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(Biography) Sir William. 1606–68, English dramatist and poet: poet laureate (1638–68). His plays include Love and Honour (1634)


or Dav•e•nant

(ˈdæv ə nənt)

Sir William, 1606–68, English poet, playwright, and producer: poet laureate 1638–68.
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Then she remembered Cecil Davenant and his strange manner - the story which he was even now waiting to tell her.
We passed the Cedars this morning, just exactly as Mary Davenant was standing at the gate, wishing good-bye to Mister I forget his name.
Noticeable again, among the whole-plate portraits, is the thoroughly reassuring countenance of Steele, the singularly fine heads of John, Charles, and Fanny Kemble, while the certainly plain, pinched countenance of William Davenant reminds one of Charles Kean, and might well have lighted up, as did his, when the soul came into it, into power and charm, as the speaking eyes assure us even in its repose.
That was written by William Davenant, poet-laureate.
150), a facile writer, Sir William Davenant, had begun, cautiously, a few years before the Restoration, to produce operas and other works of dramatic nature; and the returning Court had brought from Paris a passion for the stage, which therefore offered the best and indeed the only field for remunerative literary effort.
Set in peripheral locales and allegorically depicting contemporary political concerns, Davenant and Dryden's plays contribute to a thriving discussion about the role of heroic drama in society.
He also discusses MiltonAEs competitors, poets William Davenant and Abraham Cowley, followed by analysis of the poemAEs structure, genre, content, purpose, method, and readers, as well as how it was turned into a classic by its readers.
306, 353; Gervase Markham and William Sampson, Herod and Antipater (London, 1622: STC: 17401), L4r (glossed as 'Whence came that deadly groane'); Sir William Davenant, The Cruel Brother (1627), in The Dramatic Works of William Davenant, James Maidment and W.
The happening that brings all of the characters into Matt's orbit is the reported "transitioning" from a man to a deer of one Harry Davenant.
El peligro mas inminente ahora, ya detectado por Charles Davenant o William Wood, era que Francia se apropiara del comercio holandes (80); ello le llevaba a defender la alianza anglo-holandesa.
The source is believed to have been Greville's servant, William Davenant, who claimed he was Shakespeare's son.