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 (sĭb′ər), Colley 1671-1757.
English playwright and theatrical manager who wrote comedies such as The Careless Husband (1704) and was appointed poet laureate in 1730. He was ridiculed by the great writers of the time, including Alexander Pope and Samuel Johnson.
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(Biography) Colley (ˈkɒlɪ). 1671–1757, English actor and dramatist; poet laureate (1730–57)
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(ˈsɪb ər)
Colley, 1671–1757, English actor and dramatist: poet laureate 1730–57.
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This is, Avery admits, a fairly "arcane" project: The most famous Cibber, Colley, a minor eighteenth-century dramatist, is best remembered as one of the chief dunces in Alexander Pope's Dunciad.
Cibber, Colley. An Apology for the Life of Mr Colley Gibber, Comedian.