Charles Robson

Robson was the first that brought into England the Art of making Venice-glasses, but Sir Edward Zouche (a courtier and a drolling favourite of King James) oppressed this poor man Robson, and forced it from him, by these four verses to King James, which made his Majesty laugh so that he was ready to   beshitt his Briggs. The verses are these :

Severn, Humber, trent, and Thames,

And you great ocean, and her streams,

Must putt down Robson, and his fires

Or down goes Zouche and his desires.

died in 1638.