1782 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Thomas Tomkis

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



Mr. TOMKIS. The fate of this author is singularly hard. Though the comedy he has written in indisputably an excellent one, yet the whole we know of him is, that he was scholar of Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1594, and B.A. in 1598. He produced one play, called

Albumazar. C. 4to. 1615.