ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Rev. William Alabaster
, in Colin Clouts Come Home Againe (1595); Poetical Works, ed. De Selincourt (1909) 540.
Rev. William Alabaster:
1595: Edmund Spenser
1598: John Racster
1632: Hugh Holland
1648: Rev. Robert Herrick
1779: Samuel Johnson
1790: Edmond Malone
1837: Henry Hallam
1592: Gabriel Harvey
1595: Rev. William Alabaster
1595: Samuel Daniel
1595: Sir Arthur Gorges
1595: Sir Walter Raleigh
And there is Alabaster thoroughly taught
In all this skill, though knowen yet to few;
Yet were he knowne to Cynthia as he ought,
His Eliseis would be redde anew.
Who lives that can match that heorick song,
Which he hath of that mightie Princesse made?
O dreaded Dread, do not thy selfe that wrong,
To let thy fame lie so in hidden shade;
But call it forth, O call him forth to thee,
To end thy glorie which he hath begun:
That when he finisht hath as it should be,
No braver Poeme can be under Sun.