ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
, "To Dr. Harvey, of Cambridge," 1600 ca.; Epigrams (1625); Censura Literaria 4 (1807) 12.
1592: Edmund Spenser
1593: Barnabe Barnes
1594: Thomas Nashe
1595: Rev. William Covell
1598: Rev. Francis Meres
1600 ca.: Sir John Harington
1758: William Oldys
1805: Rev. Henry John Todd
1807: Rev. William Beloe
1815: Sir Samuel Egerton Brydges
1817: Dr. Nathan Drake
1824: Rev. Thomas Frognall Dibdin
1833: John Wilson
1839: Robert Aris Willmott
1894: Alexander B. Grosart
Sir John Harington:
1600 ca.: Gabriel Harvey
1625: Sir John Davies
The Proverb says, "Who fights with dirty foes,
Must needs be foil'd, admit they win or lose."
Then think it doth a doctor's credit dash
To make himself antagonist to Nash!