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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.
Thrasybulus, a young gentleman, reduced to poverty.
RADAOON.f ) ,.
_ "J his sous.
Adam, his man.
Governor of Joppa.
Master of a ship.
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,
. An 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.
A LOOKING-GLASS FOR LONDON AND ENGLAND.
Enter Rasjo, witk the Kniaa o* Cilicia, Crete, and
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,
Or that sweet boy that wrought bright Venus'
K. of Crete. If martial looks, wrapt in a cloud
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.