|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|AUTHOR:||Mathew Roydon (c. 1586)|
|QUOTATION:||A sweet attractive kinde of grace,|
A full assurance given by lookes,
Continuall comfort in a face
The lineaments of Gospell bookes.
|ATTRIBUTION:||An Elegie; or Friends Passion for his Astrophill. 1|
This piece (ascribed to Spenser) was printed in The Phnix Nest, 4to, 1593, where it is anonymous. Todd has shown that it was written by Mathew Roydon. [back]