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A REMEMBRANCE OF SOME ENGLISH POETS, by                     Poet's Biography
First Line: Live spenser ever, in thy fairy queene
Last Line: Well may the bodye dye, but fame dies never.
Alternate Author Name(s): Barnefield, Richard
Subject(s): Dramatists; Plays & Playwrights ; Poetry & Poets; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Dramatists

Live Spenser ever, in thy Fairy Queene:
Whose like (for deepe Conceit) was never seene:
Crownd mayst thou bee, unto thy more renowne,
(As King of Poets) with a Lawrell Crowne.

And Daniell, praised for thy sweet-chast Verse:
Whose Fame is grav'd on Rosamonds blacke Herse.
Still mayst thou live: and still be honored,
For that rare Worke, The White Rose and the Red.

And Drayton, whose wel-written Tragedies,
And sweete Epistles, soare thy fame to skies,
Thy learned Name, is aequall with the rest;
Whose stately Numbers are so well addrest.

And Shakespeare thou, whose hony-flowing Vaine,
(Pleasing the World) thy Praises doth obtaine.
Whose Venus, and whose Lucrece (sweete, and chaste)
Thy Name in fames immortall Booke have plac't.
Live ever you, at least in Fame live ever:
Well may the Bodye dye, but Fame dies never.

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