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Philip Massinger (1583—1640) playwright

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1 a tragi‐comedy by J. Fletcher and P. Massinger, composed between 1619 and 1622, derived from the Persiles y Sigismunda of Cervantes. Famed for its obscenity, it was described by Dryden as containing more bawdry than any Restoration play.

2 a witty and satiric novel by E. Wharton published in 1913.

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