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".
Supplementary cantos to Gondibert, by Sir William Davenant
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- ReferenceGB 206 Brotherton Collection MS Lt q 23
- Dates of Creation1678
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- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description12 ff. Watermark: ornament resembling fleur-de-lys. Written in a single hand.
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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.
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Purchased from Quaritch (Sotheby), July 1973
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