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Τ Η Ε
P R Ο Ε Μ Ε
To the Courteous
R E A D E R.
REA T marvell bash it been, (and that not unwortbily to diverse worthy wits,) that in this our Island of Britain, in all rare
sciences so greatly abounding, more especially in all kinds of Poesie highly flourishing, no Poet (though otherways of not able cunning in roundelays) bath bit on the right simple Eclogue after the true ancient guise of Theo critus, before this my attempt.
Other Poet travailing in this plain bighway of Paftoral know I none. Žet, certes,