Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900/Bourne, Reuben

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BOURNE, REUBEN (fl. 1692), dramatist, belonged to the Middle Temple, and left behind him a solitary and feeble comedy which has never been acted. The title of this is 'The Contented Cuckold, or Woman's Advocate,' 4to, 1692. Its scene is Edmonton, and the principal character, Sir Peter Lovejoy, contends that a cuckold is one of the scarcest of created beings.

[Genest's History of the Stage ; Baker, Reed, and Jones's Biographia Dramatica.]

J. K.