The first lady declares that she would pay him back in his own coin, but the second protests that we are taught to return good for evil.
This registers an important change in the relation of the sexes. Women could now openly claim the same entitlement to sexual pleasure that had always been taken for granted by men. Nowhere is this shown so clearly as in the English comedies of the last quarter of the seventeenth century—perhaps because women were at last permitted to be seen on the stage.
William Congreve comes late in the development of a new kind of comedy with a much more open treatment of sexual matters. The new edition of his works, edited by D. McKenzie, does him full justice. Overview Pages. Subject Reference. English Dictionaries.
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Two of Congreve's phrases from The Mourning Bride have become famous, although sometimes misquoted or misattributed to William Shakespeare. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For other uses, see William Congreve disambiguation.
William Congreve in by Godfrey Kneller. Historic England. Retrieved 16 October Cunningham, Peter ed. Lives of the most eminent English poets. New York: Derby and Jackson.
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