ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Rev. Charles Fitzgeffrey
Robert Hayman, in Quodlibets (1628); Athenae Oxonienses, ed. Bliss (1815) 608-09.
Rev. Charles Fitzgeffrey:
1596: R. R.
1596: Francis Rous the Elder
1596: D. W.
1598: Rev. Francis Meres
1611 ca.: John Davies of Hereford
1624: William Kidley
1628: Robert Hayman
1634: Henry Beesley
1638: Robert Chamberlain
1808: Thomas Park
1820: John Payne Collier
1847: Edward Farr
1628: Rev. Charles Fitzgeffrey
Blind Poet Homer you doe equalize,
Though he saw more with none, then with most eyes:
Our Geoffry Chaucer, who wrote quaintly neat,
In verse you match, equall him in conceit:
Featur'd you are like Homer in one eye,
Rightly surnam'd the sonne of Geoffery.