He had to confess, too, that he had taken for granted Dr. Wycherley was correctly informed about the said illusion.
For both Wycherley and Vanbrugh are playwrights, and Congreve is not.
The object of the imposition was to uphold the tale he had advanced in his Wycherley volume.
It is probable he had Wycherley in his eye when he wrote this.
In this letter Pope had himself addressed to Caryll a remonstrance similar to that which he had received from Wycherley.
But in every point Congreve maintained his superiority to Wycherley.
Theobald, the hero of the Dunciad, edited in 1728 the posthumous works of Wycherley.
This, too, was the favourite house of Wycherley and Congreve the dramatists.
The grossness of his comedies rivalled that of Wycherley himself.
Pope said that Wycherley was inspired by the Muses, with the wit of Plautus.