1699 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Chamberlayne

Charles Gildon, in Lives and Characters of the English Dramatick Poets (1699) 17.



A Doctor of Physick who Lived and Dyed in Shaftsbury in Dorsetshire, was an old Cavalier, and had received several Marks of his venturing in those Wars. He gave us a Testimony of his Poetick Capacity in an Heroick Poem, entituled Pharonida, 8vo. 1659. and since has appeared in Prose, with the Title of Eromena, or The Noble Stranger, a Novel, 1683. He writ but one Play Printed, call'd,

Loves Victory, a Tragi-Comedy, 4to. 1658. This has appeared since under a new Title and Acted, call'd, The Wits led by the Nose, or A Poet's Revenge, 4to. 1678.