1764 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Chamberlayne

David Erskine Baker, in Companion to the Play-House (1764) 2:Sig. E4-E4v.



This Gentleman was a Physician, and I imagine was Son of Dr. Peter Chamberlaine. — He lived at Shaftesbury in Dorsetshire in the Reigns of King Charles I. and King Charles II. and was a very zealous Cavalier. — He wrote but one Play, entitled, Love's Victory. Tr. Com. which, being composed during the intestine Troubles, at which Time, the Play-houses were suppressed, could not then be acted, but some Years after the Restoration was brought on the Stage under the Title of Wits led by the Nose. C.