1635 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Sir Francis Kynaston

Samuel Evans, "Upon the Translation of Chaucers Troilus and Creseide by Sir Francis Kinaston" Kynaston, Amorum Troili et Creseidae (1635) sig. **-**v.



Thanks Noble Kinaston, to whose Learn'd Arte
We owe a limbe of Chaucer, th' other part
Expects thy happy hand. Methinks I see
It pant, and heave for a recovery:
First let the Trojan Boy arise, and then
True Trojans all, they are his Countrymen.
The Sumner, Franklin, oh that I might heare
The Manciple, and early Chaunticleare
Crowe latin, next might see the Reve, and Logge,
The Miller and learne Latine for a Cogge,
The Merchant, and Sir Topas height, the wife
Of Bathe, in vulgar Latine scold for life.
But above all the famous Legacie
Amongst the Covent dealt, so Legally,
Where twelve divide the As, and every one
Hath part withouten Defalcation
And all in Latine, surely when the Pope
Shall heare of this and all the sacred Troupe
Of Cardinalls peruse the Worke, theyle all
In generall Councell mak't Canonicall.