The Noble Spanish Soldier – Dramatis Personæ

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KING OF SPAIN.
CARDINAL.
DUKE OF MEDINA.
MARQUESS DÆNIA.
ALBA,
RODERIGO,
VALASCO,           Dons of Spain.
LOPEZ,
SEBASTIAN, Son to QUEEN PAULINA.
COUNT MALASTESTE, a Florentine.
BALTAZAR, the Soldier.
A Poet.
COCKADILLIO, a foolish courtier.
SIGNIOR NO, a courtier inclining to MEDINA.
ALANZO, Captain of the King’s Guard.
CORNEGO, servant of ONÆLIA.
CARLO, of MEDINA’s forces.

QUEEN PAULINA, a Florentine.
ONÆLIA, niece to MEDINA, the contracted lady.
JUANNA, maid to ONÆLIA.

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The Printer to the Reader

 Understanding Reader, I present this to your view, which has received applause in action.  The poet might conceive a complete satisfaction upon the stages approbation, but the printer rests not there, knowing that that which was acted and approved upon the stage, might be no less acceptable in print.  It is now communicated to you whose leisure and knowledge admits of reading and reason.  Your judgement now this posthumous assures himself will well attest his predecessors endeavours to give content to men of the ablest quality, such as intelligent readers are here conceived to be.  I could have troubled you with a longer epistle, but I fear to stay you from the book, which affords better words and matter than I can.  So the work modestly depending in the scale of your judgement, the printer for his part craves your pardon, hoping by his promptness to do you greater service, as conveniency shall enable him to give you more or better testimony of his entireness towards you.

                                                                       N.V. [Nicholas Vavasour]

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