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Hep. He is dogged, but discrete; I cannot tel how sharpe, with150
a kinde of sweetenes; ful of wit, yet too too wayward.

Alex. Diogenes, whẽ I come this way again, I will both see thee, and confer with thee.

Diog. Doe.

Re-enter Page with APELLES.〉

Alex. But here commeth Apelles: how now Apelles, is Venus face155
yet finished?

Apel. Not yet: Bewty is not so soone shadowed, whose perfection commeth not within the compasse either of cunning or of colour.

Alex. Well, let it rest vnperfect, & come you with me, where I wil

shewe you that finished by nature, that you haue beene trifling about160
by art.

Exeunt.〉


ACTUS TERTIUS

SCHÆNA PRIMA.--〈Room in APELLES' House.〉
〈Enter〉 APELLES, CAMPASPE, 〈and PSYLLUS〉.

Apel. Lady, I doubt whether there bee any colour so fresh, that may shadow a countenance so faire.

Camp. Sir, I had thought you had beene commaunded to paint with your hand, not to glose with your tongue; but as I haue heard,

it is the hardest thing in painting to set down a hard fauour, which5
maketh you to dispair of my face; and then shall you haue as great thanks to spare your labour, as to discredit your arte.

Apel. Mistresse, you neither differ from your selfe nor your sex: for knowing your owne perfection, you seeme to dispraise that which

men most cõmend, drawing thẽ by that meane into an admiration,10
where feeding them selues they fall into an extasie; your modestie being the cause of the one, and of the other, your affections.

Camp. I am too young to vnderstand your speache, thogh old enough to withstand your deuise: you haue bin so long vsed to

colours, you cã do nothing but colour15
.

Apel. Indeed the colours I see, I feare wil alter the colour I haue: but come madam, will you draw neere, for Alexander will be here anon. Psyllus, stay you heere at the window, if anye enquire for me, aunswere, Non lubet esse domi.

Exeuntinto studio〉.

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affections] perfections Dods.
150
how] how, 1744: how: 1780, 1825. The old eds. have no stop
154
S. D. [Re-enter Page &c.] Reed supplied Enter APELLES
161
S. D. [Exeunt] supplied Dods. S. D. [and PSYLLUS] required by l. 18.
4
haue om. F.
8
your1] you Q2

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page *
  • The Anatomy of Wyt ii
  • Contents iii
  • ¶euphues and His England. 1
  • Symbols, Etc., Used in the Textual Footnotes 2
  • The Plays 229
  • Lyly as a Playwright1 231
  • Campaspe 301
  • SchÆna Secunda.--〈interior of the Palace (with Transfer to the Market-Place at L. 119).〉 Alexander, Hephestion, Page, Diogenes, Apelles. 〈enter Alexander, Hephaestion, and Page.〉 329
  • Actus Tertius 333
  • SchÆna Tertia.--〈the Same.〉 〈the Curtains of the Central Structure Are Withdrawn, Discovering the Studio With〉 Apelles, Campaspe. 336
  • SchÆena Quarta.--〈the Palace (with Two Transfers, at Il. 40 and 57).〉 337
  • SchÆena Quinta.--〈the Same.〉 341
  • Actus Quartus 343
  • SchÆna Secunda.--〈room in Apelles' House, as Before.〉 Campaspe, Apelles. 346
  • SchÆna Tertia.--〈room in the Palace.〉 347
  • SchÆna Quarta.--〈apelles' Studio.〉 348
  • Schena Quinta.--〈the Same.〉 349
  • SchÆna Secunda.--〈the Same.〉 352
  • SchÆna Tertia.--〈the Same.〉 352
  • Schæna Quarta.--〈the Same.〉 353
  • Sapho and Phao 361
  • Actus Primus 373
  • Actus Primus 373
  • SchÆna Secunda.--〈the Same.〉 375
  • SchÆna Tertia.--〈the Same.〉 377
  • SchÆna Quarta.--〈the Same.〉 378
  • Actus Secundus 380
  • SchÆna Secunda.--〈the Same〉 380
  • SchÆna Secunda.--〈the Same〉 384
  • SchÆn Tertia.--〈a Street.〉 385
  • SchÆna Quarta.--〈before Sybilla's Cave.〉 388
  • SchÆna Quarta.--〈before Sybilla's Cave.〉 393
  • SchÆna Quarta.--〈before Sybilla's Cave.〉 399
  • SchÆna Quarta.--〈the Same.〉 400
  • Actus Quartus 403
  • SchÆna Quarta.--〈vulcan's Forge.〉 408
  • Actus Quintus 410
  • Actus Quintus 410
  • SchÆna Secunda.--〈a Room in Sapho's Palace.〉 411
  • SchÆna Tertia.--〈before Sybilla's Cave.〉 414
  • Gallathea 417
  • Actus Primus 432
  • Actus Primus 432
  • ScÆna Secunda. 434
  • ScÆna Tertia. 435
  • ScÆna Quarta. 436
  • Actus Secundus 439
  • ScÆena Secunda. 439
  • ScÆena Secunda. 441
  • ScÆna Tertia. 442
  • ScÆna Quarta. 445
  • ScÆna Quinta. 446
  • Actus Tertius 446
  • ScÆna Secunda. 446
  • ScÆna Secunda. 453
  • Actus Quartus 456
  • ScÆna Prima. 456
  • ScÆna Secunda. 458
  • ScÆna Tertia. 460
  • ScÆna Quarta. 461
  • Actus Quintus 462
  • ScÆna Secunda. 462
  • ScÆna Secunda. 464
  • ScÆna Tertia. 466
  • Notes 486
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