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The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751–1816)

Sheridan, Richard Brinsley. An eminent British dramatist and parliamentary orator; born at Dublin, Oct. 30, 1751; died at London, July 7, 1816. His principal dramatic works are: ‘The Rivals,’ comedy (1774); ‘The Duenna,’ comic opera (1775); ‘The School for Scandal,’ comedy (1777); ‘The Critic,’ farce (1779). His most memorable speeches are the ‘Begum Speech,’ so-called, made in the trial of Warren Hastings, and the ‘Perfumery Speech.’ (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).