ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Thomas Nabbes, "To his true Friend, the Author, Maister Shakerley Marmion, etc." Marmion, Cupid and Psyche (1638) sig. B.
1638: Richard Brome
1638: Francis Tuckyr
1638: Thomas Nabbes
1638: Thomas Heywood
1764: David Erskine Baker
1638: Shakerley Marmion
1641: Thomas Beedome
What need I racke the limbs of my weake Muse,
To fill a page might serve for better use?
Then make some squint-ey'd Reader censure me
A Flatterer, for justly praising thee?
It is enough, (and in that causes right
Many thy former workes may boldly fight)
He for a good one must this piece allow,
Reades but the Title, and thy Name below.