ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Philo-Milton Petriburgensis, "On W. L.'s Charge against Milton" Gentleman's Magazine 17 (March 1747) 145.
1747: Philo-Milton Petriburgensis
1747: S. S.
1747: W. K.
1749: William Warburton
1750 ca.: William Warburton
1750 ca.: William Hall
1751: Rev. John Duncombe
1762: Rev. Charles Churchill
1774: Oliver Goldsmith
1791: Isaac D'Israeli
1791: James Boswell
1798: Alexander Campbell
1804: David Irving
1804: Rev. William Tooke
1809: Leigh Hunt
1851: Leigh Hunt
1747: William Lauder
Critics avaunt — from sacrilege refrain,
Nor Milton's laurels with rude hands prophane;
In vain Detraction seeks to wound his fame,
Whose lays divine our adoration claim;
By no Pierian draught inspir'd to sing,
Raptur'd he drank at sacred Wisdom's spring;
Not Time's approach his deathless numbers fear,
Bright and more bright thro' each revolving year:
In paths unknown, untry'd, alone he trod,
Of man the teacher, and the bard of God.