1595 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Gabriel Harvey

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



Cambridge make thy two children friends [Harvey and Nashe], thou hast been unkinde unto the one to weane him before his time; and too fond upon the other to keepe him so long without preferment; the one is ancient, and of much reading, the other is young but ful of wit: tell them both thou bred them, and brought them up: bid the ancient forbeare to offer wrong; tel the yonger he shall suffer none: bid him that is free by law, think it a shame to be entangled in small matters: but tell the other, he must leave to meditate revenge, for his adversarie (and let that suffice for al revenge) (to learnings injurie) lives unregarded.