Cymon and Iphigenia is a novella taken from Boccaccio's Decamerone and developed later by the poet and dramatist John Dryden. Cymon tells the story of a captive prince who falls in love with a shepherdess named Sylvia. The prince's captor, Urganda, threatens to punish Sylvia, but Merlin the magician frustrates her plans, allowing the lovers to unite.
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