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Although not openly acknowledged by the author, yet it is a legitimate offspring,
so lovely, and so much desired, that the often copying of it hath tired my pen to
give my several friends satisfaction, and brought me to a necessity of producing it
... parts remaining as they were ; And they, so perfect in their misery, Not once
perceive their foul disfigurement, But boast themselves more comely than before ;
And all their friends and native home forget, To roll with pleasure in a sensual sty.
Guendolen, all in rage, departs into Cornwall, and, gathering an army of her
father's friends and subjects, gives battle to her husband by the river Sture ;
wherein Locrine, shot with an arrow, ends his life. But not so ends the fury of
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I much prefer John Kinsella's updated version 'A Dialogic Mask' which, rather engagingly, includes John Milton's original in a beautifully produced hardback. Comus is available from Arc Publications.