Richard Brinsley Sheridan Poems

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Richard Brinsley Sheridan
R.B. Sheridan was born in Dublin on October 30, 1751 at 12 Dorset Street, a fashionable street in the late eighteenth century. (Fellow playwright Sean O'Casey was born in Dorset Street 130 years later.) He was baptized on November 4, 1751, his father Thomas Sheridan being an actor-manager who managed the Theatre Royal, Dublin for a time, and his mother, Frances Sheridan, a writer (most famous for her novel The Memoirs of Sidney Biddulph). She died when her son was fifteen. The Sheridans' eldest child, Thomas, died in 1750, the year when their second son, Charles Francis (d. 1806), was born. The Rivals (first acted 17 January 1775) St Patrick's Day (first acted 2 May 1775) The Duenna (first acted 21 November 1775) A Trip to Scarborough (first acted 24 February 1777) The School for Scandal (first acted 8 May 1777) The Camp (first acted 15 October 1778) The Critic (first acted 30 October 1779) The Glorious First of June (first acted 2 July 1794) Pizarro (first acted 24 May 1799) He also wrote a selection of poems, and political speeches for his time in parliament.

the glories of our blood and state
The glories of our blood and state
Are shadows, not substantial things;
There is no ar... [read poem]
here's to the maiden of bashful fifteen
Here's to the maiden of bashful fifteen;
Here's to the widow of fifty;
Here's to the f... [read poem]
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