E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
(b. Londonderry, 1678; d. 1707). Love and a Bottle (1698); The Constant Couple (1700), Sir Harry Wildair (1701); The Inconstant (1703); The Stage Coach (1704); The Twin Rivals (1705); The Recruiting Officer (1706), and The Beaux Stratagem (1707). Works in 1714. The comedies were edited, with a critical introduction, by Leigh Hunt. See also Hazlitts Comic Writers and Wards Dramatic Literature.