1595 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Thomas Edwards (fl.1595)

William Covell, in Polimanteia (1595) Sig. Q4.



Then should not the Paradise of daintie devises bee a packet of balde rimes: then should not Zepheria, Cephalus and Procris (workes I dispraise not) like water men pluck every passinger by the sleeve: then every brainles toy should not usurpe the name of Poetrie: then should not the Muses in their tinsell habit be so basely handled by every rough swaine: then should not loves humour so tyrannise over the chast virgines: then should honor be mournd for in better tearmes.