ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Anonymous, "Answer to an Epigram" Grub-Street Journal (24 December 1730).
1718: John Hughes
1721: Jonathan Smedley
1722: Matthew Concanen
1725: Thomas Cooke
1725: P. Chamberlen
1725: Richard Savage
1726: Thomas Cooke
1727: A. Zouch
1729: Thomas Cooke
1729: Richard Savage
1730 ca.: Anonymous
1732: P. B.
1733: David Mallet
1742: Alexander Pope
1754: Thomas Francklin
1764: David Erskine Baker
1788: R H. W.
1790: William Enfield
1807: Robert Southey
1814: Isaac D'Israeli
1882: W. J. Courthope
Answer to an Epigram printed in the S. James's Evening Post, Sat. Dec. 12. and ending "Admire a Virgil, and disdain a Pope."
If none must be admir'd but Poets born,
Admire a HOMER, and a VIRGIL born,
Admire a HORACE, and contemn BOILEAU;
Admire a DRYDEN, and despise a ROWE,
But if on such as these with scorn we look;
What must be done to W[ELSTE]D, T[HEOBAL]D, C[OO]K!
Scorn were too little from each honest Briton;
These should be pump'd, duck'd, pillory'd, pist, and sh— on.