1598 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Abraham Fraunce

Francis Meres, in Palladis Tamia (1598) fol. 284.



As Theocritus in Greeke, Virgil and Mantuan in Latine, Sanazar in Italian, and the Authour of Amyntae Gaudia and Walsinghams Melibaeus are the best for pastorall: so amongst us the best in this kind are Sir Philip Sidney, master Challener, Spencer, Stephen Gosson, Abraham Fraunce and Barnefield.