Book of the month: The Country Captain

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NOVEMBER: William Cavendish, Earl of Newcastle

The Country Captain

Sir Francis Courtwell tries to cuckold Sir Richard Huntlove while he’s out hunting, but there is someone in Lady Huntlove’s chamber and it’s not her lover. Meanwhile, Monsieur Device is upset that his sword is shorter than Sir Francis’s, and Captain Underwit mistakes the maid for a wealthy heiress.


The Society’s edition is a diplomatic transcript of the surviving MS (British Library, MS Harley 7650), a scribal copy of an earlier state of the text than the printed edition of 1649. The scribe was also responsible for the surviving MS of James Shirley’s The Court Secret. The MS has been corrected by the author and contains an addition in the hand of John Rolleston, his secretary.


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