1651 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Bosworth

F. L., "On the exact and elaborate Story of Arcadius and Sepha" in Chast and Lost Lovers (1651) Sig. A6v.



What brave youing Man is this, whose lute doth lead
The dancing Rocks, and teach the Woods to tread?
Is Thracian Orpheus reviv'd, whose laye
Hath now charm'd Hell, to get himself away?
(Son of the Arts and Heav'n) our hearts we fill,
With joy and zeal to gratulate thy skill;
What fitting tributes shall we bring thee now,
To crown thy merits, and adorn thy brow;
For since thy harp to follow Trees are grac'd,
Bayes of themselves unto thy Brows maks haste.