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



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A comedy by D'Avenant, published 1636, revised by him after the Restoration, and generally considered his best comedy.

It concerns the love of the spendthrift young wit Pallatine for Lucy, who is thrown out by her cruel aunt for selling her jewels to help him. After many intrigues and adventures the young couple are provided for by Pallatine's at first reluctant elder brother, who is trapped into generosity.

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