1658 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Charles Cotton

Aston Cokayne, "To My Cousin Mr. Charles Cotton Junior" Cokayne, Small Poems of Divers Sorts (1658) 134.



Donne, Suckling, Randolph, Drayton, Massinger,
Habbington, Sandy's, May, my Acquaintance were:
Johnson, Chapman, and Holland I have seen,
And with them too should have acquainted been.
What needs this Catalogue? Th'are dead and gone
And to me you are all of them in one.