An Author born in Devonshire, and bred a Mercer in the Strand; but quitting that Employment, he was afterwards retain'd in the Service of the Dutchess of Monmouth, as her Grace's Steward; and having an Inclination to Poetry, by the Strength of his own Genius; and the Conversation of Mr. Pope, he has made some Progress in Poetical Writings. His Dramatick Pieces are,
I. The Wife of Bath; a Comedy, acted at the Theatre Royal in Drury-lane, 1714. This Play met with but indifferent Success. Part of the Plot seems to be taken from Kite in The Recruiting Officer.
II. The what d'ye call it; a Tragic-Comi-Pastoral Farce, acted at the Theatre Royal, 1715. This Farce was acted with Applause; it is allegorical, and exposes several of our eminent Poets.
III. Three Hours after Marriage; a Comedy of three Acts, acted at the Theatre Royal, 1717. This Play has some extraordinary Scenes in it, which seem'd to trespass on Female Modesty.
IV. The Mohocks; a Farce, never acted.