ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Sir John Beaumont
George Fortescue, "Upon these Poems of his dearest Brother, Sir John Beaumont, Baronet" Beaumont, Bosworth-field (1629) sig. (a).
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
1629: Sir John Beaumont
When lines are drawn greater than Nature, Art
Commands the Object, and the Eye to part,
Bids them to keepe at distance, know their place,
Where to receive, and where to give their grace;
I am too neere thee, Beaumont, to define
Which of those Lineaments most divine,
And to stand farther off from thee, I chuse
In silence rather to applaude thy Muse,
And lose my censure; tis enough for mee
To joy, my Pen was taught to mone by thee.