ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Anonymous, "On the late David Hume's Pension being granted to the Writer of the Morning Post [Henry Bate]" General Advertiser and Morning Intelligencer (15 July 1778).
1759: William Warburton
1761: Bp. Richard Hurd
1764: Rev. Charles Churchill
1766: John Cunningham
1770: Elizabeth Montagu
1773: Samuel Johnson
1773: Rev. William Mason
1776: William Russell
1776: William Julius Mickle
1777: W. S.
1779: Edward Jerningham
1780 ca.: Adam Smith
1786 ca.: Edmond Malone
1791: Francis Garden
1791: James Boswell
1795 ca.: Bp. Richard Hurd
1800 ca.: George Hardinge
1802: George Dyer
1803 ca.: Alexander Carlyle
1804: Rev. William Tooke
1807: Rev. Percival Stockdale
1808: Rev. George Gregory
1810: Samuel Taylor Coleridge
1810: Alexander Chalmers
1811: Sir James Mackintosh
1818: William Godwin
1819: Leigh Hunt
1819: John Gibson Lockhart
1822: John Wilson
1824: Rev. Thomas Frognall Dibdin
1828: Thomas Babington Macaulay
1888: Edmund Gosse
When DRYDEN'S laurel to MAC FLECNO came,
Minerva hung her head, with conscious shame;
But soon the rising glories of THAT reign,
And MARLBRO'S arms, fir'd all her tuneful train.
See DAVID'S meed to paltry B— descend!
Fame sounds her trumpet at the nether end.
The meed of wit and learning, taste and sense,
Rewards low ribbald lies, and impudence;
Pallas herself turn'd satyr, laughs outright—
"Battles like thine, great George Germaine may fight—
Triumphs like thine dull parson B— may write!"