1611 ca. ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Samuel Daniel

John Davies of Hereford, "To my worthily disposed friend, Mr. Sam. Daniell" Scourge of Folly (1611 ca.); Davies, Works, ed. Grosart (1878) 2:26.



I heare thy Muse in Court doth travell now,
Arte speede her feete and grace (there) speede her plow:
If thy come short, then gaine by other drifts;
The more thou getst, the more its like thy guifts:
If yet too short; (to add an other size)
Get one Footes length thou by thy feete shalt rise,
With Pegasus from Pernasse to the skyes.