ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Anonymous, in The Triumph of the Beasts, a Satire (1763) 9.
1758: Alexander Carlyle
1760: Horace Walpole
1761: Rev. Charles Churchill
1763: Rev. Charles Churchill
1763: A. S.
1765: Cuthbert Shaw
1767: Anti-Nova Scotia
1773: Dr. John Armstrong
1780: Thomas Davies
1790: Robert Burns
1795: Dr. Robert Anderson
1797: William Godwin
1798: Dr. John Moore
1804: David Irving
1804: Rev. William Tooke
1806: Dr. John Aikin
1807: Robert Southey
1807: Lady Anne Hamilton
1808: Rev. George Gregory
1813: Rev. William Cameron
1819: Leigh Hunt
1822: Rev. Henry Francis Cary
1822: Joseph Robertson
1825: Allan Cunningham
1882: Epes Sargent
"Hold! Cries the printer, — "no predestin'd joke;
Suspend the crack: — The public's greatest care
Is to prevent explosions in the air;
Besides the consternation it would raise—
A conflagration of the sons of Bays."
True, worthy Sir, why should so many fall,
Whose heads with reason never ach'd at all?
Unless you judge them as a Popish clime,
And burn the whole as heretics in rhyme:
'Tis done — a noble thought — the pile prepare,
Be that industrious beaver first thy care.
Let various S—t, with his British verse,
Romance the undertaker to his hearse,
And, if he pleases, let him there abuse
The bench, the dire confiner of his muse.