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It is likely that the friend whose sonnet had been criticised and who was called a "rymer" by "H.S." was none other than
August 28, 2008 at 1:15 pm jus storeetellin fer meh, i r nawt gud rymer. but dat wuz teh win.
For a rymer that will be tyed to no rules at all, but range as he list, may easily vtter what he will: but such maner of Poesie is called in our vulgar, ryme dogrell, with which rebuke we will in no case our maker should be touched.
a gentlemans, a friend of mine, that loved better to be a Poet, then to be counted so, called the author a rymer, notwithstanding he had more skill in good Poetrie, then my slie gentleman seemed to have in good manners or humanitie.
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