He visited Congreve, and naturally began to talk of his works.
Of wit (of course) there is more in a scene of Congreve than in a play of Sheridan.
However, he was followed in the same way by Mr. Congreve, though with a little more correctness.
The list was just where a Congreve document might have been expected.
And after a very few weeks even Congreve would have had to own that the timid new boy could spin quite as broad a yarn as he.
I see you have triumphed where even the famous geologist Congreve failed.
So there is not a word in Congreve for which there is not some equivalent expression in contemporary writing.
Congreve, when he wrote Incognita , took the drama as his model.
Congreve, he says, spreads a 'privation of moral light' over his characters, and therefore we can admire them without compunction.
For both Wycherley and Vanbrugh are playwrights, and Congreve is not.
in reference to rockets or matches, from Sir William Congreve (1772-1828).