This modernised text was produced by Elaine Hobby from her and Alan Hogarth’s edition for Volume IV 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 2022. In modernising it, Elaine largely updated spelling and punctuation, but also occasionally substituted modern words for 1687 ones. As long as this origin is acknowledged, anyone is welcome to use this script for any purpose, but a 1687 copy must be checked if accuracy is essential.

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