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Despite the conventionality of these complaints, however, the poem not only provoked a scathing response from Thomas Camell (To Dauid Dicars when); it also incurred the displeasure of the Privy Council, a reminder of the fluid and reactive nature of censorship in the unpredictable political climate of sixteenth-century England, where 'matter deemed uncontroversial in one month might be intolerably offensive in the next'.
The ostentatious scholarship, however, provokes comment from even the literate narrator, who notes approvingly that, in contrast to To Dauid Dicars when, with its Latin 'matter in the margent set', which makes no more sense to the mariners (and him) 'than hebrue it were', the Replicacion 'well [he] vnderstoode, | For that [he] founde no worde therin, but it was Englyshe good'.
32) The extant contributions are: (1) Thomas Churchyard, Dauy Dycars Dreame; (2) Thomas Camell, To Dauid Dicars when; (3) Churchyard, A Replicacion to Camels Obiection; (4) Camell, Camelles Reioindre, to Churchyarde; (5) Churchyard, The Surreioindre vnto Camels reiondre; (6) William Elderton, A Decree between Churchyarde and Camell; (7) Anon.