1784 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

George Colman the Younger

Anonymous, "To George Colman, jun. Esq." St. James's Chronicle (22 June 1784).



"Another wrties because his Father writ,
And proves himself a Bastard by his Wit."
So Younge declaims — but you, by Right divine
Can claim a just, hereditary Line;
By Learning tutored, as by Fancy nurs'd,
A George the Second sprang from George the First.