William Warner (1558-1609) left Oxford without a degree and made his name in London as a translator and a historical poet. He knew Drayton.
To the Reader, in A Continuance of Albions England (1606), sig. A2 (Spurgeon 1.178):
The Musists, though themselves they please,
Their Dotage els finds Meede nor Ease:
Vouch't Spencer in that Ranke preferd,
Per Accident, only interr'd
Nigh Venerable Chaucer, lost,
Had not kinde Brigham reard him Cost,
Found next the doore Church-outed neere,
And yet a Knight, Arch-Lauriat Heere.