ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Sir James Bland Burges
Charles Caleb Colton, in Hypocrisy, a Satire (1812) 53-54 &n.
Sir James Bland Burges:
1798: Thomas James Mathias
1799: George Hardinge
1800: Rev. Richard Polwhele
1800: Thomas James Mathias
1801: William Wordsworth
1801: William Taylor of Norwich
1801: Anna Seward
1801: Thomas Dermody
1801: Dr. John Aikin
1801: Alexander Thomson
1806: Richard Cumberland
1807: George Chalmers
1807 ca.: George Hardinge
1810: Robert Southey
1811: Lord Byron
1812: Charles Caleb Colton
1815: George Ticknor
1817: John Murray
1817: Rev. William Beloe
1832: John Taylor Esq.
1847: Horace Smith
1899: Rowland E. Prothero
Charles Caleb Colton:
1812: Sir James Bland Burges
1812: Rev. Charles Churchill
1812: Joseph Cottle
1812: Hannah Cowley
1812: William Cowper
1812: Dr. Erasmus Darwin
1812: John Dennis
1812: William Hayley
1812: Rev. Charles Hoyle
1812: Capel Lofft
1812: Samuel Jackson Pratt
1812: Anna Seward
1812: Adam Smith
1825: Lord Byron
But why so zealous for great Milton's name?
Too full, without him, are the lists of fame,
So vast a space He fills, there's hardly room
For both the Bloomfields, Burges, Blackmore, Brome;
Let Milton's page be thrown neglected by,
Moderns by fifties shall his place supply;
His blazing mine they ransack, and purloin
His gold, to circulate their baser coin;
Exhausted Helicon, for Sinai's Mount
They quit; for Jordan, the Pierian fount,
Desert Hymettus' Hill, and Tempe's vale,
To breathe with Eve, fair Eden's fresher gale!
The scribbling influenza of their quill
Hath no specific, but spreads farther still;
Since those who write its remedy, are sure
To catch the foul contagion they would cure.
* Peter Pindar rallies his own foibles at times, "vineta caedit sua." Perhaps he was the Author of the following Epigram in dog Latin, and Monkish Rhime, on the four Candidates for the vacant Laureat.
Nos Poetae sumus tribus!
Peter Pindar, Pye, and Pybus;
Si ulterius ire pergis
Nobis add Sir James Bland Burges.