1646 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Thomas May

Samuel Sheppard, in The Times displayed in Six Sestyads (1646) 22-23.



All hail eke unto thee that didst translate
My loved LUCAN into thine own tongue,
And what he could not finish snatcht by fate,
Thou hast compleated his ingenuous song
Thy Fame with his shal nere be out of date
Nor shal base Momus carps thy glory wrong,
But of mine own tree, Ile a garland frame
For thee, and mongst my Prophets rank thy name.