1646 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. John Donne

George Daniel of Beswick, in "Vindication of Poesie" 1646; Poems, ed. Grosart (1878) 1:29.



The reverent Donne, whose quill God purely fil'd
Lives to his Character; and though he claime
A greater glory, may not be exil'd
This commowealth; ye entrance of his fame
Thus as ye Sun, to either Hemisphere
Still ye same Light Hee moved with us here.