(LETTERS ON REFORMED VERSIFYING, & c.)
[Letters I and II, dated 5 [? 16] Oct. and 23 Oct. 1579 respectively, were printed at London in 1580 by H. Bynneman, 'dwelling in Thames streate, neere unto Baynardes Castell,' and entitled Two other ∣ very commendable Letters ∣ of the same mens writing: ∣ both touching the foresaid ∣ Artificiall Versifying, and cer∣tain other Particulars ∥ More lately deliuered vnlo the ∣ Printer. The later letters, III and IV, dated April 1580, were printed earlier in the same year by the same printer, and, with a third (placed second in the book-order), constituted the Three Proper ∣ and wittie familiar Letters: ∣ lately passed betweene two V-∣niuersitie men: touching the Earth-∣quake in Aprill last, and our ∣ English refourmed Versifying. ∥ With a Preface of a well willer to them both. The second letter in the earlier publication, which is omitted here, contains Gabriel Harvey's reflections on the recent earthquake. The text has been copied from the rare volume in the British Museum, C 40. d. 16, pp. 51 and 61 (I and II), and pp. 1 and 31 (III and IV). The concluding extracts, which have a direct bearing on this correspondence, are from the Letter-Book of Gabriel Harvey ( 1573-1580) B. M. Sloane 93.]
TO THE WORSHIPFULL HIS VERY SINGULAR GOOD
FRIEND, MAISTER G. H., FELLOW OF TRINITIE
HALL IN CAMBRIDGE.
GOOD Master G., I perceiue by your most curteous and frendly Letters your good will to be no lesse in deed than I alwayes esteemed. In recompence wherof,