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[[caption-width-right:346:Lost in the woods where Comus lurks]]

-->''Some say no evil thing that walks by night,\\
In fog or fire, by lake or moorish fen,\\
Blue meagre hag, or stubborn unlaid ghost,\\
That breaks his magic chains at curfew time,\\
No goblin or swart faery of the mine,\\
Hath hurtful power o'er true virginity.''

'''''Comus: A Mask''''' is a play written by Creator/JohnMilton, about a woman captured by Comus, a minor god of wine and lust, and rescued by her two brothers and a beneficient spirit in disguise.

The plot is similar to Circe trying to trap Odysseus in ''Literature/TheOdyssey'', but with the genders reversed.

Full text [[http://www.gutenberg.org/files/19819/19819-h/19819-h.htm here]].
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!!Tropes featured:

* ActionGirl: Via VirginPower
* AntiMagic: The herb.
* {{Arcadia}}: Both Comus and the Attendent Spirit appear as shepherds.
* BalefulPolymorph: The power, of course, of Comus's mother Circe, and of Comus himself, who enchants his victims so that they have the heads of animals.
* CommonalityConnection: Between Sabrina and the Lady.
* DamselInDistress: The sister.
* DancesAndBalls: Comus urges his followers to this.
* DeityOfHumanOrigin: Sabrina, the goddess of the river Severn.
* DeusExMachina: Sabrina
* EvilSorcerer: Comus
* TheFairFolk: See page quote.
* HealingHerb: The spirit attributes its knowledge to a shepherd boy who knows this.
* HealingPotion: From Sabrina
* LightIsGood: Virtue's own radiant light.
* TheLostWoods: Where she's held captive.
* MagicWand: Comus has one.
* NatureAbhorsAVirgin: Or so Comus argues.
* OurAngelsAreDifferent
-->''A thousand liveried angels lackey her''
* OurDragonsAreDifferent:
-->''"the guard\\
Of dragon-watch with unenchanted eye"''
* ReligionOfEvil: Comus's crew worship Hecate.
* RuleOfSymbolism: The herb has a golden flower "in another country".
* SacredHospitality: The sister praises it among the poor.
* SchmuckBanquet: Comus offers one.
* VirginPower: Why the sister has little to fear from Comus.
* WickedStepmother: The BackStory of a magical herb.
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