1599 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Robert Allott

John Weever, "Ad Robert Allot, and Christopher Middleton" Weever, Epigrammes in the oldest Cut, and newest Fashion (1599) sig. D8v.



Quicke are your wits, sharp your conceits,
Short, and more sweete your layes:
Quicke, but no wit, sharpe, no conceit,
Short, and lesse sweete, my praise.