THE COMEDY OF
MANNERS

BY
JOHN PALMER
SOME TIME SCHOLAR OF BALLIOL COLLEGE, OXFORD

Your judge-wit or critic... He rails at all the other classes of wits, and his wit lies in damning all but himself:--he is your true wit.

LONDON
G. BELL & SONS, LTD.
1913

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Introduction v
  • Contents ix
  • List of Illustrations xi
  • Chapter I- Critical Preliminaries 1
  • Chapter II- The Life and Letters of Sir George Etherege 30
  • Chapter III- The Plays of Sir George Etherege 64
  • Chapter IV- William Wycherley 92
  • Chapter V- William Congreve 141
  • Chapter VI- Sir John Vanbrugh 201
  • Chapter VII- George Farquhar 242
  • Chapter VIII- Critical Conclusions 275
  • Authorities 299
  • Index 305
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