1790 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Dr. John Aikin

Dr. J. Crane, "On Dr. Aikin's Vindication of John Howard" St. James's Chronicle (26 June 1790).



AIKIN! should slander, with injurious breath,
Attempt to blast thy character in death,
Thy worth may some disinterested friend,
With equal truth and energy, defend;
That to th' applauding world it may be shown,
Protecting HOWARD'S fame secures thine own.