ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Rev. William Cartwright
, "The Stationer" Cartwright, Comedies, Tragi-Comedies, with other Poems (1651) no sig.
Rev. William Cartwright:
1651: Henry Lawes
1651: Henry Vaughan
1651: Rev. Thomas Vaughan
1651: Katherine Philips
1651: Humphrey Moseley
1651: Rev. Francis Palmer
1700 ca.: William King
1776: John Nichols
1800: Dr. Nathan Drake
1824: Bryan Waller Procter
1836: Richard Cattermole
1859: David Masson
1860: George Gilfillan
1880: A. W. Ward
1647: John Fletcher
1651: Rev. William Cartwright
Now, Gentlemen, I hope you'll say we are quit,
For here yee have your full Arrears of Wit:
'T hath past the Court, and University,
(Th' old standing Judges of good Poetry:)
Besides, as many Hands attest it here
As there are Shires in England, Weeks i' th' Yeare.
I say Amen to all, like a glad Cleark,
(For those that cannot write may make their Mark.)
I'm sure 'tis new, unsully'd, and unworn,
Though writ before these angry daies were borne.
Six hundred Pages of good Wit? Read, try it:
'Would all that cannot mend this Book would buy it.