ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
, "Sonnet, on the first Impression of Lauder's Forgeries: To Nicholas Hardinge" Nichols, Literary Anecdotes of the XVIIIth Century (1812-15) 8:520.
1747: Philo-Milton Petriburgensis
1747: S. S.
1747: W. K.
1749: William Warburton
1750 ca.: William Warburton
1750 ca.: William Hall
1751: Rev. John Duncombe
1762: Rev. Charles Churchill
1774: Oliver Goldsmith
1791: Isaac D'Israeli
1791: James Boswell
1798: Alexander Campbell
1804: David Irving
1804: Rev. William Tooke
1809: Leigh Hunt
1851: Leigh Hunt
1750 ca.: William Lauder
HARDINGE firm advocate of MILTON'S fame!
Avenge the honour of his injur'd Muse!
The bold Salmasius dar'd not so accuse,
And brand him, living, with a Felon's name!
More hellish falsehood could not Satan frame,
Arch Forger, cursed poison to infuse
In Eve's chaste ear, her freedom to abuse:
That lurking fiend, — Ithuriel's arm and flame,
Aetherial gifts, detected: up arose
In his own form the toad: But this new plot
Thou hast an arm, and spear, that can expose:
With lashes keen, drive, to that trait'rous spot,
The nurse of base impostors, to his snows,
And barren mountains, the blaspheming Scot!