William Wycherley

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William Wycherley (c. 1640 – 1 January, 1716) was an English dramatist of the Restoration period.

See also: The Country Wife.


The Plain Dealer (1677)

  • And with faint praises one another damn.
    • Prologue
  • I weigh the man, not his title; 't is not the king's stamp can make the metal better.
    • Act i. scene 1.

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