E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
(b. Exeter, 1630; d. 1723). Wrote twenty-six plays (a list of which is given in Lowndess Bibliographers Manual); Archerie Revived; or, the Bowmans Excellence: an Heroic Poem (1676); The Progress of Honesty: a Pindarique Poem (1681); Butlers Ghost; or, Hudibras, the Fourth Part, with Reflections upon these Times (1682); Songs (1687); Collins Walk through London and Westminster, a Poem in Burlesque (1690); Satires, Elegies, and Odes (1690); Stories, Moral and Comical (1691); Tales, Tragical and Comical (1704); A Collection of New Ballads (1715); The Merry Musician (1716); New Operas (1721); and The English Stage Italianized, in a new Dramatic Entertainment called Dido and Æneas (1727). His Dramatic Works appeared in a collected from in 16761709. His poetical pieces were published in six volumes, in 171920, under the title of Wit and Mirth; or, Pills to Purge Melancholy, and have since been reprinted.