Sir George Etherege 1635-1691

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When love grows diseased, the best thing we can do is to put it to a violent death; I cannot endure the torture of a lingering and consumptive passion.
George Etherege (1635-1691), British dramatist, diplomat. Dorimant, in The Man of Mode, act 2, sc. 2 (1676).
Writing, madam, 's a mechanic part of wit! A gentleman should never go beyond a song or a billet.
George Etherege (1635-1691), British dramatist, diplomat. Sir Fopling, in The Man of Mode, act 4, sc. 1 (1676).

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Among the COURT WITS' poetry, what is the role of Etherege? Perhaps, his poetical legacy is not of long-range impact, but what about... if he is compared to Sedley's 'Not, Celya [...]', Sackville's 'Dorinda's sparkling wit [...]', even Wilmot's poems?