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SONNET AGAINST THE DISPRAYSERS OF POETRIE, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Chaucer is dead; and gower lyes in grave
Last Line: As his lepanto, and his furies shoe it.
Alternate Author Name(s): Barnefield, Richard
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


Chaucer is dead; and Gower lyes in grave;
The Earle of Surrey, long agoe is gone;
Sir Philip Sidneis soule, the Heavens have;
George Gascoigne him beforne, was tomb'd in stone,
Yet, tho their Bodies lye full low in ground,
(As every thing must dye, that earst was borne)
Their living fame, no Fortune can confound;
Nor ever shall their Labours be forlorne.
And you, that discommend sweete Poetrie,
(So that the Subiect of the same be good)
Here may you see, your fond simplicitie;
Sith Kings have favord it, of royall Blood.
The King of Scots (now living) is a Poet,
As his Lepanto, and his Furies shoe it.





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