The Way of the World
My Lord,—Whether the world will arraign me of vanity or not, that I have presumed to dedicate this comedy to your lordship, I am yet in doubt; though, it may be, it is some degree of vanity even to doubt of it. One who has at any time had the honour of your lordship’s conversation, cannot be supposed to think very meanly of that which he would prefer to your perusal. Yet it were to incur the imputation of too much sufficiency to pretend to such a merit as might abide the test of your lordship’s censure.
More Books by William Congreve
Great Books: Volume One
The mourning bride. A tragedy: As it is acted at the Theatre in Lincoln's-Inn-Fields, by His Majesty's servants. Written by Mr. Congreve.
Love for love. A comedy: Acted at the Theatre in Little-Lincoln's-Inn-Fields, by His Majesty's servants. Written by Mr. Congreve.
Mr. Congreve's last will and testament: with characters of his writings. By Mr. Dryden, Sir Richard Blackmore, Mr. Addison and Major Pack. To which are added, two pieces, viz. I. Of rightly improving the present time. ... II. The game of quadrille. An al
The judgment of Paris: a masque. Written by Mr. Congreve. Set severally to musick, by Mr. John Eccles, Mr. Finger, Mr. Purcel, and Mr. Weldon.
An impossible thing. A tale