1663 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Michael Drayton

Anonymous, "On Michael Drayton buryed in Westminster" Recreation for Ingenious Head-peeces (1663) sig. O4v.



Do pious Marble, let thy Readers know,
What they, and what their Children ow
To Draytons sacred name, whose dust
We recommend unto thy trust.
Protect his memory, preserve his story,
And when thy ruines shall disclaime
To be the Treasury of his name:
His name which cannot fade, shall be
An everlasting Monument to thee.