1598 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Samuel Daniel

Francis Meres, in Palladis Tamia (1598) fols 280v-281.



As Parthenius Nicaeus excellently sung the praises of his Arete: so Daniel hath divinely sonetted the matchlesse beauty of his Delia. As every one mourneth, when tree heareth of the lamentable plangors of Thracian Orpheus for his dearest Euridice: so every one passionateth, when he readeth the afflicted death of Daniels distressed Rosamond. As Lucan hath mournefully depainted the civil wars of Pompey and Caesar: so hath Daniel the civill wars of Yorke and Lancaster.