1606 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Sir John Davies

Anonymous, in Second Part of Returne from Pernassus (1606) Sig. B2.



Acute John Davis, I affect thy rymes,
That jerck in hidden charmes these looser times:
Thy plainer verse, thy unaffected vaine,
Is grac'd with a faire and a sooping traine.