1764 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Joseph Rutter

David Erskine Baker, in Companion to the Play-House (1764) 2:Sig. Cc5v-Cc6.



This Author lived in the Reign of King Charles I. and was a dependent on the Family of Edward Earl of Dorset, Lord Chamberlain to the Queen, being Tutor to her Son. — At the Command of his Patron, he undertook a Translation of the first Part of The Cid, from the French of Corneille, which, when executed, was so well approved of by the King, to whom it was shown, that at His Majesty's own Desire, the second Part of the same Piece was put into Mr. Rutter's Hands, with an Injunction to translate it, which he immediately obey'd. — He besides wrote one original dramatic Piece of his own; so that the Works of this Kind which he has left behind are,

1. Cid. Tragi-Com. in two Parts.

2. The Shepherd's Holiday. Tragi-Com. Pastoral.