See also:English dramatist, is mentioned as the author of a
See also:play licensed in 1624 under the title of
See also:Henry I . In 1653 Henry I. and Henry II. was entered at Stationers'
See also:Hall by Humphrey Moseley with a second
See also:part said to be the
See also:work of Davenport and
See also:Shakespeare . Of this play or plays nothing has been discovered, but
See also:John and Matilda (printed 1655), which probably
See also:dates from about the same
See also:time, has survived . Throughout the play, as in its closing scene quoted by
See also:Charles Lamb in his Dramatic Specimens, there is much " passion and
See also:poetry " which saves the piece from being classed as pure melodrama . The City-
See also:Night-Cap was licensed in 1624, but not printed until 1661 . The underplot of this unsavoury play was borrowed from Cervantes and
See also:Boccaccio, and Mrs Aphra Behn's Amorous
See also:Prince (1671) is an adaptation from it . A New Tricke to Cheat the Divell (printed 1639) is a farcical
See also:comedy, which contains among other things the idea of the popular supper
See also:story which reappears in Hans
See also:Andersen's Little Claus and Big Claus . As told by Davenport the story closely resembles the Scottish Freires of
See also:Berwick, which was printed in 1603 . Three other plays entered in the Stationers'
See also:Register as Davenport's are lost, and he collaborated in two plays with
See also:Thomas Drue . Davenport's plays were reprinted by A . H . Bullen in Old English Plays (new series, 1890) .
See also:volume includes two didactic poems, which first saw the
See also:light in 1623 .
EDWARD LOOMIS DAVENPORT (1816-1877)
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