1614 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Thomas Nashe

Thomas Freeman, "Of Thomas Nash" in Rubbe, and a Great Cast. Epigrams" (1614) sig. K3v.



Nash had Lycambes on earth living beene
The time thou wast, his death had bin alone,
Had he but mov'd thy tartest Muse to spleene,
Unto the forke he had as surely gone:
For why there lived not that man I thinke,
Usde better, or more bitter gall in Inke.