1627 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Thomas Churchyard

Michael Drayton, in "To Henry Reynolds" Battaile of Agincourt (1627) 205.



Gascoine and Churchyard after them againe
In the beginning of Eliza's raine,
Accoumpted were great Meterers many a day,
But not inspired with brave fier, had they
Liv'd but a little longer, they had seene,
Their workes before them to have buried beene.