Thou that with ale, or viler liquors,
Didst inspire Withers, Pryn, and Vickars,
And force them, though it was in spite
Of nature, and their stars, to write
One of the writers referred to is John Vicars (1580–1652), a schoolmaster and occasional poet, of a very course sort. Between 1617 and 1641 he produced several grotesque poems, often imitating the titles of contemporary works.