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Selected Poetry of Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751-1816)


from Representative Poetry On-line
Prepared by members of the Department of English at the University of Toronto
from 1912 to the present and published by the University of Toronto Press from 1912 to 1967.
RPO Edited by Ian Lancashire
A UTEL (University of Toronto English Library) Edition
Published by the Web Development Group, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries
© 2003, Ian Lancashire for the Department of English, University of Toronto

Index to poems

When scarce in their teens, they have wit to perplex us,
With letters and lovers for ever they vex us,
While each still rejects the fair suitor you've brought her,
O, what a plague is an obstinate daughter.
        (If a Daughter you have, 8-11)
  1. Here's to the Maiden of Bashful Fifteen
  2. If a Daughter you have

Biographical information

Given name: Richard Brinsley
Family name: Sheridan
Birth date: 30 October 1751
Death date: 7 July 1816
Nationality: Irish
Family relations
          father: Thomas Sheridan
          wife: Sheridan (from 13 April 1773)
          wife: Esther Jane Sheridan (from 27 April 1795)
          sister: Elizabeth Lefanu
          son: Charles Brinsley Sheridan
          son: Tom Sheridan
          grandfather: Thomas Sheridan
Languages
          English
          French
          Italian
          Greek
Education
          School in Dublin kept by Samuel Whyte: 1758 to 1759
          Harrow school: 1762 to 1768
          Private tutor, Lewis Ker
          Waltham Abbey, Essex: 27 August 1772 to April 1773
          Middle Temple: 6 April 1773
Politics: Whig
Literary period: Augustan
Occupations
          Statesman
          Manager, Drury Land Theatre
Residences
          London
          12 Dorset Street, Dublin: 30 October 1751
          Bath: 1770
          Waltham Abbey, Essex: 27 August 1772 to April 1773
          East Burnham: 1773
          Orchard Street, London: 1774
          17 Savile Row: 1816
Illnesses
          Insomnia
          Varicose veins
Buried at: Westminster Abbey
First RPO edition: 1996-2000