ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Anonymous, "To Mr. Baevius" Grub-Street Journal (5 September 1734).
1727: Matthew Concanen
1730: Thomas Cooke
1730 ca.: Isaac Hawkins Browne
1742: Alexander Pope
1763: Rev. Charles Churchill
1779: Samuel Johnson
1780: Thomas Davies
1804: Rev. William Tooke
1807: Robert Southey
1828: R. P. S.
1882: W. J. Courthope
You mention RALPH, dear BAVY, in your last,
As if indeed a man of slender taste;
Whereas he threats to hack and hew them all.
In painting, with the help of JACK, his crony,
Good lord! what work he's made with AMICONI!
And to be more accomplish'd still has JACK'S word,
He'll make him soon a match for FIG at back-sword:
Whilst, in return for all his favours, he
Shall teach his friend to read his A B C.
Then both at once shall charm the town, with writing,
Judging, painting, building, poetry, and fighting.