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Virtue preserv'd' from fell destruction's blast,
A figure of truth, of faith, and loyalty:
That him and his they in his palace burn.
New joy wait on you! Here our play has ending.
• Virtue PRESERVED-] Old copies, " Virtue preferr'd.”
The gods for murder seemed so CONTENT] So all the editions after the first of 1609, which reads to contend for "so content." In the next line, "them," which is wanting in the old copies, quarto and folio, was supplied by Malone.