The Complete Works of John Lyly - Vol. 2

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Diana. I wil. Follow me without delaie, or excuse, & if you can doe nothing, yet shall you hallow the Deare.60

Phil. I am willing to goe,--〈aside〉 not for these Ladies cõpanie, because my selfe am a virgine, but for that fayre boyes fauor, who I thinke be a God.

Dianato GALL.〉. You, sir boy, shall also goe. Galla. I must if you commaunde,--〈aside〉 and would if you had65 not. Exeunt.


Cupid alone in Nimphes apparell, and NEPTUNE lystening.

Cupid. Nowe Cupid, vnder the shape of a sillie girle shewe the power of a mightie God. Let Diana and all her coy Nimphes know, that there is no hart so chaste but thy bowe can wounde, nor eyes so modest, but thy brandes can kindle, nor thoughts so staied, but thy shafts can make wauering, weake and wanton: Cupid though5 he be a child, is no babie. I will make their paines my pastimes, & so confound their loues in their owne sexe, that they shall dote in their desires, delight in their affections, and practise onely impossibilities. Whilst I trewant from my mother, I will vse some tyranny in these woodes, and so shall their exercise in foolish loue, be my10 excuse for running away. I wil see whether faire faces be alwaies chast, or Dianaes virgins onelie modest, els will I spende both my shafts and shyfts, and then Ladies if you see these daintie Dames intrapt in loue, saie softlie to your selues, wee may all loue.


Nept. Doe sillie Sheepeheards goe about to deceiue great Neptune,15 in putting on mans attire vppon women: and Cupid to make sport deceiue them all, by vsing a womans apparell vpon a God? then Neptune that hast taken sundrie shapes to obtaine loue, stick not to practise some deceipt to shew thy deitie, and hauing oftẽ thrust thy self the shape of beastes to deceiue men, be not coy to vse the20 shape of a Sheepehearde, to shew thy selfe a God. Neptune cannot be ouer-reached by Swaines, himselfe is subtile; and if Diana be ouertaken by craft, Cupid is wise. I will into these woodes and marke all, and in the end will marre all. Exit.

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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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