The History of English Dramatic Poetry to the Time of Shakespeare, and Annals of the Stage to the Restoration, Vol. 3 (Classic Reprint)

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Though thou from earth art gone, Shall still remain in fame' &c.' He is mentioned in Webbe's Discourse of English Poetry, 1586; and Puttenham in his Art of English Poesy, 1589, tells us that the Earl of Oxford (of whose dramatic productions there is no other trace) and Edwards deserve the highest prize for comedy and interlude.' Meres, in his Palladis Tamia, 1598, repeats the applause given by Puttenham, with the omission of the word 'interlude, ' then out of fashion, terming Edwards one of the best for comedy.' The earliest notice we have of Edwards as a dra matic poet occurs in 1564-5, when a tragedy by him.

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