Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Born: October 30, 1751

Died: July 7, 1816

Nationality: Irish

Occupation: Playwright

Biography: Richard Brinsley Butler Sheridan 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, Westminster and Ilchester. Such was the esteem he was held in by his contemporaries when he died that he was buried at Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey.

Source/Notes: The works of Richard Brinsley Sheridan, collected by T. Moore, 1825, St Patrick's Day, Act I, Scene II
Richard Brinsley Sheridan

“Be just before you are generous.”

- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Source/Notes: The School for Scandal (1777)

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Source/Notes: The works of ... Richard Brinsley Sheridan [ed. by T. Moore]. (1821 edition)