Enter, GALLATHEA and PHILLIDA.
Phil. I maruell what virgine the people will present, if is happy you are none, for the it would haue falne to your lot because you are so faire.
Galla. If you had beene a Maiden too I neede not to haue feared, because you are fairer.
Phil. I pray thee sweete boy flatter not me, speake trueth of thy selfe, for in mine eye of all the world thou art fayrest.
Galla. These be faire words, but farre from thy true thoughts, I know mine owne face in a true Glasse, and desire not to see it in
|a flattering mouth.||10|
Phil. O would I did flatter thee, and that fortune would not flatter me. I loue thee as a brother, but loue not me so.
Galla. Noe I will not, but loue thee better, because I cannot loue as a brother.
|Phil. Seeing we are both boyes, and both louers, that our||15|
Galla. I accept that name, for diuers before haue cald me Mistris.
|Phil. For what cause?||20|
Galla. Nay there lie the Mistrisse.
Phil. Wyll not you be at the sacrifice?
|Galla. Because I dreamt that if I were there, I shold be turned||25|
Phil. Not vnlesse I were sure that a boy might be sacrificed, and not a mayden.
|Galla. Why then you are in danger.||30|
Phil. But I would escape it by deceite: : but seeing we are resolued to be both absent, let vs wander into these Groues, till the howre be past.
Galla. I am agreed, for then my feare wil be past.
|Phil. Why, what doost thou feare?||35|
Galla. Nothing but that you loue me not. Exit.____________________
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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: 461.
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