See also:English dramatist and divine, the son of a
See also:gentleman who had been reduced to keeping an
See also:inn, was
See also:born at Northway,
See also:Gloucestershire, in 1611 . Anthony a
See also:Wood, whose
See also:notice of
See also:Cartwright is in the nature of a
See also:panegyric, gives this account of his origin, which is probably correct, although it is contradicted by statements made in
See also:David Lloyd's
See also:Memoirs . He was educated at the
See also:free school of Cirencester, at
See also:Westminster school, and at Christ
See also:Oxford, where he took his M.A. degree in 1635 . He became, says Wood, " the most florid and seraphical preacher in the university," and appears to have been no less admired as a reader in
See also:metaphysics . In 1642 he was made succentor of
See also:cathedral, and in 1643 he was chosen junior proctor of the university . He died on the 29th of
See also:November of the same
See also:year . Cartwright was a " son " of
See also:Jonson and an especial favourite with his contemporaries . The collected edition of his poems (1651) contains commendatory verses by
See also:Henry Lawes, who set some of his songs to
See also:music, by Izaak Walton,
See also:Alexander Brome, Henry
See also:Vaughan and others, and the
See also:king wore
See also:mourning on the
See also:day of his funeral . His plays are, with the exception of The Ordinary, extremely fantastic in plot, and
See also:stilted and artificial in treatment . They are: The Royal Slave (1636), produced by the students of Christ Church before the king and
See also:queen, with music by Henry Lawes; The
See also:Lady Errant (acted, 1635–1636; printed, 1651) ; The
See also:Siege, or Love's Convert (printed 1651) . In The Ordinary (1635?) he produced a
See also:comedy of real
See also:life, in imitation of Jonson, representing pot-
See also:house society . It is reprinted in
See also:Dodsley's Old Plays (ed .
See also:Hazlitt, vol. xii.) .
THOMAS CARTWRIGHT (c. 1535–1603)
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