1795 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Isaac Watts

Robert Anderson, in Works of the British Poets (1795) 9:291.



Watts, it may be worth remembering, was "a gentleman of the first edition of the Dunciad," on account of his Psalms, which are deservedly in great estimation; but observing to Mr. Richardson the painter, that Pope professed to satirize none but those who attacked him, which he never had; and this being represented to the satirist, in the next edition his name was omitted.