1627 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Francis Beaumont

Michael Drayton, in "To Henry Reynolds," Battaile of Agincourt (1627) 208.



Then the two Beaumonts, and my Browne arose,
My dear companions whom I freely chose
My bosom friends, and in their several ways
Rightly born poets, and in these last days
Men of much note and no less noble parts
Such as have freely told to me their hearts
As I have mine to them.