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The Way of the World

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The Way of the World  (1700) 
by William Congreve

a play premiering in 1700 widely regarded as being one of the best Restoration comedies written and is still performed sporadically to this day

Facsimile of the original title page of The Way of the World
THE
WAY OF THE WORLD,
A'
COMEDY.


As it is ACTED
AT THE
Theater in Lincoln's-Inn-Fields,
BY

His Majeſty's Servants.


Written by: MR. CONGREVE


Audire est operae pretium, prcedere recte
Qui maechis non vultis— —HOR. Sat. i. 2, 37.
—Metuat doti deprenſa.— —Ibid.

LONDON:
Printed for Jacob Tonſon, within Gray's-Inn-Gate next
Gray's-Inn-Lane. 1700.

This work was published before January 1, 1926, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.