George Etherege

George Etherege

About George Etherege

Sir George Etherege was born in England in 1635 and in Paris on May, 10 1692 at the age of 56. He was a well known playwright especially known for his comedies. 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. After The Man of Mode’s success, Etherege retired from writing. He married a rich widow, Mary Sheppard Arnold, in 1683.

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    Poems by George Etherege

  • A Drinking Song

    in Famous Funny Poems

    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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  • Sylvia

    in Famous Love Poems

    The Nymph that undoes me, is fair and unkind;
    No less than a wonder by Nature designed.
    She's the grief of my heart, the joy of my eye;
    And the cause of a flame that never can die!


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