1611 ca. ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Francis Beaumont

John Davies of Hereford, "To most ingenious Mr. Francis Beaumont" in Scourge of Folly (1611 ca.); Davies, Works, ed. Grosart (1878) 2:58.



Some that thy name abreviate, call thee Frank;
So may they well, if thy respect thy witt;
For like rich corne (that some fools call too ranck)
All cleane Wit-reapers still are griping it;
And could I sow for thee to reape and use,
I should esteeme it manna for the Muse.