1640 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Thomas May

Anonymous, "To Mr. Thomas May" Wits Recreations (1640) sig. B6v.



Thou son of Mercury whose fluent tongue
Made Lucan finish his Pharsalian song,
Thy fame is equall, better is thy fate,
Thou hast got Charles his love, he Nero's hate.