The Complete Works of John Lyly - Vol. 2

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Phao. I will learne any thing but dissembling.

Venus. Why my boy?

Phao. Because then I must learne to be a woman.95

Venus. Thou heardest that of man.

Phao. Men speake trueth.

Venus. But truth is a she, and so alwaies painted.

Phao. I thinke a painted trueth.

Venus. Well, farewell for this time: for I must visit Sapho.100
Phao exit.


ACTUS QUARTUS

SCHÆNA PRIMA.--〈The same. The curtains are drawn bach.〉

Venus, Sapho, Cupid.

Venus. Sapho, I haue heard thy complaintes, and pittied thine agonies.

Sapho. O Venus, my cares are onely knowne to thee, and by thee only came the cause. Cupid, why didst thou wound me so deepe?

Cupid. My mother bad me draw mine arrow to ye head.5

Sapho. Venus, why didst thou proue so hatefull?

Venus. Cupid tooke a wrong shafte.

Sapho. O Cupid too vnkinde, to make me so kind, that almost I transgresse the modestie of my kinde.

Cupid. I was blind, and could not see mine arrow.10

Sapho. How came it to passe, thou didst hit my hearte?

Cupid. That came by the nature of the head, which being once let out of the bowe, cã finde none other lighting place but the heart.

Venus. Be not dismaide, Phao shall yeelde.

Sapho. If hee yeelde, then shal I shame to embrace one so15
meane; if not, die, because I cannot embrace one so meane. Thus doe I finde no meane.

Venus. Well, I will worke for thee. Farewell.

Sapho. Farewell sweet Venus, and thou Cupid, which art sweetest

in thy sharpenesse. Exit Sapho.20

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S. D. Phao exit so old eds., showing Acts iii and iv to be contiuous
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meane, if not, die: because old eds.: meane,--if not die; because F. S. D. Exit Sapho so old eds. i. e. the curtains close again, leaving Venus and Cupid on the stage
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ye Q1: the 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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