1782 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Cyril Tourneur

Isaac Reed, in Biographia Dramatica; or, A Companion to the Playhouse (1782) 1:450.



CYRIL TOURNEUR. An author of the reign of King James I. the circumstances of whose life are totally unknown. A contemporary writer says of him:

His fame unto that pitch was only rais'd,
As not to be despis'd, nor over-prais'd.

He wrote,

1. The Revenger's Tragedy. 4to. 1607. D. C.
2. The Atheist's Tragedy. 4to. 1612.
3. The Nobleman. T. Com. N.P.