ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
, "Upon the Author and his Minerva" Peacham, Minerva Britanna (1612) sig. B3.
1612: Thomas Heywood
1612: William Segar
1612: E. S.
1776: Charles Burney
1792: R. D.
1847: Edward Farr
1866: John Payne Collier
1612: Henry Peacham
1638: Shakerley Marmion
Pallas thou hast a second champion bred,
As great in Artes, as was stout DIOMED
In Armes; that gainst enraged MARS could stand,
And dar'd to wound faire VENUS in the hand:
The ARGIVE fleete his sole Arme could defend,
And with the Gods he durst alone contend;
All this thy influence gave, and more desired,
Like power thou hast into this braine inspired:
Thy champion too, whose Artes are fam'd as farre,
As was TYDIDES for his deedes of warre.
We know thou art MINERVA that alike
Hold'st Artes and Armes, canst speake as well as strike.