vine Mandrage, and euer keepe thine eares open, and thy mouth shut, thine eies vpwarde, and thy fingers downe: so shalt thou doe better then otherwise, though neuer so well as I wishe.
Phao. Alas! Madame, your prophesie threatneth miseries, and
|your counsell warneth impossibilities.||140|
Sybi. Farewell, I can answere no more. Exit 〈into cave〉.
〈Enter, to〉 Phao, Sapho, TRACHINUS, PANDION, Criticus, MOLUS.
Phao. Vnhappy Phao!--But softe, what gallant troupe is this? what Gentlewoman is this?
Criti. Sapho, a Lady heere in Sycily.
Sapho. What faire boy is that?
|Trachi. Phao, the Ferrie man of Syracusa.||5|
Phao. I neuer saw one more braue: : be al Ladies of such maiestie?
Criti. No, this is she that al wonder at and worship.
Sapho. I haue seldome seene a sweeter face. Be all Ferrie men
|of that fairenesse?||10|
Trachi. No Madame, this is he that Venus determined among men to make the fairest.
Sapho. Seeing I am onely come forth to take the ayre, I will crosse the Ferrie, and so the fieldes, then going in through the park,
|I thinke the walke wil be pleasant.||15|
Trachi. You will much delight in the flattering greene, which now beginneth to be in his glory.
Sapho. Sir boy, will yee vndertake to cary vs ouer the water? Are you dumb, can you not speake?
Phao. Madame, I craue pardon, I am
|spurblinde, I could scarse||20|
Sapho. It is pitie in so good a face there should bee an euill eie.
Phao. I would in my face there were neuer an eie.
Sapho. Thou canst neuer bee rich in a trade of life of all the
Phao. Yet content Madame, which is a kind of life of all the best.____________________
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Publication information: Book title: The Complete Works of John Lyly. Volume: 2. Contributors: R. Warwick Bond - Author. Publisher: The Clarendon Press. Place of publication: Oxford, England. Publication year: 1902. Page number: 384.
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