when you take Gods prisoners on earth. Before I sleepe you shall both repent, and finde what it is but to thinke vnreuerently of Venus. Come Cupid, shee knowes not how to vse thee, come with mee, you 90 knowe what I haue for you: will you not?
Cupid. Not I!
Venus. Well, I will be euen with you both, & that shortlye.
Sapho. Cupid, feare not, I will direct thine arrowes better. Euery rude asse shall not say he is in loue. It is a toye made for Ladies, 95 and I will keepe it onely for Ladies.
Cupid. But what will you doe for Phao?
Sapho. I will wish him fortunate. This wil I do for Phao, because I once loued Phao: for neuer shall it be said that Sapho loued to hate, or that out of loue she coulde not be as courteous, as she 100 was in loue passionate. Come Mileta, shut the doore.
〈Enter PHAO to SYBILLA in the Cave.〉
Phao. Goe to Sybilla, tell the beginning of thy loue and the end of thy fortune. And loe how happilye shee sitteth in her caue. Sybilla?
Sybi. Phao, welcome, what newes?
Phao. Venus, the Goddesse of loue, I loth, Cupid causd it with a new shafte. Sapho disdaineth mee, Venus causd it for a new 5 spite. O Sybilla, if Venus be vnfaithfull in loue, where shall one flye for trueth? Shee vseth deceite, is it not then likely she will dispence with subtiltie? And being carefull to commit iniuries, will shee not be carelesse to reuenge them? I must nowe fall from loue to labour, and endeuour with mine oare to gette a fare, not with my 10 penne to write a fancie. Loues are but smokes, which vanish in the seeing, and yet hurte whilest they are scene. A Ferrie, Phao, no the starres cannot call thee to a worser fortune. Raung rather ouer the world, forsweare affections, entreate for death. O Sapho! thou haste Cupid in thine armes, I in my hearte, thou kissest him for 15 sporte, I muste curse him for spite: yet will I not curse him Sapho,____________________