1627 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Samuel Daniel

Michael Drayton, in "To Henry Reynolds" Battaile of Agincourt (1627) 206.



Amongst these Samuel Daniel, whom if I
May spake of, but to sensure doe denie,
Onely have heard some wisemen him rehearse,
To be too much Historian in verse;
His rimes were smooth, his meeters well did close,
But yet his maner better fitted prose....