Thomas Freeman (flor. 1614) was educated at Magdalen College, Oxford. His Epigrams include a number on literary figures, Shakespeare, Daniel, Donne, and Chapman among them.
From Rubbe, and A great Cast. Epigrams (1614), sig. 13 (Epigram 64):
Of Spencers Faiery Oueene
Virgil from Homer, th' Italian from him,
Spenser from all, and all of these I weene,
Were borne when Helicon was full to th'brim,
Witnes their works, witnes our Faiery Queene:
That lasting monument of Spensers wit,
Was n'er come near to, much lesse equal'd yet.
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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: 128.
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