thy soldiers to louers, gloues worne in veluet caps, in steede of plumes in grauen helmets, thou wouldest ether die among them for sorrow, or confound them for anger.
Clitus. Cease Permenio, least in speaking what becommeth thee 25 not, thou feele what liketh thee not: truth is neuer without a scratcht face, whose tõgue although it cannot be cut out, yet must it be tied vp.
Par. It grieueth me not a little for Hephestion, whoe thirsteth for honour, not ease: but such is his fortune & neerenesse in friendship 30 to Alexander, that he must lay a pillowe vnder his head, when he would put a targette in his hand. But let vs draw in, to see how well it becomes them to tread the measurs in a daunce, that were wont to sette the order for a march. Exeunt.
APELLES, CAMPASPE 〈discovered〉.
Apel. I haue now, Campaspe, almost made an ende.
Camp. You tolde me, Apelles, you would neuer ende.
Apel. Neuer end my loue: for it shal be eternal.
Camp. That is, neither to haue beginning nor ending.
|Apel. You are disposed to mistake, I hope you do not mistrust.||5|
Camp. What will you saye if Alexander perceiue your loue?
Apel. I will say it is no treason to loue.
Camp. But how if he wil not suffer thee to see my person?
Apel. Then will I gase continually on thy picture.
|Camp. That will not feede thy heart.||10|
Apel. Yet shall it fill mine eye: besides the sweete thoughtes, the sure hopes, thy protested faith, wil cause me to imbrace thy shadow continually in mine armes, of the which by strong imagination I will make a substaunce.
Camp. Wel, I must be gon: but this assure your self, that I had 15 rather bee in thy shop grinding colours, then in Alexanders court, following higher fortunes.
Foolish wensh, what hast thou done? that, alas! which cannot be vndone, and therefore I feare me vndone. But content is such____________________