1675 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Thomas Shadwell

Edward Phillips, in Theatrum Poetarum (1675) 2:183.



Thomas Shadwel, a noted Dramatic Writer of the present Age; happy especially in several witty and ingenuous Comedies; The Humourist, the Sullen Lovers, Epsom Wells; besides his Royal Sheapherdess, a Pastoral Tragi-Comedy; and his Tragedy of Psyche, or rather Tragical Opera, as vying with the Operas of Italy, in the pomp of Scenes, Machinery and Musical performance.