Skelton desire to see his vaine and learning, an Epitaph vpon King Henry the seauenth at Westminster will discover it.
From ‘A Banquet of Jests’, ‘5th impression’ (1639) (STC 1370). This work is a collection of prose jests. The lines below come from the prefatory Printer to the Reader, A 5v. They do not occur in the first edition of the work in 1630.
The coorser Cates, that might the feast disgrace, Left out: And better serv’d in, in their place Pasquel’s conceits are poore, and Scoggins ( 1) dry. Skeltons meere rime, once read, but now laid by.
From ‘Epistolae Ho-Elianae’, 3rd ed. (1655), by James Howell. The work is a collection of Howell’s letters on various subjects.
Howell (1594? -1666) was historiographer to Charles II.
Touching your Poet Laureat Skelton, I found him (at last,