1882 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

George Colman the Younger

Epes Sargent, in Harper's Cyclopaedia of British and American Poetry (1882) 263.



The son of George Colman, the Elder, author of The Jealous Wife, and other successful plays, George the Younger (1762-1836) early gave his attention to the writing of plays. He produced several which still keep their place on the stage: The Iron Chest (1796); The Heir at Law (1797); The Poor Gentleman (1802); John Bull (1805); with numerous minor pieces. Colman wrote poetical travesties and light farcical pieces in verse, which were collected and published (1802) under the title of Broad Grins.