1598 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Nicholas Breton

Francis Meres, in Palladis Tamia (1598) fols 282v-283.



As Pindarus, Anacreon and Callimachus among the Greekes; and Horace and Catullus among the Latines are the best Lyrick Poets: so in this faculty the best among our Poets are Spencer (who excelleth in all kinds) Daniel, Drayton, Shakespeare, Bretton.