1719 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Shakerley Marmion

Giles Jacob, in Poetical Register: or the Lives and Characters of the English Dramatick Poets (1719) 173.



An Author born at Ainoe in Northamptonshire, in the Year 1602. He was first plac'd to Thame-School in Oxfordshire, from whence, about the Age of Sixteen, he was remov'd to Wadham-College, Oxford, where he took the Degree of Master of Arts. He writ Three Plays.

I. Holland's Leaguer; a Comedy, acted by Prince Charles's Servants in Salisbury-Court, 1632, with Applause. Several of the Incidents are borrow'd from Petronius Arbiter.

II. The Fine Companion; a Comedy, acted before the King and Queen at White-Hall, with great Applause, 1633. This Play is Dedicated to Sir Ralph Dutton.

III. The Antiquary; a Comedy, acted at the Cockpit by their Majesties Servants, 1641.