1616 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Sir Henry Goodere

Ben Jonson, "To Sir Henry Goodyere" Jonson, Workes (1616) 792.



When I would know thee GOODYERE, my thought lookes
Upon thy wel-made choise of friends, and bookes;
Then doe I love thee, and behold thy ends
In making thy friends bookes, and thy bookes friends:
Now, I must give thy life, and deed, the voice
Attending such a studie, such a choice.
Where, though't be love, that to thy praise doth move
It was a knowledge, that begat that love.