1595 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Samuel Daniel

Edmund Spenser, in Colin Clouts Come Home Againe (1595); Works, ed. De Selincourt (1909) 540.



And there is a new shepheard late up sprong,
The which doth all afore him far surpasse:
Appearing well in that well tuneed song,
Which late he sung unto a scornfull lasse.
Yet doth his trembling Muse but lowly flie,
As daring not too rashly mount on hight,
And doth her tender plumes as yet but trie,
In loves soft laies and looser thoughts delight.
Then rouze thy feathers quickly Daniell,
And to what course thou please thy selfe advance:
But most me seems, thy accent will excell,
In Tragick plaints and passionate mischance.