Henry Carey

Carey, Henry, 1687–1743, English author. After the first collection of his poems appeared in 1713, he turned to writing for the stage. Primarily a writer of farce comedy, his greatest success was Chrononhotonthologos (1734), a burlesque on theatrical bombast. He is best remembered, however, for his songs, in particular the ballad "Sally in Our Alley."

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

More on Henry Carey from Fact Monster:

  • Henry Charles Carey - Henry Charles Carey economist, publisher Born: 12/15/1793 Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pa. Having ...
  • Henry Charles Carey - Carey, Henry Charles Carey, Henry Charles, 1793–1879, American economist, b. Philadelphia; ...
  • Ambrose Philips - Philips, Ambrose Philips, Ambrose, 1674–1749, English author. After resigning his fellowship ...
  • Nathaniel Prentice BANKS - BANKS, Nathaniel Prentice (1816—1894) BANKS, Nathaniel Prentice, a Representative from ...

See more Encyclopedia articles on: English Literature, 1500 to 1799: Biographies