1599 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Weever

I. K., "In Authorem" Weever, Epigrammes in the oldest Cut, and newest Fashion (1599) sig. A3v.



I wish my rough-hewne lines might gratifie,
The first borne of thy pleasing Poesie,
These be but blossomes: what will be the fruite,
When time and age, hath made thee more acute?
Meane while how ever Momus bit the lippe,
Each man will praise the weavers workmanship:
When wittie verse is worthily regarded,
Then shall thy verse be thankfully rewarded.