1675 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Thomas Middleton

Edward Phillips, in Theatrum Poetarum (1675) 2:180.



Thomas Middleton, a copious Writer for the English Stage, Contemporary with Johnson and Fletcher, though not of equal repute, and yet on the other side not altogether contemptable, especially in many of his Plays: his Comedies were Blurt Mr Constable, the Chast Maid in Cheapside, More dissemblers then Women, the Game at Chesse; a mad World my Masters, Michaelmas Term; the Phoenix, A Trick to catch the old anew: His Tragedies the Mayor of Queenborough, besides what he wrote associated with W. Rowly.