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Colman George

Colman, George (1733-1794), the elder, an English dramatic writer, who was born at Florence, and educated at Westminster School and Christ Church, and having entered at Lincoln's Inn was called to the bar. In 1761 he produced his piece, Polly Honeycomb, which was very successful. His next best piece was, perhaps, The Clandestine Marriage, in which Garrick collaborated. In 1767 he became manager of Covent Garden, and in 1777 manager of the Haymarket. In 1785 he was attacked by paralysis, which affected his mental powers, and his public life was ended. Besides writing many plays, he made translations of Terence, Plautus, and Horace, and published both prose and verse.