1640 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

George Wither

Anonymous, "To Mr. George Wythers" Wits Recreations (1640) sig. B7.



Th' hast whipp'd our vices shrewdly and we may,
Think on thy scourge untill our dying-day:
Th' hast given us a Remembrancer which shall,
Outlast the vices we are tax'd withall,
Th' hast made us both eternall, for our shame
Shall never Wyther, whilst thou hast a name.