ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Rev. James De La Cour
Anonymous, in "The Seat of the Muses: or, the [Dublin] College-Cellar" London Magazine 6 (July 1737) 394.
Rev. James De La Cour:
1734: J. Thompson
1738: J. G.
1783: W. Walsh, Esq.
1791: James Robertson
1797: James Gee
1800: Thomas Dermody
1807: Robert Southey
1828: Will o' the Wisp
Here — no, I mistake, for in Phoebus his court
Ne'er was the grave Ca-r-y or gay D-l-c-rt;*
For Ca-r-y o'er mum, write his first deep essay,
And D-l-c-rt scribbl'd o'er milk and bohea;
Hence his numbers have got such a smooth way of flowing
"Si plura vis, lector, vide" the art of beauing.
*Two illustrious Writers, one fam'd for the Weight, and the other for the Levity of his Writings.