1614 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Thomas Heywood

Thomas Freeman, "To his worthy friend Maister Heywood, of his Gold and Silver Age" in Rubbe, and a Great Cast. Epigrams" (1614) sig. K3.



So wrote the ancient Poets heeretofore,
So hast thou lively furnished the stage,
Both with the golden, and the silver age,
Yet then, as they, dost but discourse of store,
Silver and gold is common to your Poet,
To have it, no; enough for him to know it.