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Anne Bracegirdle

Anne Bracegirdle  

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(?1673/4–1748),a famous actress, the friend of Congreve, to the success of whose comedies on stage she largely contributed. She was finally eclipsed by Mrs Oldfield in 1707 and retired from the stage.
Book of Common Prayer

Book of Common Prayer  

(often BCP).The major prayer book of the Anglican Church, and official service book of the Church of England. Its centrality and continuing use is advocated by the Prayer Book Society.[...]
census

census  

n. a ten-yearly enumeration of the population based on the actual presence of individuals in a house or institution on a designated night (known as a de facto census). This contrasts with the ...
2nd Duke of Buckingham George Villiers

2nd Duke of Buckingham George Villiers  

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(1628–87),a prominent figure in the reign of Charles II, famed for his debauchery, his amorous adventures, and the vicissitudes of his public life. He was the author of verses, satires, and the ...
Sir William Petty

Sir William Petty  

(1623–76),published economic treatises, the principal of which was entitled Political Arithmetic (1690), a term signifying that which we now call statistics. In this he examined, by the quantitative ...
William Prynne

William Prynne  

(1600–69)English Puritan pamphleteer, a fearless campaigner on religious, moral, and political issues. His most famous pamphlet, Histrio Mastix (1632), was an attack on stage-plays; he was tried ...

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