ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
, in Randolph, Poems (1638) sig. **2-**2v.
1632: Edward Hyde
1632: Richard Benefield
1632: James Duport
1635 ca.: Sir Aston Cokayne
1638: Robert Randolph
1638: Edmund Gayton
1638: G. W.
1638: Owen Feltham
1638: R. Gostelow
1639: Thomas Bancroft
1683: John Dryden
1719: Giles Jacob
1757: Henry Dell
1764: David Erskine Baker
1803: Joseph Moser
1805: Sir Samuel Egerton Brydges
1806: Peter L. Courtier
1824: George Dyer
1827: William Goodhugh
1836: Richard Cattermole
1847: Edward Farr
1859: David Masson
1860: George Gilfillan
1880: Edmund Gosse
1914: Edmund Gosse
1638: Thomas Randolph
What need thy book crave any other fame,
It is enough that it beares Randolphs name.
Who sees the title, and him understood,
Must much condemne himselfe, or say tis good.
Goe forth example to the Neophyte,
Who hence should learne to Catechize his wit.
And dresse his Phancy by this glasse: whose Muse
Welfavour'd is, should here her face peruse,
It will not flatter, 'twill reflect the grace
She takes from th' owner of a beuteous face:
But if a menstruous, and illiterate eye
Blast her, the various specks shall soone descry
The foule beholder, and proclaime her spoile
Not to result from thence, but his own foyle.