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  • Title: The Tragedy of Locrine (Third Folio, 1664)

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    Authors: Anonymous, William Shakespeare
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    The Tragedy of Locrine (Third Folio, 1664)

    Actus Quintus. Scena Prima.
    Enter Ate as before. Jason leading Creon's daughter.
    1735Medea following, hath a garland in her hand, and
    putting it on Creon's daughters head, setteth it on fire,
    and then killing Jason and her, departeth.
    Ate.Non tam Trinacriis exaestuat AEtna cavernis,
    Laesae furtivo quam cor mulieris amore.
    1740Medea seeing Jason leave her love,
    And choose the daughter of the Theban King,
    Went to her devillish charms to work revenge;
    And raising up the triple Hecate,
    With all the rout of the condemned fiends,
    1745Framed a garland by her magick skill,
    With which she wrought Jason and Creon's ill.
    So Guendoline seeing her self misus'd,
    And Humber's paramour possesse her place,
    Flies to the Dukedome of Cornubia,
    1750And with her brother stout Thrasimachus,
    Gathering a power of Cornish souldiers,
    Gives battel to her husband and his host,
    Nigh to the river of great Mertia:
    The chances of this dismal massacre,
    1755That which ensueth shortly will unfold.Exit.