1719 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Samuel Sheppard

Giles Jacob, in Poetical Register: or the Lives and Characters of the English Dramatick Poets (1719) 236.



A Gentleman that liv'd in the Reign of King Charles I. and during the Prohibition of the Stage writ two Dramatick Pieces; but, as Mr. Langbain observes, he was more valued for his Loyalty than his Poetry. His Pieces are,

The Committee-Man Curried, a Comedy, in two Parts, 1647. Tho' they are no longer than one Act of a Play. The greatest Part of them is stolen from Sir John Suckling, and Sir Robert Stapleton's Translation of Juvenal.