1719 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Ambrose Philips

Giles Jacob, in Poetical Register: or the Lives and Characters of the English Dramatick Poets (1719) 103.



Now a Justice of the Peace, formerly Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge. His Excellency in Poetry is Pastoral, wherein he has equall'd his Contemporaries both French and English, and gain'd a great Reputation. He has oblig'd the World with one Play.

The Distress'd Mother; a Tragedy, acted at the Theatre Royal with great Applause, 1713. Dedicated to the Dutchess of Mountague. This Play is chiefly a Translation from the French of Racine.