Brown was no doubt jealous of his rival, but Addison's generous heart formed a very different estimate of D'Urfey's talent.
Tales in Verse, by Mr. D'Urfey; bound in red leather, gilt on the back, and doubled down in several places.
But even as transmogrified by D'Urfey and others the play did not survive its century.
One is however prefixed to D'Urfey's version , with the names of the performers added.
D'Urfey often introduces fresh and pleasing glimpses of country life.