This tragedy [The Captives] was the production of the Rev. John Delap, of Magdalen College, Cambridge; B.A. 1746; M.A. 1750; D.D. 1762; Vicar of the united Churches of Ilford and Kingston, Suffolk, 1765; and Rector of Wollavington, in that County, 1774. — Dr. Delap published six other Tragedies; 1. Hecuba, 1762; 2. The Royal Suppliants, 1781; 3. Gunilda, 1786; 4. The Usurper, 1803; 5. Matilda, 1803; Abdalla, 1803. He was also the Author of a small Collection of Elegies, 1760, 4to; in which he very feelingly laments the want of health. — Mundi perpetuus Administrator Christus; Concio ad Clerum, habita Cantabrigiae, in Templo Beatae Mariae, Aprilis 12mo, 1762, pro Gradu Doctoratus in Sacra Theologia, 1762; and of An Elegy on the Death of his Grace the Duke of Rutland, 1788, 4to.