1640 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Habington

Anonymous, "To Mr. William Habbington on his Castara, a Poem" Wits Recreations (1640) sig. B4.



Thy Muse is chaste and thy Castara too;
'Tis strange at Court, and thou hadst power to woo
And to obtain (what others were deny'd)
The fair Castara for thy vertuous bride:
Enjoy what you dare wish, and may there bee,
Fair issues branch from both, to honor thee.