Gipsies Metamorphosed

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A masque by Jonson, performed before James I 1621, printed 1640. The masque is unique in its assigning of speaking parts to members of the court. The chief event is the telling of the king's fortune by the gypsy captain, a part taken by the duke of Buckingham.

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