Richard Steele

The Lying Lover: or, The Ladies' Friendship


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"The spark of this play is introduced with as much agility and life as he brought with him from France, and as much humour as I could b…

The Funeral: or Grief A-La-Mode


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The Funeral: or, Grief à-la-Mode, a Comedy, was written in the summer of 1701, and given to Christopher Rich, of the Theatre Royal, D…

Isaac Bickerstaff, Physician and Astrologer


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Isaac Bickerstaff Esq. was a pseudonym used by Jonathan Swift as part of a hoax to predict the death of then famous Almanac-maker and astrol…