William Warner (1558-1609) left Oxford without a degree and made his name in London as a translator and a historical poet. He knew Drayton.
To the Reader, in A Continuance of Albions England (1606), sig. A2 (Spurgeon 1.178):
The Musists, though themselves they please,
Their Dotage els finds Meede nor Ease:
Vouch't Spencer in that Ranke preferd,
Per Accident, only interr'd
Nigh Venerable Chaucer, lost,
Had not kinde Brigham reard him Cost,
Found next the doore Church-outed neere,
And yet a Knight, Arch-Lauriat Heere.
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Publication information: Book title: Edmund Spenser, the Critical Heritage. Contributors: R. M.Cummings - Editor. Publisher: Routledge. Place of publication: London. Publication year: 1995. Page number: 113.
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