1627 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Christopher Marlowe

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



Neat Marlow bathed in the Thespian springs
Had in him those brave translunary things,
That the first Poets had, his raptures were,
All ayre, and fire, which made his verses cleere,
For that fine madnes still he did retaine,
Which rightly should possesse a Poets braine.