1600 ca. ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Gabriel Harvey

Sir John Harington, "To Dr. Harvey, of Cambridge," 1600 ca.; Epigrams (1625); Censura Literaria 4 (1807) 12.



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!