Specimens of English Dramatic Poets Who Lived about the Time of Shakspeare: With Notes (Classic Reprint)

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The s cimene are not aecom 'ed with anything in the shape of iogra hical notices'. Had not O consequence to add to the ht sketches in Dodsley an the Biographia Dramatica, and was unwilling to swell the volume with mere transcription. The reader will not fail to Observe, from the frequent Instances Of two or more persons joining in the composition of the same play (the noble practice of those times), that of most Of the writers contained in these selec be strictly said, that they were contemporaries. The whole period, from the middle of Elizabeth's to the close of the reign of Charles I., com rises a space of °ttle more than half a century, within whic time 11m all that we have of excellence in serious dramatic com sitiou was produced, if we except the Samson Agonistes O Milton.

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