This modernised text was produced by Elaine Hobby from the edition by David McInnis in progress for Volume I of The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Aphra Behn, and used by the Canterbury Commemoration Society as the basis for a script Stewart Ross made for a public reading in St Peter’s Anglican Church, Canterbury in 2024. In modernising it, Elaine largely updated spelling and punctuation, but also occasionally substituted modern words for 1677 ones. As long as this origin in acknowledged, anyone is welcome to use this script for any purpose, but a 1677 copy must be checked if accuracy is essential.

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