A fop? In this brave, licentious age To bring his musty morals on the stage? Rhime us to reason? and our lives redress In metre, as Druids did the savages.
For Rhime the Rudder is of Verses, With which like Ships they steer their courses.
Rhime being no necessary Adjunct or true Ornament of Poem or good Verse, in longer Works especially, but the Invention of a barbarous Age, to set off wretched matter and lame Meeter…the troublesom and modern bondage of Rimeingjohn milton
I was promised on a time To have reason for my Rhime; From that time until this season I received nor Rhime nor reason.Edmund Spenser