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Secret-love : or The maiden-queen: as it is acted by his majesties servants at the Theater-Royal. (1669) http://www.archive.org/details/secretloveormaid...
Secret-love, or The maiden-queen: as it is acted by His Majesties servants, at the Theater-Royal. Written by John Dryden Esq;London : printed for Henry Herringman, at the sign of the Anchor, on the lower-walk of the New-Exchange, 1668.
4to., , 66,  p.; Wing (CD-ROM, 1996), D2353
Editions also 1669, 1671, 1698 (2), 1717, etc.No copy in the PL.
The 1679 edition of the play by the same Herringman, (a complete scan of the play) at the J. Willard Marriott Library (The University of Utah). In the same library a lot of other interesting old books.See: http://content.lib.utah.edu/cdm4/document.php?C...
Secret Love; or, The Maiden-Queen (John Dryden)
Google text http://books.google.com/books?id=EsI0AAAAMAAJ&p...
The Maiden Queen was noteworthy as a vehicle for Nell Gwyn, who played the heroine Florimel. Pepys raved about her performance in his Diary — "so great performance of a comical part was never, I believe, in the world before...." [2 March 1966/67] He returned to see the play eight more times. It was also a special favorite of the King, who reportedly called it "his play."--Wikipedia, 2013
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