The Complete Works of John Lyly - Vol. 2

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thy wonted swiftnesse? I am faire, I am a virgine, I am readie. Come Agar thou horrible monster, & farewell world thou viler

Monster. 55

During the above speech HÆBE has been bound to the sacrificial tree. A pause follows.〉

Augur. The Monster is not come, and therefore I see Neptune is abused, whose rage will I feare mee, be both infinite and intollerable: take in this Virgine, whose want of beauty hath saued her owne life, and (destroyed) all yours.

Erict. We could not finde any fairer. 60

〈HÆBE is unbound.〉

Augur. Neptune will. Goe deliuer her to her father.

Hæbe. Fortunate Hæbe, howe shalt thou expresse thy ioyes? Nay vnhappy girle that art not the fairest. Had it not been better for thee to haue died with fame, then to liue with dishonour, to haue

preferred the safetie of thy Countrey and rarenesse of thy beautie, 65
before sweetnes of life, & vanity of the world? But alas! desteny would not haue it so, desteny coulde not, for it asketh the beautifullest. I would Hæbe thou hadst been beautifullest.

Erict. Come Hæbe, heere is no time for vs to reason, it had beene

best for vs thou hadst beene most beautifull. Exeunt. 70



Phil. We mette the virgine that shoulde haue beene offered to Neptune, belike eyther the custome is pardoned, or she not thought fairest.

Galla. I cannot conjecture the cause, but I feare the euent.

Phil. Why should you feare? the God requireth no boy. 5

Galla. I would he did, then should I haue no feare.

Phil. I am glad he doth not tho, because if he did, I should haue also cause to feare. But soft, what man or God is this? Let vs closely withdrawe our selues into the Thickets. Exeunt ambo.

Enter NEPTUNE alone.

Nept. And doe men beginne to bee equall with Gods, seeking by 10
craft to ouer-reach the that by power ouer-see them? Doe they dote

destroyed om. all eds.
tho Q Bl. = then: tho' F.


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