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Chettle, Henry, dramatist, flourished in the latter half of the sixteenth century. Apprenticed to a stationer, he first came into public notice as editor of Green's Groat's Worth of Wit (1592). He appears besides to have written thirteen plays, and to have been joint author of thirty-five others, among the latter Patient Grisel and Jane Shore. He was described as one of "the best for comedy among us;" yet he was never otherwise than pecuniarily embarrassed, and for the sum of £3 signed a bond in 1602 to write for the Earl of Nottingham's players alone. He died about 1607.