Charles FitzgeofFrey (1575-1638) made his name early as a poet with Sir Francis Drake (1596). Francis Meres calls him 'that high touring Falcon', but the high flying was not long sustained. He finished his days as a divine and is not remembered as a poet. See also No. 39.
From Sir Francis Drake (Oxford, 1596), sigs. B5-B5v; repr. in Poems, ed. A.B. Grosart, Occasional Issues, XVI (1881), 21-2:
Then you, sweete-singing Sirens of these times,
Deere darlings of the Delian Deitie,
That with your Angels-soule-inchauntinge rimes
Transport Pernassus in Britainie,
With learnings garland crowninge Poesie;
Sdaine not that our harsh plaints should beate your eares:
Arts want may stop our tongues, but not our teares.
SPENSER, whose hart inharbours Homers soule,
If Samian Axioms be autenticall:
DANIEL, who well mayst Maro's text controule,
With proud Plus ultra true note marginall:
And golden-mouthed DRAYTON musicall,
Into whose soule sweete SIDNEY did infuse
The essence of his Phoenix-feather'd Muse:
Types of true honour, Phoebus Tripodes,
Hell-charminge Orphei, Sirens of the sense,
Wits substance, Ioues braine-borne Pallades,
Soules Manna, heauens Ambrosian influence,
True centers of renownes circumference,
The gracefull Graces faire triplicitie,
Of moderne Poets rarest trinarie.