1687 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Philip Massinger

William Winstanley, Lives of the Most Famous English Poets (1687) 139.



Philip Massinger was likewise one who in his time was no mean contributor unto the Stage, wherein he so far excell'd as made his Name sufficiently famous, there being no less than sixteen of his Plays printed, viz. The Bondman, the bashful Lover, the City Madam, the Emperour of the East, the Great Duke of Florence, the Guardian, Maid of Honour, New Way to pay Old Debts, the Picture, the Renegado, and the merry Woman, Comedies: The Duke of Millain, Fatal Dowry, Roman Actor, Unnatural Combat, and the Virgin Martyr, Tragedies.