ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
, "Of the Author" Weever, Faunus and Melliflora (1600) Sig A3v.
1599: John Weever
1599: Ed. Gurney
1599: T. B.
1599: I. K.
1600: Michael Drayton
1600: I. F.
1600: T. H.
1616: Ben Jonson
1847: Edward Farr
1866: John Payne Collier
1600: John Weever
1609: John Davies of Hereford
1613: William Browne of Tavistock
1618: George Chapman
1619: Sir Henry Goodere
1627: Francis Beaumont
1627: William Browne of Tavistock
1627: George Chapman
1627: Thomas Churchyard
1627: Samuel Daniel
1627: William Drummond
1627: Ben Jonson
1627: Christopher Marlowe
1627: Thomas Nashe
1627: Henry Reynolds
1627: Sir Philip Sidney
1627: Joshua Sylvester
1629: Sir John Beaumont
The Greeke Comoedian fitly doth compare
Poets to Swannes, for both delitious,
Both in request, both white, both pretious are,
Both sing alike, and both melodious:
I but the swanne remaineth dumbe so long,
(As though her Musike were too good to spend)
That so at last her soule-enchanting song,
Is but a funerall dirge to her end.
Weever, herein above the Swanne I praise,
Which freely spends his sweete melodious dittie,
Now in the budding of his youthful daies,
Delightsome, pleasant, full of Art, and wittie,
Yet heavens forbid he should be neare his death,
Though like the dying Swanne he sweetly breath.