Marston, John

(1574-1634)
   He was born possibly at Coventry, Warwickshire, and graduated from Brasenose College, Oxford, in 1594. He took orders around 1609 and was vicar of Christ Church, Hampshire, from which he resigned (possibly from ill health) in 1631. He died in Aldermanbury parish, London, and was buried in the Temple Church beside his father. Many of his poems relate to his plays; for example, "To Everlasting Oblivion" is taken from his play The Scourge of Villainy (1598) (burned by archiepiscopal order in 1599). Some of his other plays: The Metamorphosis of Pigmalion's Image, and Certain Satyres, 1598. The Malcontent, 1604. Eastward Ho, 1605 (for which he spent some time in prison for satirizing King James I). Marston, 1610. Written for the Children of Paul's Theatre Company: The History of Antonio and Mellida, 1602 (with its sequel Antonio's Revenge also in 1602). What You Will, 1607. Some of his poems: "Here's a toy to mock an Ape indeed," "Perfectioni Hymnus," "The Wonder of Women," "To euerlasting Obliuion," "To his Mistress," "Proemium in librum tertium," "A Cynicke Satyre," "To Detraction I Present My Poesie."
   Sources: Dictionary of National Biography. Electronic Edition 1.1. Oxford University Press, 1997. English Poetry: Author Search. Chadwyck-Healey Ltd., 1995 (http://www.lib.utexas.edu:8080/search/epoetry/author.html). Microsoft Encarta 2006 (DVD). Microsoft Corporation, 2006. Poets of the English Language. Vol. I. W.H. Auden and Norman Holmes Pearson, eds. Viking Press, 1950. The Columbia Granger's Index to Poetry. 11th ed. The Columbia Granger's World of Poetry, Columbia University Press, 2005 (http://www.columbiagrangers.org). The New Oxford Book of Sixteenth Century Verse. Emrys Jones, ed. Oxford University Press, 1991. The Oxford Anthology of English Literature Vol. I. Frank Kermode and John Hollander, eds. Oxford University Press. 1973. The Oxford Companion to English Literature. 6th edition. Margaret Drabble, ed. Oxford University Press, 2000. The Penguin Book of Renaissance Verse 1509-1659. David Norbrook, ed. Penguin Books, 1992. The Poems of John Marston. Arnold Davenport, ed. Liverpool University Press, 1961.

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  • MARSTON, JOHN —    English dramatist, so called, was more of a poet than a dramatist, and his dramas are remembered chiefly for the poetic passages they contain; his masterpiece is a comedy entitled What You Will (1575 1634) …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Marston, John — (1575? 1634)    Dramatist and satirist, b. at Coventry, was ed. at Oxf. In later life he gave up writing for the stage, took orders, and was incumbent of Christchurch, Hants, 1616 31. He began his literary career in 1598 with satire, The Scourge… …   Short biographical dictionary of English literature

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  • MARSTON, JOHN WESTLAND —    dramatist, born at Boston, Lincolnshire; wrote several dramas, Strathmore and Marie de Méranie among the number (1819 1890) …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • MARSTON (J.) — MARSTON JOHN (1575? 1634) Né à Coventry, d’une mère italienne, John Marston fut inscrit sur les registres de Brasenove College (Oxford) en février 1592 et s’inscrivit au Middle Temple, à Londres, plus par déférence envers son père, qui y était… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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