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1 a tragedy traditionally attributed to Webster, but by some authorities to Heywood, in whole or in part. The production date is uncertain; it was probably first printed in 1654. The plot is taken from the classical legend (see Virginia) which forms one of the stories in Painter's Palace of Pleasure;

2 a tragedy by J. Dennis.

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John Webster (c. 1580—1625) poet and playwright