1773 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

George Steevens

Anonymous, "On Shakespeare's Commentators" Weekly Magazine or Edinburgh Amusement 22 (16 December 1773) 370.



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.