ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Cuthbert Shaw, in The Race (1765; 1766) 13-14.
1758: Alexander Carlyle
1760: Horace Walpole
1761: Rev. Charles Churchill
1763: Rev. Charles Churchill
1763: A. S.
1765: Cuthbert Shaw
1767: Anti-Nova Scotia
1773: Dr. John Armstrong
1780: Thomas Davies
1790: Robert Burns
1795: Dr. Robert Anderson
1797: William Godwin
1798: Dr. John Moore
1804: David Irving
1804: Rev. William Tooke
1806: Dr. John Aikin
1807: Robert Southey
1807: Lady Anne Hamilton
1808: Rev. George Gregory
1813: Rev. William Cameron
1819: Leigh Hunt
1822: Rev. Henry Francis Cary
1822: Joseph Robertson
1825: Allan Cunningham
1882: Epes Sargent
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 Smollet came. What author dare resist
Historian, critic, bard, and novelist?
"To reach thy temple, honour'd Fame, he cry'd,
Where, where's an avenue I have not tryed?
But since the glorious present of to-day
Is meant to grace alone the poet's lay,
My claim I wave to ev'ry art beside
And rest my plea upon the Regicide.
But if, to crown the labors of my muse
Thou, inauspicious, should'st the wreath refuse,
Whoe'er attempts it in this scribbling Age,
Shall feel the Scottish pow'rs of Critic rage;
Thus spurn'd, thus disappointed of my aim,
I'll stand a bugbear in the road to Fame;
Each future minion's infant hopes undo,
And blast the budding honors of his brow."
He said — and grown with future vengeance big,
Grimly he shook his scientific wig.