The Complete Works of John Lyly - Vol. 2

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GALLATHEA

ACTUS PRIMUS

SCÆNA PRIMA.

Enter〉 TYTERUS. GALLATHEA 〈disguised as a boy〉.

Tyte. THE Sunne dooth beate vppon the playne fieldes, wherefore let vs sit downe Gallathea, vnder this faire Oake, by whose broade leaues beeing defended from the warme beames, we may enioy the fresh ayre, which softly breathes from Humber

floodes. 5

Galla. Father, you have deuised well: and whilst our flocke doth roame vp and downe this pleasant greene, you shall recount to mee, if it please you, for what cause thys Tree was dedicated vnto Neptune, and why you haue thus disguised me.

Tyte. I doe agree thereto, and when thy state and my care be 10
considered, thou shalt knowe thys question was not asked in vaine.

Galla. I willingly attend.

They reaxe.〉

Tyte. In tymes past, where thou seest a heape of small pyble, stoode a stately Temple of white Marble, which was dedicated to

the God of the Sea, (and in right beeing so neere the Sea): hether 15
came all such as eyther ventured by long trauell to see Countries, or by great traffique to vse merchandise, offering Sacrifice by fire, to gette safety by water; yeelding thanks for perrils past, & making prayers for good successe to come: but Fortune, constant in nothing
but inconstancie, did change her copie, as the people their custome; 20
for the Land being oppressed by Danes, who in steed of sacrifice, committed sacrilidge, in steede of religion, rebellion, and made a pray of that in which they should haue made theyr prayers, tearing downe the Temple euen with the earth, being almost equall with the skyes,

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ACTUS PRIMUS. SCÆNA PRIMA] the division into Acts and Scenes is that of Q. Bl. F. No localities are marked

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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  • SchÆna Tertia.--〈the Same.〉 〈the Curtains of the Central Structure Are Withdrawn, Discovering the Studio With〉 Apelles, Campaspe. 336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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