1616 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

George Chapman

William Browne of Tavistock, in Britannia's Pastorals (1616) 2:36-37.



Then in a straine beyond an Oaten Quill
The learned Shepheard of faire Hitching hill
Sung the heroicke deeds of Greece and Troy,
In lines so worthy life, that I imploy
My Reede in vaine to overtake his fame.
All praiseful tongues doe wait upon that name.