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Satiromastix (25  February  1816) Dekker, ThomasSatiromastix; or, The untrussing of the humorous poet. 1602
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Hawkins, ThomasThe origin of English drama, illustrated in its various species, viz. mystery, morality, tragedy, and comedy, by specimens from our earliest writers. With explanatory notes by Thomas Hawkins… (3 volumes) 1773
Table of contents:
v. 1. Preface. Candlemas-day. Every-man. Hycke-scorner. Lusty Juventus [by Richard Wever] Gammer Gurton's needle. A lamentable tragedy … conteying the life of Cambises king of Percia, by Thomas Preston. -- v. 2. The Spanish tragedy [by thomas Kyd] The love of King David and fair Bethsabe [by George Peele] Soliman and Perseda. The tragedy of Ferrex and Porrex [by Thomas Norton[ -- v. 3. Supposes: a comedy written in the Italian tongue by Ariosto. Englished by George Gascoigne. Satiro-mastix, or, The untrussing of the humorous poet, by Thomas Dekker. The return from Parnassus. Wily beguiled.

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