1651 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Samuel Sheppard

Vincent Howell, "To the Author on his excellent Epigrams" Sheppard, Epigrams (1651) sig. B4.



Sir, I have read your Epigrams, and confess
To read them is a reall happiness.
Martiall, Ausonius, Harrington, and Moore,
All that have written in this kind before,
In you included are, the worth of all,
Their Wit is yours, which makes you Principall.