1651 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Sir Philip Sidney

Samuel Sheppard, "On Sir Phillip Sydneys Decease" Epigrams (1651) 56.



When *Aericina saw brave Sydney die,
She threw her purple Ceston clean away:
(As when Adonis bath'd in blood did lie
At her faire feet) weeping, she thus did say,
For Mars I plaine, and not for him alone,
In Sydney, Mars, and **Sminthus both are gone.

* Venus. ** A name of Apollo.