1769 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Thomas Middleton

James Granger, in Biographical History of England (1769; 1824) 3:132.



Middleton, who was a voluminous dramatic author, and, in his day, esteemed a good poet, had the honour of writing in conjunction with Jonson, Fletcher, and Massinger. The pieces which were entirely his own, and those in which he had a share, are, at least, six-and-twenty. He was concerned with Jonson and Fletcher in writing The Widow, a comedy; and with Massinger, in writing another comedy, called Old Law.