1616 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Michael Drayton

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



Our second Ovid, the most pleasing Muse
That heav'n did e're in mortals braine infuse,
All-loved Draiton, in soule-raping straines,
A genuine noate, of all the Nimphish traines
Began to tune; on it all eares were hung
As sometime Dido's on Aeneas tongue.