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 Don Giovan’ni.Don Quixote (2 syl.). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Don Ju’an.
 
A native of Sev’ille, 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.)   1
   A Don Juan. A libertine of the aristocratic class. The original of this character was Don Juan Teno’rio of Seville, who lived in the fourteenth century. The traditions concerning him have been dramatised by Tirso de Mo’lina; 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).   2
 


 Don Giovan’ni.Don Quixote (2 syl.). 

 
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