Daphnis and Chloe: A Most Sweet, and Pleasant Pastorall Romance for Young Ladies

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THE Vintage is kept, and solemnized. After that, Daphnis and Chloe return to the fields. Philetas the Herdsman, entertains them with a discourse of Cupid, and Love. Love increases betwixt them. In the mean time, the young men of' Methymne, come into the fields of Mitylene, to hawk and hunt. Their Pinnace having lost her Cable, hey fasten her to the shore with a With. A Goat gnawes the with in pieces. The Ship with the Money, and other riches, is blown off to Sea. The Methymnæans madded at it, look about for him that did it: they light upon Daphnis, and pay him soundly. The Countrey Lads come in to help him. Philetas is constituted Judge. A Methymnæan is Plaintiffe; Daphnis Defendant. Daphnis carries the day. The Methymæans fall to force, but are beaten off with Clubs. Getting home, they complain of injury and loss by the Mytelenians.

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Biographical Note. v
  • Introduction vii
  • Title Page 3
  • The Epistle Dedicatory - To Young Beauties 5
  • To the Criticall Reader 8
  • A Summary of the First Book 17
  • The First Book 19
  • A Summary of the Second Book 53
  • The Second Book 55
  • A Summary of the Third Book 101
  • The Third Book 103
  • A Summary of the Fourth Book 147
  • The Fourth Book. 149
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