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William Davenant (1606 – 1668)

Also spelled D'Avenant, was an English poet and playwright.
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William Davenant
For angling-rod he took a sturdy oake;
For line, a cable that in storm ne’er broke;
His hooke was such as heads the end of pole
To pluck down house ere fire consumes it whole;
The hook was baited with a dragon’s tale,—
And then on rock he stood to bob for whale.
Davenant quotes
Since knowledge is but sorrow’s spy,
It is not safe to know.
The assembled souls of all that men held wise.

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