Lockit, Lucy

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(Gay: The Beggar's Opera). Sop. Daughter of the gaoler at Newgate Prison. Her ex‐husband, the highway‐man Macheath, is brought to Newgate after his arrest. Lucy and Macheath's new wife, Polly Peachum, meet and quarrel. Created (1728) by Mrs Eagleton. See also Brown, Lucy.

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