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Or; The Maiden Queen


A Tragi-comedy


(1667)


Vitiis nemo sine nascitur; optimus ille
Qui minimis urgetur
.--HORAT.

This play is composed in a mixture of rhymed verse, blank verse, and prose.


DRAMATIS PERSONAE

LYSIMANTES, first Prince of the Blood.
PHILOCLES, the Queen's favourite.
CELADON, a courtier.

Queen of Sicily.
CANDIOPE, Princess of the Blood.
ASTERIA, the Queen's confident.
FLORIMEL, a maid of honour.
FLAVIA, another maid of honour.
OLINDA, SABINA, Sisters.
MELISSA, mother to OLINDA and SABINA.

Guards, Pages of Honour, Soldiers.


SCENE—Sicily.



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