ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
James Harley, in The Press, or Literary Chit-Chat. A Satire (1822) 19-21 &n.
1803: Samuel Saunter
1810: John Murray
1813: Lord Byron
1816: John Hamilton Reynolds
1816: Robert Southey
1816: John Wilson Croker
1816: Francis Jeffrey
1817: John Gibson Lockhart
1817: Chandos Leigh
1818: John Keats
1818: John Taylor Coleridge
1820: Percy Bysshe Shelley
1820: Charles Lamb
1820: P. G. Patmore
1821: R. T.
1821: R. T.
1822: E. R.
1822: James Harley
1823: Charles Lamb
1824: Mary Shelley
1825: William Hazlitt
1825: L. H.
1827: A. P.
1828: Thomas Moore
1828: John Neal
1828: John Gibson Lockhart
1832: Rev. George Crabbe
1833: Allan Cunningham
1834: William Maginn
1841: Thomas Babington Macaulay
1844: R. H. Horne
1850: George Gilfillan
1851: Dr. David Macbeth Moir
1852: Mary Russell Mitford
1858: Cyrus Redding
1862: Thomas Arnold
1871: S. C. Hall
1872: James T. Fields
1877: Bryan Waller Procter
1878: Charles and Mary Cowden Clarke
1880: Edward Dowden
1882: Margaret Oliphant
1882: Epes Sargent
1897: Edward Dowden
1898: Rowland E. Prothero
1822: Sir Samuel Egerton Brydges
1822: Lord Byron
1822: Thomas Campbell
1822: Samuel Taylor Coleridge
1822: Rev. George Crabbe
1822: Rev. George Croly
1822: Allan Cunningham
1822: Rev. Thomas Dudley Fosbroke
1822: William Godwin
1822: Anne Grant
1822: William Hazlitt
1822: Felicia Hemans
1822: James Hogg
1822: Leigh Hunt
1822: Charles Lamb
1822: Charles Lloyd
1822: Hannah More
1822: Amelia Opie
1822: Anna Maria Porter
1822: Bryan Waller Procter
1822: Samuel Rogers
1822: Sir Walter Scott
1822: Rev. Edward Smedley
1822: Robert Southey
1822: Edward Thurlow
1822: Jeremiah Holmes Wiffen
1822: Helen Maria Williams
1822: John Wilson
1822: William Wordsworth
You would not have him take the throne of Leigh,
That would be worse, my friend, than treachery—
Ah! I forgot the true legitimate
King of the cockneys' literary state;
Yet as a viceroy Hazlitt still may reign
Whilst the chief monarch dares the raging main.*
When is the offspring of his royal tour
Its triple sweets upon our coast to pour?
One of the trio is no more: of him
Let silence be the fittest requiem;
And when the others send the promised treat,
Doubtless as profitable as discreet,
Is hard to tell — I doubt if either can
Say when mature will prove the vaunted plan.
Harold and Rimini, a noble pair,
Will not the first time meet in union there;
Ah! the poignant page
To mark the "fellow-feeling" of the age!
Peeping through "Foliage" new Don Juans may,
Haply conceal'd, their modest gambols play;
Whilst Manfreds with Leanders boldly stalk
Or Heros with Gulnares together walk.
Thrice happy book to make the nations free,
And teach benighted Englishmen to see!
Who'll usher forth the numbers — Murray fears
To draw a hurley-burley round his ears?
From the pure purlieus of famed Catherine-street
Perchance may issue the expected treat.
Fit soil for such a plant — oh! may it ne'er
Inhale the breezes of a purer air!
Whilst the Examiner deplores its price
Reduced, not "par necessite," but choice;
The magic essays shall the press revive,
And teach the brothers how in wealth to live.
A glorious couple, hand in hand they'll start,
This to convince the head, that sap the heart;
Gaunt Twop'nny's ashes phoenix like will rise
By the "great union's" aid to mortal eyes;
Boy Johnnys yet unborn will own its sway,
And bas-bleu washerwomen bless the day!
Oh! for a blast to sink the noxious freight,
And crush the viper ere it meet our sight!
* Leigh Hunt has been voted by common consent chief of a knot of author's christened in Blackwood's Magazine, the Cockney School. We are threatened with a periodical miscellany from the pens of Hunt and Byron, in which the prematurely cut off Shelley was to have taken a part. The morality of Childe Harold, and the politics of the Examiner will be well met.