Nathaniel Lee (1653?-1692)
From Anecdotes About 17th Century Authors

LEE, for aught we know, might have some noble flights of fancy, even in Bedlam; and it is reported of him that while he was writing one of his scenes by moon-light, a cloud intervening, he cried out in ecstasy, 'Jove, snuff the moon!', but as this is only related upon common report, we desire no more credit may be given to it than its own nature demands.

From Cibber, Lives, ii. 230.

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