1627 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Joshua Sylvester

Michael Drayton, in "To Henry Reynolds" Battaile of Agincourt (1627) 207.



And Silvester who from the French more weake,
Made Bartas of his sixe dayes labour speake
In naturall English, who, had he there stayd,
He had done well, and never had bewraid,
His owne invention, to have bin so poore
Who still wrote lesse, in striving to write more.