ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Cuthbert Shaw, in The Race (1765; 1766) 12-13 & n.
1733: Alexander Pope
1735: Alexander Pope
1753: Robert Dodsley
1754: Rev. Thomas Blacklock
1756: Rev. Richard Graves
1757: William Shenstone
1758: Richard Berenger
1759: Thomas Gray
1764: Rev. Charles Churchill
1764 ca.: Anonymous
1765: Cuthbert Shaw
1774: W. B.
1775: G. G. M.
1776: Samuel Johnson
1780: Isaac Reed
1795: Dr. Robert Anderson
1804: Joseph Dennie
1804: Rev. William Tooke
1805: J. C. H.
1807: Robert Southey
1814: Lord Byron
1886: Whitwell Elwin
1894: Austin Dobson
1910: Ralph Straus
1765: Dr. John Armstrong
1765: Rev. John Brown
1765: Rev. Charles Churchill
1765: Robert Dodsley
1765: Daniel Hayes
1765: Samuel Johnson
1765: David Mallet
1765: William Shenstone
1765: Tobias Smollett
1765: William Whitehead
1765: William Woty
Next Dodsley spoke — "A bookseller and bard
May sure with justice claim the first regard.
A double merit's surely his, that's wont
To make the fiddle, and then play upon't;
But more, to prove beyond a doubt my claim,
Behold the work on which I build my fame!
Search every tragic scene of Greece and Rome,
From ancient Sophocles, to modern Hume;
Examine well the conduct, diction, plan,
And match, then match Cleone if you can.
A father wretched — husband wretched more—
A harmless baby welt'ring in its gore;
Such dire distress as ne'er was seen before!
Such sad complaints and tears, and heart-felt throes,
Sorrows so wet and dry, such mighty woes,
Too big for utt'rance e'en in tragic ohs!"
In pursuing the above piece, the readers may observe the different effects of grief here mentioned, where one character complains of being drowned in tears, and another that he cannot shed any.