Brome, Richard

lived also in the reign of Charles I, and was contemporary with Decker, Ford, Shirley, &c f His extraction was mean; for he was originally no better than a menial servant of Ben Jonson. He wrote himself, however, into high repute; and is addressed in some lines by his quondam master, on account of his comedy called the “Northern Lass.” His genius was entirely turned tu comedy, and we have fifteen of his productions in this way remaining. They were acted in their day with great applause, and have been often revived since. Even in our | own time, one of them, called the “Jovial Crew,” has, with little alteration, been revived, and exhibited at Covent-garden with great and repeated success. He died in 1652. 1

1 Biog. Dramatica. Winstanley and Jaeob.