Sampler at home. It may be Gallathea,--foolish Gallathea, what
may be? nothing. Let mee followe him into the Woods, and thou
sweete Venus be my guide. Exit.
Phil. Poore Phillida, curse the time of thy birth and rarenes
of thy beautie, the vnaptnes of thy apparel, and the vntamednes
of thy affections. Art thou no sooner in the habite of a boy, but
thou must be enamored of a boy? what shalt thou doe when what
watch the good times, his best moodes, and transgresse in loue
a little of thy modestie. I will,--I dare not; thou must,--I cannot.
Then pine in thine owne peeuishnes. I will not: I wil. Ah Phillida doe something, nay anie thing rather then liue thus. Well, what
|best lyketh thee, most discontenteth thee? Goe into the Woods, ||5|
and so I goe resolute, eyther to bewray my loue, or suffer shame.
|I will doe, my selfe knowes not; but what I ought I knowe too well, ||10|
〈Enter〉 TELUSA alone.
Tel. HOwe nowe? what newe conceits, what strange contraries
breede in thy minde? is thy Diana become a Venus,
thy chast thoughts turnd to wanton lookes, thy conquering modestie
to a captiue imagination? Beginnest thou with Piralis to die in the
to followe the hote desire of loue? O Telusa, these words are vnfit
for thy sexe beeing a virgine, but apt for thy affections being a Louer.
And can there in yeeres so young, in education so precise, in vowes
so holy, and in a hart so chaste, enter eyther a strong desire, or
|ayre and liue in the fire, to leaue the sweete delight of hunting, and ||5|
Vestas flames, and his feeble shafts headed with feathers, pearce
deeper the Dianaes arrowes headed with steele? Breake thy boweTelusa that seekest to breake thy vowe, and let those hands that
aymed to hit the wilde Hart, scratche out those eyes that haue
|a wish, or a wauering thought of loue? Can Cupids brands quench ||10|
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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: 446.
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