Venus. I like not fishing: yet was I borne of the sea.
Phao. But he may blesse fishing, that caught such an one in the
|Venus. It was not with an angle, my boy, but with a nette||65|
Phao. So was it said, that Vulcan caught Mars with Venus.
Venus. Didst thou heare so? It was some tale.
Phao. Yea Madame, and that in the boate I didde meane to make
tell how thy father could dig, and thy mother spinne. But come, let
|Venus. It is not for a ferry man to talk of the Gods loues: but to||70|
Phao. I am ready to waite. Exeunt.
SCHÆNA SECUNDA.--〈The same.〉
〈Enter〉 TRACHINUS, PANDION, CRYTICUS, MOLUS.
Trachi. Pandion, since your comming the vniuersitie to the
court, from Athens to Syracusa, how doe you feele your self altered
either in humor or opinion?
Pandi. Altered Trachinus, I say no more, and shame that any
Trachi. Here you see as great vertue, far greater brauery, the
action of that which you cõtemplate. Sapho, faire by nature, by
birth royall, learned by education, by gouernment politike, rich by
peace: insomuch as it is hard to iudge, whether she be more
looke on faire Ladies in steede of good letters, and behold faire
faces, in steed of fine phrases? In vniuersities vertues and vices are
but shadowed in colours, white and blacke, in courtes shewed to
life, good and bad. There, times paste are read of in old bookes,
| beautifull or wise, vertuous or fortunate. Beesides, doe you not||10|
at by aime, by prophesie, or chaunce: here, are times in perfection,
not by deuise, as fables, but in execution, as trueths. Beleeue me Pandion, in Athens you haue but tombs, we in court the bodies, you
the pictures of Venus & the wise Goddesses, we the persons & the
| times present set downe by new deuises, times to come coniectured||15|
hath not found out by practise? Simple are you that think to see
more at the candle snuffe then the sunne beams, to saile further in____________________
| vertues. What hath a scholler found out by study, that a courtier||20|
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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: 375.
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