1621 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. William Slatyer

S. P., "In Amici Palae-Alb." Slatyer, History of Britain (1621) sig. ¶¶¶.



Reader, abide, marke, buy: Divisa Britannia Mundo,
(Mundus & alter) adest; here a World thou hast for a little
(World! not a little) worth: Visae est q., Britanno-Latina;
(Mundus idem atq. alter.) To the World, see, Brittan a Lattine.
English it is to her owne; Liber iste est liber utrisq.
Tempora datq. Locis: of Time here's added another
World with a world of Affaires: Res gestae hic ordine dantur,
Antiqua & nova habes: Praise Slatyers Muse, or amend it.
TEMPORA, RESQUE SUIS, CANIT, ATQUE DAT ISTE BRITANNIS.