ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Rev. James Scott
Amiens Cantabrigiensis, "To Mr. Scott — on the Criticisms that have been published against the Perils of Poetry" St. James's Chronicle (13 March 1766).
Rev. James Scott:
1765: A. Z.
1765: Little Caesar
1766: Edmond Malone
1766: Mr. Kingsley
1766: William Woty
1766: Amiens Cantabrigiensis
1766: X. Y. Z.
1766: Horace Walpole
1766: W. Inkhorn
1770: I the Monkey
1774: A. B.
1778: The Devil
1779: Rev. William Mason
1825 ca.: Joseph Cradock
1828: Joseph Cradock
1848: John Forster
1963: Robert R. Rea
1766: Rev. James Scott
When on the Vine's luxuriant Boughs,
With hungry Rage dull Asses brouze,
And try the generous Plant to wound;
Blossoms more sweet the Shoots produce,
And swell'd with more delicious Juice,
Are labouring Clusters found.
'Tis thus, O Scott, compell'd by Spite,
Poor nibbling Bards, with venom'd Bite,
Attempt to wound your polish'd Page
In vain! — new Beauties charm our Eyes,
And Sweets, before unnotic'd, rise
Triumphant o'er their Rage.