UPON The Tragedy of My Familiar Acquaintance, THO. MIDDLETON [By Richards, N.]


Women beware Women; 'tis a true Text
Never to be forgot: Drabs of State vext,
Have Plots, Poysons, Mischeifs that seldom miss,
To murther Vertue with a venom kiss.
Witness this worthy Tragedy, exprest
By him that well deserv'd among the best
Of Poets in his time: He knew the rage,
Madness of Women crost; and for the Stage
Fitted their humors, Hell-bred Malice, Strife
Acted in State, presented to the life.
I that have seen't, can say, having just cause,
Never came Tragedy off with more applause.