1719 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Cyril Tourneur

Giles Jacob, in Poetical Register: or the Lives and Characters of the English Dramatick Poets (1719) 261-62.



A Gentleman, who, in the Reign of King James I, writ two Plays.

I. The Atheist's Tragedy. Part of the Plot is taken from Boccace's Novels, Day 7. Nov. 6.

II. The Loyal Brother, or the The Revenger's Tragedy; several times acted by the King's Servants.

Mr. Winstanley writ this Couplet in Commendation of this Author:

His Fame to that mid Track was only rais'd,
As not to be despis'd nor over-prais'd.