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Luc. That I might sing it, madam, to a tune :: Give me a note; your lady ship can set.
Jul. As little by such toys as may be possible :
Luc. It is too heavy for so light a tune.
Jul. Let's see your song:
LucKeep tune there still, so you will fing it out: 'And yet, methinks, I do not like this tune.
Jul. You do not ?
Luc. Nay, now you are too flat.
Jul. The mean is drown'd with your unruly ba
Jul. This babble shall not henceforth trouble me. ,
. pleas'd To be so anger'd with another letter. [Exit. . 4 Indeed I bid the base for Protheus) The speaker here turns the allusion (which her mistress employed) from the base in mufick 10 a country exercise Bid. the Base: in which some pursue, and others are made prisoners. So that Luceita would intend, by this, to say, indeed I take pains to make you a Captive to Protheus's passion. He uses the same allusion in his Venus and Adonis,
To bid the winds a base he now prepares. and in his Cymbaline he mentions the game,
Lads more like : To run the country Base.
Jul. Náy, would I were fo anger'd with the same!
Luc. Nay, I was taken up for laying them down: Yet here they shall not lye, for catching cold.
Jul. I fee, you have a month's mind to them.
Luc. Ay, madam, you may say what sights you see: I see things too, although you judge I wink. Jul. Come, come, will’t please you go? (Exeunt.
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Anthonio's House. .
Enter Anthonio and Panthion. Ant. TELL me, Pantbion, what fad talk was
Pant. 'Twas of his nephew Protheus, your fon.
Pant. He wonder'd that your lordship
Ant. Nor need'It thou much importune me to that,
5 Some ro discover flands far away.] In Shakespear's time, voyages for the discovery of the islands of America were much in vogue. And we find, in the journals of the travellers of that time, that the sons of noblemen, and of others of the best families in England, went very frequently on these adventures. Such as the Fortescues, Collitons, Thorn-hills, Farmers, Pickerings, Littletons, Willongbbys, Cbefters, Harleys, Bromleys, and others. To this prevailing fashion, our poet frequently alludes, and not without high commendations of it,
And perfected by the swift course of time:
Pant. I think, your lordship is not ignorant,
Ant. I know it well.
him thither ;
Ants I like thy counsel; well hast thou advis'd:
Pant. To-morrow, may it please you, Don Alphonso, With other gentlemen of good esteem, Are journeying to falute the Emperor; And to commend their service to his will.
Ant. Good company : with them shall Protheus go, And, in good time, now will we break with him.
Ant. How now? what letter are you reading there?
Pro. May't please your lordship, 'tis a word or two Of commendation sent from Valentine ; Deliver'd by a friend that came from him.
Ant. Lend me the letter; let me see what news. • Pro. There is no news, my lord, but that he writes
How happily he lives, how well belovod,
Ant. And how stand you affected to his wish?
Pro. As one relying on your lordship's will,
Ant. My will is something forted with his with :
Pro. My lord, I cannot be so foon provided ;
[thee: Ant. Look, what thou want'st, shall be sent after No more of stay; to-morrow thou must go. Come on, Panthion ; you shall be employ'd To hasten on his expedition. [Exe. Ant. and Pant.
Pro. Thus have I shun'd the fire, for fear of burning; And drench'd me in the Sea, where I am drown'd: I fear'd to fhew my father Julia's letter, Left he should take exceptions to my love; as And with the vantage of mine own excuse, Hath he excepted most against my love. Oh, how this spring of love resembleth
Th’ uncertain glory of an April day;
Enter Panthion. .
Pro. Why, this it is! my heart accords thereto : And yet a thousand times it answers, no. (Exeunt.