1769 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Chamberlayne

James Granger, in Biographical History of England (1769; 1824) 4:39.



William Chamberlain, a doctor of physic at Shaftesbury, in Dorsetshire, was author of a play called Love's Victory, printed in 4to. 1658, and acted in 1678, under the title of The Wits led by the Nose, or the Poet's Revenge. He also wrote an heroic poem, called Pharonnida, printed in 8vo. 1659. This was published in prose, as a novel, in 1683: it was entitled Eromena, or the Noble Stranger. Vide Langbaine and Jacob.