Urfey, Thomas d
Urfey, Thomas ď
Urfey, Thomas ď English playwright and poet; b. Exeter, 1653; d. London, Feb. 26, 1723. He produced about 30 plays, the songs in some of which were set to music by Purcell (e.g. The Comical History of Don Quixote,in 3 parts, 1694-96). He ingratiated himself into the circle of Charles II by his talent for singing his poems, adapted to popular airs of his time. Between 1683 and 1710 he publ. several collections of airs with music, and in 1719 he ed. Songs Compleat, Pleasant and Divertive (5 vols., his own songs assembled in Vols. 1 and 2). This was reissued the same year under the better-known title Wit and Mirth: or Pills to Purge Melancholy (a 6thvol. was added in 1720), and the whole was reprinted and ed. by C. Day (N.Y., 1959).
C. Day, The Songs of T D’U.(Cambridge, Mass., 1933).
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire
"Urfey, Thomas d." Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians. . Encyclopedia.com. (January 21, 2019). https://www.encyclopedia.com/arts/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/urfey-thomas-d
"Urfey, Thomas d." Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians. . Retrieved January 21, 2019 from Encyclopedia.com: https://www.encyclopedia.com/arts/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/urfey-thomas-d
Encyclopedia.com gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).
Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.
Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.com cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use Encyclopedia.com citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:
Modern Language Association
The Chicago Manual of Style
American Psychological Association
- Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most Encyclopedia.com content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
- In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.