ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Edward Hyde, in Randolph, The Jealous Lovers (1632) sig. ¶¶2.
1632: Edward Hyde
1632: Richard Benefield
1632: James Duport
1635 ca.: Sir Aston Cokayne
1638: Robert Randolph
1638: Edmund Gayton
1638: G. W.
1638: Owen Feltham
1638: R. Gostelow
1639: Thomas Bancroft
1683: John Dryden
1719: Giles Jacob
1757: Henry Dell
1764: David Erskine Baker
1803: Joseph Moser
1805: Sir Samuel Egerton Brydges
1806: Peter L. Courtier
1824: George Dyer
1827: William Goodhugh
1836: Richard Cattermole
1847: Edward Farr
1859: David Masson
1860: George Gilfillan
1880: Edmund Gosse
1914: Edmund Gosse
1629: Sir William Davenant
1632: Thomas Randolph
1633: Rev. John Donne
Desert keeps close, when they that write by guesse,
Scatter their scribbles, and invade the presse.
Stage Poets ('tis their hard, yet common hap)
Break out like thunder, though without a clap.
Here 'tis not so; there's nothing now comes forth,
Which hath not for a licence its own worth.
No swagg'ring tearms, no taunts; for 'tis not right,
To think that onely toothsome which can bite.
See how the Lovers come in Virgin die,
And Rosie blush, ensignes of modestie,
Though once beheld by such with that content,
They need not fear others disparagement.
But I'le not tell their fortune, what e're't be,
Thou must needs know't, if skil'd in Palmestrie.
Thus much, where King applauds, I dare be bold
To say, 'Tis Pettie-treason to withhold.