Family name of Sir Martin and Lady Yellow in Glapthorne’s Hollander.


When Popingay tests her for being at Artless’ house in Glapthorne’s Hollander, she returns him saucy answers, correctly suspecting he has been sent by her husband. Later, she is angered when her husband mistakes a kiss that Sconce gives her. When her husband comes to his senses, later, she forgives and kisses him, but her kiss is so luscious that he grows jealous anew. At play’s end, Sir Martin Yellow is found in Mrs. Mixum’s bedroom (through Urinal’s trick) and he promises never to be jealous again if she forgives him, which she does.


A goldsmith and father to Moll and Tim in Middleton's A Chaste Maid in Cheapside. He has plans for Moll to marry the wealthy Sir Walter Whorehound. and for Tim to marry Whorehound's niece, a wealthy Welsh gentlewoman who owns "nineteen mountains" and 2,000 head of runts. He spends much time thwarting Moll's attempts to elope with Touchwood, Jr. At last, when it appears that Touchwood, Jr. has died in a duel with Whorehound and Moll has died of grief compounded by a dunking in the Thames while eloping, Yellowhammer and his wife slip out of town quietly to have Tim married to Whorehound's Welsh niece. He discovers too late that the woman is really a whore, and returns to proclaim himself satisfied with the trickery and marriage of Moll and Touchwood, Jr.


The goldsmith's wife in Middleton's A Chaste Maid in Cheapside. She spends much of the play supporting her husband's plans to marry their daughter to Whorehound and their son to Whorehound's Welsh niece. When it appears that Moll has died of grief over the supposed death of Touchwood, Jr., she accompanies her husband and they sneak away to have Tim quietly married to the Welsh woman.


A disguise assumed by Allwit in Middleton's A Chaste Maid in Cheapside. In his attempt to thwart the marriage between Whorehound and Moll, Allwit goes to Yellowhammer pretending to be a Yellowhammer himself-a distant cousin. He carries the news of Whorehound's licentious behavior with Mrs. Allwit. Yellowhammer feigns shock and outrage but, after Allwit leaves, confesses that he's really after Whorehound's supposed wealth and therefore chooses to overlook his indiscretions.


A court official of London and companion of Sergeant Curtilax in Middleton and Dekker's Moll Cutpurse, The Roaring Girl. Hanger's name refers to the strap from which a sword hangs, while also implying "hangman," or executioner. When Sir Davy Dapper files a false arrest warrant against his son Jack Dapper, Yeoman Hanger and Sergeant Curtilax are dispatched to arrest the young man. They are prevented from doing so, however, when Moll Cutpurse intervenes.


A Yeoman of the Buttery at Court in (?)Heywood's A Warning For Fair Women welcomes George Browne when Browne races there after murdering Sanders and asks him whether he wants ale or beer. When Browne drinks it down, the Yeoman offers another. He asserts that the blood on Browne's hose seems fresh, and agrees that it could be cleaned with soak and water.

YEOMAN of the CELLAR **1619

The Cook, Yeoman of the Cellar, Butler, and Pantler sing a drinking song in Fletcher’s Bloody Brother. He accepts Latorch’s bribe of five hundred crowns and a pardon to poison Otto at the banquet. Later, to curry favor and appear most royal and noble Rollo promises the citizens to have him executed for plotting to poison Otto. He is led to his execution as boys jeer him and the kitchen staff. He and the others sing their ballad as they are led along, not trusting their ballad to be written by a poet after they are dead.

YEOMEN **1636

“Ghost characters" in Glapthorne’s Hollander. Urinal tells Sconce of how Artless’ weapons salve cured two sergeants and their yeoman who otherwise would have drunk mace-ale with the devil.


Only mentioned in the anonymous Wit's Triumvirate. The Yeomen of the Guard are mentioned by Master Sickly when he is telling Doctor Clyster about strong men who are quickly consumed by a disease. The Yeomen of the Guard were the members of the bodyguard of the English sovereign.


A "ghost character" in Jonson's Every Man out of His Humour. When Puntavorlo laments the death of Dog, Carlo Buffone mockingly suggests that he should have the animal stuffed, as they see the dead monsters at Bartholomew fair. Carlo Buffone recommends a Jew, one Yohan, who could glue Dog's skin artificially. Carlo remarks in jest that it would be much warmer for the stuffed Dog to travel inside the coach to Constantinople.


Yongrave is a gentleman who in the past has courted Eugenia in Shirley's Changes. Used by this lady as a messenger to carry a letter to her true love Thornay, Yongrave finally overcomes his desire to duel with Thornay, discovers a great affection for Chrysolina, and wed that lady by the end of the play.


A page in the anonymous A Larum for London sent by Van End to tell Danila that the army of the Prince of Orange is coming to the city.


A "ghost character" in Shakespeare's Hamlet. Yorick was the court jester who died twenty-three years ago, and his skull is unearthed by the First Clown/gravedigger and shown to Hamlet, who recalls playing with the jester and kissing him. Hamlet, faced with the bare and stinking skull, is now appalled by these recollections and contemplates human mortality.


Only mentioned in the anonymous Wit's Triumvirate. York is mentioned by Master Silence when he is offering Master Ominous a solution to put an end to his misfortunes: "For heraldry, so far as Vincent against York, there is no hurt in that." Ralph Brooke, York Herald, was the author of A Catalogue of Nobility (1619).


She is the wife of the first Duke of York and the mother of the Duke of Aumerle in Shakespeare's Richard II. She successfully persuades Bolingbroke (now King Henry IV) to pardon her son for treason. Historically, she was Joan Holland, second wife to Edmund of Langley and not Aumerle's mother as Shakespeare portrays her.


Brother to the Duke of Lancaster and Thomas of Woodstock in the anonymous Thomas of Woodstock, who acts together with Lancaster throughout the play.


He is the brother of John of Gaunt and the late Duke of Gloucester and uncle of King Richard and Bolingbroke in Shakespeare's Richard II. Richard appoints him Lord Governor of England whilst he is away in Ireland. York initially attempts to defend England against Bolingbroke's invasion but is unable to do so adequately because Richard has taken all available troops to Ireland. Although loyal to the king at first, as both Richard and Bolingbroke are his kinsmen he feels he owes loyalty to both. He eventually joins Bolingbroke. York is a traditionalist and is strongly opposed to any kind of treason against the crown. When he discovers that his son the Duke of Aumerle is involved in a plot against Bolingbroke (now King Henry IV) he is eager to inform the king. Historically he was Edmund of Langley.


The Duke of York, Henry's cousin, bravely requests to lead the vanguard at Agincourt in Shakespeare's Henry V. Later he is reported killed in battle. Historically, this was Edward, second Duke of York, son to Edmund of Langley, and brother to Richard, the Earl of Cambridge who is executed for treason in the play.


Richard Plantagenet is eventually dubbed Duke of York in Shakespeare's 1 Henry VI, giving the name Yorkist to the faction that supports him as the rightful heir to the English throne. Shakespeare imagines a fictitious debate at the Inns of Court in which the Yorkist and Lancastrian factions choose the symbols of their quarrel, the white and the red roses. Suffolk sides with Somerset and the Lancastrians, plucking a red rose from a nearby bush, while Warwick and Vernon choose a white rose to show their support for Richard Plantagenet's Yorkist side. King Henry warns Somerset and Richard Plantagenet that their quarrel risks dividing the English when they should be united against the French. Even though Richard does not approve of Henry's decision to sign a peace treaty with the French, seeing this as a betrayal of those who have sacrificed their lives in battle, he helps Winchester to broker a peace treaty between King Charles and Henry.
Richard Plantagenet, Duke of York in Shakespeare's 2 Henry VI, is ambitious to claim England's crown. When he traces the lineage by which he is the rightful heir to the throne, Warwick and Salisbury agree to support his claim. When news of an Irish rebellion reaches England, the Suffolk faction urges King Henry to place York in charge of the military response. York realizes the faction is simply trying to get him out of the way by sending him to Ireland, but he predicts that their plotting will be their own downfall. He plans to destabilize Henry's power with some assistance from the rebel Jack Cade, who leads a domestic rebellion orchestrated by York.
In the previous Henry VI plays, Richard, Duke of York emerges as a serious rival to King Henry's claim to the English throne. In Shakespeare's 3 Henry VI, York negotiates an agreement by which Henry will reign during his lifetime, while York will inherit the crown at his death. York's sons soon persuade him to seek the crown at once, but before he can pursue this course of action he is captured and slain by his opponents, led by Queen Margaret. After York is dead, Margaret orders his severed head placed on the gates of York.
A "ghost character" in Shakespeare's Richard III. Father of Edward IV, Clarence, Richard III, and Rutland. The Wars of the Roses began when Richard of York opposed the sovereignty of Henry VI, claiming that the crown should have descended to the Yorks after the death of Richard II. Margaret and Clifford, who had murdered York's young son Rutland, captured York in battle. Margaret gave York a handkerchief soaked in Rutland's blood and placed a paper crown on his head, and then Clifford killed him. Historically, this was Richard Plantagenet.


Alternative name of Prince Richard, Edward VI's youngest son in Shakespeare's Richard III. His elder brother, Edward, is Prince of Wales, the heir apparent. Prince Richard inherits the dukedom of York, the family's ancestral seat. He dies in the Tower along with his brother, together they are known as "the little princes."


Young Archas is Archas's youngest son in Fletcher's The Loyal Subject. For fear of the Duke's persecution, Archas's brother Briskie raised young Archas secretly. Young Archas is disguised as Alinda and placed into service as Olimpia's gentlewoman. Late in the play, he appears to Olimpia as a young gentleman, and he pretends to be Alinda's brother. Speaking to Olimpia about Alinda's faithfulness towards her, the alleged brother succeeds in making Olimpia see her misjudgment in dismissing Alinda. When the Duke asks Olimpia if she loves Young Archas and she responds affirmatively, Young Archas kisses her. The Duke gives him her hand in marriage.


Also known as Cuddy Banks, he is the play's clown character in Rowley, Dekker and Ford's The Witch of Edmonton, leader of the Morris dancers, and in love with Katherine Carter. Cuddy is gulled by Mother Sawyer and the Dog, but then makes friends with the latter. When the Dog abandons Sawyer, Cuddy is disillusioned, and tries to make the creature renounce evil, but the Dog merely scoffs at him. Cuddy therefore chases the Dog out of the village.


Son of the older Bateman in Sampson's The Vow-Breaker. He is in love with Ann, but decides to leave Clifton to join the army at Leith, hoping that his absence will work a change in her father's implacable opposition to the match. They swear everlasting fidelity to one another. Departing for Scotland with Sir Jarvis Clifton, he distinguishes himself on the first day of the Battle of Leith by capturing the French colours and is rewarded by Lord Grey with forty angels and the promise of an ancient's commission. Nevertheless, he is haunted by "strange visions" of Ann and begs Clifton' permission to return to Clifton. On his arrival, he is horrified to discover that Ann has married German in his absence; he tells her that he will force her to keep her promise and will enjoy her yet, alive or dead. Disgusted with his life and determined to haunt Ann, he hangs himself on the plum tree under which he had courted her. His ghost then haunts her.


Young Bruce is the son of Old Bruce in Munday and Chettle's Death of Robert, Earl of Huntington. When Queen Isabel and Salisbury first try to persuade Matilda to come down to them, she agrees, but Young Bruce refuses to let her go and sounds an attack. In the attack, Old Bruce is wounded and dies shortly after in his son's presence. Young Bruce (now called simply Bruce) is sent by Fitzwater to rescue his mother and brother at Windsor Castle. He takes the castle, but finds his mother and brother dead of starvation. He uses their bodies to rouse the people and nobles against John. He describes in affecting detail how Lady Bruce had attempted to use her blood to feed her son, but how, although his lips were stained, his teeth were not, showing that he refused to drink his mother's blood. Young Bruce is almost persuaded by sight of Matilda's corpse to join a rebellion designed to put the French Dauphin on the throne, but is convinced by Oxford to remain loyal and gives up the keys to Windsor Castle to John.
Older son of Lord and Lady Bruce, Matilda's cousin and 'a young Tamburlaine' opposed to the King in Davenport's King John and Matilda. He is one of the swashbuckling heroes of the play. He has been sent by Fitzwater to take Matilda to safety in Hertford. Captured by Chester, Young Bruce defies his threats of torture. He is rescued by Richmond; with him they recapture the castle and imprison the Queen and Chester. (Meanwhile, his mother and young brother are made hostages and starved to death in prison by Chester's servant, Brand.) He is appalled at Matilda's ill treatment and vows revenge, but he believes her when she protects the Queen by saying that her guards and not the Queen herself assaulted her. Fitzwater refuses to hand him over as one of the hostages demanded by the King after his ceremonial submission to Rome. With Richmond, he fails to defend Matilda from the King's assault on their convoy, but he again rescues Matilda from Oxford, whom he wounds in a sword fight. After the King's next victory, Young Bruce wants to attack Windsor directly but is persuaded by older and wiser campaigners to proceed more subtly. He is furious when the king's men, disguised as masquers, infiltrate their stronghold on the pretence of entertaining the Queen and abduct Matilda. He climbs the Abbey walls to check on Matilda's safety, but he finds her dead. He lures Brand, the murderer, out of hiding, extracts from him the confession that he has also killed Young Bruce's mother and brother, and kills him with extreme violence, vowing to make known the story of the King's guilt. He is one of Matilda's mourners in the cortège which arrives at Windsor to confront the King.


A "ghost character" in S.S's Honest Lawyer. Gripe orders Benjamin to go to Goldington to look over Young Bruster's lands, because they are offered to Gripe in mortgage.


A gamester, gallant, and prodigal son to Old Chartley in Thomas Heywood's The Wise Woman of Hogsdon. Young Chartley fled the country to London the night before his wedding to Second Luce. In London, he woos and proposes marriage to Luce, but wishes to keep the marriage secret until he can secure his inheritance. Luce arranges for them to be married secretly at the Wise-Woman of Hogsdon's lodgings. But the Wise-Woman, who has her own grudge against Young Chartley, plans a disguised double marriage plot in which Luce is actually married to Boyster, and Young Chartley is married to the Wise-Woman's servant boy "Jack," who (unknown to all) is really Second Luce in disguise. Believing he is married to Luce, Young Chartley nevertheless affects Gratiana and resolves to woo and marry her. He presents a forged letter to Gratiana's father Sir Harry, allegedly written by Old Chartley, indicating Old Chartley's desire to have their children marry. Sir Harry is pleased with the idea and urges Gratiana to accept Young Chartley as a suitor. The night before his wedding to Gratiana, Young Chartley receives a letter from Luce promising a last fling before his impending marriage. He only needs to meet her at the Wise-Woman's house. Young Chartley determines to meet her, telling Sir Harry that the letter is from his father on his deathbed and that he must leave immediately. All of the characters whom Young Chartley has wronged, knowingly or not, gather at the Wise-Woman's house before his arrival. They are stationed in rooms off of the main room where he is to meet Luce. When Young Chartley arrives, the others overhear his conversation with Luce and confront him with his lies and deceptions one by one as each of the eavesdroppers reveal themselves. Young Chartley is utterly deflated, rejected by both Luce and Gratiana, and vows to pursue an honest life. He is saved from complete humiliation by the revelation that "Jack" is really Second Luce, and that through her clever trickery she is now his lawful wife.


In Thomas Heywood's The Wise Woman of Hogsdon, Young Chartley sends his servant after Taber to inquire about the identity of a beautiful woman who has passed him in the street. She turns out to be Gratiana.


The Young Citizen in Lodge's The Wounds of Civil War speaks for the young men in supporting Marius when the first battle breaks out. He promises that they will live and die for Marius.


When in Shakespeare's 2 Henry VI his father is slain defending Henry from the Yorkist rebels, Young Clifford tends to his father's corpse and vows revenge on the House of York.


Not otherwise named, and unseen in Shakespeare's King Lear, this woman is mentioned as the mother of Gloucester's illegitimate younger son, Edmund. Gloucester recalls her as "fair" to look upon and that she gave "good sport" in bed.


A non-speaking and practically non-existent character in Munday and Chettle's Death of Robert, Earl of Huntington. He is mentioned as entering with Fitzwater and Bruce, and is addressed by Fitzwater as "son." In addition, Fitzwater at one points talks of "both" his children. However, it is clear that by middle of the scene (through incomplete revision) that this son of Fitzwater has become Young Bruce, nephew to Fitzwater.


Young Fitzwaters is son to Old Fitzwaters in Smith's The Hector of Germany. He is Floramell's true love, but the lovers must hide their affection because Floramell's father Clynton has betrothed Floramell to Old Fitzwaters without Floramell's consent. Young Fitzwaters pays his own Steward and Floramell's Page for access to the young woman. They are betrayed by the Steward. After the two fathers discover the lovers, Young Fitzwaters and Floramell flee England by ship. They send Floramell's Page in a gown to the supposed planned wedding service with Old Fitzwaters. While at sea, their ship sinks. Young Fitzwaters is cast upon a barren rock. He lives on raw fish while awaiting rescue. Many ships come by, but none of them offer him rescue until Saxon and the Bastard find him. They try to recruit Young Fitzwaters for service against King Edward. Young Fitzwaters pretends to join their ranks, but really works as a double agent for the English. He kills Artoise, Mendoza and Vandome. Young Fitzwaters becomes a favorite of the French Queen. She uses Fitzwaters in her betrayal of France to England. She also hires Young Fitzwaters to dispense with Floramell. Young Fitzwaters asks Floramell if she is indeed a whore. He believes her when she denies the charge. Young Fitzwaters also clears his own name for Floramell when his love asks about the nature of his relationship with the Queen. At the end of the play, King Edward rules that Young Fitzwaters was betrothed to Floramell before his father and that Floramell should therefore marry Floramell.


The brave, energetic brother of Frank in Heywood and Rowley's Fortune by Land and Sea. Young Forrest avenges his brother's death by killing Rainsforth in a duel. On the run from the law, he is hidden in a hay-loft by Anne Harding, who takes pity on him. Anne sends him in a trunk to her brother, the Merchant, who gives him passage on a ship to France. When the captain dies, Young Forrest leads the sailors in attacks on Spanish ships, and makes a fortune. He then attacks the pirates Purser and Clinton, claims the bounty, and rescues the Merchant. Returning to England, he is able to restore his family's fortunes, and, when he learns that Old Harding is dead, marries Anne.


An alternate name for Fortinbras in Shakespeare's Hamlet, used to distinguish him from his father.


Although engaged to marry the virtuous Beatrice in Marston's Dutch Courtesan, Young Freevill continues to visit his Dutch courtesan, Franceschina, kissing her, caressing her, listening to her sing, and discoursing upon the virtues of courtesans and the joys of stews. From the beginning of the play it is clear that while Franceschina is still in love with Freevill, he is quickly falling out of love with her. As Freevill says, "I loved her with my heart until my soul showed me the imperfection of my body, and placed my affection on a lawful love, my modest Beatrice." Franceschina pursues her self-proclaimed double "vow," (i.e. never to couple with another man and to exact her revenge upon Freevill, his beloved and his friends), then, with a constancy that stands in stark contrast to Freevill's fickleness. As the play progresses, Franceschina goes from being a beautiful "courtesan" with "virtue" to a "vile whore" in Freevill's estimation, and yet Freevill never turns his newfound moralism upon himself and his own deeds. Instead, he effects a complicated plan to secure Franceschina's demise and to teach Malheureux that lust is a sin, which is exactly what Malheureux said at the beginning of the play and exactly what Freevill denied. Beatrice remains faithful to and forgiving of him throughout the play, and Freevill acknowledges that her example has taught him the joys of having a virtuous woman. At the final exit, everyone is invited to their wedding, which is to immediately follow.


The young gentleman, who grows rich by his wits and gambling, is a "fictional character" and is used to paint an appealing picture of Kastril's future in Jonson's The Alchemist. Face introduces Kastril to the magician's infallible methods of helping one gain at games by giving the example of a fictional young gentleman. Face says that this young man, who is comparatively poor, will be able to buy a barony. In Face's sophisticated fiction, this young gentleman will have everybody at his feet, gain free food, drink, and limitless credit with the glover and the spurrier. He will live a life of luxury and keep a woman and a naked boy in style. Moreover, people will admire this young gentleman's life style. He will have eventually lost his land at gambling, which, in Face's view, is not bad since men of spirit hate to keep earth long. Between terms at the law courts (during vacation), when only small gains may be had at the gaming tables, this fictional young gentleman will spend his time fishing for a wealthy husband for his widowed sister. To this purpose, he will look at all the young heirs in the city and send people to look all over England for wealthy and eligible young heirs.


The young gentleman is an Antipodean, a character in the inset play of Brome's The Antipodes. He is a parody of contemporary clothing fashions. Accompanied by the old servingman, he resists seduction by the maid, who responds by kicking him. When the Constable arrives, she accuses him of rape. Arrested by the Constable, he is set at large by Peregrine.


Traveler and soldier in Heywood's The English Traveler. He has been away from home having adventures. Son of Old Geraldine. He is close to Wincott and is indebted to him for his kindness and friendship. He is also in love with Wincott's Wife, who was a childhood playmate. Not wanting to betray Wincott's trust, Geraldine and Wife vow to marry when Wincott dies. Geraldine vows to woo no other before then. When he finds out that his friend Dalavill has been Wife's lover, he vows to leave the country. Wincott is dismayed that he is leaving, and plans a banquet in his honor. Just before the feast, Young Geraldine angrily confronts Wife. She confesses to him, faints, writes a note of confession to Wincott, then dies.


Young Goldwire is one of two of Sir John's apprentices in Massinger's The City Madam–the other is Young Tradewell. Luke convinces both of them to begin to steal from Sir John. Young Goldwire admits that he is frightened of Sir John, but eventually gives in to the idea. He poses as a Justice of the Peace to save Shave'em and Secret from Ramble and Scuffle. He orders the two rogues to kiss his shoes and leave their cloaks. He uses Sir John's money to turn Shave'em into his exclusive mistress. Young Goldwire is later taken in by Luke's ruse that "all that is his is [Young Goldwire's]." Young Goldwire helps Young Tradewell throw a lavish party for Luke and ends up being arrested at it at Luke's request. Whereas Young Tradewell cries and begs for mercy, Young Goldwire does neither, vowing to "suffer as a Roman." He is eventually released once Sir John reappears.


The son of Miller Greety and godson of Doughty in Heywood and Brome's The Late Lancashire Witches, Young Greety appears in only one scene. He relates his encounter and wrestling match with the devil in the form of a boy. He supposedly suffers from a mysterious illness until he inadvertently reveals being threatened by the witches, upon which his malady suddenly disappears. His father expresses doubts about his son and identifies him as a troublesome boy, but these doubts are quickly quelled by Doughty's approving zeal. Although the details are not staged, Young Greety is apparently a key informant whose testimony leads to the arrest of the witches in the final scene.


Son to Old Gudgen in Carlell's The Fool Would Be A Favorite. The "fool" of the play's title, he is convinced that he will become a great courtier. He takes the family plow horse as a steed and whips him. After being beaten in fencing by the Tailor, he goes with the Courtier to "dance, drink, whore and dice," which he finds more virtuous activities than fighting. He trusts the First Courtier to negotiate the purchase of the position of favorite from the Second Courtier. Thinking he has now bought the title, he proudly proclaims himself to the Duke as a royal favorite. The Duke laughs at him and throws him out. He becomes mad, speaking courtly commands to imaginary interlocutors. He appears before the Duke to challenge a fictitious "Bernardo" to a combat. When no one appears, Young Gudgen proclaims Bernardo a coward. He plays the role of Phillida in the play written by the Second Courtier. Growing tired of him, the Duke commands him to go back to the country, but Young Gudgen announces that he will petition the Duke to be made "chief fool-favorite."


A hand on the Gudgen farm in Carlell's The Fool Would Be A Favorite. He admonishes Young Gudgen for mistreating Cut the plow horse. He accompanies Young Gudgen to court. He delivers Young Gudgen's mock challenge, comically mangling it. He plays one of the characters in the play written by the Second Courtier.


An alternate name for Hamlet in Shakespeare's Hamlet, used to distinguish him from his father.


The young heirs in the city of London, prospective husbands to Kastril's sister, are "fictional characters" in Jonson's The Alchemist. Face says that a young gentleman, who wins wealth through his wits and gambling, will look at the faces of all the young heirs in London, methodically setting their names and commodity in rubrics, indexing their wealth and liabilities. The fictional young gentleman (an appealing picture of the future Kastril) will not limit himself to the eligible heirs of the city but will also send people all over England to prospect for wealthy eligible husbands for his widowed sister.


At the parliament of two Kings in Chettle's(?) Looke About You, the young King appears crowned next to his father whom he has practically deposed. Overriding his father's wishes, he instigates the release of the Queen (who is imprisoned for her part in the murder of the King's mistress, Rosamund). He also commits Gloster to prison, and later seeks his death along with John. Henry is under the control of the spiteful Queen Elinor until the very end of the play. At the final Court gathering he offers to make Skinke a lord, and goes as far as offering to kill the captured Gloster with his own bare hands before he suddenly turns and repents. While the Queen and John watch in disbelief, Henry frees Gloster and reinstates the old King to full power. His deed inspires Richards's crusade, Skinke's departure to fight in Portugal and the new alliance between the Queen and John.


Henry Tudor, Earl of Richmond is present in Shakespeare's 3 Henry VI when King Henry is freed from the Tower, and Henry blesses the young man, predicting that England's future happiness resides in him. When Edward's escape is reported, Somerset and Oxford agree that Richmond should be sent to Brittany, out of harm's way. King Henry's prediction comes true in Richard III, when Richmond conquers the tyrant Richard on Bosworth Field.


Son of Old Lionell in Heywood's The English Traveler. He and the servant Reignald have been using up his father's estate with raucous living and wild parties while Old Lionell was at sea. He pretends to return Blanda's love, while enjoying himself with various wenches. He knows that what he does is wrong, but blames his behavior on youthful foolishness.


A courtier in Sharpham's Cupid's Whirligig. He has left the court ostensibly to see his elderly father, but actually to pursue the chaste Lady Troublesome, Young Lord Nonsuch is engaged to Nan, daughter of his father's friend Alderman Venter. He writes to Lady Troublesome, who shows the letter to her husband. Young Nonsuch comes to the house in disguise, and Troublesome mistakes him for a servant, sending him off with Lady Troublesome with orders to watch for and kill Young Nonsuch. When the Lady rejects his advances and Young Nonsuch leaves the house, Troublesome recognizes him and is convinced anew of his wife's infidelity. Young Nonsuch adopts a new disguise, Slacke the begging soldier, and the newly gelded Troublesome hires him as a servant. As Slacke, Young Nonsuch confesses his love for Lady Troublesome and is rejected; he vows vengeance against her. Slacke claims Lady Troublesome is pregnant and encourages Troublesome to divorce her; Troublesome twice sends Slacke to purchase a divorce. Young Nonsuch adopts another disguise, the braggart Captain Woodly, and is again rejected by Lady Troublesome; he arrives to court her at the same time as Master Exhibition, and when Troublesome arrives unexpectedly, the Lady persuades the two suitors to stage a fight, sparing her further suspicion. In the whirligig scene, Young Nonsuch, as Slacke, confesses his love to Lady Troublesome, who rejects him yet again; he then meets Nan, who confesses her love for him, and he rejects her. Young Nonsuch takes part in the masked marriages and finds himself wedded to Nan, as their families intended.


Son of Old Lord Wealthy and brother to Maria; suitor to Hog's daughter Rebecca in Tailor's The Hog Hath Lost His Pearl. Arrives at Hog's residence to find out when he can marry Rebecca; he also reports to Hog and Peter Servitude the mysterious disappearance of Maria the previous night. After Hog leaves, Young Lord Wealthy asks Peter Servitude if Rebecca has any other suitors; when he learns that she does not, he is disappointed because no one will envy him when he marries her. When Rebecca enters, he begins to plan their wedding for the next week, despite Rebecca's refusal to marry; he also informs Rebecca of Maria's mysterious disappearance. When Rebecca exits, Young Lord Wealthy finds he loves her even more because of her dislike for him. He returns to his father's and reports his failure to find Maria. He suspects that Carracus has Maria and Old Lord Wealthy sends him to Carracus' house to find out and give his blessing to them. Young Lord Wealthy arrives at Carracus' house just as Maria, disguised as a page, is leaving. He meets Carracus' Servingman, who tells him that Carracus is ill, but then Carracus, still distracted, enters. Young Lord Wealthy delivers Old Lord Wealthy's letter to Carracus. After Carracus has read the letter, he and Young Lord Wealthy go inside to visit Maria, whom Carracus thinks has been sleeping for the past three days. Young Lord Wealthy next appears at Hog's, where he arrives during the quarrel between Lightfoot and Peter and is asked by Haddit to approve of the solution Haddit proposes. Young Lord Wealthy tells Haddit and Lightfoot about how Carracus threatened to whip him, thinking that the lord was a spy, and how he managed to escape only with the help of a servant. He agrees to join Peter, Lightfoot, and Haddit in the cellar to witness the reconciliation of Peter and Lightfoot. He passes out and later wakes up to join Peter in Hog's chamber. When Hog tells them that he has been robbed, Young Lord Wealthy, with some prompting from Peter, restates his promise to marry Rebecca and suggests that they all go to Old Lord Wealthy's to see what can be done about recovering Hog's treasure. At Old Lord Wealthy's, Young Lord Wealthy asks his father for justice in the case of Hog's robbery. He greets his sister Maria, and accepts the forgiveness of Carracus, who apologizes for his earlier behavior towards Young Lord Wealthy. At the end of the play, he joins Peter and exits to Old Lord Wealthy's feast.


Young Loveless is the brother of the Elder Loveless in Beaumont and Fletcher's Scornful Lady. He is a prodigal, who is in debt to the usurer Morecraft and has forfeited his land to him. His brother leaves Young Loveless as master of his house while he is travelling in France, but asks the steward Savill to restrain his wild behaviour. Young Loveless brings his comrades, the Captain, the Poet, the Tobacco Man and the Traveller into the house and tries to persuade Savill to turn gallant. Elder Loveless returns in disguise, and announces his own death in order to test his brother. Young Loveless rejoices in his inheritance, and plans to raise enough money to buy a knighthood. Savill is forced to drink and dance in front of Elder Loveless. Morecraft agrees to buy the land for the sum of £6000, but is thwarted when Elder Loveless returns just as he is about to take possession. Young Loveless keeps the money, seeing it as repayment for the money that Morecraft cheated from him. The Widow rejects Morecraft and instead marries Young Loveless. Elder Loveless reproves his brother for his wild behaviour, but does not punish him any further; he does, however, remove Savill from his post. After they are married the Widow tries to persuade Young Loveless to give up his parasitical comrades, but she is eventually convinced to entertain them. Young Loveless is amazed by Morecraft's decision to turn gallant, and helps Savill to regain his post, though without admitting any blame for its loss.


Young Lucius is the son of Lucius, grandson of Titus in Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus. He comforts Titus and is present in many of the scenes in which Titus plots his revenge. Young Lucius delivers to Demetrius and Chiron a gift containing weapons and a poem that Titus uses to confuse and mock them. Young Lucius is also present as Marcus and Lucius praise Titus after his death.

YOUNG MAN **1621

Disguised as a merchant in Fletcher's Wild-Goose Chase. He helps convince Mirabel of the existence of the rich heiress, actually Oriana, in the final plot devised by Lugier.

YOUNG MAN **1624

His uncanny resemblance to her former husband, Otho, now exiled to Lusitania, amazes Poppaea and forces her to contemplate her lost love in the Anonymous Tragedy of Nero. He has been brought before the Emperor after the conspiracy, charged with lamenting the death of Piso. Nero condemns him; Poppaea intercedes but her intervention throws the emperor into a sudden rage during which Nero kills her.


Young Marius is the son of Marius in Lodge's The Wounds of Civil War. After he and Marius are forced out of Rome, he and Cethegus and Lectorius retreat to the Numidian Mountains, where Young Marius complains about his state and his desire to die in battle. They are alerted by a message from Cinna that they should find Marius and march on Rome. Accordingly, they set out in search of Marius. They find Marius in the mountains, but not before Young Marius has again complained about Fate and his losses. Being reunited with his father raises his spirits and makes him eager to march on Rome. When they have entered Rome, Young Marius wants to take immediate vengeance on Octavius and offers to kill him where he sits, but Cinna has a soldier do it instead. Young Marius is then sent by his father to Praeneste to prevent Scilla's approach. After his father's death, Young Marius continues to hold Praeneste, but returns to his moaning, first leaving the battle to complain about Fortune and his losses, and then leading his soldiers in a mass suicide in an attempt (vain, as it turns out) to convince Lucretius to spare the women and children of the town.


Young Marlove introduces his friend Thurston to Lady Marlove in ?Glapthorne's The Lady Mother. He supports his suit for the hand of Clariana. He is later instructed by Lady Marlove to defend her honor by killing the insulting Thurston, who has shown disgust rather than interest in response to her passion for him. Thurston encounters Young Marlove just after Lovell has delivered Lady Marlove's commission for Young Marlove to challenge his friend to a duel. The two former friends exit together, presumably to fight. Young Marlove claims to have fulfilled his commission and killed his friend, Thurston, an act to which he says he was urged by Alexander Lovell, his mother's Steward. It is eventually revealed that he did not actually fight with and kill Thurston, but cooperated with Thurston by claiming to have killed him, in a plot to teach his mother a lesson.


Like his father in Shakespeare's Coriolanus, Coriolanus's son would "rather see the swords and hear a drum than look upon his schoolmaster." He accompanies Volumnia, Virgilia, and Valeria to the camp of Aufidius on the mission to beg Coriolanus to spare Rome.


Married to Mistress Arthur in (?)Heywood's How A Man May Choose A Good Wife From A Bad. Arguing with Young Master Lusam, he claims that despite his wife's beauty and good character, he is determined to hate her but will not fully disclose his reasons. He sees Old Master Arthur and Old Master Lusam speaking together and exits with Young Master Lusam to avoid their chiding. When he arrives home with Young Master Lusam and Pipkin he ignores Mistress Arthur, and calls her attention to him mockery. When Mistress Arthur asks what she can do to cheer him, he tells her that her death is the only thing that would make him happy; he then exits to dinner with Young Master Lusam. Later he comes out of his house with Mistress Arthur, Young Master Lusam, Pipkin, Old Master Arthur, and Old Master Lusam. He is called a knave by his father and by Old Master Lusam, and he refuses to accept this charge from Old Master Lusam. Asserting his independence from his father and vowing to find peace, he exits. Later, he encounters the schoolmaster Aminadab and asks him about a pretty young woman (Mistress Mary) he has recently seen. Aminadab tells Young Master Arthur that the young woman is unmarried and promises to help him if Arthur keeps Aminadab informed concerning his progress. Young Master Arthur arrives at Mistress Mary's house and professes his love to her. When Mistress Mary returns his affections, he vows his current wife shall die so that Mistress Mary can become his second wife. When Mistress Mary spies Aminadab approaching, she tells Young Master Arthur to leave her for the time being. Later, in pursuit of Aminadab, he encounters Master Anselm and Master Fuller. Master Anselm invites himself for dinner at Young Master Arthur's house, and Young Master Arthur asks Fuller to join them as well. He then meets Aminadab, who is preparing to take his poison. Arthur, realizing he can use the poison on his wife, persuades Aminadab not to take his life for the sake of a woman. He takes the poison from Aminadab for his own use, and promises to keep Aminadab's shameful behavior secret if he will come to Young Master Arthur's house for dinner. After Aminadab agrees and exits, Young Master Arthur plans a false feast of reconciliation with his wife, to which he will invite Justice Reason, Old Master Arthur, Old Master Lusam, Young Master Lusam, and Mistress Mary, along with those he has already invited (Master Anselm, Master Fuller, and Aminadab); he also plans to administer the poison to his wife before the feast. He encounters Pipkin, who has been sent to search for him and bring him home, and tells Pipkin that he will be out all night. He also tells Pipkin to give a purse of money to Mistress Arthur to buy supplies for the feast with, and to invite Justice Reason, Old Master Arthur, and Old Master Lusam to dinner tomorrow. He arrives at the feast with Young Master Lusam and Mistress Mary and orders Mistress Arthur to entertain Mistress Mary. As the company is seated, Young Master Arthur insists that Mistress Mary sit in his wife's place at the table. He then asks Aminadab to say grace and orders Pipkin and Hugh to wait on the table. After Pipkin demonstrates his learning for Aminadab, Young Master Arthur exits in order to prepare the poisoned cup for his wife. He later returns with two cups of wine and proposes a toast of reconciliation between himself and Mistress Arthur. They drink, and then, as the party begins to break up, Young Master Arthur exits with Mistress Arthur and Pipkin. After the news of Mistress Arthur's supposed death has been announced by Pipkin, Young Master Arthur enters mourning and tells Old Master Arthur and Old Master Lusam to go in and view the body. Later he arrives at Mistress Mary's house and, after she complains that he is neglecting her, tells her that he has a marriage license and that they are to be married that evening. Later, after their marriage, Young Master Arthur finds that Mistress Mary has become willful and disobedient, insisting that Arthur support Mistress Splay and Brabo in addition to herself, and that she be able to do as she pleases without his consent. To further torment Arthur, she dismisses Pipkin. Young Master Arthur finds himself in an impossible situation, since any public complaint against his wife would lead to humiliation for being overruled by his wife. Asking Mistress Splay and Brabo to leave them alone, Young Master Arthur asks Mistress Mary why she does not return his affection. He also reminds her that he left his first wife for her sake, and he even admits that he poisoned Mistress Arthur for her sake. When Mistress Mary reacts with alarm, fearing that she will also be poisoned, Young Master Arthur flees for safety, lamenting his choice of an unchaste over a chaste wife. When Young Master Arthur next appears he is impoverished, starving and despairing, as all of his friends have refused to aid him once news of the murder became known. He meets Mistress Arthur (whom he does not recognize) and begs some food from her. He then tearfully confesses his crimes against his former wife as well as his sufferings with Mistress Mary, repenting of his sins and ready to die in despair. He accepts sympathy and some money from Mistress Arthur and, after she exits, prepares himself for arrest and death. When Brabo, the Officers, Mistress Splay, and Hugh arrive to arrest Young Master Arthur, he offers no resistance. At the end of the play he appears before Justice Reason, where he confesses to the murder of Mistress Arthur. He asks for the law's punishment and sees Mistress Mary's malice towards him as divine punishment for his earlier treatment of Mistress Arthur. He explains to Justice Reason that he acquired the poison from Aminadab, but that Aminadab is innocent of any knowledge of the murder. When Mistress Arthur appears, Young Master Arthur thinks he is being haunted by her ghost, but when he finds she is alive he is overcome with emotion and asks her to explain her return from death. After Fuller and Anselm explain the sleeping potion and Mistress Arthur's recovery from the tomb, Young Master Arthur ends the play by placing Mistress Arthur and Mistress Mary on either side of him and enumerating for the audience the qualities of the good and the bad wife, so that husbands will be able to choose a good wife from a bad.


Son of Old Master Lusam and brother of Mistress Arthur in (?)Heywood's How A Man May Choose A Good Wife From A Bad. Arguing with Young Master Arthur, he tries to discover why Young Master Arthur is determined to hate his wife, Mistress Arthur, in spite of her beauty and good character. He exits with Young Master Arthur when Arthur sees Old Master Arthur and Old Master Lusam. He goes with Young Master Arthur and Pipkin to Young Master Arthur's home where he continues to work towards a reconciliation of Young Master Arthur and Mistress Arthur. His estimation of Mistress Arthur only increases as she patiently suffers her husband's abuse. Young Master Lusam exits to dinner with Young Master Arthur. Later, he comes out of the house with Young Master Arthur, Mistress Arthur, Pipkin, Old Master Arthur, and Old Master Lusam, and witnesses the exchange between the two old men and Young Master Arthur as well as Young Master Arthur's departure. He praises Mistress Arthur for her saintly patience and rare virtue, and then exits. Later, he is compelled, along with Mistress Arthur, to join Old Master Arthur and Old Master Lusam when they take their case against Young Master Arthur to Justice Reason. He objects several times to the senselessness of Justice Reason's pronouncements, but is either ignored or misunderstood. Later, Young Master Lusam arrives with Young Master Arthur and Mistress Mary at Young Master Arthur's feast. He is gladdened by Young Master Arthur and Mistress Arthur's reconciliation, and finds his love for women in general improved by the example of Mistress Arthur's virtue. When news of Mistress Arthur's supposed death arrives, Young Master Lusam is suspicious of Young Master Arthur due to his recent hatred towards his wife.


Offstage in [?]Wilson's Fair Em, the Miller's Daughter, Young Men and Maids are heard to harass the clown Trotter by calling for grist.


Young Plainsey is the chief plotter against Mumford in Chettle and Day's Blind Beggar of Bednal Green. He deliberately allows himself to be captured by the French so he can forge documents that implicate Mumford in treason. Once he is released, he makes sure the letter is found and results in Mumford's banishment, while he pretends to be grief stricken. Back in England, he repudiates his engagement to Bess Mumford and instead marries the resistant Kate Westford. When he sees Bess at Strowd's trial, he does not recognize her, but is swept away by her beauty and wants her for his concubine. When she refuses, he offers to marry her after his wife is dead and Old Plainsey does reveal later that Kate has died. When Bess still refuses, Young Plainsey threatens to kill her beggar father and rape and mutilate her. The disguised Mumford pretends that they must give in to Young Plainsey and leaves Bess with him, but then reappears disguised as his own brother and beats Young Plainsey. Young Plainsey hires Tom Strowd, Canbee and Hadland, along with Sir Robert to help kill the disguised Mumford and kidnap Bess. However, Tom actually protects Bess, and Mumford stands against Canbee and Hadland. When Old Plainsey and Captain Westford discover the battle, they are convinced by Mumford and join his side. Young Plainsey fights with Sir Robert in the final battle and loses. With the others, he is banished.


Yong Sanders, son of George and Anne Sanders in (?)Heywood's A Warning For Fair Women, comes home from school with his friend, Harry, and convinces Harry to play a forbidden game with him at the Sanders' front door. Harry expresses concern that they might get caught. but Young Sanders reassures him that his father would not be home until night. Unknowingly, the two block the door for the murderer, George Bowne, who comes to see Young Sanders' mother. Browne asks Roger to get the children out of the way, which Roger does by promising not to tell either of their fathers that they were playing the game.


Two Yound Scolars ask for help from Perce in obtaining food in ?Greene and Chettle's John of Bordeaux. Perce shows them how to use their learning to cheat innkeepers out of meals.


Young Selby abducts Peggie Graham with the aim of forcing her to marry him in J.W.'s The Valiant Scot. Wallace kills him.


Son of Siward, the Earl of Northumberland in Shakespeare's Macbeth. Young Siward accompanies his father to Scotland to fight in the revolt against Macbeth. Young Siward dies honorably by Macbeth's hand in battle.


Killed with an arrow through his heart by Cambyses in Preston's Cambises.


Young Tradewell is one of Sir John's two apprentices in Massinger's The City Madam–the other is Young Goldwire. Luke convinces both of them to begin to steal from Sir John. Young Goldwire admits that he is frightened of Sir John, but eventually gives in to the idea. He is a gambler and has dealings with Gettall. Young Goldwire is later taken in by Luke's ruse that "all that is his is [Young Goldwire's]." Young Goldwire helps Young Tradewell throw a lavish party for Luke and ends up being arrested at it at Luke's request. Whereas Young Tradewell cries and begs for mercy, Young Goldwire does neither, vowing to "suffer as a Roman." He helps throw the lavish party in which he and his fellow apprentice are arrested for crimes they were encouraged to do. Unlike Goldwire, Tradewell blubbers and begs for mercy from Luke at his arrest. He remains in prison until Sir John reappears.


The hero of Cowley's The Guardian, son of Old Truman and lover of Lucia. Young Truman's courtship is blocked by his father, who wants him to marry Tabitha, and by Lucia's guardian, Captain Blade, who will have to part with her inheritance if she marries with his consent. Old Truman forbids his son to see Lucia again, but she finds a way round this by coming to see him in a long, dark veil. The two lovers then trick Captain Blade into believing that he has been poisoned, so that Lucia can make her appeal while he is in a weakened state; this backfires severely. Cutter has seen the two of them conferring, and, believing they have killed him, Blade has Young Truman taken to jail. Wrapped in Lucia's veil, Blade's mischievous cousin, Aurelia, visits him there and gives him a forged note as from Lucia, inviting him to make love to her. He is appalled (believing this to be Lucia indeed), and, when he next sees the real Lucia (veiled), he rejects her. Old Truman and Blade (now aware that he has not really been poisoned) next plan to marry Young Truman to Aurelia, to which he passively consents. Aurelia has, however, already betrothed herself in secret to the wealthy Puny; an interview with Young Truman—depressed, lethargic, an unshakeable Platonist in his intentions—does not appeal to her, and she decides to use the faithful veil once more to discard him onto her new maid, Jane. Unknown to her, Jane is really Lucia in disguise, so Aurelia has inadvertently driven the two lovers together again. At the end, she confesses her trick and clears Lucia's reputation. Young Truman apologizes, briefly but extravagantly, to Lucia, and they are united.

[In Cowley's own 1658 revision of this play, Cutter of Coleman Street (performed 1661), Truman's preoccupation with chastity is rather diluted: he thinks that Lucia has not just written him a saucy note but gone on to marry Puny, and at least half his indignation is focussed on that.]


The son of Sir Generous Worthy and sister of Dorothy in Nabbes' Covent Garden. Young Worthy plays a major part in the plot by helping bring together his sister and Theodore Artlove. He initially warns his sister that Artlove may not be good enough for her, causing her to become defensive and rail against "imperious men" who impose their will on women. But when Artlove saves Young Worthy's life during a robbery, the two men become friendly after narrowly avoiding a duel. Later Young Worthy commends Artlove to his sister, then tricks her by pretending he was only testing her, causing her to declare her love for Artlove all the more.


A "ghost character" in Haughton's Englishmen for My Money. Pisaro worries that Harvey's younger brother will inherit after the supposedly ill Harvey dies. The threat of losing the land to this brother prompts Pisaro to allow his daughter Marina to marry Harvey. This way he intends to keep the land in the family and under his control.


In some texts referred to as "Junior," he is the Duchess's youngest son in [?]Middleton's The Revenger's Tragedy. Before the play he commits a heinous rape against the noble Antonio's wife. The lady commits suicide from the shame of it. He is not executed but jailed for the deed. In a mix up, his brothers attempt to order the execution of Lussurioso but mistakenly order the beheading of Younger Son. It is not until his head is taken to them that they realize their mistake.


Abigail Younglove is a waiting gentlewoman to the Lady in Beaumont and Fletcher's Scornful Lady. She is sent by the Lady to Elder Loveless, and presents him with a jewel. She welcomes another suitor, Welford, to the house, and attempts to woo him for herself, annoying her own long-time suitor Sir Roger. With Martha, she carries a posset to Welford's chamber. Abigail carries a letter from the Lady to Elder Loveless, and rebukes him for his treatment of her mistress. Welford consistently rejects Abigail, and eventually she is reconciled with Sir Roger and they are married.


Antonio is the eldest son of Sir Oliver Younglove and a suitor to Caelia in Baylie's The Wizard. His father believes Antonio is his proxy to Caelia, but Antonio is actually wooing her for himself. When the disguised Clerimont rails against Sir Oliver for the worthlessness of his suit, Antonio pursues him and forces him into a duel. When Caelia declares that she will leave her choice of suitors to a conjurer, Antonio despairs and decides to exile himself, but Clerimont persuades him to disguise himself as an ancient conjurer instead. In this disguise, Antonio meets with Caelia and Penelope, who have changed clothes. When he is able to correctly identify them, they believe he is a true conjurer. Antonio then tells Caelia that she will marry the man who most resembles himself, a prophecy she believes means she is destined to marry old Sir Oliver. Antonio also tells Penelope that she is to marry Sebastian. Next, the disguised Antonio meets with Sebastian, and promises him he is to marry Caelia. Sebastian is joyful until he overhears the supposed conjurer promise his next visitor, Sir Oliver, that he will marry the virgin Caelia in the morning if she live that long. Antonio escapes Sebastian's anger by promising that he will spend the night with Caelia, and by Antonio's apparent ability to conjure spirits (really Caelia and Penelope behind a screen). Antonio then induces Penelope to spend the night with Sebastian, pretending to be Caelia. In the morning, Antonio, now disguised as his father, pretends to Caelia that he has been wounded in a duel for her by Clerimont, He then appears as the conjurer, but when both ruses are found out, he reveals himself and he and Caelia are married. Antonio appears as the conjurer a final time in the final scene, revealing himself and all the various tricks that have been played.


Clerimont is the youngest son of Sir Oliver Younglove and the brother to Antonio in Baylie's The Wizard. He first appears disguised as a Captain in order to help his friend Sebastian win Caelia. After insulting Sir Oliver's suit, Clerimont is challenged to a duel by Antonio and must reveal himself before blood is drawn. At this point, Clerimont agrees to help Antonio with his suit. Clerimont overhears Penelope complaining about being overshadowed by her sister, and sees Hog and Delia ensnare Shallow. When Caelia declares that she will leave her choice of suitors to a conjurer, Antonio despairs and decides to exile himself, but Clerimont persuades him to disguise himself as an ancient conjurer instead. Clerimont then forces Hog to steal plate and plants it for the Cook to find where the "conjurer" tells him to look. Clerimont continues to help his brother, all the while declaring his immunity to love, a character note that is never explained. When all the deceptions have been revealed, Clerimont apologizes for helping Antonio rather than Sebastian, and is forgiven because he owes more loyalty to his brother than his friend.


Sir Oliver Younglove is one of Caelia's suitors in Baylie's The Wizard. His age and various ailments cause him to ask his eldest son, Antonio to woo Caelia for him. He is so in love with Caelia that he sends her letters promising her all his money and property. Antonio, disguised as a conjurer, tells him that he will marry the virgin Caelia, if she is still alive in the morning, so Sir Oliver arrives at what he believes is her window with musicians early the next day. The music rouses Sebastian, who has spent the night with Penelope, and his appearance causes Sir Oliver great anger. When Penelope unveils and Sebastian realizes he has been with the wrong sister, Sir Oliver at first thinks Caelia has saved herself for him. His triumph is short lived, however, when Antonio and Caelia enter, married. He quickly forgives them and hopes that they live and die together and leave behind happy children.

YOUTH **1520

Enters in the anonymous Youth boasting of his health and beauty and his dedication to pleasure. Meets Charity, who tells him to think about heaven and salvation; Youth dismisses Charity's counsel as useless, since, amongst other things, Charity cannot tell him why men eat mustard with saltfish. Youth threatens to beat and stab Charity when Charity continues to persuade him. Charity exits and Youth is joined by Riot. Youth asks Riot to help him find a servant, and Riot recommends Pride. Youth agrees to Pride's suggestion that he dress and act like a gentleman and scorn the poor, and also agrees to take Pride's sister Lechery as his mistress. He then suggests they all go to the tavern for drink and good cheer, and to avoid Charity. When Charity intercepts them, Youth joins with Riot and Pride and puts Charity in the stocks; they exit. Youth returns with Riot and Pride, boasting of his greatness; when Charity and Humility begin to persuade him to abandon vice, he again rejects their counsel, and vows to make merry as long as he is able. When Charity tells Youth about God's salvation of his soul, Youth suddenly abandons vice and embraces virtue. Following Humility's instructions he begs for mercy and dismisses Pride and Riot; he then promises to mourn his sins and also to teach others to avoid sin.

YOUTH **1520

A "ghost character" in the anonymous Johan The Evangelist. Mentioned as friend of Evil Counsel.

YOUTH **1635

A character in Shirley's Coronation appearing in a masque that Polidora arranges to have performed for Arcadius.


Disguise used by Philicia in Carlell's 2 Arviragus and Philicia when she is "resolv[ed] to be taken prisoner" until she finds that the Queen has pardoned Arviragus and there is "freedome in the Campe."