John Dryden said, “The author of The plain dealer, whom I am proud to call my friend, has obliged all honest and virtuous men by one of the most bold, most general, and most useful satires, which has ever been presented on the English theatre”. Unfortunately, we are not able to truly appreciate Dryden’s meaning because the allegorical interpretation of this play has somehow been lost. As a consequence, Dryden’s statement has been misunderstood. Once we begin to view “The Plain Dealer” as a christian allegory (a genre that was common during the 16th and 17th centuries), then can we begin to appreciate not only the meaning of Dryden’s statement but also, and more importantly, the play itself as it was meant to be understood- as a satire against ALL mankind (this includes you and me!). What I offer here is no scholarly paper, but only a rough summary of a christian allegorical interpretation of this play. It is my hope that someone who is more specialized in this area than I might take it upon him/herself to further this project. It would be a very worthy project. Imagine helping to bring to light an important christian, and even theological allegory(ies) (man’s relationship with himself, sin, the Law and Christ). If I am right about this play being a christian allegory, then what of the other three plays written by Wycherley? They, possibly, are also christian allegories. And perhaps these works might become comparable in importance to John Bunyan’s “Pilgrim’s Progress”! (file to be made available soon).