Seccombe and Arber, comps. Elizabethan Sonnets. 1904.
A Friends just Excuse about the Book and [the] Author; in his absence
Robert Tofte (15611620)
WITHOUT the Authors knowledge, as is before said by the Printer; this Poem is made thus publicly known; which, with my best endeavour, the Gentleman himself, suspecting what is now proved too true, at my coming up, earnestly intreated me to prevent. But I came at the last sheets printing; and find more than thirty Sonnets not his, intermixt with his. Helped it cannot be, but by the well judging Reader: who will, with less pain distinguish between them, than I, on this sudden, possibly can. To him then, I refer that labour.