Sir George Etherege

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Sir George Etherege (1635- 10 May 1692,) was an English dramatist. He wrote the plays The Comical Revenge or, Love in a Tub in 1664, She Would if She Could in 1668, and The Man of Mode or, Sir Fopling Flutter in 1676.

George Etherege was born in Maidenhead, Berkshire, around 1636, to George Etherege and Mary Powney, as the eldest of six children ...

Popular Poems
1.
To A Lady Asking Him How Long He Would Love Her

IT is not, Celia, in our power
   To say how long our love will last;
It may be we within this hour
   May lose those joys we now do taste;
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2.
Song

LADIES, though to your conquering eyes
Love owes his chiefest victories,
And borrows those bright arms from you
With which he does the world subdue,
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3.
To A Very Young Lady

Sweetest bud of beauty, may
No untimely frost decay
Th' early glories which we trace
Blooming in thy matchless face:
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4.
Song From Love In A Tub

If she be not as kind as fair,
But peevish and unhandy,
Leave her, she's only worth the care
Of some spruce Jack-a-dandy.
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5.
A Drinking Song

The pleasures of Love and the joys of good Wine,
To perfect our happiness, wisely we join!

We, to Beauty, all day.
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Popular Quotes
11 November 2014

When love grows diseased, the best thing we can do is to put it to a violent death; I cannot endure the torture of a lingering and consumptive passion.

11 November 2014

Writing, madam, 's a mechanic part of wit! A gentleman should never go beyond a song or a billet.

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Juan De Dios Torralbo 21 April 2008

Among the COURT WITS' poetry, what is the role of Etherege? Perhaps, his poetical legacy is not of long-range impact, but what about... if he is compared to Sedley's 'Not, Celya [...]', Sackville's 'Dorinda's sparkling wit [...]', even Wilmot's poems?

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