[van-broo or, esp. British, van-bruh]
- John,1664–1726, English dramatist and architect.
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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.
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- 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
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