Richard Brinsley Sheridan  

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"There, sir, an attack upon my language! what do you think of that?--an aspersion upon my parts of speech! was ever such a brute! Sure, if I reprehend any thing in this world, it is the use of my oracular tongue, and a nice derangement of epitaphs!"--Mrs. Malaprop cited in The Rivals (1775) by Richard Brinsley Sheridan

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
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Richard Brinsley Sheridan (30 October 1751 – 7 July 1816) was an Irish playwright and Whig statesman.


He also wrote a selection of poems, and political speeches for his time in parliament.

Adaptations and Cultural References

In The Duchess (2008) film, a biography of Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire, The School for Scandal is performed.

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