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Justice that makes princes like the gods draws

DMI number:
15861
Poem Aliases
Marston et al. Insatiate Countess.
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
Evidence:
First Line:
Justice that makes princes like the gods draws
Last Line:
Oft quits the guilty and condemns the clear
Poem Genre / Form:
Dialogue and Extract / snippet from longer work
Themes:
The law and Virtue / vice
Related People
Author:
John Marston
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
Comments:
Extract from The Insatiate Countesse Act 4 Scene 1 (1613 S112257). ODNB suggests this was written by Marson and finished by Barksted and Machin. ODNB entry: 'The Insatiate Countess, was left unfinished and was completed by William Barkstead and Lewis Machin (c.1608–13).'
Author:
Lewis Machin
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
Comments:
Extract from The Insatiate Countesse Act 4 Scene 1 (1613 S112257). ODNB suggests this was written by Marson and finished by Barksted and Machin. ODNB entry: 'He is credited as co-author with William Barksted of The Insatiate Countess, printed in 1613, on a cancel leaf substituted for the original title page in the copy in the Folger Shakespeare Library. The name John Marston has been cut out of the title page of several other copies, and it is widely thought that Barksted and Machin completed the play from a draft by Marston. Alternatively the play was written several years before publication, before Marston's writing career ended, with the participation of Barksted and Machin.'
Author:
William Barksted [Backsted or Baxter]
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
Comments:
Extract from The Insatiate Countesse Act 4 Scene 1 (1613 S112257). ODNB suggests this was written by Marson and finished by Barksted and Machin.
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