- John,1664–1726, English dramatist and architect.
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For both Wycherley and Vanbrugh are playwrights, and Congreve is not.Views and Reviews
William Ernest Henley
As I think, Vanbrugh was a man to whom Fortune could never come.
There was no friend to arrange anything; so Miss Vanbrugh undertook it all.
Vanbrugh came back, and continued his painting, talking all the while.
Mr. Vanbrugh, my dear master and friend, look at me, and listen to what I have to say.
- Sir John. 1664–1726, English dramatist and baroque architect. His best-known plays are the Restoration comedies The Relapse (1697) and The Provok'd Wife (1697). As an architect, he is noted esp for Blenheim Palace