1640 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Ben Jonson

Anonymous, "To Mr. Benjamin Johnson" Wits Recreations (1640) sig. B4v.



Had Rome but heard her worthies speak so high,
As thou hast taught them in thy Poesie;
She would have sent her poets to obtain,
(Tutour'd by thee) thy most majestique strain.