ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Anonymous, "To Mr. Thomas Middleton" Wits Recreations (1640) sig. B7v.
1764: David Erskine Baker
1820: John Payne Collier
1824: Bryan Waller Procter
1844: Leigh Hunt
1845: Edward Farr
1866: John Payne Collier
1894: Edmund Gosse
Facetious Middleton thy witty Muse,
Hath pleased all, that books or men peruse
If any thee dispise, he doth but show,
Antipathy to wit, in daring so:
Thy fam's above his malice and 'twilbe,
Dispraise enough for him, to censure thee.