Francis Thynne (1545?-1608), son of Chaucer's editor, was himself an amateur of literary studies. His earlier controversy with Speght (q.v.) was resolved in a form of collaboration with him. Emblemes and Epigrames is at points Spenserian in both diction and inspiration.
From Emblemes and Epigrames, Huntingdon MS. Ellesmere 34/B/12, fol. 53v (Epigram 38); repr. in edition of F.J. Furnivall, EETS, O.S., LXIV (1876), p. 71:
Spencers fayrie Queene
Renowmed Spencer, whose heavenlie sprite
ecclipseth the sonne of former poetrie:
in whome the muses harbor with delighte,
gracinge thy verse with Immortalitie,
Crowning thy fayrie Queene with deitie,
the famous Chaucer yealds his Lawrell crowne
vnto thy sugred penn for thy renowne.
Noe cankred envie cann thy fame deface,
nor eatinge tyme consume thy sacred vayne,
no carping zoilus cann thy verse disgrace,
nor scoffinge Momus taunt the with disdaine.
since thy rare worke eternall praise doth gayne.
then live thou still, for still thy verse shall live,
to vnborne poets which light and life will give.