Charles Maturin

Portrait of C.R. Maturin, 1819

Charles Robert Maturin (25 September 178230 October 1824), also known as C.R. Maturin, was an Irish Protestant clergyman (ordained by the Church of Ireland) and a writer of gothic plays and novels.

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  • A malady
    Preys on my heart that med'cine cannot reach.
    • Bertram (first staged May 9, 1816), Act IV, scene 2.
  • O wretched is the dame, to whom the sound,
    "Your lord will soon return," no pleasure brings.
    • Bertram (first staged May 9, 1816), Act II, scene 5.
  • 'Tis well to be merry and wise,
    'Tis well to be honest and true;
    'Tis well to be off with the old love,
    Before you are on with the new.
    • Motto to "Bertram," produced at Drury Lane, 1816.
  • They waste life in what are called good resolutions—partial efforts at reformation, feebly commenced, heartlessly conducted, and hopelessly concluded.
    • Reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 384.

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