ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Periwigomenos, "A Bone for the Critical Reviewers" St. James's Chronicle (22 June 1762).
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
1762: Tobias Smollett
If you are not connected with the Gentry exposed in the following Lines, you will insert them in your Paper, and thereby oblige
Your constant Reader, &c.
Pick at this, ye vile Scribblers! ye Catchers at Pence!
Ye Retailers of Nonsense! ye Manglers of Sense!
Hide your Heads, Sons of Genius! for now be it known,
Queen Dulness has firmly establish'd her Throne.
On the first of each Month her fat Heralds appear,
From the Brows of young Bards the green Laurels to tear;
In vain Wit and Learning assert their just Claim,
"Your Wit is Burlesque, and your Learning is tame:"
But tip them a Fee, or enlist in their Clan,
Then 'tis "Fine! Bravo! Glorious! Aye, this is the Man:"
Be the Stuff what it will, to the Skies they extoll it,
MACPHERSON'S Verse-Prose, or a Story by SMOLLETT.