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Henry Brooke (1703?–1783)

Brooke, Henry. An Irish novelist and dramatist; born in Rantavan, County Cavan, Ireland, about 1703; died in Dublin, Oct. 10, 1783. He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, and studied law in London, where he became a friend of Pope. His play ‘Gustavus Vasa’ (1739) was performed in Dublin as ‘The Patriot.’ ‘The Fool of Quality, or the History of Henry, Earl of Moreland’ (1760) is his best novel. It was republished under the supervision of Charles Kingsley in 1859. Brooke’s works were collected in 4 vols., London, 1778.