Definition of Nell gwynne
1. Noun. English comedienne and mistress of Charles II (1650-1687).
Generic synonyms: Comedienne
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Literary usage of Nell gwynne
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1. Old and New London: A Narrative of Its History, Its People and Its Places by Walter Thornbury, Edward Walford (1893)
"... the Residence of nell gwynne, and of Joseph Addison—St. James's, Moore Park—Walham Green—St. John's Church— The Butchers' Almshouses—A Poetic ..."
2. Leaves from an Actor's Note-book: With Reminiscences and Chit-chat of the by George Vandenhoff (1860)
"... nell gwynne—The Garrick Club— A Dinner at the Mansion House—Mr. BUCHANAN on British Institutions- Bath—Paris—Return to the United States—Marriage—A ..."
3. A Dictionary of the Drama: A Guide to the Plays, Play-wrights, Players, and by William Davenport Adams (1904)
"... Farnie and Collier's • nell gwynne ... Wills's -nell gwynne' (1878), ... 'nell gwynne' (1884), Hope and Rose's -English Nell' ..."
4. The History of Prostitution: Its Extent, Causes, and Effects Throughout the by William W. Sanger (1859)
"nell gwynne.—Nationality in Vice. —Sabbath at Court.—James II.—Literature of the seventeenth and eighteenth Centuries.—Lord Chesterfield.—House of Hanover. ..."