Sir Walter Raleigh (1554?–1618). Poems. 1892.XXX.
To his singular friend, William Lithgow; 1618
Long ten years wandering in the world-wide bounds;
I rest amazed to think on these assays
That thy first travel to the world forth sounds:
In bravest sense, compendious ornate style,
Didst show most rare adventures to this isle.
At London thou resolvest to put in light;
Thy Libyan ways, so fearful to the eye,
And Garamants their strange amazing sight.
Meanwhile this work affords a three-fold gain
In fury of thy fierce Castalian vein;
As thou for travels brookest the greatest name,
So voyage on, increase, maintain the same!