First line: Hast thou provided me a horse and arms]
Primary Text: MS Folger, 134-94
Secondary Eds: 1713 Misc, 296-390; rpt of 1713: 1903 Reynolds, 338-410.
Source: Pausanias, A Description of Greece, Book IV: Messenia.
Comment: This is weaker than The Triumphs of Love and Innocence, despite effective clearly visualized intensity of the erotic and mad scenes; influenced by Webster's Duchess of Malfi
Date: 1689-late 1690's, as she says in her epilogue (below) written during desolate period after fall of James II and Mary of Modena to fend off deep depression; Aristomenes in the dungeon partly a portrait of James's "strange" apathy at the time of the crisis. See my analysis in I On Myself Can Live, At the Court of St. James and the Débâcle (Continued).
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