton
1772: W. H.
1800 ca.: Robert Southey
1812: John Nichols
1893: William Lyon Phelps
Ridley, go on; thy Sire's great Footsteps tread;
From Falsehood's Shafts still vindicate the Dead.
Let treacherous Bl—k—n, from his gloomy Stall,
With Rancour view and envy thee thy all:
Already, smarting with the ghastly Wound,
He writhes his listless Length, and bites the Ground.
One Letter more the Coup-de-grace will give,
And shew who writes to die, and who to live.
Oxford, March 19.