1699 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Samuel Pordage

Charles Gildon, in Lives and Characters of the English Dramatick Poets (1699) 112.



Lately, if not still, a Member of Lincolns-Inn, and Author of two Plays, call'd,

Herod and Mariamne, a Tragedy, 4to. 1673. acted at the Duke's Theatre, dedicated to the Dutchess of Albermarle. A Play writ many Years before it was prefer'd to the Stage, where it was receiv'd with great Satisfaction. Plot from Joseph. Hist. Philo Judaus, and Cleopatra, a Romance, in the Story of Tyridates.

Siege of Babylon, a Tragi-Comedy, 4to. 1678. dedicated to her Royal Highness the Dutchess of York. Plot from the aforesaid Romance of Cleopatra.