ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
L'Otioso, "Sonnet on Mr. Hoole" Universal Magazine 75 (July 1784) 47.
1763: James Beattie
1773: Rev. Percival Stockdale
1783: Samuel Johnson
1783: Hannah More
1794: Frances Burney
1797: Charles Lamb
1799: Thomas Green
1804: G. L. Schoen
1818: Rev. William Beloe
1820: Dr. Nathan Drake
1826: Sir Walter Scott
1826: Leigh Hunt
1845: John Wilson
1934: Roderick Marshall
1784: John Hoole
And deigns a sprite of pregnant fancy tread
Translation's walks, where Learning's eunuch's toil?
Neglect the native riches of his soil,
And there to view, exotic beauties spread?
To him, th' Ausonian bards who hither led,
And did not from the bold emprise recoil,
Nor Tasso of his epic splendors spoil,
Nor hurt the wreath round Metastasio's head;
To him, who now with rival pace pursues,
Thro' magic's realm, thro' ocean, earth and sky,
Th' unruly flight of Ariosto's muse;
To Hoole, shall England no renown deny;
And, as transplanted safe, her pride she views,
With England's tribute, Italy shall vie.