A Select Collection of Old English Plays, Volume 9 eBook

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[Upon the plaudite APPETITUS awakes, and runs in after ANAMNESTES.

THE MISERIES OF ENFORCED MARRIAGE.

EDITIONS.

(1.) The Miseries of Inforst Mariage.  As it is now playd by his Maiesties Servants.  Qui alios (seipsum) docet.  By George Wilkins.  London.  Printed for George Vincent, and are to be sold at his shop in Woodstreete. 1607, 4to.

(2.) The Miseries of Inforst Marriage.  Playd by his Maiesties Seruantes.  Qui Alios, (seipsum) docet.  By George Wilkins.  London Printed for George Vincent, and are to be sold at his Shoppe in Woodstreete. 1611. 4to.

(3.) The Miseries of Inforst Marriage.  Playd by his Maiesties Servants.  Qui alios (seipsum) docet.  By George Wilkins.  London, Printed by Aug.  Mathewes for Richard Thrale, and are to bee sold at his Shop at Pauls gate, next to Cheape-side. 1629. 4to.

(4.) The Miseries of Inforst Marriage.  Playd by his Majesties Servants.  Qui alios (seipsum) docet.  By George Wilkins.  London, Printed by I.N. for Richard Thrale, and are to be sold at his Shop at Pauls gate; next to Cheape-side.  M.DC.XXXVII. 4to.

INTRODUCTION.

George Wilkins, like many other minor poets of his time, has had no memorials concerning him transmitted to us.  He wrote no play alone, except that which is here reprinted; but he joined with John Day and William Rowley in “The Travels of the Three English Brothers, Sir Thomas, Sir Anthony, and Sir Robert Shirley,” an historical play, printed in 4to, 1607[325].  He was also the author of “Three Miseries of Barbary:  Plague, Famine, Civill warre.” [1603.] 4to.  B.L.[326]

[There was a second writer of both these names, probably a son, who published in 1608 a prose novel, founded on the play of “Pericles."[327]]

DRAMATIS PERSONAE[328].

SIR FRANCIS ILFORD. 
WENTLOE. 
BARTLEY. 
WILLIAM SCARBOROW. 
THOMAS SCARBOROW, | his brothers
JOHN SCARBOROW, |
SIR JOHN HARCOP. 
LORD FALCONBRIDGE. 
SIR WILLIAM SCARBOROW. 
DOCTOR BAXTER. 
GRIPE, the usurer.
Butler.
Clown.
Secretary.
Steward.
Page.
Children
CLARE, daughter to Sir John Harcop
KATHERINE, wife to William Scarborow.
Sister to William Scarborow.

THE MISERIES OF ENFORCED MARRIAGE[329].

    Enter SIR FRANCIS ILFORD, WENTLOE, and BARTLEY.

BAR.  But Frank, Frank, now we are come to the house, what shall we make to be our business?

ILF.  Tut, let us be impudent enough, and good enough.

WEN.  We have no acquaintance here, but young Scarborow.

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