Every chapter is headed with a brief quote from a Jacobean revenge tragedy by the likes of Webster, Kyd, or Jonson.
The only other play certainly by Kyd is a translation of Garnier's Cornelia, 1595, which was doubtless never acted.
Captain Kyd wished me to go on an indigo plantation, offering me high wages.
Kyd's style justifies Nash's description, "whole handfulls of tragical speeches" and "a blank verse bodged up with ifs and ands."
We have already had occasion to notice it in connexion with Field's parody of Kyd.
He only lived twenty-nine years, and yet he, along with Kyd, changed the literature of England.
Stay, Elpsy; should she discover that Kyd and Lester are the same?
Kyd does not serve up crime and the supernatural world thus.
In thee alone I see the freebooter, the bucanier, the terrible Kyd!
Ghosts became as numerous and voluble as in the days of Kyd.