ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
S. S., "To R. R. on his Defence of Milton in your last" Gentleman's Magazine 17 (August 1747) 393.
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
1614: Sir Arthur Gorges
1747: William Lauder
Hail! great defender of the greatest bard!
What praises shall thy fair attempt reward?
Long may the Nine, whose fame in Milton's cause
You snatch from envy, crown thee with applause.
Great friend to truth! persue thy just design,
And make thine own in Milton's honour shine;
Milton, whose lays with transport shall be read,
When long oblivion hides detraction's head.
August 19, 1747.