|that was wont to commaunde, fearing Ladies threates, that once||70|
|solace haue behelde my paines, shall with sighes intreate my||75|
Hee offereth to sleepe.
Larissa. How now Cupid, begin you to nod?
〈Re-enter RAMIA and TELUSA.〉
Ramia. Come Cupid, Diana hath deuised newe labours for you that are God of loues: you shall weaue Samplers all night, and
|lackie after Diana all day. You shall shortlie shoote at beastes for||80|
|Diana with her Nimphes. How like you this Cupid?||85|
Cupid. I say I will pricke as well with my needle, as euer I did with mine arrowes.
Tel.Diana cannot yeelde, she conquers affection.
Cupid.Diana shall yeeld, she cannot conquer desteny.
|Larissa. Come Cupid, you must to your busines.||90|
Cupid. You shall find me so busie in your heads, that you shall wish I had beene idle with your harts. Exeunt.
〈Enter〉 NEPTUNE alone.
Neptune. Thys day is the solemne Sacrifice at thys Tree, wherein the fairest virgine (were not the inhabitants faithlesse) should be offered vnto me, but so ouer carefull are Fathers to their children, that they forgette the safetie of their Countrey, & fearing to become
|vnnaturall, become vnreasonable: their slights may bleere men,||5|
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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: 460.
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