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
〈Enter〉 DIANA, TELUSA, EUROTA, RAMIA, LARISSA.
Diana. What newes haue we heere Ladies; are all in loue? are Dianaes 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.〉____________________