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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.
The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

Theodore Hook (1788–1841)

Hook, Theodore [Edward]. An English humorist, story-writer, and dramatist; born in London, Sept. 22, 1788; died in Fulham, Aug. 24, 1841. His peculiar wit was well adapted to the fashion of his day, and the ‘Sayings and Doings’ were once much in vogue. The plots of his dramas are mere pegs to hang witticisms on; but ‘Gilbert Gurney’ and ‘Jack Brag’ are good stories. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).