1764 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Fletcher

Anonymous, "Beaumont and Fletcher, an Epigram" London Chronicle (13 December 1764) 563.



Quot Homines, Sententiae tot:
Beaumont a goodly patent got,
To sit with Fletcher, cheek by jowl.
I, for my part (cries Honesty)
Would fly, to 'scape such Company,
As far as Indus from the Pole.