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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.
The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

Philip Massinger (1583–1640)

Massinger, Philip. A noted English dramatist; born at Salisbury, 1583; died at the Bankside, Southward, March 1639–40. Of 38 plays, written wholly or in part by him, he was the sole author of 15. Among the best are: ‘The Duke of Milan’; ‘The Fatal Dowry’; ‘A New Way to Pay Old Debts,’ which still keeps the stage, the character of Sir Giles Overreach being almost as familiar as one of Shakespeare’s; ‘A Very Woman’; ‘A City Madam’; etc. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).