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A comedy by R. Cumberland, produced 1771. It contrasts the generosity and simplicity of young Belcour, a Rousseauesque child of nature brought up in the West Indies, with the civilized decadence of London. See primitivism.

Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights).


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Richard Cumberland (1732—1811) playwright and novelist


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