1640 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Thomas Middleton

Anonymous, "To Mr. Thomas Middleton" Wits Recreations (1640) sig. B7v.



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.