Sir John Stradling (1563-1637) was educated at Brasenose and Magdalen Colleges, Oxford. He knew both Camden and Sir John Harington.
(a) From Epigrammatum Libri Quatuor (1607), p. 21:
To Edmund Spenser, the British Homer
If we are Trojans, we have a new Troy. You (as for the Greeks theirs is) shall be our Homer. 1
(b) Ibid., p. 165; repr. Chalmers, III. 13:
To Spenser and Daniel, famous poets
You divide the first and second places between you. Whoever comes third after you, has enough. 2
Si nos Troiani, noua nobis Troia sit: Ipse
(Vt Graecis suus est) noster Homerus eris.
Diuiditis primas inter vos, atque secundas:
Tertius a vobis quisquis erit, sat habet.