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Thomas D’Urfey (1653–1723)

D’Urfey, Thomas, usually called Tom. An English dramatist and poet; born in Exeter, 1653; died in London (?), Feb. 26, 1723. He composed many popular songs, published in ‘Wit and Mirth, or Pills to Purge Melancholy’ (1719–20). He wrote a pretentious tragedy, ‘The Siege of Memphis’ (1676), and many comedies, among them ‘Love for Money’ (1691); ‘The Marriage-Hater Match’d’ (1692), and ‘Don Quixote’ (1694–96).