In retrospect, I probably overdid the routine a little; some of the flourishes were reminiscent of Restoration comedy.
To be sure, this was a town drama, and for the upper classes, as was the Restoration comedy and that of the eighteenth century.
Restoration tragedy is much less important than Restoration comedy.
High poetry gradually disintegrates, and the way is prepared for the Restoration comedy.
They are far superior to the cold-blooded rakes of Dryden and the Restoration comedy.
Restoration comedy was largely based on Molire, who was brutalized by Wycherley, and adapted but not improved by Congreve.
The leading characters of Restoration comedy, from Etherege to Vanbrugh, are consciously and almost professionally wits.
The City Bride does not conform to the dominant type of Restoration comedy, but it belongs to a thriving tradition.