1802 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Thomas Churchyard

Thomas Park, Note in Joseph Ritson, Bibliographia Poetica (1802) 160-61n.



Gascoigne has left behind him a ludicrous report, that "the contentions passed in verse long sithence betwene maister Churchyard and Camell, were (by a blockheaded reader) construed to be indeed a quarrell betwene two neighbors: of whom that one having a Camell in keping, and that other having charge of the Churchyard, it was supposed they had grown to debate, because the Camell came into the Churchyard." Epistle to the youth of England, before his Poesies, 1575. T. P.