1598 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. John Marston

Edward Guilpin, in Skialethia (1598); Moulton, Library of Literary Criticism (1901-05) 1:736.



When Fuscus first had taught his Muse to scold,
He gloried in her rugged vaine so much,
That every one came to him heare her should,
First Victor, then Cinna; nor did he grutch
To let both players and artificers
Deale with his darling, as if confident
None of all these did repute for lechers,
Or thought her face would all such lusts prevent.
But how can he a bawdes surname refuse,
Who to all sorts thus prostitutes his Muse?