1719 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Chamberlayne

Giles Jacob, in Poetical Register: or the Lives and Characters of the English Dramatick Poets (1719) 34.



This Author liv'd at Shaftesbury, in Dorsetshire, in the Reign of King Charles I. He was an old Cavalier, and by Profession a Doctor of Physick. He writ but one Play, call'd,

Love's Victory; a Tragi-Comedy, 1658. Dedicated to Sir William Portman. This Play was compos'd during the intestine Troubles; and the Powers then in being, having suppress'd the Stage, it was not acted 'till the Year 1678, when it appear'd and was acted under a new Title; call'd, The Wits led by the Nose, or A Poet's Revenge.