ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Sir John Beaumont
H. H., in Beaumont, Metamorphosis of Tobacco (1602) sig. A3v.
Sir John Beaumont:
1602: Z. D.
1602: H. H.
1629: Michael Drayton
1629: Ben Jonson
1629: Francis Beaumont the younger
1629: George Fortescue
1629: Thomas Neville
1730: Alexander Pope
1811: William Wordsworth
1820: William Hazlitt
1836: Richard Cattermole
1837: Henry Hallam
1847: Edward Farr
1897: Edmund Gosse
1910: Charles Mills Gayley
1602: Sir John Beaumont
1822: Rev. James Grahame
Whom Helicon, and Tempe doe adorne
With sugred gifts of divine poetrie,
Let no detracting Zoilus him scorne,
Thinking thereby to cure his maladie:
For he that once doth Homers pen dispraise,
Cannot himselfe to Laureats honour raise.
Then thou, that art the author of this booke,
Send forth that sacred fume from out thy braine,
That thereon well-disposed wits may looke,
And say, Give me Tabacco once againe:
For Castile nere did such a pipe afford
Of Trinidade upon mine honest word.