1658 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Robert Herrick

Anonymous, in "Upon the Infernal Shades of the Author's Poems" Thomas Flatman, Naps upon Parnassus (1658) sig. A3v.



—Flaccus Horace,
He was but a sour-ass,
And good for nothing but Lyrick;
There's but One to be found
In all English ground
Writes as well; who is hight Robert Herick.