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A New Way to Pay Old Debts (c 1621)

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A New Way to Pay Old Debts (c. 1621) a comedy by Massinger. Set in London. The central villain is the cruel, avaricious Sir Giles Overreach (the names are emblematic, and foreshadow those used in Fielding’s Tom Jones ) who has robbed his nephew Frank Wellborn of his property. A rich widow, Lady Allworth, helps Wellborn by pretending she will marry him; this changes Overreach’s...

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