Perjury, oppression, subornation, fraud, pandarism
, and the like infirmities, were among the most excusable arts they had to mention; and for these I gave, as it was reasonable, great allowance.
We show no arts of Lydian pandarism
, Corinthian poisons, Persian flatteries, But mulcted so in the conclusion that Even those spectators that were so inclined Go home changed men.
It does not "shape the making" of the reader of, for example, Wyatt's masterpiece, the Penitential Psalms, or Surrey's invention of blank verse in his subjective restructuring of Europe's communal epic, the Aeneid - both working from a very different ideological dialectic than that in Pandarism
. In a period that produced a number of ideological masterpieces from Utopia to Tyndale's New Testament to Cranmer's Book of Common Prayer, texts missing from analysis here but surely as important as Hawes or Henry VIII's love letters, the ambivalence in anthologies or minor texts cannot shape "the making of the early modern reader" quite so determinately as Lerer states.