ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Apollo, "On Mr. Garrick's appearing in a new Farce on Saturday next, for the Benefit of Mr. Smart" Lloyd's Evening Post (31 January 1759) 111.
1740: Alexander Pope
1747: Thomas Gray
1759: A. M.
1759: William Woty
1761: Gentle Susan
1763: William Kenrick
1763: Samuel Boyce
1763: Rev. William Mason
1768: Frances Burney
1775: Samuel Johnson
1782 ca.: William Cole
1792: Charles Burney
1795: Dr. Robert Anderson
1800 ca.: Thomas Dermody
1800: Thomas Dermody
1803: George Dyer
1804: Joseph Dennie
1807: Robert Southey
1813: Lord Byron
1814: Robert Southey
1843: John Holland
1860: George Gilfillan
1880: Thomas Humphry Ward
1889: Edmund Gosse
1759: Christopher Smart
When Genius, clad in Melancholy's guise
No longer sought it's own Etherial Skies,
Apollo saw and mourn'd the Poet's state;
Thus to his Agent Garrick sent this Card;
"Do thou, my son, protect my fav'rite Bard,
Who from our sacred fountain Science drew,
Celestial Science, granted but to few,
Of which he quaff'd his fill, and all was well,
But seeking more, like Phaeton he fell.
Tho' for a time he's lost, we love his name,
And have enroll'd it on the list of fame;
The rest to you, my son, we must consign,
YOURS, with the Compliments of all the NINE.
Parnassus, Jan. 31, 1759.