E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
(b. Stafford, February, 1670; d. January 19th, 1729). The Old Bachelor (1693); The Double Dealer (1694); Love for Love (1695); The Mourning Bride (1697); The Way of the World (1700); and Poems (1710). Editions of his Works appeared in 1710 and 1840, an introduction being written to the latter by Leigh Hunt. Memoirs of the Life, Writings, and Amours of William Congreve was published by Charles Wilson in 1730. See Thackerays English Humorists, Johnsons Lives of the Poets, Macaulays Essays, and E. Gosses Congreve.