As a young man Congreve formed a friendship with the older and distinguished Dryden
. He later belonged to the Whig Kit-Cat Club
, and counted most of its members among his friends, while remaining...
Leisure and Society
Mary, Countess Cowper
Before her marriage she was enrolled among their toasts by the fashionable Kit-Kat Club
. Her social life seems to have been lively, but she insisted that she never played the harpsichord to public audiences.
Mary, Countess Cowper,. “Introduction”. Diary, edited by Charles Spencer Cowper, John Murray, p. v - xvi.
Mary, Countess Cowper,. Diary. Editor Cowper, Charles Spencer, John Murray.
Theme or Topic Treated in Text
This anarchically witty satire on the Whigs (especially the upper-class rakes of the Kit-Cat Club
) is designed to catch the spirit of an annual London fair notorious for boisterous sports and entertainments. It was...