1658 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Charles Cotton

Aston Cokayne, in "To My Cousin Mr. Charles Cotton the Younger" Cokayne, Small Poems of Divers Sorts (1658) 169.



In how few years have you rais'd up an high
Column of Learning by your Industry,
More glorious than those Pyramids, that Old
Canopus view'd, or Cair doth yet behold!
Your noble Father (that for able Parts
Hath won an high Opinion in all hearts)
May like the elder Scaliger look down
With admiration on his worthy Son.
Proceed fair plant of Exc'lencies, and grow
So high, to shadow all that are below.