Manuscript verse by John Bladen (17th cent.)

This manuscript verse entitled 'An elogy upon the author in this 13th song' is found in a copy of Michael Drayton's Poly-Olbion (1622), a long topographical poem describing the counties of England. It is signed at the bottom with the initials J.B. and elsewhere the volume bears an inscription saying that it was given by Francis Wortley to John Bladen, so he appears to be the author of the verse.