ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Rev. Joseph Trapp
Anonymous, "Extempore, on reading Trapp's Virgil" Town and Country Magazine 3 (November 1771) 608.
Rev. Joseph Trapp:
1707: Thomas Tickell
1718 ca.: Rev. Abel Evans
1725: Thomas Cooke
1740: William Brownsword
1747 ca.: Anonymous
1754: Thomas Francklin
1779: Samuel Johnson
1779: Rev. Vicesimus Knox
1797: Rev. Joseph Warton
1800 ca.: Robert Southey
I mourn the hardships which Aeneas bore
Before he reach'd Italia's fertile shore.
Was't not enough to see his friends expire,
And force his way thro' horrid floods of fire;
To be, in summer's heat, or winter's frost,
From clime to clime o'er raging billows tost?
But why must he, ye gods! for all his pains
Rewarded be with Trapp's reviling strains?