The Lives and Characters of the English Dramatick Poets/John Tateham

John Tateham.

CIty Poet in King Charles the First’s Time. Mr. Langbain has found out a pleasant Compensation for his want of Wit, viz. his Loyalty, which might be something to attone for the Defects of a Servants Brains, but I think very little for those of a Poet.

The Distracted State; a Tragedy, 4 to. 1651. This Play was written Ten Years before printed, and is dedicated to Sir John Sidley.

The Rump; or, The Mirrour of the late Times; a Comedy, 4 to. 1661. acted at the private House in Dorset-Court, and dedicated to Walter James, Esq; This Play has been reviv’d under the Title of The Roundheads. For the Plot consult our English Chronicles of the Civil Wars.

Scots Vagaries; or, A Knot of Knaves; a Comedy, 4 to. 1652. and dedicated to Robert Dormer, Esq; This Play is writ in a Scotch Dialect.

Love Crowns the End, a Tragi-Comedy, 8 vo. 1657. acted by the Scholars of Bringham in the County of Nottingham. This Play is very short and not divided into Acts; you may find it printed with his Poems, 1657. 8 vo.