USUALLY CALLED TOM THOMAS D' URFEY
\jˈuːʒuːə͡li kˈɔːld tˈɒm tˈɒməs dˈiː ˈɜːfɪ], \jˈuːʒuːəli kˈɔːld tˈɒm tˈɒməs dˈiː ˈɜːfɪ], \j_ˈuː_ʒ_uː_əl_i k_ˈɔː_l_d t_ˈɒ_m t_ˈɒ_m_ə_s d_ˈiː__ ˈɜː_f_ɪ]\
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An English dramatist and poet; born in Exeter, 1653; died in London (?), Feb. 26, 1723. He was a good-natured, simple-hearted, thoroughly vulgar and unliterary writer. His dramas, comedies, operas, tragedies, and songs, are exactly like what Sancho Panza would have written if he had taken to letters. Many, like "The Siege of Memphis" (1676), an extravagant tragedy, and "The Plotting Sisters" (1691), a comedy, are vestured in a regal pomp of verbiage; others, like the "Songs Complete" (1699), are of virginal simplicity, but not of virginal modesty.
By Charles Dudley Warner
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