William Congreve


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Noun1.William Congreve - English playwright remembered for his comedies (1670-1729)
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To the next generation and the end of the period (or rather of the Restoration literature, which actually lasted somewhat beyond 1700), belong William Congreve, a master of sparkling wit, Sir John Vanbrugh, and George Farquhar.
He named his friction light "Congreves" after fellow inventor Sir William Congreve.
Walter Congreve was born in Chatham, Kent, in July, 1862, and was the son of William Congreve, the Deputy Lieutenant of Staffordshire.
For some of these great men, love is a "delicious poison" (William Congreve); for others, love can scorch like the heat of the sun (Henry VIII), or penetrate the depths of one's heart like a cooling rain (Flaubert).
For some of these great men, love is a 'delicious poison' (William Congreve); for others, love can scorch like the heat of the sun (Henry VIII), or penetrate the depths of one's heart like a cooling rain (Flaubert).
1670: William Congreve, English playwright, was born near Leeds.
Judging from the fury of front-line PTI leaders, their boss is discovering the truth in these lines from William Congreve's 1697 play The Mourning Bride:
The Welsh actor had been playing Waitwell in the restoration comedy by William Congreve.
As William Congreve pithily stated in 'The Mourning Bride': Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned/ Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.
Captured rockets were reverse engineered at the Royal Arsenal at Woolwich by William Congreve. He demonstrated his first solid-fuelled artillery rockets in 1805, which were used to some effect in the Napoleonic and other wars, Including the American War of Independence.
Two instrumental suites are included: The Married Beau, described as a "somewhat risque comedy written by John Crown," and The Old Bachelor by William Congreve, scored late in Purcell s admittedly short career since the play received its premiere only two years before the composers death.