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Don Juʹan

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A native of Sevʹille, son of Don José and Donna Inez, a blue-stocking. When Juan was sixteen years old he got into trouble with Donna Julia, and was sent by his mother, then a widow, on his travels. His adventures form the story of the poem, which is incomplete. (Byron: Don Juan.)

A Don Juan. A libertine of the aristocratic class. The original of this character was Don Juan Tenoʹrio of Seville, who lived in the fourteenth century. The traditions concerning him have been dramatised by Tirso de Moʹlina; thence passed into Italy and France. Glück has a musical ballet of Don Juan, and Mozart has immortalised the character in his opera of Don Giovanni (1787).

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Domino (A)
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Domisellus
Don
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Don Giovanni
Don Juan
Don Quixote
Donation of Pepin (The)
Donatists
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Dondasch
Done Brown
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