1582 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

George Whetstone

Thomas Watson, in Whetstone, Heptameron (1582) in Watson, Poems, ed. Arbor (1870) 8.



Even as the fruictfull Bee, doth from a thousand Flowers,
Sweet Honie draine, and layes it up, to make the profit ours
So, Morall Whetstone, to his Countrey doth impart,
A Worke of worth, culd from ye wise, with Judgement, wit and art.