1612 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Sir Philip Sidney

John Owen, trans. Thomas Pecke, "Sir Philip Sidney" 1612; Pecke, Parnassi Puerperium (1659 41.



Who acts things, worthy to be writ, or writes,
Things worth the Reading; on no small bliss lights.
No Plummet sounds your Repute; who alone,
By a rare Genius make these Two, but One.
Readers your Writings covet; ev'ry Act,
Might all Historians Table-books, exact.
Your writings prove your Learned; Deeds attest,
That Prowess Anchors, in your noble Brest.