The Complete Works of John Lyly - Vol. 2

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You shall see me catch the Moone in the clips like a Conny in a pursnet.

Astron. I will teach thee the Golden number, the Epact, and the Prime.

Raffe 〈aside〉. I wil meddle no more with numbring of gold, for70
multiplication is a miserable action: 〈aloud〉 I pray sir what wether shall we haue this howre three-score yeere?

Astron. That I must cast by our Iudicials Astronomicall; therefore come in with me, and thou shall see euerie wrinkle of my Astro

logicall wisedome, and I will make the Heauens as plaine to thee as75
the high waie, thy cunning shall sitte cheeke by iole with the Sunnes Chariot; then shalt thou see what a base thing it is, to haue others thoughts creepe on the grounde, when thine shall be stitched to the starres.

Raffe. Then I shall be translated from this mortality.80

Astron. Thy thoughts shall be metamorphosed, and made haile fellowes with the Gods.

Raffe. O fortune! I feele my very braines moralized, and as it were a certaine contempt of earthly actions is crept into my minde,

by an etheriall contemplation.--Come let vs in. Exeunt.85


SCÆNA QUARTA.

Enter〉 DIANA, TELUSA, EUROTA, RAMIA, LARISSA.

Diana. What newes haue we heere Ladies; are all in loue? areDianaes Nimphes become Venus wantons? is it a shame to be chast, because you be amiable? or must you needes be amorous, because you are faire? O Venus, if thys be thy spight, I will requite it wyth

more then hate, well shalt thou know what it is to drib thine arrowes5
vp and downe Dianaes leies. There is an vnknowne Nimph that straggleth vp and downe these woods, which I suspect hath beene the weauer of these woes, I saw her slumbring by the brooke side, go search her & bring her, if you find vpon her shoulder a burne, it
is Cupid: if any print on her backe like a leafe, it is Medea: if any10
picture on her left breast like a birde, it is Calisto; who euer it be, bring her hether, and speedilie bring her hether.

Tel. I will goe with speede. 〈Exit TELUSA.〉

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Calisto] Calipso all eds.
66
'clips F. as for eclipse: unnecessary, though possibly the pun is intended
74
of] in F.
78
stiched 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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