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Terence (c. 190—159 bc) Roman comic dramatist

sentimental comedy


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The last comedy of Steele, based on the Andria of Terence, performed 1722.

The play, with its high moral tone, considerably influenced the drift towards sentimental comedy in England and in France.

Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights).

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Richard Steele (1672—1729) writer and politician