1747 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. John Dalton

Anonymous, in Biographia Britannica (1747-66) 5:3108.



[Comus] was adapted to the stage by Mr Dalton, since Dr. of Divinity, and Prebendary of Worcester, by dividing it into scenes and acts, with proper additions and alterations, and was exhibited at Drury-Lane on the 4th of March that year [1738], where it was received for many nights with an applause, that did not less honour to the publick taste, than to the name of Milton, and has been among the chief supports of the stage ever since.