The Complete Works of John Lyly - Vol. 2

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SCHÆNA SECUNDA.--〈The same.〉

APELLES alone.

I feare me Apelles, that thine eies haue blabbed that, which thy tongue durst not. What little regard hadst thou! whilst Alexander viewed the conterfeite of Campaspe, thou stoodest gazing on her countenaunce! If he espie or but suspect, thou must needes twice perish, with his hate, and thine owne loue. Thy pale lookes when 5 he blushed, thy sadde countenaunce when hee smiled, thy sighes when he questioned, may breede in him a ielosie, perchaunce a frenzye. O loue! I neuer before knewe what thou wert, and nowe haste thou made mee that I know not what my selfe am? Onely this I knowe, that I must endure intollerable passions, for vnknowne 10 pleasures. Dispute not the cause, wretch, but yeeld to it: for better it is to melt with desire, then wrastle with loue. Cast thy selfe on thy carefull bedde, be content to lyue vnknowne, and die vnfounde. O Campaspe, I haue painted thee in my heart: painted? nay, contrarye to myne arte, imprinted, and that in suche deepe 15 Characters, that nothing can rase it out, vnlesse it rubbe my heart out. Exit.

SCHÆNA TERTIA.--〈The same.〉

Enter〉 MILECTUS, PHRIGIUS, LAYS, 〈to〉 Diogenes 〈in his tub〉.

Mil. It shal go hard, but this peace shall bring vs some pleasure.

Phry. Downe with armes, and vp with legges, this is a world for the nonce.

Lais. Sweete youthes, if you knew what it were to saue your sweete bloud, you would not so foolishly go about to spend it. 5 What delight can there be in gashinge, to make foule scarres in faire faces, & crooked maimes in streight legges? as though men being borne goodlye by nature, would of purpose become deformed by follye; and all forsooth for a new found tearme, called valiant, a word which breedeth more quarrelles then the sense can commendation. 10

Mil. It is true Lays, a featherbed hath no fellow, good drinke makes good bloud, and shall pelting words spill it?

my Dods. foll. by F. for thy of old eds.
-4 thou! . . . Campaspe, . . . countenaunce!] thou, . . . Campaspe? . . . countenaunce. Q2 F.; and 1780, 1825, exc. Campaspe!: thou, . . . Campaspe, . . . countenaunce? QQ34Bl. 1744; and Kelt. exc. countenance!
nonce here the collation of Q2 ends, the remaining four leaves in the Dyce copy being mounted from Q4 and signed G instead of F as reguired in QQ23. Our text follows Q3 to end of play
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The Complete Works of John Lyly - Vol. 2
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page *
  • The Anatomy of Wyt ii
  • Contents iii
  • ¶euphues and His England. 1
  • Symbols, Etc., Used in the Textual Footnotes 2
  • The Plays 229
  • Lyly as a Playwright1 231
  • Campaspe 301
  • SchÆna Secunda.--〈interior of the Palace (with Transfer to the Market-Place at L. 119).〉 Alexander, Hephestion, Page, Diogenes, Apelles. 〈enter Alexander, Hephaestion, and Page.〉 329
  • Actus Tertius 333
  • SchÆna Tertia.--〈the Same.〉 〈the Curtains of the Central Structure Are Withdrawn, Discovering the Studio With〉 Apelles, Campaspe. 336
  • SchÆena Quarta.--〈the Palace (with Two Transfers, at Il. 40 and 57).〉 337
  • Schæena Quinta.--〈the Same.〉 341
  • Actus Quartus 343
  • Schæna Secunda.--〈room in Apelles' House, as Before.〉 Campaspe, Apelles. 346
  • Schæna Tertia.--〈room in the Palace.〉 347
  • Schæna Quarta.--〈apelles' Studio.〉 348
  • Schena Quinta.--〈the Same.〉 349
  • Schæna Secunda.--〈the Same.〉 352
  • Schæna Tertia.--〈the Same.〉 352
  • Schæna Quarta.--〈the Same.〉 353
  • Sapho and Phao 361
  • Actus Primus 373
  • Actus Primus 373
  • Schæna Secunda.--〈the Same.〉 375
  • Schæna Tertia.--〈the Same.〉 377
  • Schæna Quarta.--〈the Same.〉 378
  • Actus Secundus 380
  • Schæna Secunda.--〈the Same〉 380
  • Schæna Secunda.--〈the Same〉 384
  • Schæn Tertia.--〈a Street.〉 385
  • Schæna Quarta.--〈before Sybilla's Cave.〉 388
  • Schæna Quarta.--〈before Sybilla's Cave.〉 393
  • Schæna Quarta.--〈before Sybilla's Cave.〉 399
  • Schæna Quarta.--〈the Same.〉 400
  • Actus Quartus 403
  • Schæna Quarta.--〈vulcan's Forge.〉 408
  • Actus Quintus 410
  • Actus Quintus 410
  • Schæna Secunda.--〈a Room in Sapho's Palace.〉 411
  • Schæna Tertia.--〈before Sybilla's Cave.〉 414
  • Gallathea 417
  • Actus Primus 432
  • Actus Primus 432
  • Scæna Secunda. 434
  • Scæna Tertia. 435
  • Scæna Quarta. 436
  • Actus Secundus 439
  • Scæena Secunda. 439
  • Scæena Secunda. 441
  • Scæna Tertia. 442
  • Scæna Quarta. 445
  • Scæna Quinta. 446
  • Actus Tertius 446
  • Scæna Secunda. 446
  • Scæna Secunda. 453
  • Actus Quartus 456
  • Scæna Prima. 456
  • Scæna Secunda. 458
  • Scæna Tertia. 460
  • Scæna Quarta. 461
  • Actus Quintus 462
  • Scæna Secunda. 462
  • Scæna Secunda. 464
  • Scæna Tertia. 466
  • Notes 486


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