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A Comicall Satyre.
Acted, in the yeere 1601. By the then
The Author B. I.
Et mihi de nullo fama rubore placet.
Printed by VVILLIAM STANSBY,
for Matthew Lownes.
·M. DC. XVI.
Mr. Richard Martin.
IR, A thankefull man owes a courtefie euer: the
vnthankefull, but when he needes it. To make
mine owne marke appeare, and jew by which of these feales I am known, I send you this peece of what may liue of mine; for whose innocence, as for the Authors, you were once a noble and timely undertaker, to the greatest Iustice of this kingdome. Enioy now the delight of your goodnesse; which is to see that profper, you preferu'd: and posteritie to owe the reading of that, without offence, to your name; which so much ignorance, and malice of the times, then confpir'd to haue supprest.
Your true louer,
THE PERSONS THAT ACT Q Dramatis Personæ 1716+ Q bears on this page an address ‘Ad Lectorem' (Martial, 7. 12. 9–12.). and omits THE SCENE. ROME. 1640 subjoins the list of comedians as printed on p. (354), folio 1616. W, G, N, interpolate Luscus' after 'Tucca'; G, N, add 'Aesop' and 'Equites'. TREBATIVS) om. Q
After the second
Arising in the midst of the stage.
What's here? TH’ARRAIGNMENT? I: This,
15 Haue I, with burning lights, mixt vigilant thoughts, In expectation of this hated play: To which (at last) I am arriu'd as Prologue. Nor would I, you should looke for other lookes, Gesture, or complement from me, then what
20 After · Sounding. ) om. O ENVIE.] LIVOR. Q S. D.] om. Q Envy arises in the midst of the stage G, N 3 I] ay G, N (uniformly) 20 compliment W+