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It might have well beseemed me to repeat Some simply fashioned tale, to tell again In slender accents of sweet Verse some tale That did bewitch me then and soothes me now.
The Rabbi says that it's implausible that Jesus really was the Messiah; Jesus came "contemptibly, and not with that pompe and maiestie that beseemed the redeemer of mankind." Jews are so proud, says Coryat, that they think any real Messiah would quickly conquer all kingdoms.
Another line of authoritarian attack is taken by Sir William Davenant in A Discourse upon Gondibert (1650): Lucan's "enterprize rather beseemed an Historian then a Poet: for wise Poets think it more worthy to seek out truth in the passions, then to record the truth of actions" (6).