1599 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. John Marston

John Weever, "Ad John Marston and Ben Johnson" Weever, Epigrammes in the oldest Cut, and newest Fashion (1599) sig. F8v.



Marston, thy Muse enharbours Horace vaine,
Then, some Augustus give thee Horace merit,
And thine, embuskin'd Johnson doth retaine
So rich a stile, and wondrous gallant spirit;
That if to praise your Muses I desired,
My Muse would muse. Such wittes must be admired.