1646 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Michael Drayton

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



But thou dear soul, whose lines when I behold
I do astonisht stand, of whom Fame says
By after times, Thy songs shal be extold
And mentioned be as equalling my lays
Thou who so sweetly EDWARDS woes hast told
When other Poems, though of worth decays,
Thine shal be honord, and shal aye subsist
In spight of dark oblivions hiding mist.