Knightly Chetwood (1650-1720) was educated at Eton and King's College, Cambridge. He was a friend of both Roscommon and Dryden.
From the epistle To the Earl of Roscommon, on his Excellent Poem prefatory to An Essay on Translated Verse (1684), sig. A4v:
As when by labouring Stars new Kingdoms rise
The mighty Mass in rude confusion lies,
A Court unform'd, disorder at the Bar,
And even in Peace and rugged Meen of War,
Till some wise States-man into Method draws
The parts, and Animates the frame with Laws;
Such was the case when Chaucer's early toyl
Founded the Muses Empire in our Soyl.
Spencer improved it with his painful hand
But lost a Noble Muse in Fairy-land.
Shakespear say'd all that Nature cou'd impart,
And Johnson added Industry and Art.