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Ford, John, an English dramatist, was born in North Devon in 1586. He entered at the Middle Temple in 1602; and in 1606 his first work, Fame's Memorial, appeared. Besides collaborating in the Sun's Darling and other pieces, such as The Witch of Edmonton and The Bristowe Merchant, he wrote Lover's Melancholy (1628), Lady's Trial (1638), Broken Heart, Love's Sacrifice, and Perkin Warbeck. Though often morbid in his choice and treatment of subjects, Ford was a powerful dramatist.