The Step-Mother, by Terence

Prologue.

This play is call’d the Step-Mother . When first
It was presented, such a hurricane,
A tumult so uncommon interven’d,
It neither could be seen nor understood:
So taken were the people, so engag’d
By a rope-dancer! — It is now brought on
As a new piece: and he who wrote the play
Suffer’d it not to be repeated then,
That he might profit by a second sale.
Others, his plays, you have already known;
Now then, let me beseech you, know this too.

http://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/t/terence/hecyra/prologue1.html

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