John Oldham (1653-83) was educated at St Edmund Hall, Oxford, and before his comparatively early death achieved considerable reputation as a poet.
From Horace His Art of Poetry, Imitated in English in Some New Pieces Never before Publisht. By the Author of the Satyrs upon the Jesuits (1681), p. 6:
If Spencer's Muse be justly so ador'd
For that rich copiousness, wherewith he stor'd
Our Native Tongue; for Gods sake why should I
Straight be thought arrogant, if modestly
I claim and use the self-same liberty?