Jonathan Swift (1667–1745), Anglo-Irish satirist. repr. In The Poems of Jonathan Swift, ed. H. Williams (1958). On Poetry: A Rhapsody, l. 357-64 (1733).
Dr Johnson, in his Dictionary of 1755, defined Grub Street: "Originally the name of a street in Moorfields in London, much inhabited by writers of small histories, dictionaries, and temporary poems, whence any mean production is called grubstreet."