George Colman the Elder

George Colman the Elder

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. George Colman (April, 1732 - 14 August 1794) was an English dramatist and essayist, usually called "the Elder," and sometimes "George the First," to distinguish him from his son, George Colman the Younger. He was born in Florence, where his father was stationed as British Resident Minister (diplomatic envoy) at the court of the Grand duke of Tuscany. Colman's father died within a year of his son's birth, and the boy's education was undertaken by William Pulteney, afterwards Lord Bath, whose wife was Mrs Colman's sister. After attending a private school in Marylebone, young George was sent to Westminster School, which he left in due course for Christ Church, Oxford. Here he made the acquaintance of Bonnell Thornton, the parodist, and together they founded The Connoisseur (1754-1756), a periodical which, although it reached its 140th number, "wanted weight," as Johnson said. He left Oxford after taking his degree in 1755, and, having been entered at Lincoln's Inn before his return to London, he was called to the bar in 1757.show more

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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 159g
  • Chromo Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6134913693
  • 9786134913690