Congreve's character of Foresight, in Love for Love, was then no uncommon person, though the humour now is scarcely intelligible.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by Isaac D'Israeli
It is a great loss to literature that Mrs. Millamant, the delightful heroine of Congreve's comedy, was no reader of Milton.
"Milton" by Sir Walter Alexander Raleigh
I'll wager my hat she saw my letter; I like her spunk; she's a thorough Congreve.
"Six Girls" by Fannie Belle Irving
A meteor-like shower of Congreve rockets accompanied the balls, filling the air for fifteen minutes with these missiles of terror.
"The Battle of New Orleans" by Zachary F. Smith
I can refer to my Congreve, but I can't to my Pinero.
"Picture and Text" by Henry James
The strut or support of a Congreve rocket.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
The Congreve Rockets which were frightful at first, lost their terrors, and effected little.
"The Defence of Stonington (Connecticut) Against a British Squadron, August 9th to 12th, 1814" by J. Hammond Trumbull
We tolerate the humour of Congreve, not because it is thoroughly amusing, but because it has survived better than most.
"G. K. Chesterton, A Critical Study" by Julius West
The case is widely different with what Mr. Charles Lamb calls the conventional world of Wycherley and Congreve.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
Congreve, Captain W. N., 365; awarded the V.C., 366.
"History of the War in South Africa 1899-1902 v. 1 (of 4)" by Frederick Maurice
He denounces a manifesto from Mr. Congreve in January 1857, and again from the patriotic side.
"The Life of Sir James Fitzjames Stephen, Bart., K.C.S.I." by Sir Leslie Stephen
Adjoining the French forces on the British right flank lay General Congreve's Thirteenth Corps.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume V (of 8)"
He wrote a charming character of Congreve's Millamant, but it was unnoticed because he was not a Government tool.
"Hours in a Library" by Leslie Stephen
Congreve, when he had scarcely attained his majority, was rewarded for his first comedy with places which made him independent for life.
"Books and Authors" by Anonymous
This is the comedy of artificial life, of wit and satire, such as we see it in Congreve, Wycherley, Vanburgh, etc.
"Hazlitt on English Literature" by Jacob Zeitlin
Congreve rockets are nothing in comparison.
"Eyes Like the Sea" by Mór Jókai
Congreve, Richard, 115, 242.
"Modern Substitutes for Christianity" by Pearson McAdam Muir
But both to Congreve justly shall submit, One matched in judgment, both o'ermatched in wit.
"Library of the World's Best literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 12" by Various
If any taste for plays has been developed by Shakespeare, it might be turned to Marlowe, Congreve, and Sheridan.
"A Novelist on Novels" by W. L. George
Why is a congreve-box without matches superior to all other boxes?
"The Handbook of Conundrums" by Edith B. Ordway