"would have become the mouth of Oroondates himself"
Gaultier de Coste La Calprenede’s The Famous History of Cassandra: containing many admirable adventures of the most illustrious of either sex,
includes the story of Oroondates, a prince of Scythia whose desired bride is snatched away by an elder king. The book was written in five volumes, originally in French, and was first published in 1642-5. It was translated into English by Sir Charles Cotterell. The first edition of Cotterell’s translation appeared in 1667.
The rival kings, or, The loves of Oroondates and Statira a tragedy, a play written by Mr. Bankes, was staged at the Theatre-Royal, London, in 1677.