1628 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Charles Fitzgeffrey

Robert Hayman, in Quodlibets (1628); Athenae Oxonienses, ed. Bliss (1815) 608-09.



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.