1614 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Christopher Brooke

Ben Jonson, "To his Friend the Author upon his Richard" Brooke, The Ghost of Richard the Third (1614) 6.



When these, and such, their voices have employd;
What place is for my testimony void?
Or, to so many, and so Broad-seales had,
What can one witnesse, and a weake one, add
For such a worke, as could not need theirs? Yet
If Praises, when th' are full, heaping admit,
My suffrage brings thee all increase, to crowne
Thy Richard, rais'd in song, past pulling downe.