Blest Invention, alone to God the praise!
For gifting man this noble Art to raise;
From thee what benefits do men possess?
The Pulpit, Bar, and Stage all now confess:
Trace the Historic page and view the time,
Before thou visited our native clime;
The want of thee kept Arts and Commerce low,
Without thy aid, how little could we know?
Thou art the means by which we gain redress,
Our Nation's bulwark is, The British Press.

J. Johnson, Apollo Press [1826]