Supplementary cantos to Gondibert, by Sir William Davenant

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Scope and Content

Two poems, presented as additional material for Davenant's heroic poem "Gondibert", with notes on their source among Lord Mordaunt's papers and their publication history. Dated "Dec. 1678".

Administrative / Biographical History

Sir William Davenant, 1606-1668, poet and dramatist, was appointed (the first official) Poet Laureate in 1638. There is a full account of his life in DNB and numerous other sources.

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Quaritch (Sotheby), July 1973

Note

In English

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Related Material

One other copy of this document, identical in form, is in the Osborne Collection at Yale University