1611 ca. ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Matthew Roydon

John Davies of Hereford, "To Mr. Matthew Royden" in Scourge of Folly (1611 ca.); Davies, Works, ed. Grosart (1878) 2:55.



Matthew, thou hast tane custome (now) so long
Of artes abstruse, that I do inly long
To call thee lowdly to attend on Grace
That leads to glory those that arte do grace:
Thou had'st a Muse as potent in her pow'r,
As those in which the Hev'ns all graces powre:
Then as my rhimes equivocally meete,
So, double fame, for thy like arte, is meete.