Thomas Decker (1570?-1641?), the dramatist and pamphleteer, supplies here in a very pleasant fashion, a tribute which neatly catches the tone of much later Elizabethan praise of Spenser.
From A Knights Conjuring: Done in Earnest Discovered in Jest (1607) sig. K4V:
Graue Spencer was no sooner entred into this Chappell of Apollo, but these elder Fathers of the Diuine Furie, gaue him a Lawrer & sung his Welcome: Chaucer call'de him his Sonne, and plac'de him at his right hand. All of them (at a signe giuen by the whole Quire of the Muses that brought him thither,) closing vp their lippes in silence, and tuning all their eares for attention, to heare him sing out the rest of his Fayrie Queenes praises.