See also:English dramatist and actor, was baptized on the 17th of
See also:October 1587 . His
See also:father, the rector of Cripplegate, was a Puritan divine, author of a Godly Exhortation directed against
See also:play-acting, and his
See also:Theophilus became
See also:bishop of
See also:Hereford . Nat .
See also:Field early became one of the
See also:children of
See also:chapel, and in that capacity he played leading parts in
See also:Jonson's Cynthia's
See also:Revels (in 1600), in the Poetaster (in 16o1), and in Epicoene (ip 16o8), and the title role in
See also:Chapman's Bussy d'Ambois (in 16o6) . Ben Jonson was his dramatic
See also:model, and may have helped his career . The two plays of which he was author were probably both written before 1611 . They are boisterous, but well-constructed comedies of contemporary
See also:life ; the earlier one, A Woman is a Weathercock (printed 1612), dealing with the inconstancy of woman, while the second, Amends for Ladies (printed 1618), was written with the intention, as the title indicates, of retracting the
See also:charge . From
See also:Henslowe's papers it appears that Field collaborated with Robert Daborne and with
See also:Massinger, one
See also:letter from all three authors being a joint
See also:appeal for
See also:money to
See also:free them from prison . In 1614 Field received £ro for playing before the
See also:king in Bartholomew
See also:Fair, a play in which Jonson records his reputation as an actor in the words " which is your Burbadge now ? . . . Your best actor, your Field?" He joined the King's Players some
See also:time before 1619, and his name comes seventeenth on the
See also:list prefixed to the
See also:folio of 1623 of the "
See also:principal actors in all these plays." He retired from the stage before 1625, and died on the loth of
See also:February 1633 . Field was
See also:part author with Massinger in the Fatal
See also:Dowry (printed 1632), and he prefixed commendatory verses to
See also:Fletcher's Faithful Shepherdess .
See also:Chrysostom's Homiliae in Matthaeum (
See also:bridge, 1839), and some years later he contributed to
See also:Pusey's Bibliotheca Patrum (
See also:Oxford, 1838-187o), a similarly treated text of Chrysostom's homilies on Paul's epistles . The scholarship displayed in both of these critical
See also:editions is of a very high
See also:order . In 1839 he had accepted the living of
See also:Great Saxham, in
See also:Suffolk, and in 1842 he was presented by his
See also:college to the rectory of Reepham in Norfolk . He resigned in 1863, and settled at Norwich, in order to devote his whole time to study . Twelve years later he completed the Origenis Hexaplorum quae supersunt (Oxford, 1867—1875), now well known as Field's
See also:Hexapla, a text reconstructed from the extant fragments of
See also:work of that name, together with materials
See also:drawn from the Syro-hexaplar version and the Septuagint of
See also:Holmes and Parsons (Oxford, 1798-1827) . Field was appointed a member of the Old Testament revision
See also:company in 187o .
MARSHALL FIELD (183 1906)
STEPHEN JOHNSON FIELD (1816-1899)
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