You shall see me catch the Moone in the clips like a Conny in a pursnet.
Astron. I will teach thee the Golden number, the Epact, and the Prime.
|Raffe 〈aside〉. I wil meddle no more with numbring of gold, for||70|
Astron. That I must cast by our Iudicials Astronomicall; therefore come in with me, and thou shall see euerie wrinkle of my Astro
|logicall wisedome, and I will make the Heauens as plaine to thee as||75|
|Raffe. Then I shall be translated from this mortality.||80|
Astron. Thy thoughts shall be metamorphosed, and made haile fellowes with the Gods.
Raffe. O fortune! I feele my very braines moralized, and as it were a certaine contempt of earthly actions is crept into my minde,
|by an etheriall contemplation.--Come let vs in. Exeunt.||85|
〈Enter〉 DIANA, TELUSA, EUROTA, RAMIA, LARISSA.
Diana. What newes haue we heere Ladies; are all in loue? areDianaes Nimphes become Venus wantons? is it a shame to be chast, because you be amiable? or must you needes be amorous, because you are faire? O Venus, if thys be thy spight, I will requite it wyth
|more then hate, well shalt thou know what it is to drib thine arrowes||5|
|is Cupid: if any print on her backe like a leafe, it is Medea: if any||10|
Tel. I will goe with speede. 〈Exit TELUSA.〉____________________
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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: 453.
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