1627 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Thomas Nashe

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



And surely Nashe, though he a Proser were
A branch of Lawrell yet deserves to beare,
Sharply Satirick was he, and that way
He went, since that his being, to this day
Few have attempted, and I surely thinke
Those words shall hardly be set downe with inke;
Shall scorch and blast, so as his could, where he,
Would inflict vengeance, and be it said of thee....