ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Anonymous, in "Address of the People called the Modern Poets" Lloyd's Evening Post (5 January 1762) 14.
1759: Tim Tickle
1759: Mary Darwall
1759: Jack Meggott
1764: Robert Lloyd
1765: Cuthbert Shaw
1770: T. Underwood
1773: Rev. Percival Stockdale
1785: M. Z.
1807: Robert Southey
Should it but be your Subjects Taste
To relish Nonsense and Bombast,
"How the Wit brightens and refines
When Jem the Squire but owns the lines;"
He, Sir, (in Verse) you may rely on't,
Can raise a Pigmy to a Giant,
Each trifling object he can puff,
Nay, can immortalize your Snuff.