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Dido was published in 1594, with the following title :—
The Tragedie of Dido Queene of Carthage: Played by the Children of her Maiesties Chappell. Written by Christopher Marlowe, and Thomas Nash, Gent.
At London, Printed, by the Widdowe Orwin, for Thomas Woodcocke, and are to be sold at his shop, in Paules Churchyeard, at the signe of the blacke Beare. 1594. 4to.
A copy of this edition is in the Bodleian Library; and I am indebted to my friend Mr. C. H. Firth for kindly comparing Dyce's text with the text of the Bodleian copy.
ASCANIUS, his son.
ANNA, her sister.
THE TRAGEDY OF
DIDO, QUEEN OF CARTHAGE.
Here the curtains draw: there is discovered JUPITER dandling GANYMEDE upon his knee, and HERMES lying asleep.
Jup. Come, gentle Ganymede, and play with me;
Gan. I am much better for your worthless love,
As made the blood run down about mine ears.
Jup. What? dares she strike the darling of my thoughts? By Saturn's soul, and this earth-threatening hair,1 That, shaken thrice, makes nature's buildings quake, I vow, if she but once frown on thee more,
1 Old ed. "aire."