a lif, I care not for aboundance. O Apelles, thy loue commeth from20 the heart, but Alexanders from the mouth. The loue of Kinges is like the blowinge of windes, whiche whistle sometimes gentlye amonge the leaues, and straight wayes turne the trees vp by the rootes; or fire which warmeth a farre off, and burneth neere hand; or the sea, which maketh men hoyse their sayles in a flattering25 calme, and to cut their mastes in a rough storme. They place affection by times, by pollicie, by appointment; if they frowne, who dares cal them vnconstant? if bewray secretes, who will tearme them vntrue? if fall to other loues, who trembles not, if he call them vnfaithfull? In kinges there can be no loue, but to Queenes: for30 as neere must they meete in maiestie, as they doe in affection. It is requisite to stande aloofe from kinges loue, Ioue, and lightening. Exit.
〈EnterAPELLESfrom the studio.〉
Apel. Now Apelles, gather thy wits together: Campaspe is no lesse wise then fayre, thy selfe must bee no lesse cunning then faithfull. It is no small matter to be riuall with Alexander.
Page. Apelles, you must come away quicklye with the picture; 5 the king thinketh that now you haue painted it, you play with it.
Apel. If I would play with pictures, I haue ynough at home.
Page. None parhaps you like so well.
Apel. It may be I haue painted none so well.
Page. I haue knowne many fairer faces.
. Apel. And I many better boyes. Exeunt.10____________________