Sheridan bought Boots!! ( Post No.5328)

Compiled  by London swaminathan

Date: 16 August 2018


Time uploaded in London –7-13 am (British Summer Time)


Post No. 5328



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Sheridan made his appearance, one day, in a pair of new boots. These attracting the notice of some of his friends, Now guess, said he, how I came by these boots. Many probable guesses then took place. No, said Sheridan, no you have not hit it, nor ever will. I bought them and paid for them.


Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Irish Playwright

born oct.31, 1751

Died July 7, 1816

Age at death 64



1775 The Rivals

1775 St. Patrick’s Day

1775 The Duenna

1777 The School for Scandal

1779 The Critic

The playwright R B Sheridan is best known for his comedies of manners.

Sheridan was born in Dublin, and theatre was in his blood. His father was an actor, and his mother had written novels and plays. However, his family had money problems, and while Sheridan was away in England being educated, the family moved to France to avoid debtors.

When Sheridan was 19, the family moved back to England, and he joined them in the city of Bath. While there he became involved in a scandal concerning a well- known singer Elizabeth Anne Linley, over whom he later fought two duels. They were married in 1773 and then moved to London.


Once in London Sheridan became friends with a group of writers including Dr Johnson and Oliver Goldsmith. Although Elizabeth’s singing career could easily have supported them both, Sheridan decided to earn a living from writing. His first play, The Rivals, was written when he was 23. Two more followed later that year. The success of these plays led directly to Sheridan being offered the job of actor-manager of a London theatre.


Sheridan’s The School for Scandal is considered one of the most brilliant comedies of the 18th century. Like all of his plays, it makes fun of types of people Sheridan felt were cruel, stupid or self-important.


Sheridan’s theatrical skills made him a natural public speaker. He became a member of the British parliament and served as a minister.

Source- Book of Anecdotes and Who Wrote What When.



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