Si nihil attuleris, ibis Homere foras
To M. MATTHEW PATTENSON.
Sometime was witte esteem'de, of greater price then goulde:
But wisedome pore, maie nowe goe begge? and starve without for coulde.
Yea, thoughe that Homer come, with all the Muses guarde,
Yet if he nothinge bringe? must faste, and stande within the yarde?