Randolph, Thomas (English poet and dramatist)
Thomas Randolph, 1605–35, English poet and dramatist. After graduating from Cambridge in 1632, he went to London where he became a disciple of Ben Jonson. His best-known poems are
"A Gratulatory to Ben Jonson"
"On the Death of a Nightingale."
Amyntas (1631), The Muses' Looking-Glass (1630), and The Jealous Lovers (1632) are his most famous comedies.
See edition of his works edited by W. C. Hazlitt (1875).