A Quote by Sir William Davenant on heroism, liberty, pleasure, and poets

How much pleasure they lose (and even the pleasures of heroic poesy are not unprofitable) who take away the liberty of a poet, and fetter his feet in the shackles of a historian.

Sir William Davenant (1606 - 1668)

Source: Letter from S. T. Coleridge to Thomas Hobbes, Biographia Literaria, 1817.

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