ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
, in On the Abuse of Poetry, second Edition (1754) 13.
1741: R. N. Esq.
1742: Alexander Pope
1746: T. B.
1746: Thomas Sheridan
1746: Henry Jones
1754: Nathaniel Weekes
1767: Michael Clancy
1770 ca.: Horace Walpole
1772: Soame Jenyns
1774: Samuel Johnson
1774: James Beattie
1774: Elizabeth Carter
1777: J. F.
1777: Elizabeth Carter
1779: Rev. Vicesimus Knox
1782: William Cowper
1783: Edmond Malone
1785: Thomas Clio Rickman
1787: Elizabeth Montagu
1790: Robert Burns
1804: Rev. William Tooke
1805: Sir Samuel Egerton Brydges
1807: Robert Southey
1807: Lady Anne Hamilton
1814: George Dyer
1814: Horace Twiss
1833: Thomas Babington Macaulay
1752: Joseph Addison
1752: Alexander Pope
1752: Rev. Jonathan Swift
1754: Lord Chesterfield
Fix'd to each Piece, what Reader does not see
The Duke of Nothing, or the Earl of C?
O! CHESTERFIELD! who envies not thy Fate!
Can Men of Sense be caught without a Bait?
To steal Regard, and make their Volumes pass,
Thy Name's an Artifice for each dull Ass.
Thou great Protector of the Poet's Laws!
True Stamp of Wit, and Sanction of Applause!
No Laurel triumphs but beneath thy Shade!
No Work immortaliz'd but by thy Aid!
Accept these Truths; nor think they flow from Art;
I scorn to flatter, tho' to win thy Heart.