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First Reading

cgs  •  Link

sample of his work lifted from http://www.fullbooks.com/Literary…

[Scene--Sir Frederick's Lodging.]

[Enter DUFOY and CLARK.]

I wonder Sir Frederick stays out so late.

Dis is noting; six, seven o'clock in the morning is ver good hour.

I hope he does not use these hours often.

Some six, seven time a veek; no oftiner.

My Lord commanded me to wait his coming.

Matre Clark, to divertise you, I vill tell you, how I did get be
acquainted vid dis Bedlam Matre. About two, tree year ago me had for
my convenience discharge myself from attending
[Enter a footboy]
as Matre D'ostel to a person of condition in Parie; it hapen after de
dispatch of my little affaire.

That is, after h'ad spent his money, Sir.

Jan foutrede lacque; me vil have vip and de belle vor your breeck,

Sir, in a word, he was a Jack-pudding to a mountebank, and turned off
for want of wit: my master picked him up before a puppet-show,
mumbling a half-penny custard, to send him with a letter to the post.

Morbleu, see, see de insolence of de foot boy English, bogre, rascale,
you lie, begar I vill cutte your troate.


He's a rogue; on with your story, Monsieur.

Matre Clark, I am your ver humble serviteur; but begar me have no
patience to be abuse. As I did say, after de dispatche of my affaire,
von day being idele, vich does produce the mellanchollique, I did
valke over de new bridge in Parie, and to divertise de time, and my
more serious toughte, me did look to see de marrionete, and de
jack-pudding, vich did play hundred pretty tricke; time de collation
vas come; and vor I had no company, I vas unvilling to go to de
Cabarete, but did buy a darriole, littel custarde vich did satisfie my
appetite ver vel: in dis time young Monsieur de Grandvil (a jentelman
of ver great quality, van dat vas my ver good friende, and has done me
ver great and insignal faveure) come by in his caroche vid dis Sir
Frolick, who did pention at the same academy, to learn, de language,
de bon mine, de great horse, and many oder tricke. Monsieur seeing me
did make de bowe and did becken me to come to him: he did telle me dat
de Englis jentelman had de lettre vor de poste, and did entreate me
(if I had de opportunity) to see de lettre delivere: he did telle me
too, it void be ver great obligation: de memory of de faveurs I had
received from his famelye, beside de inclination I naturally have to
serve de strangere, made me returne de complemen vid ver great
civility, and so I did take de lettre and see it delivere. Sir
Frollick perceiving (by de management of dis affairZ) dat I vas man
d'esprit, and of vitte, did entreate me to be his serviteur; me did
take d'affection to his persone, and was contente to live vid him, to
counsel and advise him. You see now de lie of de bougre de lacque
Englishe, morbleu.

cgs  •  Link

Sam was disappointed but it was spoken about and has affected theater world.
references to his works is available via google.

http://books.google.com/books?id=… Etherege 1636-1692?

George Etherege 1636-1692?

English playwright and poet.

Etherege has been credited as a principal founder of the comedy of manners tradition in English drama. This dramatic genre represents the satirical exploitation of the manners and fashions of the aristocratic class on the stage for the aristocracy's own amusement. Critics have acknowledged Etherege as an accomplished writer of wit, speculating that his comedic voice was shaped by his experiences as a young traveler in France, where he likely witnessed the pioneering social comedy of Molière as well as the ostentatious display of Parisian court fashion and manners. Based on these experiences, Etherege wrote comedies in which he affectionately yet incisively parodied Carolinian attitudes toward a vast array of ideological concerns, including sexuality, naturalism, fashion, and social class. Despite achieving celebrity as a playwright during his lifetime, popular interest in Etherege and his comedies declined significantly in succeeding centuries, to the point that his plays are rarely performed for modern audiences.

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Michael Robinson  •  Link

[Etheredge, George, Sir, 1635?-1691.]
The comical revenge; or, love in a tub. Acted at His Highness the Duke of York’s Theatre in Lincolns-Inn-Fields. Licensed, July 8. 1664. Roger L’Estrange.
London : printed for Henry Herringman, and are to be sold at his shop at the Blew-Anchor, in the lower walk of the New-Exchange, 1664.

4to., [6], 71, [3] p. Dedication signed: Geo. Etherege.
Wing (CD-ROM, 1996), E3368

PL 1604(5)

Second Reading

Terry Foreman  •  Link

The comical revenge, or, Love in a tub acted at His Highness the Duke of York's Theatre in Lincolns-Inn-Fields.
Etherege, George, Sir, 1635?-1691.
London: Printed for Henry Herringman, and are to be sold at his shop ..., 1664.
Early English Books Online [full text]

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