A sweet attractive kinde of grace,A full assurance given by lookes,Continuall comfort in a faceThe lineaments of Gospell bookes.
An Elegie; or Friend's Passion for his Astrophill, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919). This piece was errantly ascribed to Edmund Spenser, and was printed in The Phœnix' Nest (1593), where it is anonymous. Todd has shown that it was written by Mathew Roydon.
Was never eie did see that face,Was never eare did heare that tong,Was never minde did minde his grace,That ever thought the travell long;But eies and eares and ev'ry thoughtWere with his sweete perfections caught.Mathew Roydon
[He] hath shewed himselfe singular in the immortall Epitaph of his beloved Astrophell, besides many other most absolute Comike inventions.Mathew Roydon
It is in the exceeding rapture of delight in the deepe search of knowledge, none knoweth better than thyselfe, sweet Mathew, that maketh men manfully indure th'extremes incident to that Herculean labour.Mathew Roydon