1599 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Michael Drayton

John Weever, "Ad Michaelem Drayton" Weever, Epigrammes in the oldest Cut, and newest Fashion (1599) sig. B6v.



The Peeres of heav'n kept a parliament,
And for Wittes-mirrour Philip Sidney sent,
To keepe another when they doe intend,
Twentie to one for Drayton they will send,
Yet bade him leave his learning, so it fled,
And vow'd to live with thee since he was dead.