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Old Plays, Vol. 2 of 6 free pdf Excerpt from Old Plays, Vol. 2 of 6: Being a Continuation of Dodsley's Collection, With Notes Critical and Explanatory It is perhaps needless to observe that the plot of this play, like the preceding, is taken from the mythological writers. In presenting to the public the last of Lyly's, which will be inserted in the present collection, it may not be unnecessary to state what was probably the intention of the poet, in fixing upon stories apparently so unfit for dramatic representation as those of "Midas" and "Endymion." And the true solution of this seems to be, that these were, what they were afterwards called, "court comedies" and intended for the particular amusement and gratification of Queen Elizabeth. In that of "Midas," she is complimented as a queen- in that of "Endymion," her supposed charms and attractions as a woman are the more particular objects, which the courtly poet had in view: and it is surely no mean praise to Lyly if he successfully followed the example of a poet like Spenser. Cynthia, under which name she is supposed to be depicted, is not only one of the names of Diana, or the moon, but is that under which Elizabeth was celebrated by Spenser in his poem of "Colin Clout's come Home again." That was the age of allegory in English poetry- and Elizabeth was not only generally depicted in the poem of that name as the "Fairy Queen," but is unquestionably meant by Mercilla in Book V. and by Belph be in Book II. Who was the person that sat for the picture of Endymion in the present drama, (or whether any particular person was intended), is left to the judgment or imagination of the reader. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works."

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Author : Charles Wentworth Dilke
Publisher : Forgotten Books
Data Published : 27 September 2015
ISBN : 1330186893
EAN : 9781330186893
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 418 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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    . Excerpt from Old Plays, Vol. 2 of 6: Being a Continuation of Dodsley's Collection, With Notes Critical and Explanatory It is perhaps needless to observe that the plot of this play, like the precedin