ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
, in The Wreath of Fashion (1778) 2-3.
1765: Jack Frost
1765: William Kenrick
1774: Oliver Goldsmith
1778: Richard Tickell
1778: Frances Burney
1778: T. S.
1780: Thomas Davies
1781: Richard Brinsley Sheridan
1782: Rev. Thomas Stratford
1788: William Cowper
1789: John Williams
1798: Thomas James Mathias
1801: Alexander Thomson
1803: Robert Southey
1805 ca.: George Hardinge
1806: Francis Jeffrey
1811: S. H.
1811: C. T.
1812: George Hardinge
1812: Rev. Francis Hodgson
1813: S. Hughes
1816: John Neal
1818: Rev. William Beloe
1825 ca.: Henry Mackenzie
1832: John Taylor Esq.
1834: Sir Samuel Egerton Brydges
1843: John Holland
1847: Horace Smith
1848: John Forster
1852: Mary Russell Mitford
1778: Gen. John Burgoyne
1778: Richard Cumberland
1778: Gen. Richard Fitzpatrick
1778: Edward Jerningham
1778: William Shenstone
1778: Elizabeth Sheridan
1793: Mary Robinson
First, for true grounds of Sentimental lore,
The scenes of modern Comedy explore;
Dramatic Homilies! devout and sage,
Stor'd with wise maxims, "both for youth and age."
Maxims, that scorning their old homely dress,
Shift from plain proverbs to spruce sentences.
But chief, let Cumberland thy Muse direct;
High Priest of all the Tragic-comic sect!
Mid darts and flames his Lover coolly waits;
Calm as a Hero, cas'd in Hartley's plates;
'Till damp'd, and chill'd, by sentimental sighs,
Each stifled passion in a vapour dies.
Hence form thy taste, hence strew thy temp'rate lay,
With moral raptures, and sententious praise.