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London: Printed by B. M'Millan,
HARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY GIFT OF
PROF. JOHN TUCKER MURRAY JUNE 13, 1938
THE FAIR MAID OF THE INN; A Tragi-Comedy
THE MARTIAL MAID.
This Play is by Gardiner, in his Commendatory Verses, ascribed to Fletcher singly; but the Prologue speaks of it as the production of both authors, although again the Epilogue takes notice of but one. There never were any alterations made in this Comedy, nor has it been acted for many years past.
PROLOGUE, AT THE REVIVING OF THIS PLAY.
STATUES and pictures challenge price and fame,
If they can justly boast and prove they came
Beaumont's, and Fletcher's, whose desert out-weighs
The best applause, and their least sprig of
Is worthy Phoebus; and who comes to gather
Nor can you ever surfeit of the plenty,
The more you take, the more you do them
And we will thank you for your own delight
PACHIECO, a Cobler,
MENDOZA, a Botcher,
EUGENIA, a virtuous Lady, Wife to Don Al
CLARA, the Martial Maid, Daughter to Al varez, enamoured of Vitelli.
GENEVORA, Sister to Vitelli, in love with.
MALRODA, a wunton Mistress of Vitelli,
Enter Vitelli, Lamoral, and Anastro.
At St. Lucar's; and such a general welcome
Against the arch-duke, were again compell'd With their obedience to give up their lives To be at his devotion.
Vit. You amaze me !
[Sevil For tho' I've heard, that when he fled from To save his life (then forfeited to law For murdering don Pedro, my dear uncle), His extreme wants enforc'd him to take pay I' th'army, sat down then before Ostend; 'Twas never yet reported, by whose favour He durst presume to entertain a thought Of coming home with pardon.
Ana. 'Tis our nature
There by his son (or were he by adoption
The good success of Alvarez had beginning. Vit. So I love virtue in an enemy,
That I desire in the relation of [yourself This young man's glorious deed, you'll keep A friend to truth, and it.
Lam. Such was my purpose.
The town being oft assaulted, but in vain,
And yet majestic pace.] Sympson objects to the word yet, and would read, a slow, and that majestic, pace,