Congreve's character of Foresight, in Love for Love, was then no uncommon person, though the humour now is scarcely intelligible.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by Isaac D'Israeli
It is a great loss to literature that Mrs. Millamant, the delightful heroine of Congreve's comedy, was no reader of Milton.
"Milton" by Sir Walter Alexander Raleigh
I'll wager my hat she saw my letter; I like her spunk; she's a thorough Congreve.
"Six Girls" by Fannie Belle Irving
A meteor-like shower of Congreve rockets accompanied the balls, filling the air for fifteen minutes with these missiles of terror.
"The Battle of New Orleans" by Zachary F. Smith
I can refer to my Congreve, but I can't to my Pinero.
"Picture and Text" by Henry James
The strut or support of a Congreve rocket.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
The Congreve Rockets which were frightful at first, lost their terrors, and effected little.
"The Defence of Stonington (Connecticut) Against a British Squadron, August 9th to 12th, 1814" by J. Hammond Trumbull
We tolerate the humour of Congreve, not because it is thoroughly amusing, but because it has survived better than most.
"G. K. Chesterton, A Critical Study" by Julius West
The case is widely different with what Mr. Charles Lamb calls the conventional world of Wycherley and Congreve.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
Congreve, Captain W. N., 365; awarded the V.C., 366.
"History of the War in South Africa 1899-1902 v. 1 (of 4)" by Frederick Maurice
"What Fenton will not do, nor Gay,
Nor Congreve, Rowe, nor Stanyan,
Tom Burnet or Tom D'Urfey may,
John Dunton, Steele, or any one.
"Sandys Ghost ; A Proper Ballad on the New Ovid's Metamorphosis" by Alexander Pope
While Vanburgh, Congreve, Farquhar, heaven-endow'd,
To scourge bold Vice with Wit's resistless rod,
Embraced her chains, stood forth her priests avow'd,
And scatter'd flowers in every path she trod:
"Sheridan" by Thomas Gent