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Sir William Davenant

Title page engraving of Davenant from his collected works, after a portrait by John Greenhill
Born 3 March 1606
Oxford, England
Died 7 April 1668 (aged 62)
London, England
Occupation Playwright, poet, soldier
Period Stuart period; Restoration era

Fame, like the river, is narrowest where it is bred, and broadest afar off.
William Davenant
Since knowledge is but sorrow's spy, It is not safe to know.
Calamity is the perfect glass wherein we truly see and know ourselves.