1646 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Michael Drayton

George Daniel of Beswick, in "Vindication of Poesie" in Poems, ed. Grosart (1878) 1:28-29.



Draiton is sweet and Smooth; though not exact
Perhaps, to stricter Eyes; yet he shall live
Beyond their Malice.