Parthenia then appears disguised as a warrior in armour, challenges Amphialus, and suffers a like fate.
The first music ever printed for the Virginals was 'Parthenia,' published in London, 1611.
Mr. John Boots took the part of Parthenia very creditably, etc., etc.
After a while Parthenia regains her beauty through the care and skill of the queen of Corinth, and returns to her lover.
The original text inconsistently uses a breve over the e in "Parthenia" and "Passameso."
"Parthenia" was, as the title page tells, the first music for the virginals ever printed, and yet appeared as late as 1611.
Then Parthenia dresses herself as a knight, and fights her husband's conqueror.
There is not enough human reality about Parthenia to allow her representative to interest very deeply the sympathy of her hearers.
Parthenia's coolness enabled Mrs. Gartney to assert, somewhat more confidently, her own dignity.
"The unfortunate lovers: the history of Argalus and Parthenia," London, 12mo.