The Works of Robert Davenport: Now First Collected (Classic Reprint) by Robert DavenportThe Works of Robert Davenport: Now First Collected (Classic Reprint) by Robert Davenport

The Works of Robert Davenport: Now First Collected (Classic Reprint)

byRobert Davenport

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A second edition a peared in 1662. Dyce's co yof ed 2 has on the title-page rrtten by W. Daven. Gent. Pwith a firm hand. But the most interesting and original character in the play is Matilda's father, Fitzwater, the mad, merry, feeling, insensible-seeming lord, whose presence is as comforting as a cordial. As for Matilda, she Is chaste without being insipid; and she refrains (unlike Massinger's heroines) from indulging in self-glorification: a quiet, modest, gentle soul, born under a malignant star. Deeply pathetic, but too agonising, are the prison scenes where Lady Bruce and her young son are seen tortured with hunger, imploring mercy of their jeering gaoler. It is hardly fair for a playwright to work on our feelings in this ruthless manner.

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Title:The Works of Robert Davenport: Now First Collected (Classic Reprint)Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.76 inPublished:December 29, 2018Publisher:1KG LimitedLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0259383139

ISBN - 13:9780259383130

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