ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Anonymous, "To Mr. Dennis" Fog's Weekly Journal (9 January 1731).
1700: Rev. Samuel Wesley
1700: Daniel Kenrick
1711: Alexander Pope
1712: Rev. Thomas Newcomb
1720: Giles Jacob
1725: Thomas Cooke
1729: Thomas Cooke
1731: Alexander Pope
1734: Aaron Hill
1734: Thomas Cooke
1742: Alexander Pope
1764: David Erskine Baker
1782: Isaac Reed
1786: William Cowper
1807: Robert Southey
1812: Isaac D'Israeli
1812: Charles Caleb Colton
1814: Charles Lamb
1842: C. H. Timperley
1882: W. J. Courthope
John, I advise thee, out o' Love,
To set thy Heart on Things above.
One Grain of thy Good-Sense must know,
How Distributions pass below;
Not to the Swift, nor to the Strong,
The Battle, or the Race, belong.
Value it not, I say, a Rush,
That Laurel's grown an Ivy-Bush;
Unto thy Learning 'tis no Shame,
Whilst thy Whig-Merit shares the same.
The Garland, which has miss'd thee now,
In Heav'n, e'er long, shall crown thy Brow:
Let this thy noble Soul asswage,
And be Supporter of thy Age.