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Two Slatterns and a King: A Moral Interlude

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Satirical take on medieval morality plays. 'Chance' narrates the story of how a King tours the country to find a wife; and his encounters with the two women, 'Slut' and 'Tidy.'
Kindle Edition, 20 pages
Published 2008 (first published January 1st 1921)
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Apr 16, 2016 ems rated it really liked it
Shelves: poetry, plays, g-women
Very funny little satire -- exploits the full comic potential of medieval king choosing a queen based on the state of her kitchen. Although, I have to say, I sympathized with the untidy 'Slut':

Under the table is a broken cup--
I am too tired to pick it up.

She just seemed more sympathetic than 'Tidy:'

Oh, full is every cupboard, sharp is every knife!--
My bright, sunny kitchen is the pride of my life!

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Edna St. Vincent Millay was an American lyrical poet and playwright. She received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1923, the third woman to win the award for poetry, and was also known for her feminist activism and her many love affairs. She used the pseudonym Nancy Boyd for her prose work.

This famous portrait of Vincent (as she was called by friends) was taken by Carl Van Vechten in 1933.
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