Posts Tagged ‘Richard Brinsley Sheridan’

July 7

Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Member of Parliament, dramatist, orator, and distinguished defender of the Press, died in London this day in 1816. Just three years previously his constituents of the town of Stafford had presented him with a “vase cup” which bore the following engraving: To the Right Hon. R. B. Sheridan the eloquent, intrepid, and [...]

February 9

This day in 1777 Samuel Johnson nominated for membership in the exclusive Literary Club of London, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, whose play, The Rivals, had so captivated audiences two years previously. Perhaps Dr. Johnson was attempting to placate the playwright’s father, with whom he was constantly embroiled, but he did enjoy the comedy and may indeed [...]