ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
, in "Children of Thespis" Poems by Anthony Pasquin (1789) 2:34-35 &n.
1765: Jack Frost
1765: William Kenrick
1774: Oliver Goldsmith
1778: Richard Tickell
1778: Frances Burney
1778: T. S.
1780: Thomas Davies
1781: Richard Brinsley Sheridan
1782: Rev. Thomas Stratford
1788: William Cowper
1789: John Williams
1798: Thomas James Mathias
1801: Alexander Thomson
1803: Robert Southey
1805 ca.: George Hardinge
1806: Francis Jeffrey
1811: S. H.
1811: C. T.
1812: George Hardinge
1812: Rev. Francis Hodgson
1813: S. Hughes
1816: John Neal
1818: Rev. William Beloe
1825 ca.: Henry Mackenzie
1832: John Taylor Esq.
1834: Sir Samuel Egerton Brydges
1843: John Holland
1847: Horace Smith
1848: John Forster
1852: Mary Russell Mitford
1788: George Lyttelton
1788: William Shenstone
1789: George Colman
1789: Hannah Cowley
1789: Richard Cumberland
1789: John Cunningham
1789: William Hayley
1789: Hannah More
1789: Anna Seward
1789: William Smith of Covent Garden
1789: Ann Yearsley
1790: Edmund Burke
1796: Edmund Burke
From the BASTARD of SHAKESPEARE, and FACE of old BEN,
To the dry namby-pamby of — CUMBERLAND'S pen.
He's the Muse's great hackney, on which both together
Oft pace thro' the Commons, in damn'd dirty weather.
Yet he still claims applause, tho' like Proteus he changes;
For, equal to all, thro' the drama he ranges;
And bears with much ease its vast weight on his shoulders,
'Till, like Atlas, his powers surprize all beholders.
So graceful his step, so majestic his nod,
He looks the descendant from Belvedere's god!
Yet he has his faults; and, who is there without 'em?
But his pride should take care and instantly rout 'em;
Nor heed, tho' the effort should cost him some pain,
But puff them away like the chaff from the grain....
RICHARD CUMBERLAND, Esq. is the son of Dr. CUMBERLAND, bishop of Kilmore, in Ireland, by JOANNA, youngest daughter of the celebrated Dr. RICHARD BENTLEY: he was solicitor and clerk at the board of trade and plantation offices. — Among the variety of pieces he has written for the stage, none seem to keep their ground but the WEST INDIAN, which is certainly a well written comedy.