1782 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Day

Isaac Reed, in Biographia Dramatica; or, A Companion to the Playhouse (1782) 1:119.



JOHN DAY. This author, by the date of his works, must have flourished in the reigns of king James I. and king Charles I. and wrote the following dramatic pieces:

1. Isle of Gulls. C. 4to. 16060.
2. Travels of Three English Brothers. Historical Play, 4to, 1607.
3. Humour out of Breath. C. 4to. 1608.
4. Law-Tricks. C. 4to. 1608.
5. Parliament of Birds. Masque.
6. Blind Beggar of Bethnal Green. C. 4to. 1659.
He also joined with Decker in a Play not printed called,
Guy Earl of Warwick. 1619.
and with Marlow in
The Maidens Holday. 1654.

The precise time of his birth and death, however, are not known; nor are any farther particulars concerning him, except that he had connection with some of his contemporary poets of note, and had been a student in Caius College, Cambridge.