E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Sheridan, Richard Brinsley
(b. Dublin, December 30th, 1751; d. London, July 7th, 1816). The Rivals (1778); St. Patricks Day; or, the Scheming Lieutenant (1775), The Duenna (1775); The School for Scandal (1777); A Trip to Scarborough (1777); The Critic; or, a Tragedy Rehearsed (1779); The Stranger (1798); and Pizarro (1799). His Dramatic Works, with a critical essay by Leigh Hunt, in 1846, in Bohns Library in 1848, and by Browne (1873). Life, by Watkins (1817), Thomas Moore (1825), and Browne (1873). See 8th of Hazlitts Lectures on the Comic Writers, and Sheridan and his Times (1859).