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A comedy by Massinger, acted 1632, printed 1658.

The play deals with the efforts of Sir John Frugal to curb the extravagance of his wife and daughters, by pretending to retire to a monastery, and leaving them to the mercy of his prodigal brother Luke. Luke treats them so harshly that Frugal is welcomed home, with promises of reform.

Subjects: Literature.

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Philip Massinger (1583—1640) playwright