1719 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Samuel Pordage

Giles Jacob, in Poetical Register: or the Lives and Characters of the English Dramatick Poets (1719) 204.



A Gentleman, of the Honourable Society of Lincoln's-Inn in the Reign of King Charles II. He writ two Plays.

I. HEROD and MARIAMNE; a Tragedy, acted at the Theatre Royal, 1673. Dedicated to the Dutchess of Albemarle. This Play was writ many Years before it could be brought on the Stage; but when it appear'd, it was well receiv'd. Plot from Joseph. Hist. Philo-Judaeus, and Cleopatra, a Romance in the Story of Tyridates.

II. The Siege of Babylon; a Tragi-Comedy, acted at the Duke of York's Theatre, 1678. Dedicated to her Royal Highness the Dutchess. This Play is founded on the Romance of Cassandra.