Note by A Milnes to As A Playwright a chapter of The Life Of Dryden

Nathaniel Lee, 1650-1690 author of eleven plays, 'Nero ' and ' The Rival Queens ' being amongst those best known. His life was short and melancholy. He went mad and was four years in Bedlam, and on recovering his reason again earned his livelihood by dramatic writing, which had before overtasked his brain, and died very shortly after his release.

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