Who is Richard Brinsley Sheridan?

  • (noun): Irish playwright remembered for his satirical comedies of manners (1751-1816).
    Synonyms: Sheridan

Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Richard Brinsley Butler Sheridan (30 October 1751 – 7 July 1816) was an Irish-born playwright and poet and long-term owner of the London Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. For thirty-two years he was also a Whig Member of the British House of Commons for Stafford (1780–1806), Westminster (1806–1807) and Ilchester (1807–1812). Such was the esteem he was held in by his contemporaries when he died that he was buried at Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey. He is known for his plays such as The Rivals, The School for Scandal and A Trip to Scarborough.

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    Conscience has no more to do with gallantry than it has with politics.
    —Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751–1816)

    Take care; you know I am compliance itself, when I am not thwarted! No one more easily led, when I have my own way; but don’t put me in a phrenzy.
    —Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751–1816)

    I’m beginning to believe that Killer Illiteracy ought to rank near heart disease and cancer as one of the leading causes of death among Americans. What you don’t know can indeed hurt you, and so those who can neither read nor write lead miserable lives, like Richard Wright’s character, Bigger Thomas, born dead with no past or future.
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    For let ‘em be clumsy, or let ‘em be slim,
    Young or ancient, I care not a feather;
    So fill a pint bumper quite up to the brim,
    And let us e’en toast them together.
    —Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751–1816)