1764 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Shakerley Marmion

David Erskine Baker, in Companion to the Play-House (1764) 2:Sigs. X2v-X3.



Mr. Marmion is not a voluminous Writer; yet I cannot help considering him as one of the best among the dramatic Authors of that Time. — His Plots are well drawn, and his Language not only easy and dramatic, but full of lively Wit and solid Understanding. — He died in the middle Age of Life, some Time between 1641 and 1650, tho' I have not been able to trace the particular Year, and has left only four plays behind him, one of which, viz. The Antiquary, is to be seen among Dodsley's Old Plays, vol. X.