ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
, "To the Poet-tasters" Strappado for the Divell (1615) 23-24.
1614: John Taylor the Water Poet
1615: Richard Brathwait
1616: William Browne of Tavistock
1622: Th. C.
1625: T. G.
1633: Sr. T. I.
1640 ca.: Thomas Beedome
1645: John Taylor the Water Poet
1646: Samuel Sheppard
1649: Samuel Sheppard
1681: Richard Baxter
1712: Rev. Thomas Newcomb
1728: Alexander Pope
1781: Rev. Thomas Warton
1785: Alexander Dalrymple
1800: Octavius Graham Gilchrist
1806: Joseph Dennie
1807: Thomas Park
1812: Thomas Park
1814: Sir Samuel Egerton Brydges
1824: Bryan Waller Procter
1836: Richard Cattermole
1837: Henry Hallam
1842: C. H. Timperley
1843: John Holland
1847: Edward Farr
1860: George Gilfillan
1880: W. T. Arnold
1882: Epes Sargent
1895: W. J. Courthope
1910: Charles Mills Gayley
1615: Christopher Brooke
1615: George Wither
1638: Thomas Heywood
And long may Englands Thespian springs be known
"By lovely Wither and by bonny Browne,"
Whilest solid Seldon, and their Cuddy too,
Sing what our (Swaines of old) could never doe.
Yea I do hope, sith they so well can write,
Of Shep-heards sport, and of the fields delight.
That when they come to take a view of th' Court,
(As some have done) and have bin mew'd up for't,
They'l tell her freely, (as full well they may)
That in their Judgements, after due survay,
Of th' Court and th' Cottage, they may well maintain,
Vices in the Court, but vertues in the Swaine;
And happy be those Authors which doe give
Vertue and vice their titles, they shall live
In spite of Envie, when such men as teach
That such be onely vertuous as be rich,
Shall lye inter'd, where fame shall never finde them,
For such doe seldome leave a name behind them.