ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Anonymous, in A Mock Epithalamium upon the Fictitious Marriage of the Pretender (1718) 24-26.
1680 ca.: Anonymous
1682: Thomas Shadwell
1700: Rev. Samuel Wesley
1700: Daniel Kenrick
1700: Samuel Cobb
1705: John Dunton
1705 ca.: Francis Knapp
1710: Alexander Pope
1712: Rev. Thomas Newcomb
1713: Sir Richard Steele
1714: Several Hands
1715: Dr. George Sewell
1764: David Erskine Baker
1775 ca.: James Harris
1776: Sir John Hawkins
1807: Robert Southey
1823: John Wilson
1824: Bryan Waller Procter
1858: Samuel Austin Allibone
1863: George Daniel
Tom D—y was a merry Fellow,
A Songster, and besides a Crouder,
Inspir'd directly by Apollo,
To write the Song of Owen Tudor.
For this he will be ever Fam'd,
As Owen was, in Brittish Story,
Tho' now as D—y never shamm'd,
Poor Tom must own, he's Old, and Hoary.
Yet still if call'd on for a Hoyden,
For Scaramouch, or airey Prank-o,
Tom never wants his Jill of Croyden,
Nor Ass to mount his Sancho Pancha:
Give him a Cup of Sack, his Parrot
Shall prattle, and his Jacob sing
Such Strains as never other Laureate
Did chirp before to any King.
Will you then have him at Urbino,
In comick Humour, and Grimace,
For shame, give Tom some Ready Rhino,
He'll then come mounted on his Ass.
He'l for you steal the Richmond Heiress,
So clever, from the Boarding School,
Invisibly, as done by Fairies;
For shewing, Tom he is no Fool.