The Complete Works of John Lyly - Vol. 2

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when wee come abroad. Cunning in nothing but in making small

things great by figures, pulling on with the sweate of our studies 20
a great shooe vpon a litle foote, burning out one cãdle in seeking for an other, raw wordlings in matters of substaunee, passing-wranglers about shadowes.

Criti. Then is it time lost to be a scholler. We pages are

Politians: for looke what we heare our maisters talke of, we deter 25
mine of: where we suspect, we vndermine: and where we mislike for some perticular grudge, there we, pick quarrels for a generall griefe. Nothing amonge vs but in steede of good morow, what newes ? wee fal from cogging at dice, to cogge with states: ı so
forward are meane mẽ in those matters, that they wold be cocks to 30
tread down others, before they be chickẽs to rise themselues. Youthes are very forwarde to stroke their chins, though they haue no beardes, and to lie as lowd as hee that hath liued longest.

Molus. These be the golden daies!

Criti. Then be they very darke daies: for I can see no golde. 35

Molus. You are grosse witted, maister courtier.

Criti. And you maister scholler slender witted.

Molus. I meant times which were prophecied golden for plentie of all things, sharpnesse of wit, excellencie in knowledge, pollicy in

gouernment, for-- 40

Criti. Softe Scholaris, I denie your argument.

Molus. Why, it is no argument.

Criti. Then I denie it because it is no argument. But let vs go and follow our maisters. Exeunt.


SCHÆNA QUARTA.--〈The same.〉

Enter〉 MILETA, LAMIA, FAUILLA, ISMENA, CANOPE, EUGENUA.

Mileta. Is it not straung that Phao on the sodain shuld be so faire?

Lamia. It cannot be straunge, sith Venus was disposed to make him faire. That cunning had beene better bestowed on women,

which would haue deserued thankes of nature. 5

Isme. Haplye she did it in spite of women, or scorne of nature.

Canope. Proud elfe! how squeamish he is become alreadie, vsing

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with repeated in Bl.
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wordlings Q1: worldlings Q2Bl. F.
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Politians so all. See note
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where1 QQ: and where Bl. F.
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you QQ F.: your Bl.

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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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