Playscript for Darius, King of Persia

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Playscript for Darius, King of Persia: a tragedy, in five acts by John Crowne (bap. 1641-1712). The play was published in London in 1688. The play opens: [Darius:] Unhappy Mortals! to what various ills | To what unseen, what unexsperienc'd [sic] Sorrow | Each coming Day gives Birth. For biographical information on John Crowne, see the Dictionary of National Biography, which describes Darius as a ponderous tragedy of blood and spectacle.