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A Looking Glasse for London and England, Made by Thomas Lodge Gentleman, and Robert Greene. In. Artibus Magitter. London Printed by Thamas Crtede, and arc to be sold by If-'iUiam Barley, at his shop in Orations strette. 1594. Jt... b. 1.

A Looking Glasse, /or London and Englande. Made by Thomas Lodge Gentleman, and Robert Greene. In Artibus Magitter. London Printed by Thomas Crecde, and are to be tolde by William. Barley, at his shop in Orations ttreetc. 1598. -Uo. b. 1.

This play was also printed in 1602 and 1617.

Tho edition of 1594 is by tar tho most correct.


Rasni, King of Nineveh.
King Op Cilicia.
King Of Crete.
Kino Of Papiilagonia.

Thrasybulus, a young gentleman, reduced to poverty.
Alcon, a poor man.

RADAOON.f ) ,.

_ "J his sous.

Clbbiphoh, )





Adam, his man.


First Ruffian.

Second Ruffiau.

Governor of Joppa.

Master of a ship.

First Searcher.

Second Searcher.

A Man in devil's attire.

Magi, Merchants, Sailors, Lords, Attendants, &c.

Rem Ilia, sister to Rasni.

Alvida, wife to the King Of TAruLAGONiA.

Samia, wife to Alcon,

Smith's Wife.


. An Angel.
An Evil Angel.



* Occasionally throughout the 4tos. Rami, Cilicia, Jiemilia, and Alvida, are printed Rasin, Cicilia, Rcmilias, and Mvia.

t "In like manner," says Malone (in his note about anagrams,—SJial-espearc by Boswell, vol. iL p. 221), "in tho Looking Glass© for London and England, written by Thomas Lodge and Robert Greene, the cruel and brutal son who treats his parents, Alcon and Samia, with neglect and contempt, and refuses them any succour in their utmost need, is called Radagon, by metathesis, from o dragon." It had, perhaps, escaped Malono's notice that a very unexceptionable personage, called Radagon, figures in the Host's Tale, in Greene's Never Too La(e, Part Second.


Enter Rasjo, witk the Kniaa o* Cilicia, Crete, and
Paphlaconia, from the overthrow of Jeroboam, King
0/ Jerusalem.
Kami. So pace ye on,rtriumphant warriors;
Make Venus' leinan,* arm'd in all his pomp,
Bash at the brightness of your hardy looks,
For you the viceroys are.t the cavaliers,
That wait on Rasni's royal mightiness:
Boast, petty kings, and glory in your fates,
That stars have made your fortunes climb so high,
To give attend on Rasni's excellence.!
Am I not he that rules great Nineveh,
Rounded with Lycus' silver-flowing streams?
Whose city large diametri contains,
Even three days' journey's length from wall to

Two hundred gates carv'd out of burnish'd brass,
As glorious as the portal of the sun;
And for to deck heaven's battlements with pride,
Six hundred towers that topless touch the clouds.
This city is the footstool of your king;
A hundred lords do honour at my feet;
My sceptre straineth both the parallels:
And now t' enlarge the highness of my power,
I have made Judasa's monarch flee the field,
And beat proud Jeroboam from his holds,
Winning from Cades to Samaria.
Great Jewry's God, that foil'd stout Benhadad,
Could not rebate § the strength that Rasni

brought; For be he God in heaven, yet, viceroys, know, Rasni is god on earth, and none but he.

JT. 0/ Oil. If lovely shape, feature by nature's skill Passing in beauty fair Endymion's, That Luna wrapt within her snowy breasts,

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Or that sweet boy that wrought bright Venus'

Transform'd unto a purple hyacinth;
If beauty nonpareil in excellence,
May make a king match with the gods in gree,*
Rasni is god on earth, and none but he.

K. of Crete. If martial looks, wrapt in a cloud
of wars,
More fierce than Mavors t lighteneth from his eyes.
Sparkling revenge and dire disparagement;
If doughty deeds more haught J than any done,
Seal'd with the smile of fortune and of fate,
Matchless to manage lance and curtle-axe;
If such high actions, grae'd with victories,
May make a king match with the gods in groo,
Rasni is god on earth, and none but he.

K. ofPaph. If Pallas' wealth ■

Rasni. Viceroys, enough ; peace, § Paphlngon, no more. See where's my sister, fair Remilia, Fairer than was the virgin DanKe, That waits on Venus with a golden show; H She that hath etoln the wealth of Rasni's looks,;] And tied his thoughts within her lovely locks, She that is lov'd, and love unto your king, See where she comes to gratulate my fame. Enter Kadaoon, with Kemilia, Alvida, and Ladies,

bringing a globe eeated in a ship. Remit. Victorious monarch, second unto Jove, Mars upon earth, and Neptune on the seas,

* arte] i.e. degree

t Mavort] Tho 4tc* "Mara ": but compare, in a subsequent scene, p. 123, sec. col., _ "Nymphs, eunuchs, sing, for Mavort draweth nigh,' Ac.

f haughl] The 4tos. "haughtie": but compare, in the preceding play, p. 106, first col., "haughl Latona's son."

§ parcel Not in the 4to. of 1598.

|| That waits on Venus with a golden tltow] "Wo should read, 1 think,— , „

'That Venus wait [I.e. waited] on with a golden shower. Walker's Crit. Exam, of lite text of Shakeipcare, &c.,ii.60.

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