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Moliere

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DON GARCIA OF NAVARRE 

OR, 

THE JEALOUS PRINCE. 

A HEROIC COMEDY IN FIVE ACTS. 

(_THE ORIGINAL IN VERSE_.) 

INTRODUCTORY NOTICE. 

Nothing can be more unlike _The Pretentious Young Ladies_ or
_Sganarelle_ than Molière's _Don Garcia of Navarre_.  The Théâtre du
Palais-Royal had opened on the 20th January, 1661, with _The Love-Tiff_
and _Sganarelle_, but as the young wife of Louis XIV., Maria Theresa,
daughter of Philip IV., King of Spain, had only lately arrived, and as a
taste for the Spanish drama appeared to spring up anew in France,
Molière thought perhaps that a heroic comedy in that style might meet

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