became manager of Drury Lane Theatre, under his son's lessee ship.
Finally, he returned to his lectures on elocution, and wrote an "Orthoepically Dictionary of the English Language," which is still held in estimation.
He died in 1788.
Frances Sheridan, wife of the above, was an able but eccentric female — novelist and dramatist.
She wrote "Sidney Biddulph," a novel, which could boast among its warm panegyrists Lord North and Mr. Fox, and "Nourjahad," an Eastern tale, with two plays, "The Dupe" and "The Discovery." The latter was pronounced by Garrick to be "one of the best comedies he ever read." Mrs. Sheridan also wrote a play called "The Trip to Bath," never acted nor published, which, Thomas More says, has been supposed by some to have passed, with her other papers, into the possession of her son, and after a transforming sleep, like that of the chrysalis, in his hands, to have taken wing, in length, in the brilliant form of the Rivals.
Next came Richard Brinsley Sheri