The Complete Works of John Lyly - Vol. 2

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no cause. There is none of Dianaes trayne that any can traine, either out of their waie, or out of their wits.

Cupid. What is that Diana? a goddesse? what her Nimphes? virgins? what her pastimes? hunting?

Nymph. A goddesse? who knowes it not? Virgins? who thinkes10
it not? Hunting? who loues it not?

Cupid. I pray thee sweete wench, amongst all your sweete troope, is there not one that followeth the sweetest thing, sweete loue?

Nymph. Loue good sir, what meane you by it? or what doe you

call it?15

Cupid. A heate full of coldnesse, a sweet full of bitternesse, a paine ful of pleasantnesse; which maketh thoughts haue eyes, and harts eares; bred by desire, nursed by delight, weaned by ielousie, kild by dissembling, buried by ingratitude; and this is loue! fayre

Lady, wil you any?20

Nymph. If it be nothing els, it is but a foolish thing.

Cupid. Try, and you shall find it a prettie thing.

Nymph. I haue neither will nor leysure, but I will followe Diana in the Chace, whose virgins are all chast, delighting in the bowe that

wounds the swift Hart in the Forrest, not fearing the bowe that25
strikes the softe hart in the Chamber. This difference is betweene my Mistris Diana, and your Mother (as I gesse) Venus, that all her Nimphes are amiable and wise in theyr kinde, the other amorous and too kinde for their sexe; and so farewell little god.

Exit.

Cupid Diane, and thou, and all thine, shall knowe that Cupid is30
a great god: I will practise a while in these woodes, and play such pranckes with these Nimphes, that while they ayme to hit others with their Arrowes, they shall be wounded themselues with their owne eyes. Exit.


SCÆNA TERTIA.

Enter〉 MELEBEUS, PHILLIDA.

Meleb. Come Phillida, faire Phillida, and I feare me too faire being my Phillida, thou knowest the custome of this Countrey, & I the greatnes of thy beautie, we both the fiercenesse of the monster Agar. Euerie one thinketh his owne childe faire, but

I know that which I most desire, and would least haue, that thou5

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-9 what . . . hunting?] What, her Nymphs Virgins? What, her pastimes hunting? Bl.

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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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