SCHÆNA SECUNDA.--〈The same.〉
I feare me Apelles, that thine eies haue blabbed that, which thy
tongue durst not. What little regard hadst thou! whilst Alexander
viewed the conterfeite of Campaspe, thou stoodest gazing on her
countenaunce! If he espie or but suspect, thou must needes twice
he blushed, thy sadde countenaunce when hee smiled, thy sighes
when he questioned, may breede in him a ielosie, perchaunce
a frenzye. O loue! I neuer before knewe what thou wert, and nowe
haste thou made mee that I know not what my selfe am? Onely
|perish, with his hate, and thine owne loue. Thy pale lookes when ||5|
pleasures. Dispute not the cause, wretch, but yeeld to it: for better
it is to melt with desire, then wrastle with loue. Cast thy selfe on
thy carefull bedde, be content to lyue vnknowne, and die vnfounde.
O Campaspe, I haue painted thee in my heart: painted? nay,
|this I knowe, that I must endure intollerable passions, for vnknowne ||10|
Characters, that nothing can rase it out, vnlesse it rubbe my heart
|contrarye to myne arte, imprinted, and that in suche deepe ||15|
SCHÆNA TERTIA.--〈The same.〉
〈Enter〉 MILECTUS, PHRIGIUS, LAYS, 〈to〉 Diogenes 〈in his tub〉.
Mil. It shal go hard, but this peace shall bring vs some pleasure.
Phry. Downe with armes, and vp with legges, this is a world for
Lais. Sweete youthes, if you knew what it were to saue your
What delight can there be in gashinge, to make foule scarres in
faire faces, & crooked maimes in streight legges? as though men
being borne goodlye by nature, would of purpose become deformed by
follye; and all forsooth for a new found tearme, called valiant, a word
|sweete bloud, you would not so foolishly go about to spend it. ||5|
|which breedeth more quarrelles then the sense can commendation. ||10|
Mil. It is true Lays, a featherbed hath no fellow, good drinke
makes good bloud, and shall pelting words spill it?____________________
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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: 352.
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