1882 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. John Marston

Epes Sargent, in Harper's Cyclopaedia of British and American Poetry (1882) 41.



Marston, a rough but vigorous satirist and dramatic writer, produced his Malcontent, a comedy, prior to 1600. He was educated at Oxford, became lecturer at the Middle Temple, and died in 1633. He wrote eight plays, and three books of Satires, called The Scourge of Villany.