1640 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Francis Beaumont

Anonymous, "To Mr. Francis Beaumont and Mr. John Fletcher gent." Wits Recreations (1640) sig. B4.



Twin-stars of poetry, whom we justly may,
Call the two-tops of learn'd Pernassus-Bay,
Peerlesse for freindship and for numbers sweet,
Whom oft the Muses swaddled in one sheet:
Your works shall still be prais'd and dearer sold,
For our new-nothings doe extoll your old.