Richard Cumberland

(1732—1811) playwright and novelist

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Dramatist, grandson of Richard Bentley, educated at Westminster School, where he met William Cowper, George Colman, and Charles Churchill, and Trinity College, Cambridge. He wrote several comedies, of which ...

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