1687 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. John Marston

William Winstanley, Lives of the Most Famous English Poets (1687) 137.



John Marston was one whose fluent Pen both in a Comick and Tragick strain, made him to be esteemed one of the chiefest of our English Dramaticks, both for solid judgment, and pleasing variety. His Comedies are, the Ductch Curtezan; the Fawn; What you will. His Tragedies, Antonio and Melida; Sophonisba; the insatiate Countess: Besides the Malecontent, a Tragi-Comedy; and the faithful Shepherd, a Pastoral.