CONGREVE, SIR WILLIAM, an English artillery officer, inventor of the rocket which bears his name (1772-1828).
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William Congreve wrote plays such as a comedy on manners.
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Congreve, William, 9, 164.
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From William Congreve to Jane Austen, or roughly, the eighteenth century.
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William Congreve died 1729.
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But not so William Congreve, though we are equally indifferent to the honour in his case.
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Sir William Congreve (1772-1828) invented "Congreve rockets" or shells in 1804.
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THE COMPLETE PLAYS OF WILLIAM CONGREVE.
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The Works of Mr. William Congreve.
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William Congreve was born in 1670, at Bardsey, in the neighborhood of Leeds.
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