1670 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Edward Howard

Richard Flecknoe, "To Mr. Edward Howard, Brother to the Duke of Norfolk" Epigrams of all Sorts (1670) 25-26.



It is not Travel makes the man, 'tis true,
Unless a man could Travel Sir like you;
In putting off themselves, and putting on
The best of every Country where they come:
Their Language, Fashions, Manners, and their use,
Purg'd of the dross, and stript of the abuse:
Whilst your pyed Traveller, who nothing knows
Of other Countries fashions, but their clothes;
And learns their Language but as Parrots do,
Onely perhaps a broken word or two;
Goes and returns the same he went agen,
By carrying still himself along with him.