1646 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Martin Parker

Samuel Sheppard, in The Times Displayed in Six Sestyads (1646) 21.



Each fellow now that hath but had a view
Of the learnd Phrygians Fables, groweth bold,
And name of Poet doth to himself accrew,
That Ballad maker too is now extold
With the great name of poet....