Cupid, TELUSA, EUROTA, LARISSA, 〈RAMIA〉 enter singing.
Tel. O Yes, O yes, if any Maid, Whõ lering Cupid has betraid To frownes of spite, to eyes of scorne, And would in madnes now see torne The Boy in Pieces,--
|All 3. Let her come||5|
Eurota. O yes, O yes, has any lost A Heart, which many a sigh hath cost; Is any cozened of a teare,
|Which (as a Pearle) disdaine does weare?||10|
All 3. Here stands the Thiefe, let her but come Hither, and lay on him her doome.
Larissa. Is any one vndone by fire, And Turn'd to ashes through desire?
|Did euer any Lady weepe,||15|
All 3. The pirats found, And in her teares hee shalbe drownd. Reade his Inditement, let him heare
|What hees to trust to: Boy, giue eare!||20|
Tel. Come Cupid to your taske. First you must vndoe all these Louers knots, because you tyed them.
Cupid. If they be true loue knots, tis vnpossible to vnknit them; if false, I neuer tied them.
|Eurota. Make no excuse, but to it.||25|
Cupid. Loue knots are tyde with eyes, and cannot be vndoone with hands; made fast with thoughts, and cannot be vnlosed with fingers: had Diana no taske to set Cupid to but things impossible? 〈They threaten him.〉 I wil to it.
|Ramia. Why how now? you tie the knots faster.||30|
Cupid. I cannot chuse, it goeth against my mind to make them loose.
Eurota. Let me see, nowe tis vnpossible to be vndoone.____________________