Mourning Bride

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A tragedy by Congreve, produced 1697. This was the author's only attempt at tragedy, and was received with enthusiasm. The play contains lines that are widely known, such as the first in the play:Music has charms to soothe a savage breast,and those which close the third act:Heaven has no rage, like love to hatred turned,Nor hell a fury, like a woman scorned.The plot concerns the secret marriage of Almeria and Alphonso, and the unsuccessful attempts of Almeria's father the king of Granada to part and punish the lovers.

Subjects: Literature.

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William Congreve (1670—1729) playwright and poet

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