the heart, but Alexanders from the mouth. The loue of Kinges is
like the blowinge of windes, whiche whistle sometimes gentlye
amonge the leaues, and straight wayes turne the trees vp by the
rootes; or fire which warmeth a farre off, and burneth neere hand;
| a lif, I care not for aboundance. O Apelles, thy loue commeth from||20|
calme, and to cut their mastes in a rough storme. They place
affection by times, by pollicie, by appointment; if they frowne, who
dares cal them vnconstant? if bewray secretes, who will tearme them
vntrue? if fall to other loues, who trembles not, if he call them
| or the sea, which maketh men hoyse their sayles in a flattering||25|
as neere must they meete in maiestie, as they doe in affection.
It is requisite to stande aloofe from kinges loue, Ioue, and
| vnfaithfull? In kinges there can be no loue, but to Queenes: for||30|
SCHENA QUINTA.--〈The same.〉
〈EnterAPELLESfrom the studio.〉
Apel. Now Apelles, gather thy wits together: Campaspe is no lesse
wise then fayre, thy selfe must bee no lesse cunning then faithfull.
It is no small matter to be riuall with Alexander.
Page. Apelles, you must come away quicklye with the picture;
5 the king thinketh that now you haue painted it, you play with it.
Apel. If I would play with pictures, I haue ynough at home.
Page. None parhaps you like so well.
Apel. It may be I haue painted none so well.
Page. I haue knowne many fairer faces.
|. Apel. And I many better boyes. Exeunt.||10|
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Book title: The Complete Works of John Lyly.
Contributors: R. Warwick Bond - Editor, John Lyly - Author.
Publisher: The Clarendon Press.
Place of publication: Oxford, England.
Publication year: 1902.
Page number: 349.
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