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an English architect and dramatist, perhaps best known as the designer of Blenheim Palace and Castle Howard. He wrote two argumentative and outspoken Restoration comedies, The Relapse (1696) and The Provoked Wife (1697), which have become enduring stage favourites but originally occasioned much controversy. He was knighted in 1714.
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11/21/1696-John Vanbrugh's The Relapse or Virtue in Danger premieres in London
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Badeen: Frivolous, jesting. Via French badine, silly, from Late Latin badare, to gape. Its only literary use is in ...
Fegs: A corruption of fay, faith, used in exclamations and as a mild form of swearing. Also i'fegs, q.v. Sometime...
Rocambole: Something that adds flavor of piquancy. John Vanbrugh in THE FALSE FRIEND (1702) declared: Difficulties are...
Smock: From its use as the garment next a woman's skin, smock came to be used, especially among 16th and 17th cent...
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