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The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

Thomas Heywood (c. 1570–1641)

Heywood, Thomas. An English dramatic poet; born in Lincolnshire (?) about 1570; died in London (?), 1641. Although he wrote all sorts of poetry and prose, for any who would pay him, his reputation rests upon his sparkling song and still more sparkling comedy. ‘A Woman Killed with Kindness,’ a play of contemporary middle-class manners; ‘The Wise Woman of Hogsdon,’ a comedy of low life; ‘Love’s Mistress,’ a travesty introducing Apuleius and Midas; and the amusing ‘Rape of Lucrece,’ show his range. He was the author, wholly or in part, as he himself boasts, of two hundred and twenty plays. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).