1592 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Thomas Watson

Gabriel Harvey, in Foure Letters (1592) 48; Watson, Poems, ed. Arber (1870) 13.



I cordially recommend to the deere Lovers of the Muses: and namely to the professed Sonnes of the same, Edmond Spencer, Richard Stanihurst, Abraham Fraunce, Thomas Watson, Samuel Daniell, Thomas Nash, and the rest: whome I affectionately thancke for their studious endevours, commendably employed in enriching, and polishing their native Tongue, never so furnished, or embellished, as of late.