1801 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

George Colman the Younger

Alexander Thomson, in The British Parnassus, at the Close of the Eighteenth Century (1801) 48.



The Son of a Dramatst there shall be reckon'd,
Or to state it more plainly, GEORGE COLMAN the second;
His Father's full pow'rs though he does not inherit,
Yet his Pieces are seldom deficient in spirit;
To him both the Musical Dramas we owe,
Of barbarous INKLE, and poor YARICO,
And that in which KEMBLE so nobly appears,
The QUIXOTE-born Play of the Wild MOUNTAINEERS.