1645 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Taylor the Water Poet

George Wither, in Great Assises holden in Parnassus (1645) 9.



John Taylour, then the Courts shrill Chanticleere,
Did summon all the Jurours to appeare:
Hee had the Cryers place: an office fit,
For him that hath a better voyce, then wit.