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CHARACTERS IN THE MASQUE OF PSYCHE.

Scene from Midsummer
Night's Dream;

Bottom.
Quince.
Flute.
Snug.
Snout.
Titania.
Puck.

Scene from Twelfth Night;

Maria.
Sir Toby.
Sir Andrew.
The Clown.
Malvolio.

Scene from As You Like It.

Rosalind.
Celia.
Orlando.

Scene from Henry Vth.

Henry.
Katharine.
Alice.

Scene from Much Ado About
Nothing.
Beatrice.
Benedict.
Hero.
Claudio.
Leonato.
Don Pedro.

EPISODE I.
The Infant-Simplicity.

EPISODE II.
The Child-Exuberance.

EPISODE III.
The Youth-Romance.

EPISODE IV.
The Youth Enthusiasm.

EPISODE V.
The Cynian World-weari

ness.

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Scene from Winter's Tale.

Hermione.
Leontes.
Paulina.
First Lord.
Officer.
Perdita.
Camillo.

EPISODE VI.
The Wrestler-Storm and

Stress.

Scene from the Tempest.

Prospero.
Miranda.
Ferdinand.
Ariel.
Gonzalo.
Alonso.

EPISODE VII.
The Philosopher_Calm after

Storm.

(Band of dancing nymphs of the sea.)

THE MASQUE OF PSYCHE

OR

THE SEVEN AGES OF THE SOUL

(Enter before the curtain, Psyche, who speaks the

Prologue.)

PsychE. I am the soul of man, that Mystery unsolved, Though ever pondered deeper as the ages pass : The fond familiar I of subtle Hindu thoughtA concept shunned by warrior race and merchant

class : But with the Greeks, whose hearts were tuned to

thrill When Beauty sounded (be the medium mind, Body or soul—the note was Beauty still-) With these rare Greeks, the soul a God we find. Psyche they called me, garlanded about With myth and legend, breathing joy and woe, Hope and despair, but blossoming at last Into the bliss that souls immortal know. Shakespeare, that poet-sage who read men's hearts, Has drawn a picture of the life of man: Seven steps that lead from vale to mountain-top, And back to valley dim in one life's span. So is man's life; but I, the Soul, declare That once I reach the towering mountain-crest

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