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Dido was published in 1594, with the following title :
The T'ragedie of Dido Queene of Carthage : Played by the Children of her Maiesties Chappill. Written by Christopher Marlour, and Thomas Nash, Gent.
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.
THE TRAGEDY OF
DIDO, QUEEN OF CARTHAGE.
Here the curtains draw: there is discovered JUPITER
dandling GANYMEDE upon his knee, and HERMES
Gan. I am much better for your worthless love,
Jup. What? dares she strike the darling of my thoughts?
Vow, if she but once frown on thee more,
1 Old ed. “aire."