ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Anonymous, "On the Belle's Strategem" St. James's Chronicle (18 April 1780).
1776: Richard Fenton
1779: H. A.
1779: J. W
1779: T. B****s
1787: Robert Merry
1789: John Williams
1791: Elizabeth Ogilvy Benger
1800: Rev. Richard Polwhele
1801: Alexander Thomson
1809: Lord Byron
1812: Charles Caleb Colton
1827: Alexander Dyce
1828: Leigh Hunt
1842: C. H. Timperley
1855: Sarah Josepha Hale
Would you Life and Fashion see,
From Vice and Affectation free?
Would you native Humour know,
Or taste of Wit a brilliant Flow?
Would you Elegance admire?
Does Character your Fancy fire?
Whim and Bustle can they please ye,
Or Dialogue, though pointed, easy?
Bid Tom to Covent-Garden drive—
Or take a Box — Night — twenty-five;
The Feast enjoy, and grateful own,
Harris best Cat'rer for the Town.