ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Anonymous, "On Shakespeare's Commentators" Weekly Magazine or Edinburgh Amusement 22 (16 December 1773) 370.
1774: Samuel Johnson
1778: Samuel Johnson
1793: Lord Charlemont
1794: Thomas James Mathias
1802: William Hayley
1809: Rev. Thomas Frognall Dibdin
1817: Isaac D'Israeli
1825 ca.: Joseph Cradock
1832: John Taylor Esq.
The dragon's teeth when Jason sow'd
(As Apollonious quotes)
The field with red-coat bullies glow'd,
Who cut each other's throats.
Thus careless, Shakespeare dropp'd the seeds
Of future strife and pother,
Which 'midst his critics still proceeds,
Who murder one another.