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Kite, Sergeant

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

One of the chief characters in Farquhar's The Recruiting Officer. One of his songs is the well known ‘Over the hills and far away’.

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Sergeant Kite <i>n.</i>

Jonathon Green.

in Green's Dictionary of Slang

January 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 46 words.

a recruiting sergeant.

1864, 1867, 1870 Hotten Sl. Dict. 24: SERGEANT KITE, a recruiting sergeant. Sergeant snap has a like

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Kite, Sergeant

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

One of the chief characters in Farquhar's The Recruiting Officer. One of his songs is the well known ‘Over the hills and far away’.

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Kite, Sergeant

Edited by Margaret Drabble, Jenny Stringer and Daniel Hahn.

in The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (British and Irish). 26 words.

one of the chief characters in Farquhar's The Recruiting Officer. One of his songs is the well known ‘Over

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An Epigram: Inscribed To The Honourable Sergeant Kite

Jonathan Swift.

Edited by Harold Williams.

in The Poems of Jonathan Swift, Vol. 3 (Second Edition)

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In your indignation what mercy appears,

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The Yahoo's Overthrow; Or, The Kevan Bayl's New Ballad, Upon Sergeant Kite's Insulting The Dean To The Tune Of Derry Down

Jonathan Swift.

Edited by Harold Williams.

in The Poems of Jonathan Swift, Vol. 3 (Second Edition)

Primary Text.

JOLLY boys of St. Kevans, St. Patrick's, Donore,

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Recruiting Officer, The (1706)

Michael Patterson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Plays

P ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights). 349 words.

Captain Plume and Sergeant Kite are in Shrewsbury recruiting for the army, often using devious means. Despite Plume's being a

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Recruiting Officer

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

A comedy by Farquhar, produced 1706.

It deals with the humour of recruiting in a country town, with a vividness suggesting that the author drew on his own experience. It describes...

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