The Complete Works of John Lyly - Vol. 2

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Thy Bread bee frownes, thy Drinke bee Gall
Such as when you Phao call
The Bed thou lyest on by Despaire; 145 Thy sleepe, fond dreames; thy dreames long Care;
Hope (like thy foole) at thy Beds head,
Mocke thee, till Madnesse strike thee Dead;
As Phao, thou dost mee, with thy proud Eyes;
In thee poore Sapho liues, for thee shee dies. 150

The curtains close.〉


SCHÆNA QUARTA.--〈The same.〉

MILETA, Phao, ISMENA, Sapho, Venus.

Enter MILETA and Phao.〉

Mileta. I woulde eyther your cunning, Phao, or your fortune might by simples prouoke my Lady to some slumber.

Phao. My simples are in operation as my simplicitie is, which if they do litle good, assuredly they can doe no harme.

Mileta. Were I sicke, the verye sight of thy faire face would driue 5 me into a sound sleepe.

Phao. Indeede Gentlewomen are so drowsie in their desires, that they can scarce hold vp their eies for loue.

Mileta. I meane the delight of bewtie would so blinde my senses, as I shoulde bee quickly rocked into a deepe rest. 10

Phao. You women haue an excuse for an aduauntage, which must be allowed: because onely to you women it was allotted.

Mileta. Phao, thou art passing faire, & able to drawe a chaste eie not only to glaunce, but to gaze on thee. Thy yong yeares, thy quick wit, thy staied desires are of force to controll those which 15 should commaund.

Phao. Lady, I forgot to commend you first, and leaste I shoulde haue ouerslipped to praise you at all, you haue brought in my bewtie, which is simple, that in curtisie I might remember yours, which is singular. 20

Mileta. You mistake of purpose, or miscõster of malice.

Phao. I am as farre from malice, as you from loue, & to mistake of purpose, were to mislike of peeuishnes.

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allowed: Q1; allowed, Q2Bl. F.
144
call I omit Blount's comma here
148
Mocke] I emend Mockes of Bl. F. S. D. [The curtains close] not in prev. eds. but necessitated by the ensuing dialogue S. D. SCHÆNA QUARTA.] Actus tertins, Sebæna prima old eds.
2
Ladies Bl.
9
blinde Q'; bind Q2Bl. F.

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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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