1646 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Sir Thomas Overbury

George Daniel of Beswick, in "Vindication of Poetry" (1646); Poems, ed. Grosart (1878) 1:30-31.



The noble Overburie's Quill, has left
A better Wife, then he could ever find;
I will not search too deep, lest I should lift
Dust from the dead; Strange power of womankind,
To raise, and ruine; for all he will claime
Is from that Sex; his Birth, his Death, his Fame.