ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Rev. John Marston
Anonymous, in Second Part of Returne from Pernassus (1606) Sig B2-B2v.
Rev. John Marston:
1598: Bp. Joseph Hall
1598: Edward Guilpin
1599: John Weever
1602: John Manningham
1611 ca.: John Davies of Hereford
1619: Ben Jonson
1764: David Erskine Baker
1781: Rev. Thomas Warton
1820: John Payne Collier
1834: Robert Aris Willmott
1862: Thomas Arnold
1866: John Payne Collier
1874: William Minto
1879: Thomas Corser
1880: William Minto
1882: Epes Sargent
What Monsier Kinsayder, lifting up your legge and pissing against the world, put up man, put up for shame.
Me thinks he is a Ruffin in his stile,
Withouten bands or garters ornament,
He quaffes a cup of Frenchmans Helicon,
Then royster doyster in his oylie tearmes,
Cutts, thrusts, and foynes at whomsoever he meets,
And strowes about Ram-ally meditations.
Tut what cares he for modest close coucht termes,
Cleanly to gird our looser libertines.
Give him plaine naked words stript from their shirts
That might beseeme plaine dealing Aretine:
I there is one that backes a paper steed
And manageth a penknife gallantly.
Strikes his poinardo at a buttons breadth,
Brings the great battering ram of tearmes to townes
And at first volly of his Cannon shot,
Batters the walles of the old lusty world.