Cyril Tourneur

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Cyril Tourneur (ca 1575February 28, 1626) was an English dramatist who enjoyed his greatest success during the reign of King James I of England.


  • A drunkard clasp his teeth and not undo 'em,
    To suffer wet damnation to run through 'em.
  • joy's a subtle elf, I think man's happiest when he forgets himself.

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  1. The Revenger's Tragedy is now credited to Thomas Middleton and not Tourneur, see: Gibbons, Brian, ed. The Revenger's Tragedy; New Mermaids edition. New York: Norton, 1967; Second edition, 1991, ix