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You saw our wife was chaste yet thoroughly tried

DMI number:
3723
Poem Aliases
Disappointment. Epilogue.
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
Evidence:
First Line:
You saw our wife was chaste yet thoroughly tried
Last Line:
For every critic saved thou damnst a play
Poem Genre / Form:
Couplet and Prologue
Themes:
Sex / relations between the sexes, Sex and bawdy humour, Theatre, and Women / the female character
Related People
Author:
John Dryden
Confidence:
Speculation (10%)
Comments:
Stuart Gillespie and David Hopkins accept attribution to Dryden: Gillespie and Hopkins, eds, The Dryden-Tonson Miscellanies, 1684-1709, 6 vols (London, 2008), I: cxv. However, the poem is not in Calif. or Hammond, and Southerne's authorship seems more likely.
Author:
Thomas Southerne
Confidence:
Confident (50%)
Comments:
Epilogue to The Disappointment. Southerne (1713) I: 152.
Content/Publication
Title:
A collection and selection of English prologues and epilogues [vol 2] [T145232] [ecco]
Page No(s):
pp.87-88
Poem Title:
An Epilogue, [The Play Not Named.]
Attribution:
Dryden [on p. 87] Southerne [on p. 195]
Attributed To:
John Dryden
Thomas Southerne
Title:
Miscellany poems: the first part [T117015]
Page No(s):
pp.234-235
Poem Title:
An Epilogue.
Attribution:
By Mr. Dryden
Attributed To:
John Dryden
Title:
Prologues and epilogues, celebrated for their poetical merit [ecco] [N12159]
Page No(s):
pp.102-103
Poem Title:
Epilogue
Attribution:
by Dryden
Attributed To:
John Dryden
Title:
The first part of miscellany poems [N6906]
Page No(s):
pp.136-137
Poem Title:
An Epilogue.
Attribution:
By Mr. Dryden
Attributed To:
John Dryden
Title:
The first part of miscellany poems [T117014] [ecco]
Page No(s):
pp.130-131
Poem Title:
An Epilogue.
Attribution:
By Mr. Dryden.
Attributed To:
John Dryden