The Nuttall Encyclopedia
A facetious poet; author of comedies and songs; a great favourite of Charles II. and his court; of comedies he wrote some 30, which are all now discarded for their licentiousness, and a curious book of sonnets, entitled "Pills to Purge Melancholy"; came to poverty in the end of his days; Addison pled on his behalf, and hoped that "as he had made the world merry, the world would make him easy" (1628-1723).
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'D'urfey, Tom'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/d/durfey-tom.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.