1687 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Cyril Tourneur

William Winstanley, Lives of the Most Famous English Poets (1687) 135.



Cyril Turner was one who got a Name amongst the Poets, by writing of two old Tragedies, the Atheist's Tragedy, and the Revenger's Tragedy; which two Tragedies, saith one,

His Fame unto that Pitch so only raised,
As not to be despis'd, nor too much prais'd.