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Org. Farewell, fair spring of manhood! henceforth welcome 71 Best expectation of a noble sufferance.*""'* I'll lock the bodies safe, till what must follow Shall be approved.—Sweet twins, shine stars forever !—
In vain they build their hopes whose life is shame: No monument lasts but a happy name. 76
[Locks the door, and exit. ACT THE FIFTH.
Scene I. A Room in Bassanes' House.
Enter Bassanes. 7 ,
* . - V f / Bass. Athens—to Athens^I have sent, the nursery
Of Greece for learning and the fount of knowledge;
For here in Spartathere's" not left amongst us
One wise man to direct; we're^all turrfed madcaps.
'Tis safd Apollo is'fhe g"bd of herbs, 5
Then cerffainl/ he Icnows the virtue of 'em:
To Delphos I have sent too. If there can be
A help for nature, we are sure yet.
Org. Honour Attend thy counsels ever!
Bass. I beseech thee
With all my heart, let me go from thee quietly; 10
Phew! then we shall be troubled. 20
Thou wert ordained my plague—heaven make me thankful,
And give me patience too, heaven, I beseech thee.
Org. Accept a league of amity; for henceforth, I vow, by my best genius, in a syllable, Never to speak vexation; I will study 25 Service and friendship, with a zealous sorrow For my past incivility towards ye.
Bass. Hey-day, good words, good words! I must believe 'em, And be a coxcomb for my labour.
Org. Use not
So hard a language; your misdoubt is causeless: 30
Bass. Thou canst not, Orgilus; 'tis in the power
Org. To your patience
You must add privacy, as strong in silence
Bass. A skull hid in the earth a treble age
Org. Lastly, to such direction
As the severity of a glorious action
Bass. With assurance 55
Of will and thankfulness.
Org. With manly courage
Please, then, to follow me.
Bass. Where'er, I fear not. [Exeunt.
Scene II. A State-room in the Palace.
A flourish. Enter Euphranea led by Groneas and Hemophil; Propiiilus, led by Christalla and Philemon ; Nearchus supporting Calantha; Crotolon and Amelus.
Cal. We miss our servant Ithocles and Orgilus; On whom attend they?
Crot. My son, gracious princess,
Whispered some new device, to which these revels
Cal. A fair excuse for absence : as for Bassanes, Delights to him are troublesome : Armostes Is with the king?
Crot. He is.
Cal. On to the dance !—
Dear cousin, hand you the bride; the bridegroom must be
Intrusted to my courtship. Be not jealous, 10 Euphranea; I shall scarcely prove a temptress.— Fall to our dance.
Music. Nearchus dances with Euphranea, Pro. Philus with Calantha, Christalla with HemoPhil, Philema with Grone'as.
They dance the first change; during which Armostes enters.
Arm. [whispers Calantha] The king your father's dead.
Cal. To the other change.
They dance the second change.
Penthea, poor Penthea's starved.
Cal. Beshrew thee !—
Lead to the next.
They dance the third change.