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William D'Avenant (1606—1668) poet, playwright, and theatre manager


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An uncompleted romantic epic by D'Avenant, published 1651, consisting of some 1,700 quatrains.

It is a tale of chivalry, set in Lombardy. Duke Gondibert loves Birtha, and is therefore impervious to the love of Rhodalind, the king's daughter, who is in turn loved by Oswald, but before these issues are resolved the author declares himself bored with the poem.

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