Mydas

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 <title>A machine-readable version of Lyly, John, 1554?-1606 :  :  Mydas (1592)
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 <publisher> Midas was entered into the Stationers' Register on 4 October 1591; 
  it was first published in 1592 in a quarto printed by Thomas Scarlet for Joan Broome. 
  Midas Plaied before the Queenes Maiestie vpon Tvvelfe day at night, by the Children of Paules. , London : 
  Printed by Thomas Scarlet for I[ohn] B[roome] and are to be sold in Paules Churchyard at the signe of the Bible, 1592. 
  Date: 1592 
  Bib name / number: STC (2nd ed.) / 17083 
  Bib name / number: Greg, I, 106(a). / 
  Physical description: [60] p. 
  Copy from: Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery  
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<date>1592</date>
<authority>D.  H.  Craig,  Newcastle</authority>
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<p> Based on the Literature Online transcription of the 1632 edition but edited so as to follow the 1592 edition.
Bibliographic details for the Electronic File
Lyly, John, 1554?-1606:  Mydas (1632) 
Cambridge 1996 
Chadwyck-Healey 
English Prose Drama Full-Text Database 
Copyright © 1996 Chadwyck-Healey. Do not export or print from this database without checking the Copyright Conditions to see what is permitted.
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  Mydas. 
  Genre: Comedy. 
  Date first published: 1592. 
  Date first performed: 1589.
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<name id="A">Bacchus </name>
<name id="B">Midas </name>
<name id="C">Caelia</name>
<name id="D">Eristus</name>
<name id="E">Martius</name>
<name id="F">Mellacrites</name>
<name id="G">Sophronia</name>
<name id="H">Licio </name>
<name id="I">Petulus </name>
<name id="J">Dello</name>
<name id="K">Pipinetta </name>
<name id="L">Amerula</name>
<name id="M">Motto</name>
<name id="N">Suauia</name>
<name id="O">Oracle</name>
<name id="P">Prologue</name>
<name id="Q">Camilla</name>
<name id="R">Apollo</name>
<name id="S">Pan</name>
<name id="T">nymph Erato</name>
<name id="U">nymph Thia</name>
<name id="V">1 Nymph</name>
<name id="W">2 Nymph</name>
<name id="X"></name>
<name id="Y">3 Nymph</name>
<name id="Z">Minutus</name>
<name id="ZA">shepherd Memalcas</name>
<name id="ZB">shepherd Coryn</name>
<name id="ZC">shepherd Celthus</name>
<name id="ZD">shepherd Driapon</name>
<name id="ZE">shepherd Amyntas</name>
<name id="ZF">Hunter</name>
<name id="ZR">The Reeds</name>

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  <titlePart>Midas.  Plaied before the Queenes Maiestie vpon Twelfe Day at Night, 
By the Children of Pavls</titlePart></titlePage></front>
<body>
 <div1><div2>
<stage>THE PROLOGVE in Pavls </stage>
<sp who="P">
<p>Gentlemen  <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> nice is the World,  <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> apparel there is 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> fashion, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <reg orig="Musick">Music</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> instrument, 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> diet <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> delicate, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <reg orig="playes">plays</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> <reg orig="inuention">invention</reg> but breedeth 
<reg orig="satietie">satiety</reg> before <reg orig="noone">noon</reg>, and contempt before night. </p>
<p>Come <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the <reg orig="Tayler">Tailor</reg>, <reg orig="hee">he</reg> is gone <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the <reg orig="Paynters">Painters</reg>, 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="learne">learn</reg> <reg orig="howe">how</reg> more cunning may <reg orig="lurke">lurk</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the 
fashion,  <reg orig="then">than</reg> can <reg orig="bee"> be </reg> expressed 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the making.  <reg orig="Aske">Ask</reg> the Musicians, they <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> say 
their heads <reg orig="ake">ache</reg> with <reg orig="deuising">devising</reg> notes <reg orig="beyonde">beyond</reg> Ela.  
Enquire at Ordinaries, there must be <reg orig="sallets">salads</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> the Italian,  picktooths 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> the Spaniard; pots <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> the German,  porridge <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> the Englishman.  
At <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> exercises,  <reg orig="Souldiers">Soldiers</reg> call <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> Tragedies,  their <reg orig="obiect">object</reg> is 
<reg orig="bloud">blood</reg>: Courtiers <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <reg orig="Commedies">Comedies</reg>,  their <reg orig="subiect">subject</reg> is <reg orig="Loue">Love</reg>: <reg orig="Countriemen">Countrymen</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> 
<reg orig="Pastoralles">Pastorals</reg>, <reg orig="shepheard">shepherds</reg> are their <reg orig="Saintes">Saints</reg>.  <reg orig="Trafficke">Traffic</reg> and <reg orig="trauell">travel</reg> hath <reg orig="wouen">woven</reg> the 
nature of all Nations into <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">ours</seg>, and made this land <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> Arras, full of 
<reg orig="deuise">devise</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> was <reg orig="Broade-cloth">Broadcloth</reg>, full of <reg orig="workemanshippe">workmanship</reg>. </p>
<p>Time hath confounded <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="mindes">minds</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="mindes">minds</reg> the matter, but all 
<reg orig="commeth">cometh</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> this <reg orig="passe">pass</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> what heretofore hath
<pb n="A2V"/>
<reg orig="beene">been</reg> <reg orig="serued">served</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="seuerall">several</reg> 
dishes <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> a <reg orig="feaste">feast</reg>, is now minced <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> a charger <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> a <reg orig="Gallimaufrey">Gallimaufry</reg>.  
If <reg orig="wee"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg></reg> present a mingle-mangle, <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> fault is 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be excused, because the whole World is become an <reg orig="Hodge-podge">Hodgepodge</reg>. </p>
<p><reg orig="Wee"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">We</seg></reg> are <reg orig="ielous">jealous</reg> of your <reg orig="iudgementes">judgments</reg>, because you are 
wise; of <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="owne">own</reg> performance, because <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> are 
<reg orig="vnperfect">unperfect</reg>; of <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> Authors <reg orig="deuice">device</reg>, because he is idle.  <reg orig="Onelie">  Only </reg> this doth encourage <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> 
presenting <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> studies before Gentlemen, <reg orig="thogh"> though </reg> 
they <reg orig="receiue">receive</reg> an inward mislike, <reg orig="wee"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg></reg> shall not be <reg orig="hist">hissed</reg> 
with an open disgrace. </p>
<p><foreign lang="Latin">Stirps rudis vrtica est: stirps generosa, rosa. </foreign></p> </sp></div2>
<div2>
<stage>Actus primus. </stage>
<stage>Scna prima. </stage>
<stage>Bacchus, Mydas, Eristus, Martius. </stage>
<sp who="A"><speaker>Bacchus </speaker>
<p>Midas, where the Gods <reg orig="bestowe">bestow</reg> benefits they <reg orig="aske">ask</reg> 
<reg orig="thankes">thanks</reg>, but where they <reg orig="receiue">receive</reg> good turns they <reg orig="giue">give</reg> 
rewards. Thou hast filled my belly with <reg orig="meate">meat</reg>, mine <reg orig="eares">ears</reg> with <reg orig="musicke">music</reg>, mine 
<reg orig="eies">eyes</reg> with <reg orig="woders">wonders</reg>. Bacchus of all the Gods is the best fellow, and Midas amongst 
men a king of fellows. All thy grounds are vineyards, thy <reg orig="corne">corn</reg> grapes, thy 
chambers sellers, thy <reg orig="houshold">household</reg> <reg orig="stuffe">stuff</reg> standing <reg orig="cuppes">cups</reg>: and therefore <reg orig="aske">ask</reg> <reg orig="any thing">anything</reg> it <reg orig="shalbe">shall be</reg> <reg orig="graunted">granted</reg>. <reg orig="Woudest">Wouldst</reg> thou 
<reg orig="haue">have</reg> the pipes of thy conducts <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> run wine, the 
<reg orig="vdders">udders</reg> of thy beasts <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> drop nectar, or thy trees <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> bud ambrosia? 
Desirest thou <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be fortunate <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> thy <reg orig="loue">love</reg>, or 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> thy victories famous, or <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="haue">have</reg> the <reg orig="yeres">years</reg> of 
thy life as many as the <reg orig="haires">hairs</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> thy head? Nothing <reg orig="shalbe">shall  be</reg> denied, <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> great is Bacchus, <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> happy is Midas. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="B"><speaker>Myd. </speaker>
<p>Bacchus <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> a King <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="begge">beg</reg> of a God it is <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> shame, but <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> 
<reg orig="aske">ask</reg> with <reg orig="aduise">advise</reg>, wisdom; <reg orig="geue">give</reg> me 
<reg orig="leaue">leave</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> consult:  <reg orig="least">lest</reg> desiring things <reg orig="aboue">above</reg> my reach, I <reg orig="bee">be</reg> <reg orig="fiered">fired</reg> with 
Phaeton: or against nature, <reg orig="&">and</reg> be drowned with Icarus: 
<reg orig="&">and</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">so</seg> perishing, the world <reg orig="shal"> shall </reg> both laugh and wonder, crying, <foreign lang="Latin">Magnis tamen excidit ausis</foreign>.</p>
</sp>
<sp who="A"><speaker>Bacchus. </speaker>
<p>Consult, Bacchus <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> consent. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="B"><speaker>Mid. </speaker>
<p>Now my Lords, let me <reg orig="heare">hear</reg> your opinions, what wish 
may make Mydas most <reg orig="happie">happy</reg>, and his <reg orig="Subiects">Subjects</reg> best content?</p>
</sp>
<sp who="D"><speaker>Erist. </speaker>
<p>Were I a King I would wish <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="possesse">possess</reg> my <reg orig="mistresse">mistress</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> what 
<reg orig="sweetnes">sweetness</reg> can there be found <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> life, but <reg orig="loue">love</reg>? whose wounds the more <reg orig="mortall">mortal</reg> 
they are <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the heart, the more immortal they make the possessors: and 
<pb n="A1v"/>
<seg type="homograph" subtype="interrogative">who</seg> knoweth not <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> the possessing of <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> must <reg orig="bee">  be </reg> most <reg orig="pretious">precious</reg>, the pursuing whereof is <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> pleasing. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="E"><speaker>Mar. </speaker>
<p><reg orig="Loue">Love</reg> is a pastime <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> children, breeding nothing but <reg orig="follie">folly</reg>, and 
nourishing nothing but <reg orig="idlenes">idleness</reg>. I would wish <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be Monarch of the World, 
conquering <reg orig="Kingdomes">Kingdoms</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> Villages, and being greatest <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> the earth <reg orig="bee">be</reg> Commander of the whole earth: <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> what is there 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> more tickles the <reg orig="minde">mind</reg> of a King, <reg orig="then"> than </reg> a hope 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="bee"> be </reg> the only King, wringing out of <reg orig="euery">every</reg> <reg orig="Countrie">Country</reg> tribute, and <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> his <reg orig="owne">own</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> sit <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> triumph. Those <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> call Conquerors 
ambitious, are <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> those <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="tearme">term</reg> thrift <reg orig="couetousnesse">covetousness</reg>, <reg orig="clenlines">cleanliness</reg> 
pride, <reg orig="honestie">honesty</reg> <reg orig="precisenes">preciseness</reg>. <reg orig="Commaund">Command</reg> the World, Midas, a greater thing you 
cannot desire, a <reg orig="lesse">less</reg> you should not. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="B"><speaker>Myd. </speaker>
<p>What say you Mellacrites?</p>
</sp>
<sp who="F"><speaker>Mel. </speaker>
<p>Nothing, but <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> these two <reg orig="haue">have</reg> said nothing. I 
would wish <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> <reg orig="euerie thing">everything</reg> I touched might 
<reg orig="turne">turn</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> gold: this is the <reg orig="sinewes">sinews</reg> of <reg orig="Warre">War</reg>, and the <reg orig="sweetnesse">sweetness</reg> of Peace. Is 
it not Gold <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> maketh the chastest <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="yeeld">yield</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> lust, the 
honestest <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <reg orig="lewdnesse">lewdness</reg>, the wisest <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <reg orig="follie">folly</reg>, the faithfullest <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> 
deceit, and the most holy <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> heart, <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be most hollow of heart? <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> 
this word Gold are all the powers of the Gods, the desires of men, the wonders 
of the World, the miracles of nature, the <reg orig="loosenes">looseness</reg> of fortune and triumphs of 
time. <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">By</seg> Gold may you shake the Courts of other Princes, and <reg orig="haue">have</reg> your own <reg orig="setled">settled</reg>, one Spade of Gold <reg orig="vndermines">undermines</reg> faster <reg orig="then"> than </reg> an hundred <reg orig="Mattockes">Mattocks</reg> of <reg orig="steele">steel</reg>. Would one be thought 
religious <reg orig="&"> and </reg> <reg orig="deuout">devout</reg>? <foreign lang="Latin"> Quantum quisque suz nummorum seruat in arca, tantum habet <reg orig="&">and</reg> fidei: </foreign> Religions 
<reg orig="ballance">balance</reg> are golden bags. Desire you <reg orig="vertue">virtue</reg>? <foreign lang="Latin"> querenda pecunia primum est, virtus post nummos: </foreign> the first <reg orig="staire">stair</reg> of <reg orig="vertue">virtue</reg> is 
money <reg orig="Doeth"> Doth </reg> any thirst after <reg orig="Gentrie">Gentry</reg>, and wish <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> 
be esteemed beautiful? <foreign lang="Latin"> <reg orig="&">and</reg> genus <reg orig="&">and</reg> formam regina pecunia donat: </foreign> King <reg orig="Coine">Coin</reg> hath a Mint <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="stampe">stamp</reg> Gentlemen, and <seg type="homograph" subtype="noun">art</seg> 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> make <reg orig="amiablenes">amiableness</reg>. I <reg orig="denie">deny</reg> not but <reg orig="Loue">Love</reg> is sweet, and the marrow of a man's 
<reg orig="minde">mind</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> conquer Kings is the quintessence of the thoughts of 
Kings: why then follow both, <foreign lang="Latin"> Aurea sunt vers nunc saecyka, plurimus auro venit honos, aurl conciliator amor: </foreign> it is a 
World <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> Gold, <reg orig="Honor">Honour</reg> and <reg orig="Loue">Love</reg> are both taken <reg orig="vpon"> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg> </reg> interest. Doth Midas determine <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> tempt the <reg orig="mindes">minds</reg> of true <reg orig="Subiectes">Subjects</reg>? 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> draw them from obedience <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <reg orig="trecherie">treachery</reg>, from their allegiance and 
<reg orig="othes">oaths</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> treason and <reg orig="periurie">perjury</reg>? What holes doth not Gold bore <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="mens">men's</reg> 
hearts? Such <reg orig="vertue">virtue</reg> is there <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> Gold, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> being bred <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the 
<reg orig="barrennest">barrenest</reg> ground, and <reg orig="troden">trodden</reg> <reg orig="vnder">under</reg> <reg orig="foote">foot</reg>, it mounteth 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> sit <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> Princes heads. Wish Gold Midas, or wish not <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be Midas. 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> the <reg orig="councel">council</reg> of the Gods, was not Anubis with his long nose of Gold, 
preferred before <reg orig="Neptunes">Neptune's</reg>, whose stature was but <reg orig="brasse">brass</reg>? And Aesenlapius more 
<reg orig="honored">honoured</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> his golden beard, <reg orig="then"> than </reg> Apollo <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> 
his sweet <reg orig="harmonie">harmony</reg>?</p>
</sp>
<sp who="D"><speaker>Erist. </speaker>
<p><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="haue">have</reg> Gold and not <reg orig="Loue">Love</reg>, (<seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> cannot be 
<reg orig="purchast">purchased</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> Gold) is <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be a <reg orig="slaue">slave</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> Gold. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="E"><speaker>Mar. </speaker>
<p>Mydas  <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="possesse">possess</reg> <reg orig="mountaines">mountains</reg> of gold, and a <reg orig="mistris">mistress</reg> more precious <reg orig="then"> than </reg> gold, and not <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="commaunde">command</reg> the World, is <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> 
make Mydas new <reg orig="prentise">prentice</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> a Mint, and <reg orig="Iourneiman">Journeyman</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> a woman. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="F"><speaker>Mel. </speaker>
<p><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="enioy">enjoy</reg> a <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> <reg orig="Ladie">Lady</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="loue">  love </reg>, and want <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> Gold <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="geue">give</reg>: <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="haue">have</reg> thousands of people 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> fight, and <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> <reg orig="peny">penny</reg>   <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> pay, <reg orig="wil"> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> </reg> 
make ones <reg orig="mistresse">mistress</reg> wild, and his <reg orig="souldiers">soldiers</reg> tame. <reg orig="Iupiter">Jupiter</reg> was a God, but he 
knew Gold was a greater: and <reg orig="flewe">flew</reg> into those grates with his golden <reg orig="winges">wings</reg>, 
where he could not enter with his Swans wings, What <reg orig="staide">staid</reg> Atlantas course with 
Hippocrites? 
<pb n="A2v"/>
an Apple of Gold; what made the three Goddesses <reg orig="striue">strive</reg>? an Apple of Gold. If 
<reg orig="therfore"> therefore </reg> thou make not thy <reg orig="Mistres">Mistress</reg> a Gold-finch, 
thou mayst chance <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> find <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg> a <reg orig="Wag-taile">Wagtail</reg>: <reg orig="beleeue">believe</reg> me,  <foreign lang="Latin">Res est ingeniosa dare</foreign>.  Besides, how many gates of 
Cities this golden Key hath opened, <reg orig="wee"> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> </reg> may remember 
of late, and ought <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="feare">fear</reg> hereafter. <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">That</seg> iron 
world is <reg orig="worne">worn</reg> out, the golden is now come, <foreign lang="Latin"> Sub Ioue nunc mundis iussa sequare Iouis. </foreign> </p>
</sp>
<sp who="D"><speaker>Erist. </speaker>
<p>Gold is but the guts of the earth. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="F"><speaker>Mel. </speaker>
<p>I had rather <reg orig="haue">have</reg> the earths <reg orig="guttes">guts</reg>, <reg orig="then">  than </reg> the <reg orig="Moones">Moons</reg> <reg orig="braines">brains</reg>. What is it <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> Gold cannot command, or 
hath not conquered? <reg orig="Iustice">Justice</reg> <reg orig="her selfe">herself</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> 
sitteth wimpled about the eyes, doth it not because <reg orig="shee">she</reg> 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> take <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> Gold, but <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> she would not be <reg orig="seene"> seen </reg> blushing when she takes it: the <reg orig="ballance">balance</reg> she holdeth are not <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="weie">weigh</reg> 
the right of the cause, but the weight of the bribe: she <reg orig="wil">  <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> </reg> put <reg orig="vp"><seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg></reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> naked Sword, if thou 
offer <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg> a golden <reg orig="scabberd">scabbard</reg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="B"><speaker>Myd. </speaker>
<p>Cease you <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> dispute, I am determined. It is Gold, Bacchus, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> 
Mydas desireth, let <reg orig="euery thing">everything</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> Mydas 
toucheth be turned <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> Gold, <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">so</seg> shalt thou <reg orig="blesse">bless</reg> thy guest, and 
manifest thy Godhead. Let it be <reg orig="Golde">Gold</reg></p>
</sp>
<sp who="A"><speaker>Bac. </speaker>
<p>Mydas thy wish <reg orig="cleaueth">cleaveth</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> thy last word. Take <reg orig="vp"><seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg></reg> this stone. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="B"><speaker>Myd. </speaker>
<p>Fortunate Mydas. It is Gold Mellacrites, Gold, it is Gold. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="F"><speaker>Mel. </speaker>
<p>This <reg orig="sticke">stick</reg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="B"><speaker>Myd. </speaker>
<p>Gold Mellacrites, my sweet boy <reg orig="al"> all </reg> is Gold: <reg orig="for euer">forever</reg> honoured be Bacchus, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="aboue">above</reg> measure hath made Mydas fortunate. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="A"><speaker>Bac. </speaker>
<p>If mydas be pleased Bacchus is, I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> my temple with Silenus, 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> this time there are many <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> offer
<pb n="A3r"/>
<reg orig="vnto">unto</reg> me sacrifices: <foreign lang="Latin"> Paenam pro munere poscis. </foreign></p>
</sp>
<sp who="B"><speaker>Myd. </speaker>
<p>Come my Lords, I <reg orig="wil"> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> </reg> with <reg orig="golde">gold</reg> <reg orig="paue">pave</reg> my Court, 
and deck with gold my turrets, these petty <reg orig="Ilands">Islands</reg> <reg orig="neer">near</reg> 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> Phrygia <reg orig="shal"> shall </reg> totter, and other Kingdoms be 
turned <reg orig="topsie">topsy</reg> <reg orig="turuie">turvy</reg>: I <reg orig="wil"><seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> <reg orig="commaund">command</reg> both the 
affections of men and the fortunes. <reg orig="Chastitie">Chastity</reg> <reg orig="wil"> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> </reg> 
grow <reg orig="cheape">cheap</reg> where Gold is thought <reg orig="deere">dear</reg>. Celia, <reg orig="chast">chaste</reg> 
Celia shall <reg orig="yeeld">yield</reg>. You my Lords shall <reg orig="haue">have</reg> my <reg orig="handes">hands</reg> 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> your houses, turning your <reg orig="brasen">brazen</reg> gates <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> fine Gold. Thus <reg orig="shal"> shall </reg> be Monarch of the World, the darer of Fortune, the 
Commander of <reg orig="Loue">Love</reg>. Come let <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">in</seg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="F"><speaker>Mel. </speaker>
<p><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">We</seg> follow, desiring <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="thoughtes">thoughts</reg> may be touched with thy 
finger, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> they also may become Gold. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="D"><speaker>Erist. </speaker>
<p><reg orig="Wel"> Well </reg> I <reg orig="feare">fear</reg> the <reg orig="euent">event</reg>, 
because of Bacchus last words, <foreign lang="Latin"> paenam pro munere poscis. </foreign></p>
</sp>
<sp who="B"><speaker>Myd. </speaker>
<p>Tush, he is a <reg orig="dronken">drunken</reg> God, <reg orig="els">else</reg> he <reg orig="woulde">  would </reg> not <reg orig="haue">have</reg> <reg orig="geuen">given</reg> 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> great a gift. Now it is done, I care not <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <reg orig="any thing">  anything </reg> he can <reg orig="doe">do</reg>. </p></sp>
<stage>Exeunt. </stage> 
<stage>Actus. I. Sce. 2. </stage>
<stage>Licio, Petulus. </stage>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Licio. </speaker>
<p>Thou <reg orig="seruest">servest</reg> Mellacrites, and I his daughter, <seg type="homograph" subtype="interrogative">which</seg> is the better 
man?</p>
</sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p>The <reg orig="Masculin">Masculine</reg> gender is more worthy <reg orig="then"> than </reg> the feminine 
therefore Licio backare. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Li. </speaker>
<p><seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">That</seg> is when those two genders are at <reg orig="iarre">jar</reg>, but when they belong both 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> one thing, then. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p>What then?</p>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Li. </speaker>
<p>Then they agree <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> the fiddle and the stick. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p><foreign lang="Latin"> Pulchre Sane. </foreign> Gods blessing <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> thy 
<reg orig="blewe">blew</reg> Nose, but Licio, my <reg orig="Mistres">Mistress</reg> is a proper woman. </p>
</sp>
<pb n="A3v"/>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Li. </speaker>
<p><reg orig="I"> Aye </reg> but thou knowest not <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> properties. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p>I care not <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> qualities, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">so</seg> I may embrace <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> <reg orig="quantitie">quantity</reg>. 
</p>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Li. </speaker>
<p>Are you <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> <reg orig="peart">pert</reg>?</p>
</sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p><reg orig="I"> Aye </reg> and <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> expert, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> I can <reg orig="aswel">as well</reg> <reg orig="tel">tell</reg> the thoughts of a <reg orig="womans">woman's</reg> heart <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> 
eyes, as the change of the weather <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> an <reg orig="Almanack">Almanac</reg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Li. </speaker>
<p>Sir boy you must not be <reg orig="saucie">saucy</reg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p><seg type="homograph" subtype="exclamation">No</seg>, but faithful and <reg orig="seruiceable">serviceable</reg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Li. </speaker>
<p>Lock <reg orig="vp"><seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg></reg> your lips, or I <reg orig="wil"> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> </reg> lop them off. But <reg orig="sirrha">sirrah</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> thy better instructions I <reg orig="wil"> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> </reg> <reg orig="vnfold">unfold</reg> <reg orig="euery">every</reg> wrinkle of my 
<reg orig="Mistres">Mistress</reg> disposition. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p>I pray thee <reg orig="doe">do</reg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Li. </speaker>
<p>But <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> this time I <reg orig="wil"> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> </reg> only handle the head 
and purtenance. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p>Nothing <reg orig="els"> else </reg>?</p>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Li. </speaker>
<p>Why, <reg orig="wil"> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> </reg> not <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> be a long <reg orig="houres">hours</reg> <reg orig="worke">work</reg> 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> describe, <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> is almost a whole <reg orig="daies">days</reg> <reg orig="worke">work</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="dresse">dress</reg>?</p>
</sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p>Proceed. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Li. </speaker>
<p>First, she hath a head as round as a tennis ball. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p>I would my bed were a hazard. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Li. </speaker>
<p>Why?</p>
</sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p>Nothing, but <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> I would <reg orig="haue">have</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> head there 
among other <reg orig="balles">balls</reg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Li. </speaker>
<p><foreign lang="Latin"> Video, pro Intelligo. </foreign>  Then hath she an 
<reg orig="Haukes">Hawks</reg> eye. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p>O <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> I were a Partridge head. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Li. </speaker>
<p><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">To</seg> what end?</p>
</sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> she might tire with <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> eyes <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> my countenance. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Li. </speaker>
<p>Wouldst thou be hanged?</p>
</sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p><foreign lang="Latin"> Scilicet </foreign>  </p>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Li. </speaker>
<p>Well, <reg orig="shee">she</reg> hath the tongue of a <reg orig="Parrat">Parrot</reg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p><reg orig="Thats"> <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">That</seg> is </reg> a leaden dagger <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> a <reg orig="veluette">velvet</reg> 
sheath, <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="haue">have</reg> 
<pb n="A4r"/>
a black tongue <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> a <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> mouth. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Li. </speaker>
<p>Tush, it is not <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> the <reg orig="blacknesse">blackness</reg>, but <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> the <reg orig="babling">babbling</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <reg orig="euerie">every</reg> <reg orig="houre">hour</reg> she <reg orig="wil">  <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> </reg> <reg orig="crie">cry</reg> <reg orig="walke">walk</reg> <reg orig="knaue">knave</reg>, <reg orig="walke">walk</reg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p>Then <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> I mutter, a rope <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <reg orig="Parrat">Parrot</reg>, a rope. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Li. </speaker>
<p><seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">So</seg> <reg orig="maist">mayst</reg> thou be hanged, not <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> the <reg orig="lippes">lips</reg>, 
but <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> the neck. Then sir hath she a <reg orig="calues">calves</reg> tooth. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p>O monstrous mouth! I would then it had been a <reg orig="sheepes">sheeps</reg> eye, and a <reg orig="neates">neats</reg> 
tongue. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Li. </speaker>
<p>It is not <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> the <reg orig="bignes">bigness</reg>, but the <reg orig="sweetnes">sweetness</reg>: all <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> teeth are as 
sweet as the sweet tooth of a <reg orig="calfe">calf</reg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p>Sweetly meant. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Li. </speaker>
<p>She hath the <reg orig="eares">ears</reg> of a Want. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p>Doth she want <reg orig="eares">ears</reg>?</p>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Li. </speaker>
<p>I say the <reg orig="eares">ears</reg> of a Want, a Mole, thou dost want wit <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="vnderstand">understand</reg> me.   
She <reg orig="wil heare"> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> hear </reg> though she be <reg orig="neuer">  never </reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> low <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> the ground. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p>Why then if one <reg orig="aske">ask</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg> a question, it is likely 
she <reg orig="wil"> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> </reg> hearken <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> it. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Li. </speaker>
<p>Hearken thou after <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg>, <reg orig="shee"> she </reg> hath the nose of a 
<reg orig="sowe">sow</reg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p>Then belike there she <reg orig="weares">wears</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> wedding ring. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Li. </speaker>
<p><seg type="homograph" subtype="exclamation">No</seg>, she can <reg orig="smel">smell</reg> a <reg orig="knaue">knave</reg> a mile off. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p>Let <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg> go farther Licio, she hath both <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the wind. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Li. </speaker>
<p>She hath a <reg orig="bettle">beetle</reg> brow. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p>What, is she beetle browed?</p>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Li. </speaker>
<p>Thou hast a beetle head, I say the brow of a beetle, a little <reg orig="flie">fly</reg>, whose 
brow is as black as <reg orig="veluet">velvet</reg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p>What lips hath she?</p>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Li. </speaker>
<p>Tush, the lips are <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> part of the head, only made <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> a double <reg orig="leafe">leaf</reg> 
<reg orig="dore">door</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> the mouth. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p>What is then the chin?</p>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Li. </speaker>
<p><seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">That</seg> is only the threshold <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the <reg orig="doore">door</reg>. </p>
</sp>
<pb n="A4v"/>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p>I <reg orig="perceiue">perceive</reg> you are <reg orig="driuen">driven</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the wall <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> stands behind the <reg orig="dore">door</reg>, 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> this is ridiculous: but now you can say <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> more of the head, begin 
with the <reg orig="purtenances">purtenances</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> was your promise. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Li. </speaker>
<p>The <reg orig="purtenances">purtenances</reg>, it is impossible <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> reckon them <reg orig="vp"> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg> </reg>, much <reg orig="lesse">less</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> tell the nature of them. Hoods, 
frontlets, wires, <reg orig="caules">cauls</reg>, curling-irons, <reg orig="perriwigs">periwigs</reg>, bodkins, fillets, hairlaces, 
ribbons, roles, knotstrings, glasses, combs, caps, hats, <reg orig="coifes">coifs</reg>, kerchers, 
clothes, <reg orig="earerings">ear-rings</reg>, borders, <reg orig="crippins">crepines</reg>, <reg orig="shadowes">shadows</reg>, spots, and <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> many other 
trifles, as both I want the words of <reg orig="arte"><seg type="homograph" subtype="noun">art</seg></reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> name 
them, time <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="vtter">utter</reg> them, and <reg orig="witte">wit</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> remember them: these be but a 
<reg orig="fewe">few</reg> notes. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p>Notes quoth you, I note one thing. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Li. </speaker>
<p>What is <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg>?</p>
</sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> if <reg orig="euerie">every</reg> part require <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> much as the 
head, it <reg orig="wil"> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> </reg> make the richest husband <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the 
world <reg orig="ake">ache</reg> at the heart. </p>
</sp>
<stage>Enter Pipenetta. </stage>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Li. </speaker>
<p>But soft here comes Pipenetta what <reg orig="newes">news</reg>?</p>
</sp>
<sp who="K"><speaker>Pip. </speaker>
<p>I would not be <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> your coats <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <reg orig="any thing"> anything </reg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Li. </speaker>
<p>Indeed if thou <reg orig="shouldest">shouldest</reg> <reg orig="rigge">rig</reg> <reg orig="vp">  <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg> </reg> and <reg orig="downe">down</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="iackets">jackets</reg>, thou 
wouldst be thought a very tomboy. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="K"><speaker>Pi. </speaker>
<p>I <reg orig="meane">mean</reg> I would not be <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> your cases. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p>Neither shalt thou Pipenetta <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> first, they are too little <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> thy 
<reg orig="bodie">body</reg>, and then too <reg orig="faire">fair</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> pull <reg orig="ouer">  over </reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> <reg orig="fowle">foul</reg> a <reg orig="skinne">skin</reg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="K"><speaker>Pi. </speaker>
<p>These <reg orig="boyes">boys</reg> be <reg orig="droonk">drunk</reg>, I would not be <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> your takings. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Li. </speaker>
<p>I <reg orig="thinke">think</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">so</seg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> take nothing <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> hands but weapons, it is <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> thee <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="vse">use</reg> needles and <reg orig="pinnes">pins</reg>, a 
sampler, not a buckler. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="K"><speaker>Pi. </speaker>
<p>Nay then <reg orig="wee"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg></reg> shall <reg orig="neuer">never</reg> 
<reg orig="haue">have</reg> done, I <reg orig="meane">mean</reg> I would not be <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> <reg orig="curst">cursed</reg> as you 
<reg orig="shalbe">shall be</reg>. </p>
</sp>
<pb n="B1r"/>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p>Worse and worse. <reg orig="Wee"> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">We</seg> </reg> are <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> chase (<reg orig="prettie">pretty</reg> 
mops) <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> <reg orig="Deere">Deer</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> are not, neither red nor <reg orig="fallowe">fallow</reg>, because  <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> 
are <reg orig="Batchelers">Bachelors</reg> and <reg orig="haue">have</reg> not cornucopia, <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> want 
heads: Hares <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> cannot be, because they are male one <reg orig="yere">year</reg>, and the next 
female, <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> change not <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> sex: Badgers <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> are not, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> legs are one as long as another: and <seg type="homograph" subtype="interrogative">who</seg> <reg orig="wil"> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> </reg> take <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be Foxes, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> stand 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> <reg orig="nere">near</reg> a goose, and bite not?</p>
</sp>
<sp who="K"><speaker>Pi. </speaker>
<p><reg orig="Fooles">Fools</reg> you are, and therefore good game <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> wise men <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> hunt: but 
<reg orig="knaues">knaves</reg> I <reg orig="leaue">leave</reg> you, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> honest wenches <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="talke">talk</reg> 
of. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Li. </speaker>
<p>Nay stay sweet Pipenetta, <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> are but disposed <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be <reg orig="merrie">merry</reg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="K"><speaker>Pi. </speaker>
<p>I <reg orig="maruel">marvel</reg> how old you <reg orig="wil"> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> </reg> be before you be 
disposed <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be honest. But this is the matter, my master is gone abroad, and 
wants his page <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="wayt">wait</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> him: my <reg orig="mistresse">mistress</reg> would rise, and lacks your 
<reg orig="worshippe">worship</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> fetch <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> <reg orig="haire">hair</reg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p>Why, is it not <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> head?</p>
</sp>
<sp who="K"><speaker>Pi. </speaker>
<p><reg orig="Me thinks"> Methinks </reg> it should, but I <reg orig="meane">mean</reg> the <reg orig="haire">hair</reg> 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> she must <reg orig="weare">wear</reg> <reg orig="to day"> today </reg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Li. </speaker>
<p>Why, doth she <reg orig="weare">wear</reg> any but <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> <reg orig="owne">own</reg>?</p>
</sp>
<sp who="K"><speaker>Pi. </speaker>
<p><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> faith  sir <seg type="homograph" subtype="exclamation">no</seg>, I am sure it is <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> <reg orig="owne">own</reg> when <reg orig="shee">she</reg> <reg orig="paies">pays</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> it. But do  
you <reg orig="heare">hear</reg> the strange <reg orig="newes">news</reg> at the Court?</p>
</sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p><seg type="homograph" subtype="exclamation">No</seg>, except this be it, <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="haue">have</reg> ones <reg orig="haire">hair</reg> lie 
all night out of the house from ones head. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="K"><speaker>Pi. </speaker>
<p>Tush, <reg orig="euerie thing"> everything </reg> thing <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> Mydas 
toucheth is gold. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p>The <reg orig="deuil">devil</reg> it is. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="K"><speaker>Pi. </speaker>
<p>Indeed gold is the <reg orig="deuil">devil</reg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Li. </speaker>
<p>Thou art <reg orig="deceiued">deceived</reg> wench, angels, are gold. But is it true?</p>
</sp>
<sp who="K"><speaker>Pi. </speaker>
<p>True? Why the meat <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> he toucheth turneth <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> gold, 
<pb n="B1v"/>
<seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">so</seg> doth the <reg orig="drinke">drink</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">so</seg> doth his raiment. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p>I would <reg orig="hee">he</reg> would <reg orig="geue">give</reg> me a good 
<reg orig="boxe">box</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> the <reg orig="eare">ear</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> I might <reg orig="haue">have</reg> a golden 
<reg orig="cheeke">cheek</reg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Li. </speaker>
<p>How <reg orig="happie">happy</reg> shall <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> be if <reg orig="hee">he</reg> would but stroke 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> heads, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> might <reg orig="haue">have</reg> golden 
<reg orig="haires">hairs</reg>. But let <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg> all <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">in</seg>, <reg orig="least"> lest </reg> he lose the <reg orig="vertue">virtue</reg> of the gift before <reg orig="wee"> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> </reg> 
taste the benefit. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="K"><speaker>Pi. </speaker>
<p>If he take a cudgel and <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> <reg orig="turne">turn</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> gold, yet beating you with it, 
you <reg orig="shal"> shall </reg> only <reg orig="feele">feel</reg> the weight of gold. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p>What difference <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be beaten with gold, and <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be beaten gold?</p>
</sp>
<sp who="K"><speaker>Pi. </speaker>
<p>As much as <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> say, <reg orig="drinke">drink</reg> before you <reg orig="goe">go</reg>, and <reg orig="goe">go</reg> before you <reg orig="drinke">drink</reg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Li. </speaker>
<p>Come let <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg> <reg orig="goe">go</reg>, <reg orig="least">lest</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> <reg orig="drinke">drink</reg> of a <reg orig="drie">dry</reg> <reg orig="cuppe">cup</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> long 
tarrying. </p></sp>
<stage>Exeunt. </stage>
<stage>Actus. 2. </stage>
<stage>Sc. I. </stage>
<stage>Eristus, Clia, Sophronia, Mellacrites, Martius. </stage>
<sp who="D"><speaker>Erist. </speaker>
<p><reg orig="Faire">Fair</reg> Caelia, thou seest of gold there is <reg orig="satietie">satiety</reg>, of <reg orig="loue"> love </reg> there cannot. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="C"><speaker>Cl. </speaker>
<p>If thou <reg orig="shouldst">shouldest</reg> wish <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> <reg orig="whatsoueuer">whatsoever</reg> thou thoughtest might be <reg orig="loue">love</reg>, as Mydas <reg orig="what euer"> whatever </reg> he 
<reg orig="toucht">touched</reg> might be gold, it may be <reg orig="loue">love</reg> would <reg orig="bee">be</reg> as <reg orig="lothsome">loathsome</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> thine <reg orig="eares">ears</reg>, as gold is <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> his eyes, 
and make thy heart pinch with <reg orig="melancholie">melancholy</reg>, as his guts <reg orig="doe">do</reg> 
with famine. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="D"><speaker>Erist. </speaker>
<p><seg type="homograph" subtype="exclamation">No</seg> sweet Caelia, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="loue">love</reg> there is <reg orig="varietie">variety</reg>. 
</p>
</sp>
<sp who="C"><speaker>C. </speaker>
<p>Indeed men <reg orig="varie">vary</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> their <reg orig="loue">love</reg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="D"><speaker>Eri. </speaker>
<p>They <reg orig="varie">vary</reg> their <reg orig="loue">love</reg>, yet change it not. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="C"><speaker>C. </speaker>
<p><reg orig="Loue">Love</reg> and change are at variance, therefore if they <reg orig="varie">vary</reg>, they must change. 
</p>
</sp>
<sp who="D"><speaker>Er. </speaker>
<p>Men change the <reg orig="maner">manner</reg> of their <reg orig="loue">love</reg>, not the <reg orig="humor">humour</reg>, the 
<reg orig="meanes">means</reg> how <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="obteine">obtain</reg>, not the <reg orig="mistresse">mistress</reg> 
<pb n="B2r"/>
they <reg orig="honor">honour</reg>. <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">So</seg> did <reg orig="Iupiter">Jupiter</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> could not <reg orig="intreat">entreat</reg> Danae <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> golden 
words, <reg orig="possesse">possess</reg> his <reg orig="loue">love</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> a golden <reg orig="shoure">shower</reg>, not 
altering his affection, but <reg orig="vsing">using</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="noun">art</seg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="C"><speaker>C. </speaker>
<p>The same <reg orig="Iupiter">Jupiter</reg> was an <reg orig="AEgle">Eagle</reg>, a Swan, a Bull, and <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <reg orig="euerie"> every </reg> Saint a new shape, as men <reg orig="haue"> have </reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <reg orig="euery">every</reg> <reg orig="mistres">mistress</reg> a new shadow. If you take 
example of the gods, <seg type="homograph" subtype="interrogative">who</seg> more wanton, more <reg orig="wauering">wavering</reg>? if of <reg orig="your 
selues"> yourselves </reg>, being but men, <seg type="homograph" subtype="interrogative">who</seg> <reg orig="wil"> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> </reg> think you more constant <reg orig="then"> than </reg> gods? Eristus, if 
gold could <reg orig="haue">have</reg> allured mine eyes, thou knowest Mydas 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="commaundeth">commandeth</reg> all <reg orig="thinges">things</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="bee">be</reg> gold, had 
conquered: if threats might <reg orig="haue">have</reg> feared my heart, Mydas 
being a king, might <reg orig="haue">have</reg> <reg orig="commaunded">commanded</reg> my affections: if 
<reg orig="loue">love</reg>, <reg orig="golde">gold</reg>, or <reg orig="authoritie">authority</reg> might <reg orig="haue"> have </reg> <reg orig="inchaunted">enchanted</reg> me, Mydas had <reg orig="obteyned">obtained</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> <reg orig="loue">love</reg>, 
<reg orig="golde">gold</reg>, and <reg orig="authoritie">authority</reg>, <foreign lang="Latin"> Quorum si singular nostrum flectere non poterant, potuissent omnia mentem. </foreign> </p> </sp>
<sp who="D"><speaker>Erist. </speaker>
<p>Ah Caelia, if kings <reg orig="saye">say</reg> they <reg orig="loue">love</reg> and yet dissemble, 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="interrogative">who</seg> dare say <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> they dissemble, and not <reg orig="loue">love</reg>? 
They <reg orig="commaunde">command</reg> the affections of others <reg orig="yeeld">yield</reg>, and their <reg orig="owne"> own </reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be <reg orig="beleeued">believed</reg>. My <reg orig="teares">tears</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> <reg orig="haue">have</reg> made 
<reg orig="furrowes">furrows</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> my <reg orig="cheekes">cheeks</reg>, and <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> mine eyes <reg orig="fountaines">fountains</reg>: my <reg orig="sighes">sighs</reg>, 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> <reg orig="haue">have</reg> made of my heart a furnace, and kindled 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> my head flames: my body <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> melteth <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> <reg orig="peecemeale">piecemeal</reg>, and my mind 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> pineth at an instant, may <reg orig="witnesse">witness</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> my <reg orig="loue"> love </reg> is both <reg orig="vnspotted">unspotted</reg>, <reg orig="&"> and </reg> <reg orig="vnspeakeable">unspeakable</reg>, <foreign lang="Latin"> Quorum si singular duram flectere non poterant, deberent omnia mentem.</foreign>  But soft, here <reg orig="commeth">cometh</reg> the <reg orig="Princesse">Princess</reg>, with the rest of the 
Lords. </p> </sp>
<stage>Enter Soph. </stage>
<sp who="G"><speaker>Sophro. </speaker>
<p>Mellacrites, I cannot tell whether I should more mislike thy <reg orig="councell">council</reg>, or 
Mydas consent, but the <reg orig="couetous">covetous</reg> <reg orig="humor">humour</reg> of you both I <reg orig="contemne">contemn</reg> and wonder at, 
being <reg orig="vnfit">unfit</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> a king, whose <reg orig="honor">honour</reg> should <reg orig="consiste">consist</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="liberalitie">liberality</reg>, not 
<reg orig="greedines">greediness</reg>; and <reg orig="vnworthy">unworthy</reg> the calling 
<pb n="B2v"/>
of Mellacrites, whose fame should rise <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> the <reg orig="Souldiers">Soldiers</reg> god, Mars, not 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> the merchants god, Gold. </p></sp>
<sp who="F"><speaker>Mel. </speaker>
<p>Madam, things past cannot be recalled, but repented; and <reg orig="therfore"> therefore </reg> are rather <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be <reg orig="pittied">pitied</reg> than punished. It 
now <reg orig="behoueth">behoveth</reg> <reg orig="vs"> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg> </reg> how <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="redresse">redress</reg> the miserable 
estate of <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> king, not <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> dispute   of the occasion. Your <reg orig="highnes">highness</reg> 
sees, and without <reg orig="griefe">grief</reg> you cannot see, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> his meat turneth <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <reg orig="massie">massy</reg> 
gold <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> his mouth, and his wine slideth <reg orig="downe">down</reg> his 
<reg orig="throte">throat</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> <reg orig="liquide">liquid</reg> <reg orig="golde">gold</reg>: if he touch his <reg orig="roabes">robes</reg> they are turned <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> 
gold, and what is not <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> toucheth him, but becommeth <reg orig="golde">gold</reg>?</p>
</sp>
<sp who="D"><speaker>Erist. </speaker>
<p><reg orig="I"> Aye </reg> Mellacrites, if thy tongue had been turned <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> 
gold before thou <reg orig="gauest">gavest</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> king such <reg orig="councel">council</reg>, Mydas heart had been full of 
ease, and thy mouth of gold. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="E"><speaker>Mar. </speaker>
<p>If my <reg orig="aduise">advise</reg> had taken place, Mydas <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> now sitteth <reg orig="ouer">over</reg> head and <reg orig="eares">ears</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="crownes">crowns</reg>, had <reg orig="worne">worn</reg> <reg orig="vpon"><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg></reg> his head many kings <reg orig="crownes">crowns</reg>, and been <reg orig="conquerour">conqueror</reg> of 
the world, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> now is <reg orig="commaunder">commander</reg> of <reg orig="drosse">dross</reg>. <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">That</seg> <reg orig="greedines">greediness</reg> of 
Mellacrites, whose <reg orig="heart-stringes">heartstrings</reg> are made of Plutus <reg orig="purse-stringes">purse-strings</reg> hath made 
Mydas a <reg orig="lumpe">lump</reg> of earth, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> should be a god <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> earth, and thy 
effeminate <reg orig="minde">mind</reg> Eristus, whose eyes are <reg orig="stitcht">stitched</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> Caelias face, and 
thoughts <reg orig="gyude">guide</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> <reg orig="beautie">beauty</reg>, hath <reg orig="bredde">bred</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> all the court such a 
tender <reg orig="wantonnes">wantonness</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> nothing is <reg orig="thoght">thought</reg> of but <reg orig="loue">love</reg>, 
a passion proceeding of beastly lust, and coloured with a <reg orig="courtlie">courtly</reg> name of <reg orig="loue">love</reg>. 
Thus <reg orig="whilest">whilst</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> follow the nature of things, 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> forget the names. Since this <reg orig="vnsatiable">unsatiable</reg> thirst of gold, and <reg orig="vntemperat">untemperate</reg> 
<reg orig="humor">humour</reg> of lust crept into the kings court, <reg orig="Souldiers">Soldiers</reg> <reg orig="haue">have</reg> 
begged <reg orig="almes">alms</reg> of Artificers, and with their helmet <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> their head been glad 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> follow a <reg orig="Louer">Lover</reg> with a <reg orig="gloue">glove</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> his <reg orig="hatte">hat</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> much 
abateth the courage of true <reg orig="Captaines">Captains</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> they must account it more 
<reg orig="honorable">honourable</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the court 
<pb n="B3r"/>
<seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be a coward <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> rich and amorous, than <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> a <reg orig="campe">camp</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be 
valiant, if <reg orig="poore">poor</reg> and maimed. He is more <reg orig="fauoured">favoured</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> pricks his finger 
with his <reg orig="mistres">mistress</reg> needle, <reg orig="then hee"> than he </reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="breakes">breaks</reg> 
his <reg orig="launce">lance</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> his enemies face: and he <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> hath his mouth full of fair 
words, than he <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> hath his <reg orig="bodie">body</reg> <reg orig="ful">full</reg> of deep <reg orig="scarres">scars</reg>. If one be <reg orig="olde">old</reg>, 
<reg orig="& haue"> and have </reg> <reg orig="siluer">silver</reg> <reg orig="haires">hairs</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> his beard, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">so</seg> 
he <reg orig="haue">have</reg> golden ruddocks <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> his <reg orig="bagges">bags</reg>, he must be 
wise and honourable. If young and <reg orig="haue">have</reg> curled   locks 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> his head, <reg orig="amarous">amorous</reg> <reg orig="glaunces">glances</reg> with his eyes, smooth speeches <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> his 
mouth, <reg orig="euerie">every</reg> Ladies lap <reg orig="shalbe">shall  be</reg> his pillow, <reg orig="euery">every</reg> Ladies face his <reg orig="glasse">glass</reg>, <reg orig="euery">every</reg> Ladies <reg orig="eare">ear</reg> a sheath <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> his flatteries; only 
<reg orig="Souldiers">Soldiers</reg>, if they be old, must beg <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> their <reg orig="owne">own</reg> 
countries; if <reg orig="yong">young</reg>, <reg orig="trie">try</reg> the fortune of <reg orig="warres">wars</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> another. <reg orig="Hee">  He </reg> is the man, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> being let <reg orig="bloud">blood</reg> carries his <reg orig="arme">arm</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> a <reg orig="scarfe">scarf</reg> 
of his <reg orig="mistres">mistress</reg> <reg orig="fauour">favour</reg>, not he <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="beares">bears</reg> his <reg orig="legge">leg</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> a stilt <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> 
his Countries <reg orig="safetie">safety</reg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="G"><speaker>Soph. </speaker>
<p>Stay Martius, though I know <reg orig="loue">love</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> grow <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> 
such <reg orig="losenes">looseness</reg>, and hoarding <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> such <reg orig="miserie">misery</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> I <reg orig="maye"> may </reg> rather <reg orig="greiue">grieve</reg> at both, than remedy either: yet thy animating my father 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <reg orig="continuall">continual</reg> <reg orig="armes">arms</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="conquere">conquer</reg> crowns hath only brought him into 
imminent danger of his <reg orig="owne">own</reg> head. The <reg orig="loue">  love </reg> <reg orig="hee">he</reg> hath followed, I <reg orig="feare"> fear </reg> <reg orig="vnnaturall">unnatural</reg>; the riches he hath got, I know <reg orig="vnmeasurable">unmeasurable</reg>; the <reg orig="warres">wars</reg> he 
hath <reg orig="leuied">levied</reg>, I doubt <reg orig="vnlawfull">unlawful</reg>; hath drawn his body with <reg orig="graie">gray</reg> <reg orig="haires">hairs</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the 
<reg orig="graues">graves</reg> mouth; and his <reg orig="minde">mind</reg>   with eating cares <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> desperate determinations: 
ambition hath but two steps, the lowest <reg orig="bloud">blood</reg>; the highest <reg orig="enuie">envy</reg>: both these 
hath my <reg orig="vnhappie">unhappy</reg> father <reg orig="climbde">climbed</reg>, digging mines of gold with the <reg orig="liues"> lives </reg> of men, and now <reg orig="enuied">envied</reg> of the whole world, is 
<reg orig="enuironed">environed</reg> with enemies round about the world, not knowing <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> ambition hath 
one <reg orig="heele">heel</reg> <reg orig="nayled">nailed</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> hell, though she stretch 
<pb n="B3v"/>
<seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> finger <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> touch the <reg orig="heauens">heavens</reg>. I <reg orig="woulde"> would </reg> the 
Gods would <reg orig="remoue">remove</reg> this punishment, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">so</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> Mydas would be penitent. Let 
him thrust thee, Eribus with thy <reg orig="loue">love</reg>, into <reg orig="Italie">Italy</reg>, where 
they honour lust <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> a God, as the gyptians did dogs: thee, Mellacrites 
with thy <reg orig="greedines">greediness</reg> of gold, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the <reg orig="vtmost">utmost</reg> <reg orig="partes">parts</reg> of the West, where all the 
guts of the earth are gold: and thee, Martius, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> soundest but <reg orig="bloud">blood</reg> and 
terror, into those barbarous Nations, where nothing is <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be found but <reg orig="bloud">blood</reg> 
and terror. Let Phrygia be an example of <reg orig="chastitie">chastity</reg>, not lust; <reg orig="liberalitie">liberality</reg>, not 
<reg orig="couetousnes">covetousness</reg>, <reg orig="valor">valour</reg>, not <reg orig="tyrannie">tyranny</reg>. I wish not your bodies <reg orig="banisht">banished</reg>, but your 
<reg orig="mindes">minds</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> my father and your king, may be <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="honor">honour</reg>, and the worlds 
wonder. And thou Caelia, and all you Ladies, learn this of Sophronia, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> 
<reg orig="beautie">beauty</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> a minute is both a <reg orig="blossome">blossom</reg> and a blast: <reg orig="Loue">Love</reg>, a <reg orig="worme">worm</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> 
seeming <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="liue">live</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the eye, dies <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the <reg orig="hart">heart</reg>. 
You be all <reg orig="yong">young</reg>, and <reg orig="faire">fair</reg>, <reg orig="endeuor">endeavour</reg> all <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be wise 
<reg orig="&"> and </reg> <reg orig="vertuous">virtuous</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> when, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> roses, you <reg orig="shal"> shall </reg> fall from the <reg orig="stalke">stalk</reg>, you may be gathered <reg orig="&"> and </reg> put <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the still. </p> </sp>
<sp who="C"><speaker>C. </speaker>
<p>Madam, I am free from <reg orig="loue">love</reg>, and <reg orig="vnfortunate">unfortunate</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be 
<reg orig="beloued">beloved</reg>. </p> </sp>
<sp who="D"><speaker>Erist. </speaker>
<p><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> be free from <reg orig="loue">love</reg> is strange, but <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="thinke">think</reg> 
<reg orig="scorne">scorn</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be <reg orig="beloued">beloved</reg> monstrous. </p> </sp>
<sp who="G"><speaker>Soph. </speaker>
<p>Eristus, thy tongue doth itch <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="talke">talk</reg> of <reg orig="loue">love</reg>, and my <reg orig="eares">ears</reg> tingle <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="heare">hear</reg> 
it. I charge you all, if you owe any <reg orig="duetie">duty</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> your king, <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="goe">go</reg> presently <reg orig="vnto">unto</reg> the temple of Bacchus, 
offer <reg orig="praise-giftes">praise-gifts</reg>, and sacrifice, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> Mydas may be be released of his 
wish, or his life: this I <reg orig="entreate">entreat</reg> you, this Mydas <reg orig="commaunds">commands</reg> you. <reg orig="Iarre">Jar</reg> not with 
<reg orig="your selues"> yourselves </reg>, agree <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> one <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> your king, 
if <reg orig="euer">ever</reg> you took Mydas <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> your <reg orig="lawfull">lawful</reg> king. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="F"><speaker>Mel. </speaker>
<p>Madam <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <reg orig="goe">go</reg>, and omit nothing <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg>
<pb n="B4r"/>
 duty may <reg orig="performe">perform</reg>, or <reg orig="paynes">pains</reg>. </p> </sp>
<sp who="G"><speaker>Soph. </speaker>
<p><reg orig="Goe"> Go </reg> <reg orig="speedelie">speedily</reg>, <reg orig="least">lest</reg>
Mydas die before you <reg orig="returne">return</reg>: and you Caelia <reg orig="shal"> shall </reg> go 
with me, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> with <reg orig="talke">talk</reg> <reg orig="wee"> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> </reg> may <reg orig="beguyle">beguile</reg> the time, and my father think of <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> meat. </p></sp>
<sp who="C"><speaker>Cl. </speaker>
<p>I attend. </p> </sp>
<stage>Exeunt. </stage>
<stage>Actus 2. Scna 2. </stage>
<stage>Licio, Petulus, Pipenetta. </stage>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Li. </speaker>
<p>Ah my <reg orig="girle">girl</reg>, is not this a golden world?</p>
</sp>
<sp who="K"><speaker>Pi. </speaker>
<p>It is all one as if it were lead with <reg orig="mee"> me </reg>, and yet as 
golden with <reg orig="mee">me</reg> as with the king, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> I see it, and 
<reg orig="feele">feel</reg> it not, he <reg orig="feeles">feels</reg> it, <reg orig="&"> and </reg> <reg orig="enioyes">enjoys</reg> it not. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Li. </speaker>
<p>Gold is but the earths <reg orig="garbadge">garbage</reg>, a weed bred <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> the <reg orig="sunne">sun</reg>, the very 
rubbish of barren ground. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p>Tush Licio, thou art <reg orig="vnlettered">unlettered</reg>, <reg orig="al"> all </reg> the earth is 
an <reg orig="egge">egg</reg>, the white, <reg orig="siluer">silver</reg>, the yolk gold. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Li. </speaker>
<p>Why thou <reg orig="foole">fool</reg>, what hen should lay <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> <reg orig="egge">egg</reg>?</p>
</sp>
<sp who="K"><speaker>Pi. </speaker>
<p>I warrant a Goose. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Li. </speaker>
<p>Nay I <reg orig="beleeue">believe</reg> a Bull. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p><reg orig="Blirt">Blurt</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> you both, it was <reg orig="layd">laid</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> the <reg orig="Sunne">Sun</reg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="K"><speaker>Pi. </speaker>
<p>The Sun is rather a cock than a hen. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Li. </speaker>
<p><reg orig="Tis"> It is </reg> true <reg orig="girle">girl</reg>, else how could Titan <reg orig="haue"> have </reg> <reg orig="troaden">trodden</reg> Daphne?</p>
</sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p>I <reg orig="weepe">weep</reg> <reg orig="ouer">over</reg> both your wits, if I <reg orig="proue">prove</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="euerie">every</reg> respect <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> difference   <reg orig="betweene">  between </reg> an <reg orig="egge">egg</reg> and gold, <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> you not then <reg orig="graunt">grant</reg> gold <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be an 
<reg orig="egge">egg</reg>?</p>
</sp>
<sp who="K"><speaker>Pi. </speaker>
<p>Yes, but I <reg orig="beleue">believe</reg> thy idle imagination <reg orig="wil"> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> </reg> make 
it an addle <reg orig="egge">egg</reg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Li. </speaker>
<p>Let <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg> <reg orig="heare">hear</reg>. Proceed Doctor 
<reg orig="egge">egg</reg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p>Gold <reg orig="wilbe"><seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> be</reg> <reg orig="crackt">cracked</reg>: A common saying, a <reg orig="crackt">cracked</reg> 
<reg orig="crowne">crown</reg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="K"><speaker>Pi. </speaker>
<p><reg orig="I thats"> Aye <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> is </reg> a broken head. </p>
</sp>
<pb n="B4v"/>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p>Nay then I see thou hast a broken wit. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Li. </speaker>
<p><reg orig="Wel"> Well </reg>, suppose gold <reg orig="wil"><seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> 
crack. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p><seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">So</seg> <reg orig="wil"> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> </reg> an <reg orig="eg">egg</reg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Li. </speaker>
<p><seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">On</seg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet </speaker>
<p>An <reg orig="egge">egg</reg> is <reg orig="rosted">roasted</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the fire. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="K"><speaker>Pi. </speaker>
<p>Well. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p><seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">So</seg> is gold tried <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the fire. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Li. </speaker>
<p><reg orig="Foorth">Forth</reg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p>An <reg orig="egge">egg</reg> (as <reg orig="Physicions">Physicians</reg> say) <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> make one <reg orig="lustie">lusty</reg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="K"><speaker>Pi. </speaker>
<p>Conclude. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p>And <seg type="homograph" subtype="interrogative">who</seg> <reg orig="knowes">knows</reg> not <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> gold <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> make 
one <reg orig="frolike">frolic</reg>?</p>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Li. </speaker>
<p>Pipenetta  this is true, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> it is called <reg orig="egge">egg</reg>, as a thing <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> doth 
<reg orig="egge">egg</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">on</seg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">so</seg> doth   gold. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="K"><speaker>Pi. </speaker>
<p>Let <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg> <reg orig="heare">hear</reg> all. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p><reg orig="Egges">Eggs</reg> <reg orig="potcht">poached</reg> are <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> a <reg orig="weake">weak</reg> stomach, <reg orig="&"> and </reg> gold 
<reg orig="boyld">boiled</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> a consuming <reg orig="bodie">body</reg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Li. </speaker>
<p>Spoken <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> a <reg orig="Physicion">Physician</reg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="K"><speaker>Pi. </speaker>
<p>Or a <reg orig="foole">fool</reg> of <reg orig="necessitie">necessity</reg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p>An <reg orig="egge">egg</reg> is eaten at one sup, and a portague lost at one cast. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Li. </speaker>
<p>Gamester-like concluded. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p><reg orig="Egs">Eggs</reg> make custards, and gold makes <reg orig="spoones">spoons</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> eat them. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="K"><speaker>Pi. </speaker>
<p>A reason <reg orig="dowe-baked">dough-baked</reg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Li. </speaker>
<p>O! the <reg orig="ouen">oven</reg> of his wit was not <reg orig="throwly">thoroughly</reg> heated. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p>Only this <reg orig="ods">odds</reg> I <reg orig="finde">find</reg> <reg orig="betweene">between</reg> <reg orig="mony">money</reg> and <reg orig="egs">eggs</reg>, 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> makes me wonder, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> being more pence <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the world than <reg orig="egs">eggs</reg>, 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> one should <reg orig="haue">have</reg> three <reg orig="egges">eggs</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> a <reg orig="peny">penny</reg>, and 
not three pence <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> an <reg orig="egge">egg</reg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="K"><speaker>Pi. </speaker>
<p>A wonderful matter, but your <reg orig="wisdome">wisdom</reg> is <reg orig="ouer-shotte">overshot</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> your comparison, 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> <reg orig="egs">eggs</reg> <reg orig="haue">have</reg> chickens, gold hath none. </p>
</sp>
<pb n="C1r"/>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p>Mops I <reg orig="pittie">pity</reg> thee, gold hath <reg orig="egs">eggs</reg>, change an angel into ten shillings, and 
all those <reg orig="peeces">pieces</reg> are the angels <reg orig="egges">eggs</reg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Li. </speaker>
<p>He hath made a spoke, wilt thou eat an <reg orig="egge">egg</reg>? but soft, here come <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> 
masters, let <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg> <reg orig="shrinke">shrink</reg> aside. </p>
</sp>
<stage>Enter Mellacrites, Martius, Eristus. </stage>
<sp who="F"><speaker>Mel. </speaker>
<p>A short <reg orig="answere">answer</reg>, yet a sound, Bacchus is pithy and <reg orig="pitifull">pitiful</reg>. </p> </sp>
<sp who="O"><speaker>Oracle. </speaker>
<p><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> Pactolus go bathe thy wish, and thee, </p>
<p>Thy wish the <reg orig="waues">waves</reg> <reg orig="shal">shall</reg> <reg orig="haue">have</reg>, 
and thou be free. </p></sp>
<sp who="E"><speaker>Mar. </speaker>
<p>I <reg orig="vnderstand">understand</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> Oracles, <reg orig="shal"> shall </reg> the water <reg orig="turne">turn</reg> 
<reg orig="euery thing"> everything </reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> gold what then <reg orig="shal"> shall </reg> become of the fish: <reg orig="shal"> shall </reg> he 
be free from gold? what then <reg orig="shal"> shall </reg> become of <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg>, of his <reg orig="crowne">crown</reg>, of <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="Countrie">Country</reg>? I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">like</seg> not 
these riddles. </p> </sp>
<sp who="F"><speaker>Mel. </speaker>
<p>Thou Martius art <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> warlike, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> thou <reg orig="wouldest">  wouldst </reg> cut <reg orig="of"> off </reg> the wish with a <reg orig="sworde">sword</reg>, not cure 
it with a <reg orig="salue">salve</reg>: but the Gods <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> can <reg orig="geue">give</reg> the 
desires of the <reg orig="hart">heart</reg>, can as <reg orig="easilie">easily</reg> withdraw the 
torment. Suppose Vulcan should <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> temper thy sword, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> were thy heart 
<reg orig="neuer">never</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> valiant, thine <reg orig="arme">arm</reg> <reg orig="neuer">  never </reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> strong, yet thy blade <reg orig="shoulde neuer"> should  never </reg> draw <reg orig="bloud">blood</reg>, <reg orig="wouldest">wouldst</reg> not thou wish <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> 
<reg orig="haue">have</reg> a weaker hand, and a sharper edge?</p> </sp>
<sp who="E"><speaker>Mar. </speaker>
<p>Yes. </p> </sp>
<sp who="F"><speaker>Mel. </speaker>
<p>If Mars should <reg orig="answere">answer</reg> thee thus, go <reg orig="bath">bathe</reg> thy sword <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> water, and wash 
thy hands <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="milke">milk</reg>, and thy sword <reg orig="shal"> shall </reg> <reg orig="cleaue">cleave</reg> 
adamant, and thy heart <reg orig="answere">answer</reg> the <reg orig="sharpnes">sharpness</reg> of thy sword, wouldst not thou <reg orig="trie">try</reg> 
the conclusion?</p>
</sp>
<sp who="E"><speaker>Mar. </speaker>
<p>What <reg orig="els"> else </reg>?</p>
</sp>
<sp who="F"><speaker>Mel. </speaker>
<p>Then let Mydas <reg orig="beleeue">believe</reg> <reg orig="til"> till </reg> he <reg orig="haue"> have </reg> tried, and <reg orig="thinke">think</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> the Gods rule as <reg orig="wel"> well </reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> <reg orig="geuing">giving</reg> remedies, as <reg orig="graunting">granting</reg> wishes. But Eristus 
is mum. </p> </sp>
<sp who="E"><speaker>Mar. </speaker>
<p>Clia hath sealed his mouth. </p> </sp>
<pb n="C1v"/>
<sp who="D"><speaker>Erist. </speaker>
<p>Caelia hath sealed <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> face <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> my heart, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> I am <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> more 
ashamed <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="confesse">confess</reg>, than thou <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> Mars hath made a <reg orig="scarre">scar</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> thy 
face Martius. But let <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">in</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the king. Sir 
<reg orig="boies">boys</reg> you wait <reg orig="wel"> well </reg>. </p> </sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">We</seg> durst not go <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> Bacchus, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> if I see a grape, my head <reg orig="akes">aches</reg>. 
</p> </sp>
<sp who="D"><speaker>Erist. </speaker>
<p>And if I find a <reg orig="cudgell">cudgel</reg>, <reg orig="Ile">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> make your shoulders 
<reg orig="ake">ache</reg>. </p> </sp>
<sp who="F"><speaker>Me. </speaker>
<p>And you Licio, wait <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> <reg orig="your selfe"> yourself </reg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Li. </speaker>
<p>I cannot <reg orig="chuse">choose</reg> sir, I am <reg orig="alwaies">always</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> <reg orig="neer"> near </reg> <reg orig="my selfe">myself</reg>. </p> </sp>
<sp who="F"><speaker>Mel. </speaker>
<p><reg orig="Ile">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> be as <reg orig="neere">near</reg> you as 
your skin presently. </p> </sp>
<stage>Exeunt.</stage>
<stage>Actus 3. </stage>
<stage>Sc. 1. </stage>
<stage>Mydas, Mellacrites, Martius, Eristus. </stage>
<sp who="B"><speaker>My. </speaker>
 <p> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> Pactolus go <reg orig="bath">bathe</reg> thy wish and thee, </p>
<p> Thy wish the <reg orig="waues">waves</reg> <reg orig="shal haue"> shall have </reg>, and thou be 
free. </p>
<p>Miserable Mydas, as <reg orig="vnaduised">unadvised</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> thy wish, as <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> thy <reg orig="successe">success</reg> 
<reg orig="vnfortunate">unfortunate</reg>. O <reg orig="vnquenchable">unquenchable</reg> thirst of gold, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> turneth <reg orig="mens">men's</reg> heads <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> 
lead, and makest them blockish; their hearts <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> iron, and makest them 
<reg orig="couetous">covetous</reg>; their eyes <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> delight <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the view, and makest them <reg orig="blinde">blind</reg> 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the <reg orig="vse">use</reg>. I <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> did <reg orig="possesse">possess</reg> <reg orig="mynes">mines</reg> of gold, could not <reg orig="bee"> be </reg> contented till my mind were also a <reg orig="myne">mine</reg>. Could not the 
treasure of Phrygia, nor the tributes of Greece, nor <reg orig="mountaines">mountains</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the East, 
whose guts are gold, <reg orig="satisfie">satisfy</reg> thy <reg orig="minde">mind</reg> with gold? Ambition eateth gold, <reg orig="&"> and </reg> drinketh blood; climeth <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> high <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> other <reg orig="mens">men's</reg> 
heads, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> she breaketh <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> <reg orig="owne">own</reg> <reg orig="necke">neck</reg>. What 
should I <reg orig="doo">do</reg> with a world of ground, whose <reg orig="bodie">body</reg> must be 
content with <reg orig="seauen">seven</reg> foot of earth? or why did I <reg orig="couet">covet</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> get <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> <reg orig="manie"> many </reg> <reg orig="crownes">crowns</reg>, <reg orig="hauing">having</reg> <reg orig="my 
self"> myself </reg> but one head? Those <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="tooke">took</reg> 
small vessels at the sea, I accompted <reg orig="Pyrats">Pirates</reg>; and 
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<reg orig="my selfe">myself</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> suppressed whole <reg orig="Fleetes">Fleets</reg>, a 
<reg orig="Conquerour">Conqueror</reg>: as though robberies of Mydas might <reg orig="maske">mask</reg> <reg orig="vnder"> under </reg> the names of triumphs, and the <reg orig="traffique">traffic</reg> of other Nations <reg orig="bee"> be </reg> called <reg orig="treacherie">treachery</reg>. Thou hast <reg orig="pampred">pampered</reg> <reg orig="vp">  <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg> </reg> <reg orig="thy selfe"> thyself </reg> with slaughter, as Diomedes 
did his horse with blood; <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> <reg orig="vnsatiable">unsatiable</reg> thy thirst, <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> <reg orig="heauie">heavy</reg> thy 
sword. Two <reg orig="bookes">books</reg> <reg orig="haue">have</reg> I <reg orig="alwaies">always</reg> 
carried <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> my <reg orig="bosome">bosom</reg>, calling them the dagger, and the sword; <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> the names of all Princes, Noblemen, and Gentlemen were dedicated 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> slaughter, or if not (<seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> worse is) <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <reg orig="slauerie">slavery</reg>. O my Lords, 
when I call <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <reg orig="minde">mind</reg> my cruelties <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> Lycaonia, my <reg orig="vsurping">usurping</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> 
Getulia, my oppression <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> Sola: then do I <reg orig="finde">find</reg> neither mercies <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> my 
conquests, nor colour <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> my <reg orig="warres">wars</reg>, nor measure <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> my taxes. I <reg orig="haue">have</reg> written my <reg orig="lawes">laws</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> blood, and made my Gods of <reg orig="golde">gold</reg>; 
I <reg orig="haue">have</reg> caused the mothers <reg orig="wombes">wombs</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="bee">  be </reg> their <reg orig="childrens">children's</reg> <reg orig="tombes">tombs</reg>, cradles <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="swimme">swim</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="bloud">blood</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> 
<reg orig="boates">boats</reg>, and the temples of the Gods a <reg orig="stewes">stews</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> strumpets. <reg orig="Haue"> Have </reg> not I made the sea <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="groane">groan</reg> <reg orig="vnder">  under </reg> the number of my ships: and <reg orig="haue">have</reg> they not 
perished, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> there was not two left <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> make a number? <reg orig="Haue"> Have </reg> I not thrust my <reg orig="subiects">subjects</reg> into a Camp, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> oxen 
into a Cart; whom <reg orig="hauing">having</reg> made <reg orig="slaues">slaves</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> <reg orig="vniust">unjust</reg> 
<reg orig="warres">wars</reg>, I <reg orig="vse">use</reg> now as <reg orig="slaues">slaves</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> all <reg orig="warres">wars</reg>? <reg orig="Haue">Have</reg> not 
I <reg orig="entised">enticed</reg> the <reg orig="subiects">subjects</reg> of my <reg orig="neighbor">neighbour</reg> Princes <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> destroy their natural 
Kings? <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> <reg orig="moaths">moths</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="eate">eat</reg> the cloth <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> they were 
bred, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> vipers <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="gnawe">gnaw</reg> the bowels of <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> they were <reg orig="borne">born</reg>, 
and <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> <reg orig="woormes">worms</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> consume the wood <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> they were 
<reg orig="ingendred">engendered</reg>? <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">To</seg> what <reg orig="kingdome">kingdom</reg> <reg orig="haue">have</reg> not I pretended 
<reg orig="clayme">claim</reg>? as though I had been <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> the Gods created <reg orig="heire">heir</reg> <reg orig="apparant">apparent</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the 
world, making <reg orig="euerie">every</reg> trifle a title; and all the 
territories about me, <reg orig="traitours">traitors</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> me. Why did I wish <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> all might 
<reg orig="bee">be</reg> gold I <reg orig="toucht">touched</reg>, 
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but <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> I thought all <reg orig="mens">men's</reg> hearts would <reg orig="bee"> be </reg> touched 
with gold, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> what <reg orig="pollicie">policy</reg> could not <reg orig="compasse">compass</reg>, nor <reg orig="prowes">prowess</reg>, gold might 
<reg orig="haue">have</reg> <reg orig="commaunded">commanded</reg>, and conquered. A bridge of gold did I   
<reg orig="meane">mean</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> make <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> <reg orig="Iland">Island</reg> where all my <reg orig="nauie">navy</reg> could not make a 
breach. Those Islands did I long <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> touch, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> I might <reg orig="turne">turn</reg> them 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> gold, and <reg orig="my selfe">myself</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <reg orig="glorie">glory</reg>. But <reg orig="vnhappy">unhappy</reg> 
Mydas, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">who</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> the same <reg orig="meanes">means</reg> perisheth himself, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> he thought 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> conquer others: being now become a shame <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the world, a <reg orig="scorne">scorn</reg> 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> <reg orig="petie">petty</reg> Prince, and <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <reg orig="thy self">thyself</reg> a 
consumption. A <reg orig="petie">petty</reg> Prince, Mydas? <seg type="homograph" subtype="exclamation">no</seg>, a Prince protected <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> the Gods, 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> Nature, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> his own <reg orig="vertue">virtue</reg>, and his <reg orig="Subiects">Subjects</reg> obedience. <reg orig="Haue"> Have </reg> not all treasons <reg orig="beene">been</reg> 
<reg orig="discouered">discovered</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> miracle, not <reg orig="counsell">counsel</reg>? <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> <reg orig="doo">do</reg> the 
Gods <reg orig="chalenge">challenge</reg>. Is not the <reg orig="Countrie">Country</reg> walled with huge <reg orig="waues">waves</reg>? <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> doth Nature 
<reg orig="claime">claim</reg>. Is <reg orig="hee">he</reg> not through the whole world a wonder, 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <reg orig="wisedome">wisdom</reg> and temperance? <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> is his <reg orig="owne">own</reg> 
strength. <reg orig="Doe"> Do </reg> nor all his <reg orig="Subiects">Subjects</reg> (<seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> Bees) <reg orig="swarme">swarm</reg> 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="preserue">preserve</reg> the King of Bees? <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> their <reg orig="loyaltie">loyalty</reg> maintaineth. My 
Lords, I faint both <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> lack of food, <reg orig="&"> and </reg> want of 
grace. I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the <reg orig="riuer">river</reg>, where if I be rid of this <reg orig="intollerable">intolerable</reg> 
disease of gold I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> next shake off <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> <reg orig="vntemperate">untemperate</reg> desire of 
<reg orig="gouernment">government</reg>, and measure my Territories, not <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> the <reg orig="greatnesse">greatness</reg> of my <reg orig="minde">mind</reg>, 
but the right of my Succession. </p> </sp>
<sp who="E"><speaker>Mar. </speaker>
<p>I am not a little <reg orig="sorrie">sorry</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> because all <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> your <reg orig="Highnesse">Highness</reg> 
toucheth turneth <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> pure gold, and therefore all your Princely affections 
should be <reg orig="conuerted">converted</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <reg orig="drosse">dross</reg>. <reg orig="Doeth"> Doth </reg> your <reg orig="Maiestie">Majesty</reg> 
begin <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> melt your <reg orig="owne">own</reg> <reg orig="Crowne">Crown</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> should make 
it with other Monarchies <reg orig="massie">massy</reg>? Begin you <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> make <reg orig="incloasure">enclosure</reg> of your <reg orig="minde">mind</reg>, 
and <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> debate of inheritance, when the <reg orig="sworde">sword</reg> <reg orig="proclaimes">proclaims</reg> you conqueror? If 
your <reg orig="Highnes">Highness</reg> 
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heart be not of <reg orig="kingdome">kingdom</reg> <reg orig="proofe">proof</reg>, <reg orig="euery">every</reg> pelting Prince 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> batter it. Though you lose this garish gold, let your <reg orig="minde">mind</reg> be still of 
<reg orig="steele">steel</reg>, and let the sharpest sword decide the right of <reg orig="Scepters">Sceptres</reg>. </p> </sp>
<sp who="B"><speaker>Myd. </speaker>
<p><reg orig="Euerie">Every</reg> little King is a King, and the title consisteth not <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the 
<reg orig="compasse">compass</reg> of ground, but <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the right of inheritance. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="E"><speaker>Mar. </speaker>
<p>Are not conquests good titles?</p>
</sp>
<sp who="B"><speaker>Myd. </speaker>
<p>Conquests are great thefts. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="E"><speaker>Mar. </speaker>
<p>If your <reg orig="Highnesse">Highness</reg> would be <reg orig="aduised">advised</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> <reg orig="mee">me</reg>, then 
would I rob <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <reg orig="Kingdomes">Kingdoms</reg>, and if I <reg orig="obteyned">obtained</reg>, fain <reg orig="woulde"> would </reg> I see him <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> durst call the <reg orig="Conquerour">Conqueror</reg> a <reg orig="theefe">thief</reg>. </p> </sp>
<sp who="B"><speaker>Myd. </speaker>
<p> Martius,  thy <reg orig="councell">council</reg> hath shed as much <reg orig="bloud">blood</reg> as would make another Sea. 
<reg orig="Valor">Valour</reg> I cannot call it, and <reg orig="barbarousnesse">barbarousness</reg> is a word too <reg orig="milde">mild</reg>. Come 
Mellacrites, let <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg> <reg orig="goe">go</reg>, and come 
you Eritus, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> if I <reg orig="obtaine">obtain</reg> <reg orig="mercie">mercy</reg> of Bacchus, <reg orig="wee"> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> </reg> may offer Sacrifice <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> Bacchus. Martius, if you be not disposed 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="goe">go</reg>, dispose as you <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> of <reg orig="your 
selfe"> yourself </reg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="E"><speaker>Mar. </speaker>
<p>I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> humbly attend <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> your <reg orig="Highnesse">Highness</reg>, as still hoping <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="haue">have</reg> my hearts desire, and you your height of honour. </p> 
</sp>
<stage>Exeunt. </stage>
<stage>Actus 3. Sc. 2. </stage>
<stage>Licio, Petulus, Dello, Motto. </stage>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p>Ah Licio a bots <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> the <reg orig="Barbar">Barber</reg>, <reg orig="euer">ever</reg> since I 
cozened him of the golden beard I <reg orig="haue">have</reg> had the <reg orig="tooth-ach">toothache</reg>. 
</p> </sp>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Li. </speaker>
<p>I <reg orig="thinke">think</reg> Motto hath <reg orig="poysoned">poisoned</reg> thy <reg orig="gummes">gums</reg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p>It is a <reg orig="deadlie">deadly</reg> <reg orig="paine">pain</reg>. </p> </sp>
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<sp who="H"><speaker>Li. </speaker>
<p>I knew a Dog run mad with it. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p>I <reg orig="beleeue">believe</reg> it Licio, and thereof it is <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> they <reg orig="cal">call</reg> it a dogged <reg orig="paine">pain</reg>. 
Thou knowest I <reg orig="haue">have</reg> tried all old <reg orig="womens">women's</reg> <reg orig="Medicins">Medicines</reg>, and 
cunning <reg orig="mens">men's</reg> <reg orig="charmes">charms</reg>, but interim my teeth <reg orig="ake">ache</reg>. </p>
</sp>
<stage>Enter Dello the Barbers boy. </stage>
<sp who="J"><speaker>Del. </speaker>
<p>I am glad I <reg orig="haue">have</reg> heard the wags, <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be quittance 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <reg orig="ouer-hearing">overhearing</reg> <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg>. <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">We</seg> <reg orig="wil">  <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> </reg> take the vantage, they shall <reg orig="finde">find</reg> <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg> 
quick Barbers. <reg orig="Ile">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> <reg orig="tel">tell</reg> Motto my Master, and then 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <reg orig="haue">have</reg> <foreign>Quid pro quo</foreign>, a tooth <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> a 
beard. </p> </sp>
<stage>Exit. </stage>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p>Licio, <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> make me <reg orig="merrie">merry</reg> I pray thee  go forward with the description of 
thy <reg orig="Mistres">Mistress</reg>: thou must <reg orig="beginne">begin</reg> now at the paps. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Li. </speaker>
<p>Indeed (Petulus) a good beginning <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> thee, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> thou canst eat <reg orig="pappe">pap</reg> 
now,  because thou canst bite nothing <reg orig="els"> else </reg>. But I <reg orig="haue">have</reg> not mind <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> those matters. If the King lose his 
golden wish, <reg orig="wee"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg></reg> shall <reg orig="haue">have</reg> but 
a brazen Court, but what became of the beard, Petulus?</p> </sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p>I <reg orig="haue">have</reg> pawned it, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> I durst not <reg orig="coyn">coin</reg> it. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Li. </speaker>
<p>What <reg orig="doest">dost</reg> thou pay <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> the pawning?</p>
</sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p><reg orig="Twelue">Twelve</reg> pence <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the pound <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> the <reg orig="moneth">month</reg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Li. </speaker>
<p>What <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> the <reg orig="herbadge">hair-badge</reg>?</p>
</sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p>It is not at <reg orig="herbadge">herbage</reg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Li. </speaker>
<p>Yes Petulus, if it be a beard it must be at <reg orig="herbadge">hair-badge</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> a beard is a 
badge of <reg orig="haire">hair</reg>; and a badge of <reg orig="haire">hair</reg>, <reg orig="haire-badge">hair-badge</reg>. </p> </sp>
<stage>Enter Motto with Dello. </stage>
<sp who="M"><speaker>Mot. </speaker>
<p>Dello, thou knowest Mydas <reg orig="toucht">touched</reg> his beard, and <reg orig="twas">it was</reg> 
Gold. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="J"><speaker>Del. </speaker>
<p>Well. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="M"><speaker>Mot. </speaker>
<p><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> the Pages <reg orig="cozend">cozened</reg> me of it. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="J"><speaker>Del. </speaker>
<p><seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">No</seg> lie. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="M"><speaker>Mot. </speaker>
<p><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> I must be <reg orig="reuenged">revenged</reg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="J"><speaker>Del. </speaker>
<p><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> good time. </p> </sp>
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<sp who="M"><speaker>Mot. </speaker>
<p>Thou knowest I <reg orig="haue">have</reg> taught thee the knacking of the 
hands, the tickling  <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> a man's <reg orig="haires">hairs</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> the tuning of a <reg orig="Citterne">Cittern</reg>. 
</p> </sp>
<sp who="J"><speaker>Del. </speaker>
<p>True. </p> </sp>
<sp who="M"><speaker>Mot. </speaker>
<p>Besides, I instructed thee <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the phrases of <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> eloquent 
occupation, as how sir <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> you be trimmed? <reg orig="Wil">  <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">Will</seg> </reg> you <reg orig="haue">have</reg> your beard <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> a spade, or a bodkin? 
A penthouse <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> your <reg orig="vpper">upper</reg> lip, or an <reg orig="allie">ally</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> your chin? A low <reg orig="curle">curl</reg> 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> your head <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> a Bull, or dangling lock <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> a Spaniel? your 
<reg orig="Mustachoes">Moustaches</reg> sharp at the <reg orig="endes">ends</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> <reg orig="Shomakers">Shoemakers</reg> <reg orig="aules">awls</reg>, or hanging down <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> 
your mouth <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> <reg orig="Goates">Goats</reg> flakes? your <reg orig="Loue-locks">Love-locks</reg> wreathed with a silken twist, 
or <reg orig="shaggie">shaggy</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="fal">fall</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> your shoulders?</p> </sp>
<sp who="J"><speaker>Del. </speaker>
<p>I <reg orig="confesse">confess</reg> you <reg orig="haue">have</reg> taught me <foreign lang="Latin"> Tullie de oratore, </foreign> the very <seg type="homograph" subtype="noun">art</seg> of trimming. </p> </sp>
<sp who="M"><speaker>Mot. </speaker>
<p><reg orig="Wel"> Well </reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> all this I desire <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> more at thy 
hands, than <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> keep secret the <reg orig="reuenge">revenge</reg> I <reg orig="haue">have</reg> 
prepared <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> the Pages. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="J"><speaker>Del. </speaker>
<p>O sir, you know I am a Barber, and cannot tittle tattle, I am one of those 
whose tongues are <reg orig="swelde">swelled</reg> with silence. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="M"><speaker>Mot. </speaker>
<p>Indeed thou <reg orig="shouldst">shouldest</reg> be <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> blab, because a Barber, therefore be <reg orig="secrete">secret</reg>. 
 Was it not a good cure Dello, <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> ease the <reg orig="tooth-ach">toothache</reg>, and <reg orig="neuer">  never </reg> touch the tooth?</p>
</sp>
<sp who="J"><speaker>Del. </speaker>
<p>O Master, he <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> is your patient <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> the <reg orig="tooth-ach">toothache</reg>, I warrant is 
patient of all aches. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="M"><speaker>Mot. </speaker>
<p>I did but rub his <reg orig="gummes">gums</reg>, and <reg orig="presentlie">presently</reg> the <reg orig="rewme">rheum</reg> <reg orig="euaporated">evaporated</reg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Li. </speaker>
<p><foreign lang="Latin"> Deus bone, </foreign> is <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> word come into the 
Barbers <reg orig="Bason">Basin</reg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="J"><speaker>Del. </speaker>
<p><reg orig="I"> Aye </reg> sir and why not? My Master is a Barber and a 
Surgeon. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Li. </speaker>
<p><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> good time. </p> </sp>
<pb n="C4v"/>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p>O Motto, I am almost dead with the <reg orig="tooth-ach">toothache</reg>, <reg orig="al"> all </reg> my 
<reg orig="gummes">gums</reg> are swollen, and my teeth stand <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> my head <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> <reg orig="thornes">thorns</reg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="M"><speaker>Mot. </speaker>
<p>It may be <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> it is only the breding of a beard, and being the first 
beard, you shall <reg orig="haue">have</reg> a hard <reg orig="trauel">travel</reg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p>Old <reg orig="foole">fool</reg>, <reg orig="doest">dost</reg> thou <reg orig="thinke">think</reg> 
<reg orig="haires">hairs</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> breed <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> my teeth?</p>
</sp>
<sp who="M"><speaker>Mot. </speaker>
<p>As <reg orig="likelie">likely</reg> sir, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <reg orig="any thing"> anything </reg> I know, as 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> your <reg orig="chinne">chin</reg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p>O teeth, O torments, O torments, O teeth!</p>
</sp>
<sp who="M"><speaker>Mot. </speaker>
<p>May I but touch them Dello, <reg orig="Ile">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> teach his <reg orig="tong">tongue</reg> 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="tel">tell</reg> a tale, what <reg orig="villenie">villainy</reg> it is <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> cozen one of a <reg orig="bearde">beard</reg>, but stand 
not thou nigh, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> it is <reg orig="ods">odds</reg> when he spits, but <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> all his teeth <reg orig="flie">fly</reg> 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> thy face. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Li. </speaker>
<p>Good Motto <reg orig="geue">give</reg> some ease, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> at thy <reg orig="comming">coming</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">in</seg>, I <reg orig="ouer-heard">overheard</reg> of a cure thou hadst done. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p>My teeth: I <reg orig="wil"> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> </reg> not <reg orig="haue">have</reg> 
this <reg orig="paine">pain</reg>, <reg orig="thats"><seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> is</reg> <reg orig="certaine">certain</reg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="M"><speaker>Mot. </speaker>
<p><reg orig="I"> Aye </reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">so</seg> did you <reg orig="ouer-heare">overhear</reg> me, when you cozened me 
of a beard: but I forget all. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="J"><speaker>Del. </speaker>
<p>My Master is mild and <reg orig="mercifull">merciful</reg>: and <reg orig="mercifull">merciful</reg>, because a Barber, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> 
when he hath the throat at <reg orig="commaund">command</reg>, you know <reg orig="hee">he</reg> taketh 
<reg orig="reuenge">revenge</reg> but <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> a <reg orig="sillie">silly</reg> <reg orig="haire">hair</reg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="M"><speaker>Mot. </speaker>
<p> How now Petulus, do they still <reg orig="ake">ache</reg>?</p>
</sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p><reg orig="I"> Aye </reg> Motto.</p>
</sp>
<sp who="M"><speaker>Mot. </speaker>
<p>Let me rub your <reg orig="gummes">gums</reg> with this <reg orig="leafe">leaf</reg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p><reg orig="Doe"> Do </reg> Motto, and <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> thy labour I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> requite 
thee. Out rascal, what hast thou done? <reg orig="al"> all </reg> my nether 
teeth are lose, and wag <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> the <reg orig="keyes">keys</reg> of a <reg orig="paire">pair</reg> of Virginals. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="J"><speaker>Del. </speaker>
<p>O sir, if you <reg orig="wil"> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> </reg>, I <reg orig="wil"> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> </reg> sing <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> them, your mouth <reg orig="beeing"> being </reg> the 
instrument. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p><reg orig="Doe"> Do </reg> Dello.</p>
</sp>
<sp who="J"><speaker>Del. </speaker>
<p>Out <reg orig="Villen">Villain</reg>, thou bitest. I cannot tune these Virginal <reg orig="keyes">keys</reg>. </p>
</sp>
<pb n="D1r"/>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p>They were the <reg orig="Iackes">Jacks</reg> <reg orig="aboue">above</reg>, the <reg orig="keyes">keys</reg> beneath were 
<reg orig="easie">easy</reg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="J"><speaker>Del. </speaker>
<p>A bots <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> your <reg orig="Iacks">Jacks</reg> and <reg orig="Iawes">Jaws</reg> too. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Ly. </speaker>
<p>They were <reg orig="Virginalls">Virginals</reg> of your Masters making. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p>O my teeth, good Motto what <reg orig="wil"> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> </reg> ease my 
pain?</p>
</sp>
<sp who="M"><speaker>Mot. </speaker>
<p>Nothing <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the World, but <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> let me lay a golden beard <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> your 
<reg orig="chinne">chin</reg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p>It is at <reg orig="pawne">pawn</reg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="M"><speaker>Mot. </speaker>
<p>You are <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">like</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> fetch it out with your teeth, or <reg orig="goe">go</reg> without your teeth. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p>Motto  withdraw <reg orig="thy selfe">thyself</reg>, it may be thou shalt 
draw my teeth; attend my resolution. A <reg orig="doubtfull">doubtful</reg> dispute, whether I were best 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="loose">lose</reg> my golden beard, or my bone tooth? <reg orig="Helpe">Help</reg> me Lycio <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> determine. 
</p> </sp>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Ly. </speaker>
<p>Your teeth <reg orig="ake">ache</reg> Petulus, your beard doth not. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p><reg orig="I"> Aye </reg> but Lycio, if I part from my beard, my heart 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <reg orig="ake">ache</reg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Ly. </speaker>
<p>If your tooth be hollow it must be <reg orig="stopt">stopped</reg> or <reg orig="puld">pulled</reg> out; and stop it the <reg orig="Barbar">Barber</reg> 
<reg orig="wil"> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> </reg> not, without the beard. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p>My heart is hollow too, and nothing can stop it but gold. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Ly. </speaker>
<p>Thou canst not <reg orig="eate">eat</reg> <reg orig="meate">meat</reg> without teeth. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p>Nor buy it without money. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Ly. </speaker>
<p>Thou <reg orig="maist"> mayest </reg> get more Gold, if thou <reg orig="loose">lose</reg> these, 
more teeth thou canst not. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p><reg orig="I"> Aye </reg> but the golden beard <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> last me ten <reg orig="yeeres">years</reg> 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="porredge">porridge</reg>, and then <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> what <reg orig="vse">use</reg> are teeth?</p>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Ly. </speaker>
<p>If thou want teeth, thy tongue <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> catch cold. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p><reg orig="Tis"> It is </reg> true, and if I <reg orig="lacke">lack</reg> money, my whole <reg orig="bodie">body</reg> may 
<reg orig="goe">go</reg> naked. But Lycio, let the <reg orig="Barbar">Barber</reg> <reg orig="haue"> have </reg> his beard, I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <reg orig="haue">have</reg> a <reg orig="deuice">device</reg> (<seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> thy 
<reg orig="helpe">help</reg>) <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> get it <reg orig="againe">again</reg>, <reg orig="&"> and </reg> a <reg orig="cousenage">cozenage</reg> beyond <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg>, maugre his beard. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Ly. </speaker>
<p><reg orig="That's"> <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">That</seg> is </reg> the best way, both <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> ease thy 
<reg orig="paines">pains</reg>, 
<pb n="D1v"/>
and <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> try <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> wits. </p> </sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p>Barber, <reg orig="eleuen">eleven</reg> of my teeth <reg orig="haue">have</reg> gone <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> a <reg orig="Iury">Jury</reg>, 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> try whether the beard <reg orig="bee"> be </reg> thine, they <reg orig="haue">have</reg> chosen my tongue <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> the foreman, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> <reg orig="cryeth">crieth</reg>, 
<reg orig="guiltie">guilty</reg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="M"><speaker>Mot. </speaker>
<p><reg orig="Guilded">Gilded</reg>, nay boy, <reg orig="al"> all </reg> my beard was gold. It was not 
guilt, I <reg orig="wil"> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> </reg> not be <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> <reg orig="ouer-matcht">overmatched</reg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="J"><speaker>Del. </speaker>
<p>You cannot pose my Master <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> a beard. Come <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> his house you shall sit 
<reg orig="vpon"><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg></reg> <reg orig="twentie">twenty</reg>, all his cushions are <reg orig="stuft">stuffed</reg> with beards. 
</p> </sp>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Ly. </speaker>
<p>Let him <reg orig="goe">go</reg> home with thee, ease him, and thou shalt 
<reg orig="haue">have</reg> thy beard. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="M"><speaker>Mot. </speaker>
<p>I am content, but I <reg orig="wil haue"> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> have </reg> the beard 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> my hand <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be sure. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p>And I thy finger <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> my mouth <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be sure of ease. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="M"><speaker>Mot. </speaker>
<p>Agreed. </p> </sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p>Dello, sing a Song <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the tune of my teeth  do <reg orig="ake">ache</reg>. </p> </sp>
<sp who="J"><speaker>Del. </speaker>
<p>I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg>. </p> </sp>
<stage> The Song. Exeunt. </stage> 
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet.</speaker> <p>   O my Teeth! <reg orig="deare">dear</reg> Barber 
ease me, Tongue tell <reg orig="mee">me</reg>, why my Teeth disease <reg orig="mee">me</reg>, O! what <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> rid me of this <reg orig="paine">pain</reg>.</p> </sp>
 
 <sp who="M"><speaker>Mot. </speaker> <p>Some Pellitory <reg orig="fetcht">fetched</reg> from <reg orig="Spaine">Spain</reg></p></sp> 
 
 <sp who="H"><speaker>Lic. </speaker> <p>Take <reg orig="Masticke">Mastic</reg> else.</p></sp> 
 
 <sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker> <p><reg orig="Mastick's">mastics</reg> a patch. <reg orig="Masticke">Mastic</reg> 
does many a <reg orig="fooles">fools</reg> face catch. If such a <reg orig="paine">pain</reg> should breed the <reg orig="Horne">Horn</reg>, <reg orig="Twere">It were</reg> 
happy <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be Cuckolds <reg orig="borne">born</reg>. Should Beards with such an <reg orig="ach">ache</reg> begin, Each Boy 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="th'bone">the bone</reg> would scrub his chin.</p> </sp>

 <sp who="H"><speaker>Lic. </speaker><p> His Teeth now <reg orig="ake">ache</reg> not.</p></sp> 

 <sp who="M"><speaker>Mot. </speaker> <p> Caper then, And cry <reg orig="vp"><seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg></reg> <reg orig="checkerd-apron">checkered apron</reg> 
  men: There is <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> Trade but <reg orig="shaues">shaves</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">For</seg>, Barbers are <reg orig="trimme">trim</reg> <reg orig="Knaues">Knaves</reg>, Some are <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="shauing">shaving</reg> 
  <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> profound, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">By</seg> <reg orig="trickes">tricks</reg> they <reg orig="shaue">shave</reg> a <reg orig="Kingdome">Kingdom</reg> round.</p>
</sp>
<stage>Actus 3. Scn. 3. </stage>
<stage>Sophronia, Clia, Camilla, Amerula, Suauia. </stage>
<sp who="G"><speaker>So. </speaker>
<p>Ladies, here must <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> attend the happy return of my father, but <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> 
the <reg orig="meane">mean</reg> season what pastime <reg orig="shal"> shall </reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> <reg orig="vse">use</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> 
<reg orig="passe">pass</reg> the time? I <reg orig="wil"> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> </reg> agree <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> any, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">so</seg> it 
be not <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="talke">talk</reg> of <reg orig="loue">love</reg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="N"><speaker>Sua. </speaker>
<p>Then <reg orig="sleepe">sleep</reg> is the best exercise. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="G"><speaker>Soph. </speaker>
<p>Why Suauia, are you <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> light, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> you must chat of <reg orig="loue">love</reg>; or <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> <reg orig="heauie">heavy</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> you must needs <reg orig="sleepe">sleep</reg>? 
Penelope <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the absence of <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> Lord <reg orig="beguyled">beguiled</reg> the <reg orig="daies">days</reg> with spinning. 
</p> </sp>
<sp who="N"><speaker>Sua. </speaker>
<p>Indeed she spun a fair <reg orig="threed">thread</reg>, if it were <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> make a string <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the bow 
wherein she drew <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> <reg orig="woers">wooers</reg>. </p> </sp>
<sp who="G"><speaker>Soph. </speaker>
<p>Why Suauia, it was a bow <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> she knew <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be <reg orig="aboue">  above </reg> thy strength, and therein she <reg orig="shewde">showed</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> wit. </p> </sp>
<pb n="D2r"/>
<sp who="N"><speaker>Sua. </speaker>
<p><foreign lang="Latin"> Qui latus arguerit conreus arcus erat: </foreign>  it 
was made of <reg orig="horne">horn</reg> Madam, and therein she <reg orig="shewde">showed</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> meaning. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="G"><speaker>Soph. </speaker>
<p>Why, <reg orig="doest">dost</reg> thou not think she was <reg orig="chast">chaste</reg>?</p>
</sp>
<sp who="N"><speaker>Sua. </speaker>
<p>Yes, of all <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> <reg orig="woers">wooers</reg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="G"><speaker>Soph. </speaker>
<p><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="talke">talk</reg> with thee is <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> lose time,   not well 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> spend it, how say you Amerula, what <reg orig="shal"> shall </reg> 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> do?</p>
</sp>
<sp who="L"><speaker>Am. </speaker>
<p><reg orig="Tel">Tell</reg> tales. </p> </sp>
<sp who="G"><speaker>Soph. </speaker>
<p>What say you Caelia?</p> </sp>
<sp who="C"><speaker>C. </speaker>
<p>Sing. </p> </sp>
<sp who="G"><speaker>Soph. </speaker>
<p>What think you Camilla?</p> </sp>
<sp who="Q"><speaker>Cam. </speaker>
<p>Dance. </p> </sp>
<sp who="G"><speaker>Soph. </speaker>
<p>You see Suauia, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> there are other things <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="keepe">keep</reg> one from 
<reg orig="idlenes">idleness</reg>; besides <reg orig="loue">love</reg>: nay, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> there is nothing 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> make <reg orig="idlenes">idleness</reg>, but <reg orig="loue">love</reg>. </p> </sp>
<sp who="N"><speaker>Sua. </speaker>
<p>Well, let <reg orig="mee">me</reg> stand <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">by</seg> and <reg orig="feede">feed</reg> mine <reg orig="owne">own</reg> thoughts with <reg orig="sweetnes">sweetness</reg>, <reg orig="whilest">whilst</reg> 
they <reg orig="fil">fill</reg> your eyes and <reg orig="eares">ears</reg> with Songs and <reg orig="dauncings">dancings</reg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="G"><speaker>Soph. </speaker>
<p>Amerula, begin thy tale. </p> </sp>
<sp who="L"><speaker>Am. </speaker>
<p>There dwelt <reg orig="somtimes">sometimes</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> Phrygia, a Lady very fair, but passing froward, 
as much <reg orig="maruelled">marvelled</reg> at <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <reg orig="beutie">beauty</reg>, as <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <reg orig="peeuishnes">peevishness</reg> misliked. Hie she was 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the instep, but short <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the <reg orig="heele">heel</reg>; strait laced, but loose bodied. 
It came <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="passe">pass</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> a Gentleman, as <reg orig="yong">young</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> wit as <reg orig="yeres">years</reg>, and 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="yeres">years</reg> a very boy, chanced <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> glance his <reg orig="eies">eyes</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg>, <reg orig="&"> and </reg> there were they <reg orig="dazeled">dazzled</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> <reg orig="beautie">beauty</reg>, as 
<reg orig="Larkes">Larks</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> are caught <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the <reg orig="Sunne">Sun</reg> with the glittering of a <reg orig="Glasse">Glass</reg>. 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> <reg orig="lookes">looks</reg> were 
his thoughts <reg orig="intangled">entangled</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> the <reg orig="birdes">birds</reg> of <reg orig="Canarie">Canary</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="fal">fall</reg> into a 
silken Net. Dote he did without measure, and die he must without <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> <reg orig="loue">love</reg>. She <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> the other side, as one <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> knew <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> 
good, began <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> look <reg orig="askaunce">askance</reg>, yet felt the passions of <reg orig="Loue">Love</reg> eating into 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> heart, though <reg orig="shee">she</reg> dissembled them with <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> 
eyes. </p> </sp>
<pb n="D3v"/>
<sp who="N"><speaker>Sua. </speaker>
<p>Ha, ha, he. </p> </sp>
<sp who="G"><speaker>Soph. </speaker>
<p>Why laughest thou?</p>
</sp>
<sp who="N"><speaker>Sua. </speaker>
<p><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> see you (<reg orig="Madame">Madam</reg>) <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> tame as <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be brought <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="heare">hear</reg> a tale of <reg orig="Loue">Love</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> before were <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> wild you 
would not come <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the name; and <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> Amerula could <reg orig="deuise">devise</reg> how <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> 
spend the time with a tale, <reg orig="onely">only</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> she might not 
<reg orig="talke">talk</reg> of <reg orig="Loue">Love</reg>, and now <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> make <reg orig="Loue">Love</reg> <reg orig="onely"> only </reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> tale. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="G"><speaker>Soph. </speaker>
<p>Indeed I was <reg orig="ouershot">overshot</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="iudgement">judgment</reg>, and she <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> discretion. Amerula, 
another tale or none, this is too <reg orig="louely">lovely</reg>. </p> </sp>
<sp who="N"><speaker>Sua. </speaker>
<p> Nay, let me <reg orig="heare">hear</reg> any woman tell a tale of <reg orig="x."> ten </reg> lines long without it tend <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <reg orig="loue"> love </reg>, <reg orig="&"> and </reg> I <reg orig="wil"> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> </reg> be 
bound <reg orig="neuer">never</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> come at the Court. And you Caelia 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> would fain trip <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> your petitoes; can you <reg orig="perswade">persuade</reg> me <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> take 
delight <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> dance, <reg orig="&"> and </reg> not <reg orig="loue"> love </reg>? or you <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> cannot rule your feet, can <reg orig="guid">guide</reg> your affections, <reg orig="hauing">having</reg> the one as <reg orig="vnstaid">unstaid</reg> as the other <reg orig="vnsteadie">unsteady</reg>: <reg orig="dauncing">dancing</reg> 
is <reg orig="Loue">Love</reg> sauce, therefore I dare be <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> <reg orig="sawcie">saucy</reg>, as if you <reg orig="loue">  love </reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> dance, <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> say you dance <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <reg orig="loue"> love </reg>. But Camilla she <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> sing, whose voice if it should <reg orig="vtter">utter</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> 
thoughts, would make the tune of a <reg orig="hart">heart</reg> out of tune. She <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> hath crochets 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> head, hath also <reg orig="Loue">Love</reg> <reg orig="conceipts">conceits</reg>. I dare <reg orig="sweare">swear</reg> she harpeth not 
<reg orig="onely">only</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> <reg orig="plaine">plain</reg> Song: <reg orig="&"> and </reg> 
before you (Sophronia) none of them all <reg orig="vse">use</reg> <reg orig="plaine">plain</reg> dealing; but because they see 
you <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> curious they frame <reg orig="themselues">themselves</reg> 
<reg orig="counterfet">counterfeit</reg>. <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">For</seg> <reg orig="my selfe">myself</reg>, as I <reg orig="knowe">know</reg> honest <reg orig="loue">love</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="bee"> be </reg> a thing inseparable 
from <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> sex, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">so</seg> <reg orig="doo">do</reg> I <reg orig="thinke"> think </reg> it most allowable <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the Court; <reg orig="vnlesse">unless</reg> 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> would <reg orig="haue">have</reg> all <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> thoughts made of   
<reg orig="Church-worke">Church-work</reg>, and <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">so</seg> <reg orig="carrie">carry</reg> a holy face, and a hollow <reg orig="hart">heart</reg>. </p> </sp>
<sp who="G"><speaker>Soph. </speaker>
<p>Ladies, how <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">like</seg> you Suauia <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> <reg orig="louing">loving</reg> <reg orig="vaine">vain</reg>?</p> </sp>
<pb n="D3r"/>
<sp who="C"><speaker>Cl. </speaker>
<p><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">We</seg> are content at this time <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> sooth <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> <reg orig="vanitie">vanity</reg>. 
</p> </sp>
<sp who="L"><speaker>Amer. </speaker>
<p><reg orig="Shee"> She </reg> casts all <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="mindes">minds</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the mold of 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> <reg orig="owne">own</reg> head, and yet erreth as <reg orig="farre">far</reg> from <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> meanings, as she doth from <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> <reg orig="owne">own</reg> <reg orig="modestie">modesty</reg>. </p> </sp>
<sp who="N"><speaker>Sua. </speaker>
<p>Amerula, if you were not bitter, your name had  been ill bestowed: but I 
think it as <reg orig="lawfull">lawful</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the Court <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="bee"> be </reg> counted 
<reg orig="louing">loving</reg> and <reg orig="chast">chaste</reg>, as you <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the Temple <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="seeme">seem</reg> religious, and be <reg orig="spitefull">spiteful</reg>. </p> </sp>
<sp who="Q"><speaker>Camill. </speaker>
<p>I <reg orig="maruaile">marvel</reg> you <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> reply <reg orig="anie"> any </reg> more Amerula, 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> <reg orig="toung">tongue</reg> is <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> nimble it <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <reg orig="neuer">never</reg> lie 
still. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="N"><speaker>Sua. </speaker>
<p>The liker thy feet Camilla, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> were taught not <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> stand still. 
</p> </sp>
<sp who="G"><speaker>Sophro. </speaker>
<p><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">So</seg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> more Ladies: let <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="comming">coming</reg> 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> sport not <reg orig="turne">turn</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <reg orig="spight">spite</reg>. <reg orig="Loue">Love</reg> thou Suauia, if thou <reg orig="thinke">think</reg> it <reg orig="sweete">sweet</reg>: sing thou Caelia <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> thine <reg orig="owne">own</reg> content: tell thou tales, and <reg orig="daunce">dance</reg> thou Camilla:  and 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">so</seg> <reg orig="euerie one">everyone</reg> <reg orig="vsing">using</reg> <reg orig="hir owne"> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg>  own </reg> delight, shall <reg orig="haue">have</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> cause <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be 
discontent. But here cometh Martius <reg orig="&"> and </reg> the rest. What 
<reg orig="newes">news</reg> Martius of my <reg orig="Soueraigne">Sovereign</reg> and Father Mydas?</p> </sp>
<sp who="E"><speaker>Mart. </speaker>
<p><reg orig="Madame">Madam</reg>, he <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> sooner bathed his <reg orig="lims">limbs</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the <reg orig="Riuer">River</reg>, but it <reg orig="turnde">turned</reg> 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> a golden stream, the sands <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> fine Gold, and all <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> Gold 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> was cast into the water. Mydas <reg orig="dismaid">dismayed</reg> at the <reg orig="sodaine">sudden</reg> alteration, 
<reg orig="assaied">assayed</reg> <reg orig="againe">again</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> touch a stone, but he could not 
alter the nature of the stone. Then went <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> with him <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the Temple of 
Bacchus, where <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> <reg orig="offred">offered</reg> a <reg orig="Launce">Lance</reg> wreathed about with <reg orig="Iuie">Ivy</reg>. Garlands of 
ripe Grapes, and <reg orig="skinnes">skins</reg> of <reg orig="Wolues">Wolves</reg> and Panthers, and a great standing cup of the 
water, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> lately was <reg orig="turnd">turned</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> gold. Bacchus accepted 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="giftes">gifts</reg>, <reg orig="commaunding">commanding</reg> Mydas <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> honour the Gods, and also <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> 
wishing <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="bee"> be </reg> as wise, as he meant <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="haue">have</reg> 
<pb n="D3v"/>
made him fortunate. </p> </sp>
<sp who="G"><speaker>Soph. </speaker>
<p><reg orig="Happie">Happy</reg> Sophronia, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> hast <reg orig="liued">lived</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="heare">hear</reg> 
these <reg orig="newes">news</reg>, and <reg orig="happie">happy</reg> Mydas, if thou <reg orig="liue">live</reg> better <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> 
<reg orig="gouern">govern</reg> thy fortune.   But what is become of <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> King?</p></sp>
<sp who="F"><speaker>Mel. </speaker>
<p>Mydas <reg orig="ouerioyed">overjoyed</reg> with this good fortune, determined <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="vse">use</reg> some solace 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the Woods; where, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> chance <reg orig="wee"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg></reg> roused a 
great bore, he eager of the sport, <reg orig="out-rid">outrid</reg> <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg>: and 
<reg orig="wee"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg></reg> thinking <reg orig="hee">he</reg> had been come 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> his Palace some other way, came <reg orig="our selues"> ourselves </reg> 
the next way. If he be not returned, he cannot be long: <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> <reg orig="haue"> have </reg> also lost <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> Pages, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> <reg orig="thinke">think</reg> are with him. </p> </sp>
<sp who="G"><speaker>Sophro. </speaker>
<p>The Gods shield him from all <reg orig="harmes">harms</reg>: the Woods are full of <reg orig="Tygers">Tigers</reg>, and he of 
courage. wild beasts make <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> difference  between a King <reg orig="&">  and </reg> a <reg orig="Clowne">Clown</reg>;nor Hunters <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the heat of their pastime, <reg orig="feare"> fear </reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> more the <reg orig="fiercenes">fierceness</reg> of the <reg orig="Boare">Boar</reg>, than the 
<reg orig="fearefulnes">fearfulness</reg> of the Hare. But I hope well, let <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg> 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">in</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> see all well. </p> </sp>
<stage>Exeunt. </stage>
<stage>Actus 4. Scaena 1. </stage>
<stage>Apollo, Pan, Mydas, Nymphes. </stage>
<sp who="R"><speaker>Ap. </speaker>
<p>Pan wilt thou contend with Apollo, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">who</seg> tunes the <reg orig="Heauens">Heavens</reg>, and makes them 
all hang <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> harmony? Orpheus <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> caused trees <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="moue">move</reg> with the 
<reg orig="sweetnesse">sweetness</reg> of his <reg orig="Harpe">Harp</reg>, <reg orig="offreth">offereth</reg> <reg orig="yerely">yearly</reg> homage <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> my Lute: <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">so</seg> doth
Arion, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> brought Dolphins <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> his <reg orig="sugred">sugared</reg> notes; and Amphion, 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> <reg orig="Musickue">Music</reg> <reg orig="reard">reared</reg> the walls of thebes. <reg orig="Onely"> Only </reg> Pan with his harsh whistle (<seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> makes beasts shake <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <reg orig="feare">fear</reg>, not men dance <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <reg orig="ioy">joy</reg>) <reg orig="seekes">seeks</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> compare with 
Apollo.</p> </sp>
<sp who="S"><speaker>Pan. </speaker>
<p>Pan is a God, Apollo is <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> more. Comparisons cannot <reg orig="bee"> be </reg> odious, where the <reg orig="Dieties">Deities</reg> are <reg orig="equall">equal</reg>. This Pipe (my sweet Pipe) was once a 
Nymph, a <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> 
<pb n="D4r"/>
Nymph; once my <reg orig="louely">lovely</reg> <reg orig="Mistres">Mistress</reg>, now my <reg orig="heauenly">heavenly</reg> <reg orig="Musick">Music</reg>. Tell <reg orig="mee"> me </reg> Apollo, is there <reg orig="anie"> any </reg> instrument <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> <reg orig="sweete">sweet</reg> 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> play <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">on</seg>, as ones <reg orig="Mistres">Mistress</reg>? Had thy Lute been of <reg orig="Lawrell">Laurel</reg>, and the 
strings of Daphnes <reg orig="haire">hair</reg>; thy tunes might <reg orig="haue">have</reg> <reg orig="beene">been</reg> compared <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> my <reg orig="noates">notes</reg>: <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> then Daphne would 
<reg orig="haue">have</reg> added <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> thy  <reg orig="stroake">stroke</reg> <reg orig="sweetnesse">sweetness</reg>, <reg orig="&"> and </reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> thy thoughts <reg orig="melodie">melody</reg>. </p> </sp>
<sp who="R"><speaker>Ap. </speaker>
<p>Doth Pan <reg orig="talke">talk</reg> of the passions of <reg orig="Loue">Love</reg>? Of the 
passions of <reg orig="deuine">divine</reg> <reg orig="Loue">Love</reg>? O, how <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> word Daphne wounds Apollo, pronounced 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> the barbarous mouth of Pan. I <reg orig="feare">fear</reg> his breath 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <reg orig="blaste">blast</reg> the <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> <reg orig="greene">green</reg>, if I <reg orig="dazel">dazzle</reg> not his 
eyes, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> he may not behold it. Thy Pipe a <reg orig="Nimph">Nymph</reg>? Some Hag rather, <reg orig="hanting">haunting</reg> 
these shady <reg orig="Groues">Groves</reg>, and desiring not thy <reg orig="loue">love</reg>, but the 
fellowship of such a Monster. What God is Pan but the God of beasts, of Woods, 
and <reg orig="Hilles">Hills</reg>? excluded from <reg orig="Heauen">Heaven</reg>, and <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> Earth not honoured. <reg orig="Breake">Break</reg> thy 
Pipe, or with my <reg orig="sweete">sweet</reg> Lute <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> I <reg orig="breake">break</reg> thy heart. Let not <reg orig="Loue">Love</reg> enter 
into those <reg orig="sauage">savage</reg> lips, a word <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <reg orig="Ioue">Jove</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> Apollo, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> the 
<reg orig="heauenly">heavenly</reg> Gods, whose thoughts are Gods, <reg orig="&"> and </reg> Gods are 
all <reg orig="Loue">Love</reg>. </p> </sp>
<sp who="S"><speaker>Pan. </speaker>
<p>Apollo, I <reg orig="tolde">told</reg> thee before <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> Pan was a God, I tell thee now <reg orig="againe">again</reg>, as great a God as Apollo, I had almost said a 
greater: and because thou shalt know I care not <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="tel">tell</reg> my thoughts, I say a 
greater. Pan <reg orig="feeles">feels</reg> the passions of <reg orig="Loue">Love</reg> deeply <reg orig="engrauen">engraven</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> his heart, with 
as <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> <reg orig="Nimphes">Nymphs</reg>, with as great fortune, as Apollo, as 
Neptune, as <reg orig="Ioue">Jove</reg>; and better than Pan can none describe <reg orig="Loue">Love</reg>. Not Apollo, not 
Neptune, not <reg orig="Ioue">Jove</reg>. My Temple is <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> Arcadie, where they <reg orig="burne">burn</reg> <reg orig="continuall">continual</reg> 
flames <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> Pan. <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> Arcadie is mine Oracle, where Erato the <reg orig="Nymphe">Nymph</reg> <reg orig="geeueth">giveth</reg> 
<reg orig="aunsweres">answers</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> Pan. <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> Arcadie the place of <reg orig="Loue">Love</reg>, is the honour of Pan. 
<reg orig="I"> Aye </reg> but I am God of <reg orig="Hilles">Hills</reg>. <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">So</seg> I am Apollo, and 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> of <reg orig="Hilles">Hills</reg> 
<pb n="D4v"/>
<seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> high, as I can <reg orig="prie">pry</reg> into the <reg orig="iugling">juggling</reg> of the highest Gods. Of Woods? 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">So</seg> I am Apollo, of Woods <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> <reg orig="thicke">thick</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> thou with thy <reg orig="beames">beams</reg> 
canst not pierce them. I knew Apolloes prying, I knew mine <reg orig="owne"> own </reg> <reg orig="iealouzie">jealousy</reg>. <reg orig="Sunne">Sun</reg> and shadow <reg orig="cousen">cozen</reg> one another. Be thou Sun still, the 
shadow is fast at thy <reg orig="heeles">heels</reg> Apollo. I as <reg orig="neere">near</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> 
thy <reg orig="Loue">Love</reg>, as thou <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> mine. A Carter with his   Whistle <reg orig="&">  and </reg> his Whip <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> true <reg orig="eare">ear</reg>, <reg orig="mooues">moves</reg> as much as Phoebus with his <reg orig="fierie">fiery</reg> 
Chariot, and winged Horses. <reg orig="Loue-leaues">Love-leaves</reg> are as <reg orig="wel"> well </reg> 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <reg orig="Countrie">Country</reg> porridge, as <reg orig="heauenly">heavenly</reg> Nectar. <reg orig="Loue">Love</reg> made <reg orig="Iupiter">Jupiter</reg> a Goose, and 
Neptune a <reg orig="Swin">Swine</reg>, and both <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <reg orig="loue">love</reg> of an earthly 
<reg orig="Mistresse">Mistress</reg>. What hath made Pan, or any God <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> earth (<seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> Gods <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> 
earth can change their shapes) <reg orig="turne">turn</reg> <reg orig="themselues"> themselves </reg> 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> an <reg orig="heauenly">heavenly</reg> <reg orig="Goddesse">Goddess</reg>? <reg orig="Beleeue">Believe</reg> me Apollo, <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="Groues">Groves</reg> are pleasanter 
than your <reg orig="Heauens">Heavens</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="Milkemaides">Milkmaids</reg> than your Goddesses, <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> rude 
Ditties <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> a Pipe than your <reg orig="Sonets">Sonnets</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> a Lute. <reg orig="Heere"> Here </reg> is flat faith <foreign lang="Latin"> amo amas; </foreign> where you <reg orig="crie">cry</reg>, 
<foreign lang="Latin"> O utinam amarent vel non amassem. </foreign> I let <reg orig="passe">pass</reg> 
(Apollo) thy hard words, as calling Pan monster; <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> is as much, as 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> call all monsters: <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> Pan is all, Apollo but one. But touch thy 
strings, and let these Nymphs <reg orig="decyde">decide</reg>. </p> </sp>
<sp who="R"><speaker>Ap. </speaker>
<p>Those Nymphs shall decide, <reg orig="vnlesse">unless</reg> thy rude <reg orig="speach">speech</reg> 
<reg orig="haue">have</reg> made them <reg orig="deafe">deaf</reg>: as <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <reg orig="anie"> any </reg> other <reg orig="aunswere">answer</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> Pan, take this,   <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> it becommeth not Apollo 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="aunswere">answer</reg> Pan. Pan is all, and all is Pan; thou art Pan and all, all 
Pan and tinkerly. But <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> this <reg orig="Musick">Music</reg>, wherein all thy shame shall be <reg orig="seene">seen</reg>, and all my skill. </p> </sp>
<stage>Enter Mydas. </stage>
<sp who="B"><speaker>Myd. </speaker>
<p> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> the Chase, I lost all my <reg orig="companie">company</reg>, and missed the game too, I <reg orig="thinke">think</reg> Mydas shall <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> all things be <reg orig="vnfortunate">unfortunate</reg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="R"><speaker>Ap. </speaker>
<p>What is he <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> talketh?</p> </sp>
<pb n="E1r"/>
<sp who="B"><speaker>Myd. </speaker>
<p>Mydas the <reg orig="vnfortunate">unfortunate</reg> King of Phrygia.</p> </sp>
<sp who="R"><speaker>Ap. </speaker>
<p><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> be a King is next being <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> a God. Thy fortune is not bad: what is 
thy <reg orig="follie">folly</reg>?</p>
</sp>
<sp who="B"><speaker>Myd. </speaker>
<p><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> abuse a God. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="R"><speaker>Ap. </speaker>
<p>An <reg orig="vngratefull">ungrateful</reg> part of a King. But Mydas, seeing <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> <reg orig="chaunce">chance</reg> thou art 
come, or sent <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> some God of purpose; none can <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the earth better <reg orig="iudge">judge</reg> 
of Gods, than Kings. Sit <reg orig="downe">down</reg> with these <reg orig="Nymphes">Nymphs</reg>. I am 
Apollo, this Pan, both Gods. <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">We</seg> contend <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <reg orig="soueraigntie">sovereignty</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> 
<reg orig="Musicke">Music</reg>. Seeing it happens <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> earth, <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> must be <reg orig="iudged">judged</reg> of those <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> 
earth; <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> there are none more <reg orig="worthie">worthy</reg> than   Kings and <reg orig="Nymphes">Nymphs</reg>. 
Therefore <reg orig="giue">give</reg> <reg orig="eare">ear</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> thy <reg orig="iudgement">judgment</reg> <reg orig="erre">err</reg> not. 
</p> </sp>
<sp who="B"><speaker>Myd. </speaker>
<p>If Gods you be, although I dare wish nothing of Gods, being <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> deeply 
wounded with wishing; yet let my <reg orig="iudgement">judgment</reg> <reg orig="preuaile">prevail</reg> before these <reg orig="Nymphes">Nymphs</reg>, if 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> agree not, because I am a King. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="S"><speaker>Pan. </speaker>
<p>There must be <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> condition, but <reg orig="iudge">judge</reg> Mydas, and <reg orig="iudge">judge</reg> <reg orig="Nymphes">Nymphs</reg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="R"><speaker>Ap. </speaker>
<p>Then thus I begin both my Song and my play. </p> </sp>
<stage>A Song of Daphne to the Lute. </stage> 
 <sp who="F"><speaker>Ap. </speaker>
<l>My  Daphne's <reg orig="Haire">Hair</reg> is twisted Gold, </l>
<l>Bright <reg orig="starres">stars</reg> <reg orig="a-piece">apiece</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> Eyes <reg orig="doe">do</reg> hold, </l>
<l>My Daphne's Brow <reg orig="inthrones">enthrones</reg> the Graces, </l>
<l>My Daphne's Beauty <reg orig="staines">stains</reg> all Faces, </l>
  <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">On</seg> Daphne's <reg orig="Cheeke">Cheek</reg> grow Rose and Cherry, </l>
  <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">On</seg> Daphne's Lip a sweeter Berry, </l>
<l>Daphne's snowy Hand but <reg orig="touch'd">touched</reg> does melt, </l>
<l>And then <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> <reg orig="heauenlier">heavenlier</reg> Warmth is felt, </l>
<l>My Daphne's voice tunes all the Spheres, </l>
<l>My Daphne's <reg orig="Musick">Music</reg> <reg orig="charmes">charms</reg> all <reg orig="Eares">Ears</reg>. </l>
<l>Fond am I thus <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> sing <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> <reg orig="prayse">praise</reg>, </l>
<l>These glories now are <reg orig="turn'd">turned</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="Bayes">Bays</reg>. </l>
</sp>
<sp who="T"><speaker>Nymph Erato. </speaker>
<p>O <reg orig="diuine">divine</reg> Apollo, O sweet consent!</p>
</sp>
<sp who="U"><speaker>Thia. </speaker>
<p>If the God of <reg orig="Musicke">Music</reg> should not be <reg orig="aboue">above</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> 
reach, <seg type="homograph" subtype="interrogative">who</seg> should?</p>
</sp>
<sp who="B"><speaker>Myd. </speaker>
<p>I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">like</seg> it not. </p> </sp>
<sp who="S"><speaker>Pan. </speaker>
<p>Now let me tune my Pipes. I cannot pipe <reg orig="&"> and </reg> sing, 
<reg orig="thats"> <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> is </reg> the <reg orig="ods">odds</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the instrument, not the 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="noun">art</seg>: but I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> pipe and then sing; and then <reg orig="iudge">judge</reg> both of the <seg type="homograph" subtype="noun">art</seg> 
and instrument. </p> </sp>
<stage>He pipes, and then sings. </stage> 
 <stage>Song. </stage>
<sp who="J"><speaker>Pan.</speaker> <p> Pan's Syrinx was a <reg orig="Girle">Girl</reg> indeed, Though now 
 <reg orig="shee's">she is</reg> <reg orig="turn'd">turned</reg> into a Reed, From <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="deare">dear</reg> Reed Pan's Pipe does come, A Ripe <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> strikes 
 Apollo <reg orig="dumbe">dumb</reg>; Nor Flute, nor Lute, nor <reg orig="Gitterne">Gittern</reg> can, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">So</seg> chant it, as the Pipe of 
Pan <reg orig="Crosse-gartred">Cross-gartered</reg> <reg orig="Swaines">Swains</reg>, <reg orig="&">and</reg>; <reg orig="Dairie">Dairy</reg> <reg orig="girles">girls</reg>, With 
faces smug, and round as <reg orig="Pearles">Pearls</reg>, When Pans shrill Pipe begins <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> play, With 
dancing <reg orig="weare">were</reg> out Night and Day: The Bagpipes Drone his 
Hum <reg orig="layes">lays</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> When Pan sounds <reg orig="vp"><seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg></reg> his <reg orig="Minstrelsie">Minstrelsy</reg>, 
 His <reg orig="Minstrelsie">Minstrelsy</reg>! O Base! This Quill <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Which</seg> at my mouth with <reg orig="winde">wind</reg> I fill, Puts me 
 <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="minde">mind</reg> though <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">Her</seg> I <reg orig="misse">miss</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">That</seg> still my Syrinx lips I <reg orig="kisse">kiss</reg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="R"><speaker>Ap. </speaker>
<p>Pan? Hast thou done Pan?</p>
</sp>
<sp who="S"><speaker>Pan. </speaker>
<p><reg orig="I"> Aye </reg>  and done well, as I <reg orig="thinke"> think </reg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="R"><speaker>Apollo. </speaker>
<p>Now <reg orig="Nymphes">Nymphs</reg>, what say you?</p> </sp>
<sp who="T"><speaker>Er. </speaker>
<p><reg orig="Wee"> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">We</seg> </reg> all say <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> Apollo hath <reg orig="shewed">showed</reg> <reg orig="himselfe">himself</reg> 
<pb n="E1v"/>
both a God, and of <reg orig="musicke">music</reg> the God; Pan <reg orig="himselfe"> himself </reg> a 
rude <reg orig="Satyre">Satyr</reg>, neither keeping measure, nor time; his piping as <reg orig="farre">  far </reg> out of tune, as his <reg orig="bodie">body</reg> out of <reg orig="forme">form</reg>. <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">To</seg> thee <reg orig="diuine">divine</reg> Apollo, 
<reg orig="wee"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg></reg> <reg orig="giue">give</reg> the prize and 
<reg orig="reuerence">reverence</reg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="R"><speaker>Ap. </speaker>
<p>But what <reg orig="saies">says</reg> Mydas?</p> </sp>
<sp who="B"><speaker>Myd. </speaker>
<p><reg orig="Mee thinkes"> Methinks </reg> <reg orig="theres">there is</reg> 
more <reg orig="sweetnesse">sweetness</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the pipe of Pan, than Apolloes lute; I brooke not 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> nice tickling of strings, <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> contents <reg orig="mee"> me </reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> makes one start. What a <reg orig="shrilnes">shrillness</reg> came into mine <reg orig="eares">ears</reg> out of 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> pipe, and what a goodly noise it made? Apollo, I must <reg orig="needes">needs</reg> <reg orig="iudge">judge</reg> 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> Pan <reg orig="deserueth">deserveth</reg> most praise. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="S"><speaker>Pan. </speaker>
<p>Blessed be Mydas, <reg orig="worthie">worthy</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be a God: these <reg orig="girles">girls</reg>, whose <reg orig="eares">ears</reg> <reg orig="doo">do</reg> but itch with <reg orig="daintines">daintiness</reg>, <reg orig="geue">give</reg> the 
<reg orig="verdit">verdict</reg> without <reg orig="weying">weighing</reg> the virtue; they <reg orig="haue">have</reg> been brought 
<reg orig="vp"><seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg></reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> chambers with soft <reg orig="musicke">music</reg>, not where I make 
the woods ring with my pipe, Mydas.</p>
</sp>
<sp who="R"><speaker>Ap. </speaker>
<p>Wretched, <reg orig="vnworthie">unworthy</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="bee">be</reg> a King, thou shalt know 
what it is <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> displease Apollo. I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <reg orig="leaue">leave</reg> thee but the two last 
letters of thy name, <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be thy whole name; <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> if thou canst not 
<reg orig="gesse">guess</reg>, touch thine <reg orig="eares">ears</reg>, they shall tell thee. </p> </sp>
<sp who="B"><speaker>My. </speaker>
<p> What hast thou done Apollo? the <reg orig="eares">ears</reg> of an <reg orig="Asse">Ass</reg> <reg orig="vpon"> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg> </reg> the head of a King?</p> </sp>
<sp who="R"><speaker>Ap. </speaker>
<p>And well <reg orig="worthie">worthy</reg>, when the <reg orig="dulnes">dullness</reg> of an <reg orig="asse">ass</reg> is <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the <reg orig="eares">ears</reg> of a King. 
</p> </sp>
<sp who="B"><speaker>My. </speaker>
<p><reg orig="Helpe">Help</reg> Pan, or Mydas perisheth. </p> </sp>
<sp who="S"><speaker>Pan. </speaker>
<p>I cannot <reg orig="vndoo">undo</reg> what Apollo hath done, nor <reg orig="giue">give</reg> thee 
<reg orig="anie"> any </reg> amends, <reg orig="vnlesse">unless</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> 
those <reg orig="eares">ears</reg> thou wilt <reg orig="haue">have</reg> added these <reg orig="hornes">horns</reg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="V"><speaker>1. Nymph. </speaker>
<p>It were <reg orig="verie"> very </reg> well, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> it might <reg orig="bee"> be </reg> hard <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="iudge">judge</reg> whether he were more Ox or <reg orig="Asse">Ass</reg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="R"><speaker>Ap. </speaker>
<p><reg orig="Farwell">Farewell</reg> Mydas.</p> </sp>
<pb n="E2r"/>
<sp who="S"><speaker>Pan. </speaker>
<p>Mydas farewell. </p> </sp>
<sp who="W"><speaker>2. Nymph. </speaker>
<p>I warrant they <reg orig="bee">be</reg> <reg orig="daintie">dainty</reg> <reg orig="eares">ears</reg>, nothing can please 
them but Pans pipe. </p> </sp>
<sp who="T"><speaker>Erato. </speaker>
<p>He hath the <reg orig="aduantage">advantage</reg> of all <reg orig="eares">ears</reg>, except the mouse; <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> <reg orig="els 
theres"> else there is </reg> none <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> <reg orig="sharpe">sharp</reg> of hearing, as the <reg orig="Asse">Ass</reg>. 
Farewell Mydas.</p>
</sp>
<sp who="W"><speaker>2. Nymph. </speaker>
<p>Mydas  farewell. </p> </sp>
<sp who="Y"><speaker>3. Nymph. </speaker>
<p>Farewell Mydas.</p></sp>
<stage>Exeunt. </stage>
<sp who="B"><speaker>Myd. </speaker>
<p>Mydas? Ah Mydas, why was not thy whole <reg orig="bodie">body</reg> metamorphosed, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> there 
might <reg orig="haue">have</reg> been <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> <reg orig="parte">part</reg> left of Mydas? Where shall I 
<reg orig="shrowd">shroud</reg> this shame? or how may I <reg orig="bee">be</reg> restored <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> mine 
old shape? Apollo is <reg orig="angrie">angry</reg>: blame not Apollo, whom being God of <reg orig="musick">music</reg> thou 
didst both dislike and dishonour; preferring the barbarous <reg orig="noyse">noise</reg> of Pans pipe, 
before the sweet <reg orig="melodie">melody</reg> of Apolloes lute. If I <reg orig="returne">return</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> Phrygia, I shall 
<reg orig="bee"> be </reg> pointed at; if <reg orig="liue">live</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> 
these woods, <reg orig="sauage">savage</reg> beasts must be my companions: <reg orig="&"> and </reg> 
what other companions should Mydas hope <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> than beasts, being of all beasts 
<reg orig="himselfe">himself</reg> the dullest? Had it not <reg orig="bin"> been </reg> better <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> thee <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="haue">have</reg> perished <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> a 
golden death, than now <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> lead a beastly life? <reg orig="Vnfortunate">Unfortunate</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> thy wish, 
<reg orig="vnwise">unwise</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> thy <reg orig="iudgement">judgment</reg>; first a golden <reg orig="foole">fool</reg>, now a leaden <reg orig="asse">ass</reg>. What <reg orig="wil"> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> </reg> they say <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> Lesbos (if <reg orig="happely">happily</reg> these <reg orig="newes">news</reg> come 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> Lesbos?) If they come Mydas? yes, report flies as swift as thoughts, 
gathering wings <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the <reg orig="aire">air</reg>, <reg orig="&"> and </reg> <reg orig="dubling">doubling</reg> rumours 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> <reg orig="owne">own</reg> running, insomuch as <reg orig="hauing">having</reg> here the <reg orig="eares">ears</reg> of an <reg orig="asse">ass</reg>, it <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> there be told, 
all my <reg orig="haires">hairs</reg> are asses <reg orig="eares">ears</reg>. Then <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> this <reg orig="bee"> be </reg> the 
by-word; is Mydas <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> sought <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="bee"> be </reg> Monarch of 
the world, become the mock of the world? are his golden <reg orig="mynes">mines</reg> <reg orig="turnd">turned</reg> into water, 
as free <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <reg orig="euery one">everyone</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="wil">  <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> </reg> fetch, as <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> himself, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> possessed them <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> wish? 
Ah <reg orig="poore">poor</reg> Mydas, are his <reg orig="conceipts">conceits</reg> become blockish, 
<pb n="E3v"/>
his <reg orig="counsells">counsels</reg> <reg orig="vnfortunate">unfortunate</reg>, his <reg orig="iudgements">judgments</reg> <reg orig="vnskilfull">unskilful</reg>? Ah foolish Mydas, a <reg orig="iust">just</reg> 
reward, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> thy pride <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="wexe">wax</reg> <reg orig="poore">poor</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> thy <reg orig="ouerweening">overweaning</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="wexe">wax</reg> 
dull, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> thy ambition <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="wexe">wax</reg> humble, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> thy <reg orig="crueltie">cruelty</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> say, 
<foreign lang="Latin"> Sisg miser simper, ned sis miserabilis ulli. </foreign> 
But I must <reg orig="seeke">seek</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="couer">cover</reg> my shame <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> <reg orig="arte"><seg type="homograph" subtype="noun">art</seg></reg>, 
<reg orig="least beeing"> lest being </reg> once <reg orig="discouered">discovered</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> these petty 
Kings of Mysia, Pisidia and Galatia, they all <reg orig="ioyne">join</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="adde">add</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> mine 
Asses <reg orig="eares">ears</reg>, of all the beasts the dullest, a <reg orig="sheepes">sheeps</reg> heart, of all the beasts 
the <reg orig="fearefullest">fearfullest</reg>: and <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">so</seg> cast lots <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> those <reg orig="Kingdomes">Kingdoms</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> I <reg orig="haue">have</reg> won with <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> <reg orig="manie liues"> many lives </reg>, <reg orig="&"> and </reg> kept with <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> <reg orig="manie"> many </reg> <reg orig="enuies">envies</reg>. </p> </sp>
<stage>Exit. </stage>
<stage>Actus 4. Sc. 2. </stage> 
<stage>Enter. 5. shepheards Menalcas, Coryn, Celthus, Draipon, Amyntas. </stage>
<sp who="ZA"><speaker>Menal. </speaker>
<p>I Muse what the Nymphs meant, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> sang <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the <reg orig="groues">groves</reg>, Mydas 
of Phrygia hath Asses <reg orig="eares">ears</reg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="ZB"><speaker>Cor. </speaker>
<p>I <reg orig="maruel">marvel</reg> not, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> one of them plainly told me he had Asses <reg orig="eares">ears</reg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="ZC"><speaker>Cel. </speaker>
<p><reg orig="I"> Aye </reg>, but it is not safe <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> say it: he is a great 
King, and his hands are longer than his <reg orig="eares">ears</reg>, <reg orig="therfore"> therefore </reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> keep <reg orig="sheepe">sheep</reg>, it is <reg orig="wisdome">wisdom</reg> 
enough <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> tell <reg orig="sheepe">sheep</reg>. </p> </sp>
<sp who="ZD"><speaker>Dria. </speaker>
<p><reg orig="Tis"> It is </reg> true, yet since Mydas grew <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> <reg orig="mischieuous">mischievous</reg>, 
as <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="blurre">blur</reg> his <reg orig="diademe">diadem</reg> with blood, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> should glister with nothing 
but <reg orig="pittie">pity</reg>; and <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> miserable, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="hee"> he </reg> made 
gold his god, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> was <reg orig="framde">framed</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be his <reg orig="slaue">slave</reg>, <reg orig="manie"> many </reg> broad speeches <reg orig="haue">have</reg> <reg orig="flowen">flown</reg> abroad: <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> his <reg orig="owne">own</reg> <reg orig="Countrey">Country</reg> they <reg orig="sticke">stick</reg> not <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> call him Tyrant, and else 
where <reg orig="vsurper">usurper</reg>. They flatly say, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> <reg orig="hee">he</reg> eateth into 
other dominions, as the sea doth into the land, not knowing, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> 
swallowing a <reg orig="poore">poor</reg> <reg orig="Iland">Island</reg> as big as Lesbos, he may cast <reg orig="vp"><seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg></reg> three territories thrice as big as Phrygia:
<pb n="E3r"/>
<seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> what the sea winneth <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the <reg orig="marshe">marsh</reg>, it <reg orig="looseth">loseth</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the sand. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="ZE"><speaker>Amint. </speaker>
<p>Take me with you, but speak softly, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> these <reg orig="reedes">reeds</reg> may <reg orig="haue">have</reg> <reg orig="eares">ears</reg>, <reg orig="&">and</reg>;<reg orig="heare">hear</reg> <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="ZA"><speaker>Men. </speaker>
<p>Suppose they <reg orig="haue">have</reg>, yet they may be without tongues, 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> bewray <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg>. </p> </sp>
<sp who="ZB"><speaker>Cor. </speaker>
<p>Nay let them <reg orig="haue">have</reg> tongues too, <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> <reg orig="haue">have</reg> eyes <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> see <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> they <reg orig="haue">have</reg> 
none, and <reg orig="therfore"> therefore </reg> if they <reg orig="heare">hear</reg>, <reg orig="& speake"> and speak </reg>, they know 
not from whence it comes. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="ZE"><speaker>Amint. </speaker>
<p>Well, then this I say, when a Lion <reg orig="doeth"> doth </reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> 
much <reg orig="degenerat">degenerate</reg> from Princely kind, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> he <reg orig="wil"> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> </reg> 
<reg orig="borow">borrow</reg> of the beasts, I say he is <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> Lion, but a monster; <reg orig="peec'd">pieced</reg> with the 
<reg orig="craftines">craftiness</reg> of the fox, the <reg orig="crueltie">cruelty</reg> of the <reg orig="Tyger">Tiger</reg>, the <reg orig="rauening">ravening</reg> of the <reg orig="Woolfe">Wolf</reg>, the 
dissembling of Hyena, he is <reg orig="worthie">worthy</reg> also <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="haue">have</reg> the 
<reg orig="eares">ears</reg> of an <reg orig="Asse">Ass</reg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="ZA"><speaker>Men. </speaker>
<p>He <reg orig="seekes">seeks</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="conquere">conquer</reg> Lesbos, and <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> a foolish gamester, <reg orig="hauing">having</reg> a <reg orig="bagfull">bag full</reg> of his <reg orig="owne">own</reg>, ventures 
it all <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="winne">win</reg> a groat of another. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="ZB"><speaker>Cor. </speaker>
<p><reg orig="Hee"> He </reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> fishes <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> Lesbos, <reg orig="muste"> must </reg>  <reg orig="haue">have</reg> such a <reg orig="woodden">wooden</reg> net, as 
all the trees <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> Phrygia <reg orig="wil"> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> </reg> not <reg orig="serue">serve</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> 
make the cod, nor all the woods <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> Pisidia <reg orig="prouide">provide</reg> the corks. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="ZD"><speaker>Driap. </speaker>
<p>Nay, he <reg orig="meanes">means</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> angle <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> it with an hook of gold and a bait of 
gold, and <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">so</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> strike the fish with a pleasing bait, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="wil"> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> </reg> slide out of an open net. </p> </sp>
<sp who="ZE"><speaker>Amint. </speaker>
<p>Tush, tush, those <reg orig="Ilanders">Islanders</reg> are too <reg orig="subtil">subtle</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> nibble at craft, and too 
rich <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> swallow treasure: if <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> be his hope, he may as <reg orig="wel">well</reg> <reg orig="diue">dive</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the <reg orig="bottome">bottom</reg> of the sea, and bring <reg orig="vp"><seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg></reg> an Anchor of a thousand weight, as plod with his gold 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> corrupt a people <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> wise, And besides, a Nation (as I <reg orig="haue">have</reg> heard) <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> valiant, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> are readier <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> 
strike than ward. </p> </sp>
<sp who="ZC"><speaker>Cel. </speaker>
<p>More than all this Amintas (though <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> dare not 
<pb n="E3v"/>
<seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> much as mutter it, their king is such a one as <reg orig="dazeleth">dazzleth</reg> the <reg orig="cleerest">clearest</reg> 
eyes with <reg orig="Maiestie">Majesty</reg>, daunteth the valiantest hearts with courage, and <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> 
<reg orig="vertue">virtue</reg> filleth all the world with wonder. If <reg orig="beautie">beauty</reg> <reg orig="goe">go</reg> 
beyond sight,  confidence <reg orig="aboue">above</reg> valour, and <reg orig="vertue">virtue</reg>
exceed miracle, what is it <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be thought, but <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> Mydas goeth <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> 
<reg orig="vndermine">undermine</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> the <reg orig="simplicitie">simplicity</reg> of man, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> is fastened <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> 
a <reg orig="rocke">rock</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> the <reg orig="prouidence">providence</reg> of the gods. </p> </sp>
<sp who="ZA"><speaker>Men. </speaker>
<p><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">We</seg> <reg orig="poore">poor</reg> commons (<seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">who</seg> tasting <reg orig="warre">war</reg>, are made <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="rellish">relish</reg> 
nothing but taxes) can do nothing but <reg orig="grieue">grieve</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> see things <reg orig="vnlawfull">unlawful</reg> 
practised, <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="obteine">obtain</reg> things impossible. All his mines <reg orig="doe">do</reg> but <reg orig="gilde">gild</reg> his <reg orig="combe">comb</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> make it glister <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the 
<reg orig="warres">wars</reg>, and cut <reg orig="oures"> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">ours</seg> </reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> are forced <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> 
follow him <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> his <reg orig="warres">wars</reg>. </p> </sp>
<sp who="ZB"><speaker>Cor. </speaker>
<p>Well, <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> must be borne, not <reg orig="blam'd">blamed</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> cannot be changed: 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> my part, if I may <reg orig="enioy">enjoy</reg> the fleece of my silly flock with <reg orig="quietnes">quietness</reg>, I 
<reg orig="vvill neuer"> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> never </reg> care three flocks <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> his 
ambition. </p> </sp>
<sp who="ZA"><speaker>Men. </speaker>
<p>Let this suffice, <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> may <reg orig="talke">talk</reg> too much, and 
being <reg orig="ouer-heard">overheard</reg>, be all <reg orig="vndone">undone</reg>. I am <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> <reg orig="iealous">jealous</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> <reg orig="me 
thinks">methinks</reg> the very <reg orig="reedes">reeds</reg> bow <reg orig="downe">down</reg>, as 
though they listened <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="talke">talk</reg>: and soft, I 
<reg orig="heare">hear</reg> some <reg orig="comming">coming</reg>, let <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">in</seg>, and meet at a place more meet. </p> </sp>
<stage>Exeunt. </stage>
<stage>Actus 4. Sc. 3.</stage>
<stage>Licio, Petulus, Minutius, Huntsman. </stage>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Li. </speaker>
<p>Is not hunting a tedious occupation?</p> </sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p><reg orig="I"> Aye </reg> and troublesome, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> if you call a dog a dog, 
you are <reg orig="vndone">undone</reg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="ZF"><speaker>Hu. </speaker>
<p>You be both <reg orig="fooles">fools</reg>, and besides, base-minded, hunting is <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> kings, not 
peasants. Such as you, 
<pb n="E4r"/>
are <reg orig="vnworthie">unworthy</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be hounds, much <reg orig="lesse">less</reg> huntsmen, 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> know not when a hound is fleet, <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> <reg orig="flewde">flewed</reg>, 
and well <reg orig="hangd">hanged</reg>, being ignorant of the <reg orig="deepenesse">deepness</reg> of a <reg orig="houndes">hounds</reg> mouth, and the 
<reg orig="sweetnes">sweetness</reg>. </p> </sp>
<sp who="Z"><speaker>Min. </speaker>
<p>Why I hope sir a <reg orig="curres">curs</reg> mouth is <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> deeper than the sea, nor sweeter than 
a <reg orig="hony">honey</reg> <reg orig="combe">comb</reg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="ZF"><speaker>Hunt. </speaker>
<p><reg orig="Prettie">Pretty</reg> <reg orig="cockscombe">coxcomb</reg>, a hound <reg orig="wil"><seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> swallow thee as 
<reg orig="easilie">easily</reg> as a great pit a small <reg orig="pibble">pebble</reg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="Z"><speaker>Minu. </speaker>
<p>Indeed hunting <reg orig="vvere"> were </reg> a pleasant sport, but the 
<reg orig="dogges">dogs</reg> make such barking, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> one cannot <reg orig="heare">hear</reg> the 
hounds <reg orig="crie">cry</reg>. </p></sp>
<sp who="ZF"><speaker>Hunt. </speaker>
<p><reg orig="Ile">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> make thee <reg orig="crie">cry</reg>. If catch thee <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the 
forest thou shalt be <reg orig="leasht">leashed</reg>. </p> </sp>
<sp who="Z"><speaker>Minu. </speaker>
<p><reg orig="Whats"> What is </reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg>?</p>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Li. </speaker>
<p><reg orig="Doest"> Dost </reg> thou not <reg orig="vnderstand">understand</reg> their language?</p>
</sp>
<sp who="Z"><speaker>Minu. </speaker>
<p>Not I. </p> </sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p><reg orig="Tis"> It is </reg> the best Calamance <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the world, as <reg orig="easilie">easily</reg> 
deciphered, as the characters <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> a nutmeg. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="Z"><speaker>Minu. </speaker>
<p>I pray thee <reg orig="speake">speak</reg> some. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p>I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg>. </p> </sp>
<sp who="ZF"><speaker>Hunt. </speaker>
<p>But <reg orig="speake">speak</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> order, or <reg orig="Ile">I  <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> pay you. </p> </sp>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Li. </speaker>
<p><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">To</seg> it Petulus.</p> </sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p>There was a boy <reg orig="leasht">leashed</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> the single, because when he was <reg orig="imbost">embossed</reg>, he <reg orig="tooke">took</reg> <reg orig="soyle">soil</reg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Li. </speaker>
<p><reg orig="Whats"> What is </reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg>:</p>
</sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p>Why, a boy was beaten <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> the <reg orig="taile">tail</reg> with a <reg orig="leathern">leather</reg> thong, <reg orig="bicause"> because </reg> when he <reg orig="fomde">foamed</reg> at the mouth with running, he went 
into the water. </p> </sp>
<sp who="ZF"><speaker>Hunt. </speaker>
<p>This is worse than fustian, <reg orig="mumme">mum</reg> you were best. Hunting is an <reg orig="honorable">honourable</reg> 
pastime, and <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> my part had as <reg orig="leife">lief</reg> hunt a <reg orig="deere">deer</reg> 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> a <reg orig="parke">park</reg>, as court a <reg orig="Ladie">Lady</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> a chamber. </p> </sp>
<sp who="Z"><speaker>Minu. </speaker>
<p><reg orig="Geue">Give</reg> <reg orig="mee">me</reg> a <reg orig="pastie">pasty</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> a <reg orig="parke">park</reg>,   and let <reg orig="mee">me</reg> 
<pb n="E4v"/>
<reg orig="shakeoff">shake off</reg> a whole kennel of teeth <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> hounds, then shalt thou see a notable 
champing, after <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> I carouse a <reg orig="boule">bowl</reg> of wine, and <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">so</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> 
the <reg orig="stomack">stomach</reg> let the Venison take <reg orig="soyle">soil</reg>. </p> </sp>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Li. </speaker>
<p>He hath laid the plot <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be prudent, why <reg orig="tis">it is</reg> 
<reg orig="pastie">pasty</reg> crust, eat enough and it <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> make you wise, an <reg orig="olde">old</reg> <reg orig="prouerb">proverb</reg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p><reg orig="I"> Aye </reg> and eloquent, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> you must tipple wine freely, 
<foreign lang="Latin"> <reg orig="&">and</reg> faecundi calices quem non fecere disertum. </foreign> 
</p> </sp>
<sp who="ZF"><speaker>Hunt. </speaker>
<p><foreign lang="Latin"> Fecere dizardum. </foreign> <reg orig="Leaue">Leave</reg> off these <reg orig="toyes">toys</reg>, and 
let <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg> seek out Mydas, whom <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> lost <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the 
chase. </p> </sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p><reg orig="Ile">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> warrant <reg orig="hee"> he </reg> hath 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> this started a <reg orig="couey">covey</reg> of Bucks, or roused a <reg orig="scull">skull</reg> of <reg orig="Phesants">Pheasants</reg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="ZF"><speaker>Hunt. </speaker>
<p>Treason <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> two <reg orig="braue">brave</reg> sports, <reg orig="hauking">hawking</reg> <reg orig="&"> and </reg> 
hunting, thou <reg orig="shouldest">shouldest</reg> say, start a hare, <reg orig="rowse">rouse</reg> the 
<reg orig="deere">deer</reg>, spring the partridge. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p><reg orig="Ile">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> warrant <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> was <reg orig="deuised">devised</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> some 
Country swad, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> seeing a hare skip <reg orig="vp"><seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg></reg>, 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> made him start, he presently said, he started the hare. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Li. </speaker>
<p><reg orig="I"> Aye </reg>, and some lubber lying besides a spring, <reg orig="&"> and </reg> seeing a partridge come <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">by</seg>, said he did spring the 
partridge. </p> </sp>
<sp who="ZF"><speaker>Hunt. </speaker>
<p>Well remember all this. </p> </sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p>Remember all? nay then had <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> good memories, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> there be more 
phrases than thou hast <reg orig="haires">hairs</reg>, but let me see, I pray thee <reg orig="whats">what is</reg> this about thy neck?</p>
</sp>
<sp who="ZF"><speaker>Hunt. </speaker>
<p>A bugle. </p> </sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p>If it had <reg orig="stoode">stood</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> thy head I should <reg orig="haue">have</reg> called 
it a <reg orig="horne">horn</reg>. <reg orig="Wel, tis"> Well, it is </reg> hard <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="haue">have</reg> ones <reg orig="browes">brows</reg> <reg orig="imbrodered">embroidered</reg> with bugle. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Li. </speaker>
<p>But canst thou blow it?</p> </sp>
<sp who="ZF"><speaker>Hunt. </speaker>
<p>What else?</p> </sp>
<sp who="Z"><speaker>Min. </speaker>
<p>But not away. </p> </sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p><seg type="homograph" subtype="exclamation">No</seg>, <reg orig="twill">it <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> make Boreas out of breath, <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> 
blow his <reg orig="hornes">horns</reg> away. </p> </sp>
<pb n="F1r"/>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Ly. </speaker>
<p>There was good blowing <reg orig="Ile">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> warrant before they 
came there. </p> </sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p>Well, <reg orig="tis">it is</reg> a <reg orig="shrowd">shroud</reg> blow. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="ZF"><speaker>Hunt. </speaker>
<p>Spare your <reg orig="windes">winds</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> this, or <reg orig="Ile">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> <reg orig="winde">wind</reg> your 
<reg orig="neckes">necks</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> a cord: but soft I heard my masters <reg orig="blaste">blast</reg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="Z"><speaker>Myn. </speaker>
<p>Some <reg orig="haue">have</reg> felt it. </p></sp>
<sp who="ZF"><speaker>Hunts. </speaker>
<p>Thy mother when such a fly-blow was <reg orig="buzd">buzzed</reg> out; but I must be gone, I <reg orig="perceiue">perceive</reg> 
Mydas is come. </p></sp>
<stage>Ex. </stage>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Ly. </speaker>
<p>Then let not <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg> <reg orig="tarrie">tarry</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> now
<reg orig="shal">shall</reg>  <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> <reg orig="shaue">shave</reg> the <reg orig="Barbars">Barbers</reg> house. The world 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> grow full of <reg orig="wyles">wiles</reg> seeing Mydas hath lost his golden wish. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="Z"><speaker>Myn. </speaker>
<p>I care not, my head shall <reg orig="digge">dig</reg> <reg orig="deuises">devises</reg>, and my tongue <reg orig="stampe">stamp</reg> them; <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">so</seg> as 
my mouth shall be a mint, and my <reg orig="braynes">brains</reg> a <reg orig="myne">mine</reg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Ly. </speaker>
<p>Then <reg orig="helpe">help</reg> <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="cousen">cozen</reg> the <reg orig="Barbar">Barber</reg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="Z"><speaker>Min. </speaker>
<p>The <reg orig="Barbar">Barber</reg> shall know <reg orig="euerie">every</reg> <reg orig="haire">hair</reg> of my chin <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> 
be as good as a <reg orig="choakepeare">choke-pear</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> his purse. </p> </sp>
<stage>Actus 4. Scna 4. </stage>
<stage>Mellacrites, Martius, Eristus. </stage>
<sp who="D"><speaker>Erist. </speaker>
<p>I <reg orig="maruell">marvel</reg> what Mydas meaneth <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="bee">be</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> 
melancholy since his hunting. </p> </sp>
<sp who="F"><speaker>Mel. </speaker>
<p>It is a good word <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> Mydas, otherwise I should <reg orig="tearme">term</reg> it <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> another 
<reg orig="blockishnes">blockishness</reg>. I cannot tell whether it be a <reg orig="sowernesse">sourness</reg> commonly incident <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> 
age, or a <reg orig="seuerenesse">severeness</reg> particular <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the Kings of Phrygia, or a <reg orig="suspition">suspicion</reg> 
<reg orig="cleauing">cleaving</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> great Estates; but <reg orig="mee thinkes">methinks</reg> he 
seemeth <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> <reg orig="iealous">jealous</reg> of <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg> all, and becomes <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> 
<reg orig="ouerthwart">overthwart</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> all others, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> either I must <reg orig="coniecture">conjecture</reg> his wits are not 
his <reg orig="owne"> own </reg>, or his meaning <reg orig="verie"> very </reg> hard 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> some. </p> </sp>
<sp who="E"><speaker>Mar. </speaker>
<p><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">For</seg> my part, I neither care nor wonder, I see all his expeditions <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> 
<reg orig="warres">wars</reg> are laid <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> water: <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> now 
<pb n="F1v"/>
when he should execute, he begins <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> consult; and suffers the enemies <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> 
bid <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg> good <reg orig="morrowe">morrow</reg> at <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="owne"> own </reg> <reg orig="doores">doors</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> whom <reg orig="wee"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg></reg> long since might <reg orig="haue">have</reg> <reg orig="giuen">given</reg> the last Good night <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> 
their <reg orig="owne">own</reg> beds. <reg orig="Hee"> He </reg> weareth (I 
know not whether <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> warmth or <reg orig="wantonnes">wantonness</reg>) a great Tyara <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> his head, as 
though his head were not <reg orig="heauie">heavy</reg> enough, <reg orig="vnlesse">unless</reg> <reg orig="hee">he</reg> loaded it with great <reg orig="rolles">rolls</reg>: an <reg orig="attyre">attire</reg> <reg orig="neuer">  never </reg> <reg orig="vsed">used</reg> (<seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> I could <reg orig="heare">hear</reg> of) but of old 
women, or pelting <reg orig="priestes">priests</reg>. This <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> make Pisidia wanton, Lycaonia <reg orig="stiffe">stiff</reg>, 
all his Territories <reg orig="wauering">wavering</reg>; and <reg orig="hee">he</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> hath <reg orig="coucht">couched</reg> 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> <reg orig="manie"> many </reg> <reg orig="Kingdomes">Kingdoms</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> one <reg orig="Crowne">Crown</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> 
<reg orig="haue">have</reg> his <reg orig="Kingdome">Kingdom</reg> <reg orig="scatteted">scattered</reg> into as many <reg orig="Crownes">Crowns</reg>, as he 
possesseth Countries. I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> rouse him <reg orig="vp"><seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg></reg>, and if 
his <reg orig="eares">ears</reg> be not Asses <reg orig="eares">ears</reg>, I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> make them tingle. I respect not my 
life, I know it is my <reg orig="duetie">duty</reg>, and certainly I dare <reg orig="sweare">swear</reg> <reg orig="Warre">War</reg> is my 
profession. </p> </sp>
<sp who="D"><speaker>Erist. </speaker>
<p>Martius, <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> all <reg orig="ioyne">join</reg>: and though I <reg orig="haue">have</reg> 
been (as <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> Phrygia they <reg orig="tearme">term</reg>) a <reg orig="braue">brave</reg> Courtier, <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> is, (as they 
expound it) a fine <reg orig="Louer">Lover</reg>; yet <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> I set both aside, <reg orig="Loue">Love</reg> and Courting, and 
follow Martius: <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> <reg orig="neuer">never</reg> shall it <reg orig="bee">  be </reg> <reg orig="sayd">said</reg>, <foreign lang="Latin"> Bella gerant alij, simper Eristus amet. </foreign></p> </sp>
<sp who="F"><speaker>Mel. </speaker>
<p>And I (Martius) <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="honored">honoured</reg> gold <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> a god, and accounted all other 
gods, but lead, <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> follow Martius, and say; <foreign lang="Latin"> Vilius argentums est aure, virtutibus aurum. </foreign> </p> </sp>
<sp who="E"><speaker>Mar. </speaker>
<p>My Lords, I <reg orig="giue">give</reg> you thanks, and am glad: <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> 
there are <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> stouter soldiers <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the world, than those <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> are 
made of <reg orig="louers">lovers</reg>, nor <reg orig="anie"> any </reg> more <reg orig="liberall">liberal</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> wars than 
they <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> peace <reg orig="haue">have</reg> <reg orig="beene">been</reg> <reg orig="couetous">covetous</reg>. Then doubt not, if courage and <reg orig="coyne">coin</reg> can 
<reg orig="preuaile">prevail</reg>, but <reg orig="wee"> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> </reg> shall <reg orig="preuaile">prevail</reg>; <reg orig="&">  and </reg> besides, nothing can <reg orig="preuaile">prevail</reg> but fortune. But here comes Sophronia, 
I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> first <reg orig="talke">talk</reg> with <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg>. </p> 
<pb n="F2r"/>
<stage>Enter Sophronia, Camilia, Amerula. </stage>

<p><reg orig="Madame">Madam</reg>, either <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> King hath <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> <reg orig="eares">ears</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="heare">hear</reg>, or <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> care <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> consider, both <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> what state 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> stand <reg orig="beeing"> being</reg> his <reg orig="subiects">subjects</reg>, and what danger he is 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> being <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> King. <reg orig="Dutie">Duty</reg> is not regarded, courage contemned; altogether 
<reg orig="careles">careless</reg> of <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg>, and his <reg orig="owne">own</reg> 
<reg orig="safetie">safety</reg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="G"><speaker>Soph. </speaker>
<p>Martius,  I mislike not thy <reg orig="plaine">plain</reg> dealing: but <reg orig="pittie">pity</reg> my Fathers trance; a 
trance I must call <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg>, where nature cannot <reg orig="moue">move</reg>, nor <reg orig="counsaile">counsel</reg>, nor 
<reg orig="musick">music</reg>, nor <reg orig="physicke">physic</reg>, nor <reg orig="daunger">danger</reg>, nor death, nor all. But <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> 
maketh  me most both <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> sorrow and wonder, is <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> <reg orig="musicke">music</reg> (a methridat 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> melancholy) should make him mad; crying still, <foreign lang="Latin"> Vno nama, modo Pan <reg orig="&">and</reg> Apollo nocnet. </foreign> None hath <reg orig="accesse">access</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> him but 
Motto, as <reg orig="thogh">though</reg> melancholy were <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be <reg orig="shau'n">shaven</reg> with a razor, not <reg orig="cur'd">cured</reg> with a 
<reg orig="medicin">medicine</reg>. But stay, what noise is this <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> those <reg orig="reedes">reeds</reg>?</p> </sp>
<sp who="F"><speaker>Mellac. </speaker>
<p>What sound is this? <seg type="homograph" subtype="interrogative">who</seg> dares <reg orig="vtter">utter</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> he <reg orig="heares">hears</reg>?</p>
</sp>
<sp who="G"><speaker>Soph. </speaker>
<p>I dare Mellacrites, the words are <reg orig="plaine">plain</reg>, Mydas the King hath asses <reg orig="eares">ears</reg>. 
</p> </sp>
<sp who="Q"><speaker>Cam. </speaker>
<p>This is strange, and yet <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="bee">be</reg> told the King. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="G"><speaker>Soph. </speaker>
<p><seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">So</seg> dare I Camilla: <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> it concerneth me <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="dutie">duty</reg>, <reg orig="& vs"> and <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg> </reg> all <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> discretion. But soft, let <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg> hearken better. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="ZR"><speaker>The Reeds. </speaker>
<p>Mydas of Phrygia hath asses <reg orig="eares">ears</reg>. </p> </sp>
<sp who="D"><speaker>Er. </speaker>
<p>This is monstrous, <reg orig="&"> and </reg> either portends some 
<reg orig="mischiefe">mischief</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the king, or <reg orig="vnto">unto</reg> the state confusion. 
Mydas of Phrygia hath asses <reg orig="eares">ears</reg>? It is <reg orig="vnpossible">unpossible</reg>, let <reg orig="vs"> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg> </reg>   with <reg orig="speede">speed</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the king <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> know his resolution, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> 
some oracle he must send. <reg orig="Til"> Till </reg> his <reg orig="maiesty">majesty</reg> be acquainted 
with this matter, <reg orig="wee"> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> </reg> dare not <reg orig="roote">root</reg> out the <reg orig="reedes">reeds</reg>; 
<reg orig="himselfe">himself</reg> must both <reg orig="heare">hear</reg> the 
sound, and <reg orig="gesse">guess</reg> at the reason. </p> </sp>
<sp who="G"><speaker>Sop. </speaker>
<p><reg orig="Vnfortunate">Unfortunate</reg> Mydas, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="beeing"> being </reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> great a 
king, there should out of the earth spring <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> great a shame. </p> </sp>
<pb n="F2v"/>
<sp who="E"><speaker>Martius. </speaker>
<p>It may <reg orig="bee"> be </reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> his wishing <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> gold, being 
but <reg orig="drosse">dross</reg> of the world, is <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> all the Gods accounted foolish, and <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">so</seg> 
<reg orig="discouered">discovered</reg> out of the earth: <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg>, a King <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> thirst <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> gold, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> 
<reg orig="steede">steed</reg> of honour, <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="preferre">prefer</reg> <reg orig="heapes">heaps</reg> of worldly <reg orig="coyne">coin</reg> before <reg orig="triumphes">triumphs</reg> 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> warlike Conquests, was <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> my <reg orig="minde">mind</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> Princely <reg orig="minde">mind</reg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="F"><speaker>Mel. </speaker>
<p>Let <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg> not debate the cause, but <reg orig="seeke">seek</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> 
<reg orig="preuent">prevent</reg> the snares; <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="minde">mind</reg> it foretelleth <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> 
woundeth my <reg orig="minde">mind</reg>. Let <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">in</seg>. </p> </sp>
<stage>Exeunt.</stage>
<stage>Actus 5. Scaena 1. </stage>
<stage>Mydas, Sophronia, Mellicrates, Martius. </stage>
<sp who="B"><speaker>Myd. </speaker>
<p>Sophronia, thou seest I am become a shame <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the world, and a wonder. 
Mine <reg orig="eares">ears</reg> glow. Mine <reg orig="eares">ears</reg>? Ah miserable Mydas, <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="haue"> have </reg> such <reg orig="eares">ears</reg> as make thy <reg orig="cheekes">cheeks</reg> blush, thy head monstrous, and thy heart 
desperate? Yet <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> blushing I am impudent, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> I <reg orig="walke">walk</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the 
<reg orig="streetes">streets</reg>; <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="deformitie">deformity</reg> I <reg orig="seeme">seem</reg> comely, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> I 
<reg orig="haue">have</reg> left off my Tyara; and my heart the more <reg orig="heauie">heavy</reg> it 
is <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <reg orig="griefe">grief</reg>, the more hope it <reg orig="conceiueth">conceiveth</reg> of <reg orig="recouerie">recovery</reg>. </p> </sp>
<sp who="G"><speaker>Sophron. </speaker>
<p>Dread <reg orig="Soueraigne">Sovereign</reg> and <reg orig="louing">loving</reg> <reg orig="Syre">Sire</reg>, there are nine 
<reg orig="dayes">days</reg> past, and therefore the wonder is past; there are <reg orig="manie"> many </reg> <reg orig="yeares">years</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> come, and therefore a remedy <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="bee">be</reg> hoped <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">for</seg>. Though your <reg orig="eares">ears</reg> be long, yet is there <reg orig="roome">room</reg> 
left <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> your head <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> a <reg orig="diademe">diadem</reg>: though they resemble the <reg orig="eares">ears</reg> of the 
dullest beast, yet should they not daunt the spirit of <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> great a King. The 
Gods dally with men, kings are <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> more: they disgrace kings, lest they 
should be thought gods: sacrifice pleaseth them,
<pb n="F3r"/>
<seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">so</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> if you know <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> the Oracle what God wrought it, you shall 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> humble submission, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> God be released. </p> </sp>
<sp who="B"><speaker>Myd. </speaker>
<p>Sophronia, I commend thy care and courage, but let me <reg orig="heare"> hear </reg> these <reg orig="reedes">reeds</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> these <reg orig="lothsome">loathsome</reg> <reg orig="eares">ears</reg> may be glutted with the 
report, and <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> is as good as a <reg orig="remedie">remedy</reg>. </p> </sp>
<sp who="ZR"><speaker>The reedes. </speaker>
<p>Mydas of Phrygia hath asses <reg orig="eares">ears</reg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="B"><speaker>Myd. </speaker>
<p>Mydas of Phrygia hath asses <reg orig="eares">ears</reg>? <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">So</seg> he hath, <reg orig="vnhappie">unhappy</reg> Mydas. If these
<reg orig="reedes">reeds</reg> sing my shame <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> <reg orig="lowde">loud</reg>, <reg orig="wil"> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> </reg> men whisper 
it softly? <seg type="homograph" subtype="exclamation">No</seg>, all the world <reg orig="alreadie">already</reg> rings of it: and as impossible it is 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="staye">stay</reg> the <reg orig="rumor">rumour</reg>, as <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> catch the <reg orig="winde">wind</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> a <reg orig="nette">net</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> 
bloweth <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the <reg orig="aier">air</reg>; or <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> stop the wind of <reg orig="al"> all </reg> 
<reg orig="mens">men's</reg> mouths <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> breath out <reg orig="aier">air</reg>. I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> Apollo, whose Oracle 
must be my <reg orig="doome">doom</reg>, and I fear me, my <reg orig="dishonor">dishonour</reg> because my doom was his, if kings 
may disgrace gods: and gods they disgrace, when they forget their <reg orig="dueties">duties</reg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="F"><speaker>Mel. </speaker>
<p>What saith Mydas?</p> </sp>
<sp who="B"><speaker>Myd. </speaker>
<p>Nothing, but <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> Apollo must determine <reg orig="val"> all </reg> or see 
<reg orig="ruine">ruin</reg> of <reg orig="al"> all </reg>. <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">To</seg> Apollo  <reg orig="wil"> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> </reg> I offer an <reg orig="Iuory">Ivory</reg> lute <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> his sweet <reg orig="harmonie">harmony</reg>, and berries of <reg orig="baies">bays</reg> as 
<reg orig="blacke">black</reg> as <reg orig="ieat">jet</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> his <reg orig="loue">love</reg> Daphne, pure simples 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> his <reg orig="physicke">physic</reg>, and <reg orig="continuall">continual</reg> incense <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> his <reg orig="prophecying">prophesying</reg>. </p> </sp>
<sp who="E"><speaker>Mar. </speaker>
<p>Apollo may <reg orig="discouer">discover</reg> some <reg orig="odde">odd</reg> riddle, but not <reg orig="geue">give</reg> the 
<reg orig="redresse">redress</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> yet did I <reg orig="neuer">never</reg> <reg orig="heare">  hear </reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> his oracles were without <reg orig="doubtfulnes">doubtfulness</reg>, nor his remedies 
without impossibilities. This superstition of yours is able <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> bring errors 
among the common sort, not ease <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> your discontented mind. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="B"><speaker>My. </speaker>
<p>Dost thou not know Martius, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> when Bacchus <reg orig="commaunded">commanded</reg> <reg orig="mee">me</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> bathe <reg orig="my selfe">myself</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> 
Pactolus, thou <reg orig="thoughtedst">thoughtedest</reg> it a <reg orig="meeere">mere</reg> <reg orig="mockerie">mockery</reg>, before with thine 
<pb n="F3v"/>
eyes thou sawest the <reg orig="remedie">remedy</reg>. </p> </sp>
<sp who="E"><speaker>Mar. </speaker>
<p><reg orig="I"> aye </reg> Bacchus <reg orig="gaue">gave</reg> the wish, and 
therefore was <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">like</seg> also <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="geue">give</reg> the <reg orig="remedie">remedy</reg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="B"><speaker>My. </speaker>
<p>And <seg type="homograph" subtype="interrogative">who</seg> <reg orig="knowes">knows</reg> whether Apollo <reg orig="gaue">  gave </reg> me these <reg orig="eares">ears</reg>, and therefore may   release the punishment. <reg orig="Wel"> Well, </reg> reply not, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> Delphos: <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> 
the <reg orig="meane">mean</reg> time let it be proclaimed, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> if there be any <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> cunning, 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> can tell the reason of these <reg orig="reedes">reeds</reg> creaking, he <reg orig="shal 
haue"> shall have </reg> my daughter <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> his wife, or if she refuse it, a 
<reg orig="Dukedome">Dukedom</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> his <reg orig="paines">pains</reg>: and withal, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> <reg orig="whosoeuer">whosoever</reg> is <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> bold as 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> say <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> Mydas hath asses cares, shall presently lose his. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="G"><speaker>Soph. </speaker>
<p><reg orig="Deare">Dear</reg> father then go forwards, prepare <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> the sacrifice, and dispose of 
sophronia as it best pleaseth you. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="B"><speaker>Myd. </speaker>
<p>Come let <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">in</seg>. </p> </sp>
<stage>Exeunt. </stage>
<stage>Actus 5. Scna 2. </stage>
<stage>Licio. Petulus. </stage>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p>What a <reg orig="rascall">rascal</reg> was Motto <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="cosen">cozen</reg> <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg>, and say 
there were <reg orig="thirtie">thirty</reg> men <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> a <reg orig="roome">room</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> would <reg orig="vndoe">undo</reg> <reg orig="vs">  <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg> </reg>, and when all came <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> all, they were but table-men. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Li. </speaker>
<p><reg orig="I"> Aye </reg> and then <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="geeue">give</reg> <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg> an <reg orig="inuentorie">inventory</reg> of all his goods, only <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="redeeme">redeem</reg> the 
beard, but <reg orig="wee"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg></reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> be <reg orig="euen">even</reg> 
with him; and <reg orig="Ile">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> be <reg orig="forsworne">forsworn</reg> but <reg orig="Ile">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg>  be <reg orig="reuenged">revenged</reg>. </p> </sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p>And here I vow <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> my <reg orig="conceald">concealed</reg> beard, if <reg orig="euer">ever</reg> it 
<reg orig="chaunce">chance</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be <reg orig="discouered">discovered</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the world, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> it may make a pike 
<reg orig="deuant">devaunt</reg>, I <reg orig="wil"> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> </reg> <reg orig="haue">have</reg> it 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> <reg orig="sharpe">sharp</reg> <reg orig="poynted">pointed</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> it shall stab Motto <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> a <reg orig="poynado">poniard</reg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Li. </speaker>
<p>And I protest <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> these <reg orig="haires">hairs</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> my head, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> are but 
casualties, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> alas <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">who</seg> <reg orig="knowes">knows</reg> not how <reg orig="soone">soon</reg> 
they are lost. <reg orig="Autumne">Autumn</reg> <reg orig="shaues">shaves</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> a razor: if these locks 
<pb n="F4r"/>
be rooted against <reg orig="winde">wind</reg> and weather, spring and fall, I <reg orig="sweare">swear</reg> they <reg orig="shal"> shall </reg> not be lopped, till Motto <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> my <reg orig="knauerie">knavery</reg> be 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> <reg orig="bauld">bald</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> I may write verses <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> his <reg orig="scalpe">scalp</reg>. <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> <reg orig="witnesse">witness</reg> 
whereof I <reg orig="eate">eat</reg> this <reg orig="haire">hair</reg>: now must thou Petulus <reg orig="kisse">kiss</reg> thy beard, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> was the book thou swarest <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">by</seg>. </p> </sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p>Nay I <reg orig="woulde"> would </reg> I <reg orig="coulde"> could </reg> 
come but <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="kisse">kiss</reg> my <reg orig="chinne">chin</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> is as yet the <reg orig="couer">cover</reg> of my <reg orig="booke">book</reg>, but 
my word shall stand. Now let <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg> read the <reg orig="inuentorie">inventory</reg>, 
<reg orig="weele"> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> </reg> share it equally. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Li. </speaker>
<p>What else?</p> </sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p>An <reg orig="inuentorie">inventory</reg> of all Mottoes <reg orig="moueable">moveable</reg> <reg orig="baddes">bads</reg> and goods, as also of such debts 
as are owing him, with such <reg orig="houshould">household</reg> <reg orig="stuffe">stuff</reg> as cannot  be <reg orig="remoued">removed</reg>. Imprimis, 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the bed-chamber, one fowl wife, <reg orig="&"> and </reg> <reg orig="fiue">five</reg> <reg orig="smal">small</reg> 
children. </p> </sp>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Li. </speaker>
<p><reg orig="Ile">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> not share <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p>I am content, take thou all. These be his <reg orig="moueable">moveable</reg> <reg orig="baddes">bads</reg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Li. </speaker>
<p>And from me they shall be <reg orig="remoueables">removables</reg>. </p> </sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p>Item <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the <reg orig="seruants">servants</reg> chamber, two <reg orig="paire">pair</reg> of <reg orig="curst">cursed</reg> <reg orig="queanes">queens</reg> tongues. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Li. </speaker>
<p>Tongs thou wouldst say. </p> </sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p>Nay they pinch worse than tongs. </p> </sp>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Li. </speaker>
<p>They are <reg orig="moueables">movables</reg> <reg orig="Ile">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> warrant. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p>Item, one <reg orig="paire">pair</reg> of <reg orig="hornes">horns</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the bride chamber, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> the beds head. 
</p>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Li. </speaker>
<p>The beasts head, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> Motto is <reg orig="stuft">stuffed</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the head, and these are among 
<reg orig="vnmoueable">unmovable</reg> goods. </p> </sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pe. </speaker>
<p><reg orig="Wel"> Well </reg>, <foreign lang="Latin"> Faeliix quem faciunt aliena pericula cautum, </foreign> <reg orig="happie">happy</reg> are they whom other <reg orig="mens">men's</reg> <reg orig="hornes">horns</reg> do 
make <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> beware. Item, a broken pate owing me <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> one of the <reg orig="Cole house">coal-house</reg>, 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> notching his head <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> a <reg orig="ches-boorde">chessboard</reg>. Take thou <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg>, and I 
<reg orig="geue">give</reg> thee <reg orig="al"> all </reg> the rest of his 
debts. </p> </sp>
<pb n="F4v"/>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p><foreign lang="Latin"> Noli me tangere, </foreign> I refuse the executorship, 
because I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> not meddle with his desperate debts. Item, an hundred shrewd 
<reg orig="turnes">turns</reg> owing me <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> the Pages <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the Court, because I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> not trust 
them <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> trimming. </p> </sp>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Li. </speaker>
<p><reg orig="Thats"> <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">That</seg> is </reg> due debt. </p> </sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p><reg orig="Wel"> Well </reg>, because is Motto <reg orig="poore">poor</reg>, they <reg orig="shalbe">shall be</reg> paid him <foreign lang="Latin"> cum recumbentibus. </foreign> 
 All the Pages shall enter into <reg orig="recognizance">recognisance</reg>, but ecce, Pipenetta 
<reg orig="chaunts">chants</reg> it. </p> </sp>
<stage>Enter Pipenetta singing. </stage>
 <stage>Song. </stage>
<stage>Pipe. 1. </stage>
<sp who="K">
<l>Las  how long shall I</l>
<l>And my <reg orig="Mayden-head">Maidenhead</reg> lie</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> a cold Bed all the night long, </l>
<l>  I cannot abide it, </l>
<l>Yet away cannot chide it, </l>
<l>Though I find, it does me some wrong. </l>

<stage>Pipe. 2. </stage>

<l>Can any one tell</l>
<l>Whilere this fine Thing doth dwell, </l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">That</seg> carries nor <reg orig="forme">form</reg>, nor fashion?</l>
<l>It both <reg orig="heates">heats</reg> and <reg orig="cooles">cools</reg>, </l>
<l><reg orig="Tis">It is</reg> a <reg orig="Bable">Bauble</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <reg orig="Fooles">Fools</reg>, </l>
<l>Yet <reg orig="catch'd">caught</reg> at <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="euery">every</reg> Nation. </l>

<stage>Pipe. 3. </stage>

<l>Say a <reg orig="Maide">Maid</reg> were <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> <reg orig="crost">crossed</reg>, </l>
<l>As <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> see this Toy lost, </l>
<l>Cannot Hue and Cry fetch it <reg orig="agen">again</reg>?</l>
 <l>Las! <seg type="homograph" subtype="exclamation">no</seg>, <reg orig="fortis"><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> it is</reg> <reg orig="driuen">driven</reg></l>
<l>Nor <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> Hell, nor <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="Heauen">Heaven</reg>, </l>
<l>When <reg orig="tis">it is</reg> found, <reg orig="tis">it is</reg> lost <reg orig="euen">even</reg> then. </l>

<l>Hey ho, would I were a Witch, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> I might be a <reg orig="Dutchesse">Duchess</reg>. </l>
</sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p>I know not whether thy fortune is <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be a <reg orig="Dutchesse">Duchess</reg>, but sure I am thy 
face <reg orig="serues">serves</reg> thee <reg orig="wel"> well </reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> a Witch, <reg orig="what's"> what is </reg> the matter?</p> </sp>
<sp who="K"><speaker>Pipe. </speaker>
<p>The matter, marry <reg orig="tis">it is</reg> proclaimed, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> <reg orig="whosoeuer">whosoever</reg> 
can tell the cause, and the Reeds Song, <reg orig="shal">shall </reg> either 
<reg orig="haue">have</reg> Sophronia <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> wife, or (if she refuse it) a 
<reg orig="Dukedome">Dukedom</reg>   <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> his <reg orig="wisdome">wisdom</reg>. Besides, <reg orig="whosoeuer">whosoever</reg> saith, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> Mydas hath 
Asses <reg orig="eares">ears</reg>, shall lose theirs. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Li. </speaker>
<p><reg orig="Ile">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> be a Duke, I find honour <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> bud <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> 
my head, and <reg orig="mee thinkes">methinks</reg> <reg orig="euerie"> every </reg> <reg orig="ioynt">joint</reg> of mine <reg orig="armes">arms</reg>, from the shoulder <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the little finger, <reg orig="saies">says</reg> send <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> the <reg orig="Herauld">Herald</reg>. Mine <reg orig="armes">arms</reg> are all <reg orig="Armarie">Armoury</reg>, 
Gules, Sables, Azure, Or, Vert, Pur, Post, Pare, <reg orig="&c.">etcetera</reg>. </p> </sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p>And my heart is <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> a <reg orig="harth">hearth</reg> where Cupid is making a fire, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> 
Sophronia <reg orig="shalbe"> shall be </reg> my wife: <reg orig="me 
thinks">methinks</reg> Venus and Nature <reg orig="stande">stand</reg> with each of them a <reg orig="paire">pair</reg> of 
<reg orig="bellowes">bellows</reg>, the one cooling my <reg orig="lowe">low</reg> birth, the other kindling my <reg orig="loftie">lofty</reg> 
affections. </p></sp>
<sp who="K"><speaker>Pipe. </speaker>
<p>Apollo <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> help me, because I can sing. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Li. </speaker>
<p><reg orig="Mercurie">Mercury</reg> me, because I can lie. </p> </sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p>All the Gods me, because I can lie, sing, <reg orig="sweare">swear</reg>, and <reg orig="loue"> love </reg>. But soft, here comes Motto, now <reg orig="shal"> shall </reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg>  
<reg orig="haue">have</reg> 
<pb n="G1r"/>
a <reg orig="fitte">fit</reg> time <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be <reg orig="reuenged">revenged</reg>, if <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> <reg orig="deuice">device</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> can make him say, 
Mydas hath Asses <reg orig="eares">ears</reg>:</p> </sp>
<stage>Enter Motto. </stage>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Ly. </speaker>
<p> Let <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg> not <reg orig="seeme">seem</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> 
<reg orig="bee"> be </reg> <reg orig="angrie">angry</reg> about the <reg orig="Inuentorie">Inventory</reg>, and you shall see my wit 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="bee"> be </reg> the Hangman <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> his tongue. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="K"><speaker>Pip. </speaker>
<p>Why <reg orig="Fooles">Fools</reg>, hath a <reg orig="Barbar">Barber</reg> a tongue?</p> </sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p><reg orig="Weele"> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">We</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> </reg> make him <reg orig="haue"> have </reg> a tongue, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> his teeth <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="looke lyke"> look  <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> </reg> a <reg orig="Combe">Comb</reg>, shall be the <reg orig="Cizzars">Scissors</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> cut it off. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="K"><speaker>Pip. </speaker>
<p>I pray let <reg orig="mee haue"> me have </reg> the <reg orig="odde">odd</reg> ends. I <reg orig="feare">fear</reg> nothing <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> much as <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be tongue <reg orig="tawde">tied</reg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Ly. </speaker>
<p>Thou shalt <reg orig="haue">have</reg> all the <reg orig="shauings">shavings</reg>, and then a <reg orig="womans">woman's</reg> 
tongue <reg orig="ympt">imped</reg> with a <reg orig="Barbars">Barbers</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <reg orig="prooue">prove</reg> a Razor or a <reg orig="raser">razor</reg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p>How now <reg orig="wMotto">Motto</reg>, what all amort?</p>
</sp>
<sp who="M"><speaker>Mot. </speaker>
<p>I am as melancholy as a Cat. </p> </sp>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Ly. </speaker>
<p>Melancholy? marie gup, is melancholy a word <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> a <reg orig="Barbars">Barbers</reg> mouth? thou 
<reg orig="shouldst">shouldest</reg> say, <reg orig="heauie">heavy</reg>, dull, and doltish: Melancholy is the <reg orig="Creast">Crest</reg> of Courtiers 
<reg orig="Armes">Arms</reg>, and now <reg orig="euerie">every</reg> base companion, <reg orig="beeing"> being </reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> his <reg orig="muble">mumble</reg> <reg orig="fubles">fumbles</reg>, <reg orig="sayes"> says </reg> he is melancholy. </p> </sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Petul. </speaker>
<p>Motto, thou <reg orig="shouldst">shouldest</reg> say thou art lumpish. If thou encroach <reg orig="vpon"><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg></reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> Courtly <reg orig="tearmes">terms</reg>, <reg orig="weele"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg>  <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> trounce thee: belike   if thou <reg orig="shouldst">shouldest</reg> spit often, thou wouldst 
call it <reg orig="Rewme">rheum</reg>. Motto, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> men of reputation<reg orig="&"> and </reg> 
credit it is the <reg orig="Rewme">rheum</reg>; <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> such <reg orig="mechanicall">mechanical</reg> <reg orig="mushrumpes">mushrumps</reg>, it is a <reg orig="Catarre">Catarrh</reg>, a 
Pose, the Water <reg orig="euill">evil</reg>. You were best <reg orig="weare">were</reg> a <reg orig="veluet">velvet</reg> patch 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> your temples too. </p></sp>
<sp who="M"><speaker>Mot. </speaker>
<p>What a World it is <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> see <reg orig="Egges">Eggs</reg> forwarder than Cocks? these Infants are 
as cunning <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> diseases, as I <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="haue">have</reg> <reg orig="runne">run</reg> 
them <reg orig="ouer">over</reg> all, backward and forward. I tell you <reg orig="boyes">boys</reg>, it 
is melancholy <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> now troubleth me. </p> </sp>
<pb n="G1v"/>
<sp who="J"><speaker>Del. </speaker>
<p>My Master could tickle you with diseases, and <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> <reg orig="olde">old</reg> ones, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> 
<reg orig="haue">have</reg> continued <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> his <reg orig="Auncestors">Ancestors</reg> <reg orig="boanes">bones</reg> these three 
hundred <reg orig="yeres">years</reg>. He is the last of the Family <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> is left <reg orig="vneaten">uneaten</reg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="M"><speaker>Mot. </speaker>
<p>What <reg orig="meanst">meanest</reg> thou Dello?</p>
</sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p>He <reg orig="meanes">means</reg> you are the last of the <reg orig="Stocke">Stock</reg> <reg orig="aliue">alive</reg>, the rest the <reg orig="Wormes">Worms</reg> <reg orig="haue">have</reg> eaten. </p> </sp>
<sp who="J"><speaker>Del. </speaker>
<p>A pox of those <reg orig="sawcie">saucy</reg> <reg orig="Wormes">Worms</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="eate">eat</reg> men before they be dead. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p>But tell <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg> Motto why art thou sad?</p>
</sp>
<sp who="M"><speaker>Mot. </speaker>
<p>Because all the Court is sad. </p> </sp>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Ly. </speaker>
<p>Why are they sad <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> Court?</p> </sp>
<sp who="M"><speaker>Mot. </speaker>
<p>Because the King hath a <reg orig="paine">pain</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> his <reg orig="eares">ears</reg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p>Belike it is the Wennes. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="M"><speaker>Mot. </speaker>
<p>It may be, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> his <reg orig="eares">ears</reg> are <reg orig="swolne">swollen</reg> <reg orig="verie"> very </reg> big. 
</p> </sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p>Ten <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> one Motto <reg orig="knowes">knows</reg> of the Asses <reg orig="eares">ears</reg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Ly. </speaker>
<p>If he know it, <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> shall: <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> it is as hard <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> a <reg orig="Barbar">Barber</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> 
<reg orig="keepe">keep</reg> a <reg orig="secrete">secret</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> his mouth, as a burning <reg orig="coale">coal</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> his hand. Thou shalt 
see <reg orig="mee">me</reg> wring it out <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> wit. Motto <reg orig="twas">it  was</reg> told me <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> the King <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> discharge you of your Office, 
because you cut his <reg orig="eare">ear</reg> when you last <reg orig="trimd">trimmed</reg> him. </p></sp>
<sp who="M"><speaker>Mot. </speaker>
<p><reg orig="Tis"> It is </reg> a lie; and yet if I had, he might well spare an 
inch or two. </p> </sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p>It <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> out, I <reg orig="feele">feel</reg> him <reg orig="comming">coming</reg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="J"><speaker>Del. </speaker>
<p>Master, take heed, you <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> blab <reg orig="al"> all </reg> anon, these 
Wags are <reg orig="craftie">crafty</reg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="M"><speaker>Mot. </speaker>
<p>Let me alone. </p> </sp>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Ly. </speaker>
<p>Why Motto, what difference between  the Kings <reg orig="eares">ears</reg>, and thine?</p>
</sp>
<sp who="M"><speaker>Mot. </speaker>
<p>As much as <reg orig="betweene">between</reg> an Asses <reg orig="eares">ears</reg> and mine. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p>O, Motto is modest; <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> mitigate the matter, <reg orig="hee">he</reg> calls 
his <reg orig="owne">own</reg> <reg orig="eares">ears</reg>, Asses <reg orig="eares">ears</reg>. </p> </sp>
<pb n="G2r"/>
<sp who="M"><speaker>Mot. </speaker>
<p>Nay, I <reg orig="meane">mean</reg> the Kings are Asses <reg orig="eares">ears</reg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Ly. </speaker>
<p>Treason, treason!</p> </sp>
<sp who="J"><speaker>Del. </speaker>
<p>I told your Master, you <reg orig="haue">have</reg> made a <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> hand; <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> now you <reg orig="haue">have</reg> made 
your lips <reg orig="Cizars">Scissors</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> cut off your <reg orig="eares">ears</reg>. </p> </sp>
<sp who="M"><speaker>Mot. </speaker>
<p>Perij, <reg orig="vnles">unless</reg> you <reg orig="pitie">pity</reg> me, Motto is <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> a pit. 
</p> </sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pe. </speaker>
<p>Nay Motto, <reg orig="treson">treason</reg> is a worse pain than <reg orig="toothach">toothache</reg>. </p></sp>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Ly. </speaker>
<p>Now Motto, thou knowest thine <reg orig="eares">ears</reg> are <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">ours</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="commaund">command</reg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="M"><speaker>Mot. </speaker>
<p>Your <reg orig="seruants">servants</reg>, or <reg orig="handmaides">handmaids</reg>. </p></sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p>Then <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> I lead my <reg orig="maide">maid</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> the hand. </p> </sp>
<stage>He pulls him by the eares. </stage>
<sp who="M"><speaker>Mot. </speaker>
<p>Out <reg orig="Villen">Villain</reg>, thou <reg orig="wringst">wringest</reg> too hard. </p> </sp>
<sp who="J"><speaker>Del. </speaker>
<p>Not <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> hard as he bit me. </p> </sp>
<sp who="M"><speaker>Mot. </speaker>
<p>Thou seest boy <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> are both <reg orig="mortall">mortal</reg>. I <reg orig="enioy">enjoy</reg> mine <reg orig="eares">ears</reg>, but  <foreign lang="Italian">durante placito;</foreign>  nor thou thy finger, but <foreign lang="Italian">fauente dento</foreign>. </p> </sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p>Yea Motto, hast thou <reg orig="Latine">Latin</reg>?</p>
</sp>
<sp who="M"><speaker>Mot. </speaker>
<p>Alas, he <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> hath <reg orig="drawne">drawn</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> <reg orig="manie"> many </reg> teeth, 
and <reg orig="neuer"> never </reg> <reg orig="askt">asked</reg> Latin <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> a tooth, is ill brought 
<reg orig="vp"> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg> </reg>. </p> </sp>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Ly. </speaker>
<p>Well Motto, let <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg> <reg orig="haue">have</reg> the 
beard, without <reg orig="couin">covin</reg>, fraud, or delay, at one <reg orig="entier">entire</reg> payment, and thou shalt 
scape a <reg orig="paiment">payment</reg>. </p> </sp>
<sp who="M"><speaker>Mot. </speaker>
<p> I protest <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> <reg orig="Cizars">Scissors</reg>, Brush and <reg orig="Combe">Comb</reg>, <reg orig="Bason">Basin</reg>, Ball and Apron, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> 
Razor, <reg orig="Eare-pike">Ear-pike</reg> and rubbing <reg orig="cloathes">clothes</reg>, and all the <foreign lang="Latin"> tria sequuntur triaes </foreign> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> secret occupation (<seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> you know 
it is <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> blabbing <seg type="homograph" subtype="noun">art</seg>) <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> you shall <reg orig="haue">have</reg> 
the beard, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> manner and <reg orig="forme">form</reg> following. Not <reg orig="onely">only</reg> 
the golden beard and <reg orig="euerie">every</reg> <reg orig="haire">hair</reg>, (though it be not 
<reg orig="haire">hair</reg>) but a dozen of beards, <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="stuffe">stuff</reg> two dozen of Cushions. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="H"><speaker>Ly. </speaker>
<p>Then they be big ones. </p> </sp>
<sp who="J"><speaker>Del. </speaker>
<p>They be <reg orig="halfe">half</reg> a <reg orig="yeard">yard</reg> broad, and a <reg orig="nayle">nail</reg>, three 
quarters long, and a <reg orig="foote">foot</reg>   <reg orig="thicke">thick</reg>; <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">so</seg> sir shall you 
<pb n="G2v"/>
<reg orig="finde">find</reg> them <reg orig="stufte">stuffed</reg> enough, and soft enough. All my <reg orig="Mistresse">Mistress</reg> <reg orig="lynes">lines</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> she 
<reg orig="dryes">dries</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> clothes <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">on</seg>, are made only of <reg orig="Mustachio">Moustache</reg> <reg orig="stuffe">stuff</reg>. And if I durst 
tell the truth, as <reg orig="lustie">lusty</reg> as I am <reg orig="heere">here</reg>, I lie <reg orig="vppon"><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg></reg> a bed of beards; <reg orig="abots">abbots</reg> of their bristles, and they 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> owe them, they are harder than <reg orig="flockes">flocks</reg>. </p> </sp>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Pet. </speaker>
<p> A fine discourse: well Motto, <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> <reg orig="giue">give</reg> thee 
<reg orig="mercie">mercy</reg>, but <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> not <reg orig="loose">lose</reg> the beard. Remember <reg orig="nowe"> now </reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="Inuentorie">Inventory</reg>. Item, <reg orig="wee"> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> </reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> not 
let thee <reg orig="goe">go</reg> out of <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> hands, till <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> <reg orig="haue">have</reg> the beard <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> hands. </p></sp>
<sp who="M"><speaker>Mot. </speaker>
<p>Then follow. </p> </sp>
<stage>Exeunt.   </stage>
<stage>Actus 5. Scna 3. </stage>
<stage>Mydas, Sophronia, Mellicrates, Martius. </stage>
<sp who="B"><speaker>Myd. </speaker>
<p> This is Delphos. Sacred Apollo, whose Oracles be all <reg orig="diuine">divine</reg>, though 
<reg orig="doubtfull">doubtful</reg>: <reg orig="aunswere">answer</reg> <reg orig="poore">poor</reg> Mydas, and <reg orig="pitie">pity</reg> him. </p> </sp>
<sp who="G"><speaker>Soph. </speaker>
<p>I <reg orig="maruell">marvel</reg> there is <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> <reg orig="answere">answer</reg>. </p> </sp>
<sp who="B"><speaker>Myd. </speaker>
<p> Fond Mydas, how canst thou <reg orig="aske">ask</reg> <reg orig="pitie">pity</reg> of him whom thou 
hast <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> much <reg orig="abusde">abused</reg>; or why <reg orig="doost">dost</reg> thou abuse the 
World, both <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="seeme">seem</reg> ignorant <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> not 
acknowledging an offence; and impudent, <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> openly <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="craue">crave</reg> pardon. 
Apollo <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> not <reg orig="aunswere">answer</reg>, but Mydas must not cease. Apollo, <reg orig="diuine">divine</reg> Apollo, 
Mydas hath Asses <reg orig="eares">ears</reg>, yet let <reg orig="pitie">pity</reg> <reg orig="sinke">sink</reg> into thine <reg orig="eares">ears</reg>, and tell when he 
shall be free from this shame, or what may mitigate his <reg orig="sinne">sin</reg>?</p></sp>
<sp who="E"><speaker>Mar. </speaker>
<p>Tush, Apollo is tuning his pipes, or at <reg orig="Barly-breake">Barley-break</reg> with Daphne, or assaying 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> some <reg orig="Sheepheards">shepherds</reg> <reg orig="coate">coat</reg>, or taking measure of a Serpents <reg orig="skinne">skin</reg>. Were I 
Mydas, I would rather cut these <reg orig="eares">ears</reg> off close from my head, than stand 
<reg orig="whimpring">whimpering</reg> before such a <reg orig="blinde">blind</reg> God. </p> </sp>
<sp who="B"><speaker>Myd. </speaker>
<p> Thou art barbarous not valiant. Gods must <reg orig="bee">be</reg> 
<pb n="G3r"/>
entreated not commanded: thou wouldst quench fire with a Sword, and <reg orig="ad">add</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> my 
shame (<seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> is more than any Prince can endure) thy <reg orig="rudenesse">rudeness</reg>, (<seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> 
is more than any sensible creature would <reg orig="folow">follow</reg>.) <reg orig="Diuine">Divine</reg> Apollo what <reg orig="shal"> shall </reg> become of Mydas? Accept this Lute, these berries, 
these simples, these tapers; if Apollo take any delight <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="Musick">Music</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> 
Daphne, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="Physicke">Physic</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="eternitie">eternity</reg>. </p> </sp>
<note place="margin">Apollo his Oracle. </note>
<sp who="O"> 
<p> When Pan Apollo <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="Musick">Music</reg> shall <reg orig="excell">excel</reg>, </p>
<p> Mydas of Phrygia shall lose his Asses <reg orig="eares">ears</reg>;</p>
<p> Pan did Apollo <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="Musick">Music</reg> <reg orig="farre">far</reg> excel, </p>
<p> Therefore King Mydas weareth Asses <reg orig="eares">ears</reg>: </p>
<p> <reg orig="Vnlesse"> Unless </reg> he <reg orig="shrinke">shrink</reg> his stretching hand from 
Lesbos </p>
<p> His <reg orig="eares">ears</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> length, at length shall reach <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> Delphos </p></sp>
<sp who="F"><speaker>Mel. </speaker>
<p>It were good <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> expound these Oracles, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> the learned men <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> 
Phrygia were assembled, otherwise the <reg orig="remedie">remedy</reg> <reg orig="vwil"> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> </reg> 
be as impossible <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be had, as the cause <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be sifted. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="E"><speaker>Mar. </speaker>
<p>I foresaw some old saw, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> should be <reg orig="doubtfull">doubtful</reg>. <seg type="homograph" subtype="interrogative">Who</seg> would gad 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> such Gods, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> must be honoured if they <reg orig="speake"> speak </reg> without <reg orig="sence">sense</reg>: and the Oracle <reg orig="wondred">wondered</reg> at, as though it were <reg orig="aboue">above</reg> <reg orig="sence">sense</reg>?</p> </sp>
<sp who="B"><speaker>Myd. </speaker>
<p><seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">No</seg> more Martius, I am the <reg orig="learnedst">learnedest</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> Phrygia <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="interprete">interpret</reg> 
these Oracles, and though shame hath hitherto caused me <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="conceale">conceal</reg> it, now 
I must <reg orig="vnfold">unfold</reg> it <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> <reg orig="necessitie">necessity</reg>. Thus <reg orig="destinie">destiny</reg> bringeth me, not only <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> 
be cause of all my shame, but reporter. Thou Sophrania, and you my Lords, 
hearken; When I had bathed <reg orig="my selfe">myself</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> Pactolus, 
and saw my wish <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> float <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the <reg orig="waues">waves</reg>, I wished the <reg orig="waues">waves</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> 
<reg orig="ouerflow">overflow</reg> my <reg orig="bodie">body</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> <reg orig="melancholie">melancholy</reg> my fortune made me, <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> mad my 
<reg orig="follie">folly</reg>: yet <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> hunting I thought <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> ease my heart. And <reg orig="comming"> coming </reg> at last <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the hill Tmolus, I <reg orig="perceyued">perceived</reg> Apollo 
and Pan and contending <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <reg orig="excellencie">excellency</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="Musick">Music</reg>: among <reg orig="Nimphes">Nymphs</reg> they 
required also my <reg orig="iudgement">judgment</reg>. I (whom the <reg orig="losse">loss</reg> of Gold made discontent, and the 
possessing desperate) <reg orig="eyther"> either </reg> 
<pb n="G3v"/>
dulled with the <reg orig="humors">humours</reg> of my weak <reg orig="braine">brain</reg>, or <reg orig="deceaued">deceived</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> <reg orig="thicknes">thickness</reg>   of my 
<reg orig="deaffe">deaf</reg> <reg orig="eares">ears</reg>, <reg orig="preferd">preferred</reg> the harsh <reg orig="noyse">noise</reg> of Pans Pipe, before the <reg orig="sweete">sweet</reg> stroke of 
Apollos Lute, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> caused Phoebus <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="iustice">justice</reg> (as I now <reg orig="confesse">confess</reg>, and 
then as I saw <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> anger) <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> set these <reg orig="eares">ears</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> my head, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> 
<reg orig="haue">have</reg> <reg orig="wroong">wrung</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> many <reg orig="teares">tears</reg> from mine eyes. <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">For</seg> 
stretching my hands <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> Lesbos, I find <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> all the Gods <reg orig="haue">have</reg> <reg orig="spurnde">spurned</reg> at my practices, and those <reg orig="Ilandes">Islands</reg> <reg orig="scornd">scorned</reg> them. 
My pride the Gods <reg orig="disdaine">disdain</reg>; my <reg orig="pollicie">policy</reg> men: my mines <reg orig="haue"> have </reg> <reg orig="bin">been</reg> emptied <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> <reg orig="Souldiers">Soldiers</reg>, my <reg orig="Souldiers">Soldiers</reg> <reg orig="spoyled">spoiled</reg> 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> <reg orig="Warres">Wars</reg>, my Wars without <reg orig="successe">success</reg>, because <reg orig="vsurping">usurping</reg>, my <reg orig="vsurping">usurping</reg> without 
end, because my ambition <reg orig="aboue">above</reg> measure. I <reg orig="wil"> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> </reg> <reg orig="therfore"> therefore </reg> <reg orig="yeeld">yield</reg> <reg orig="my self">myself</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> Bacchus, and acknowledge my wish <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be 
<reg orig="vanitie">vanity</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> Apollo, and <reg orig="confesse">confess</reg> my <reg orig="iudgement">judgment</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be foolish: <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> 
Mars, and say my <reg orig="Warres">Wars</reg> are <reg orig="vniust">unjust</reg>: <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> Diana, and tell my affection hath 
been <reg orig="vnnaturall">unnatural</reg>. And I doubt not, what a God hath done <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> make me know <reg orig="my selfe">myself</reg>, <reg orig="al"> all </reg> the Gods <reg orig="vwil"> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> </reg> <reg orig="helpe">help</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="vndo">undo</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> I may come <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <reg orig="my selfe"> myself </reg>. </p>
</sp>
<sp who="G"><speaker>Soph. </speaker>
<p>Is it possible <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> Mydas should be <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> <reg orig="ouershot">overshot</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="iudgement">judgment</reg>? 
<reg orig="Vnhappy">Unhappy</reg> Mydas, whose wits melt with his Gold, and whose Gold is consumed with 
his wits. </p> </sp>
<sp who="B"><speaker>Myd. </speaker>
<p>What talketh Sophronia <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <reg orig="her selfe">herself</reg>?</p>
</sp>
<sp who="G"><speaker>Soph. </speaker>
<p>Nothing, but <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> since Mydas hath confessed his fault <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg>, he also acknowledge it <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> Apollo.</p>
</sp>
<sp who="B"><speaker>Myd. </speaker>
<p>I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> Sophronia. Sacred Apollo, things passed cannot be recalled, 
repented they may be: behold, Mydas not only submitting <reg orig="himselfe">  himself </reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> punishment, but confessing his <reg orig="peeuishnesse">peevishness</reg>, being glad 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> shame <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> call <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> <reg orig="peeuishnesse">peevishness</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> indeed was <reg orig="follie">folly</reg>. 
<reg orig="Whatsoeuer">Whatsoever</reg> Apollo <reg orig="shal"> shall </reg> <reg orig="commaund">command</reg>, Mydas <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> 
execute. </p> </sp>
<sp who="R"><speaker>Apollo. </speaker>
<p>Then attend Mydas. I accept thy submission, and sacrifice, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">so</seg> as <reg orig="yerelie">yearly</reg> 
at this Temple thou offer 
<pb n="G4r"/>
Sacrifice <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> submission: withal, take <reg orig="Apolloscouncel">Apollos counsel</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> if thou 
<reg orig="scorne">scorn</reg>, thou shalt <reg orig="finde">find</reg> thy <reg orig="destinie">destiny</reg>. I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> not <reg orig="speake"> speak </reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> riddles, all <reg orig="shalbe"> shall be </reg> <reg orig="plaine">plain</reg>, because 
thou art <reg orig="dul">dull</reg>, but   all <reg orig="certaine">certain</reg>, if thou be obstinate. </p>
<p> Weigh not <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> one <reg orig="ballance">balance</reg> Gold and <reg orig="Iustice">Justice</reg>, </p>
<p> With one hand wage not <reg orig="Warre">War</reg> and Peace. </p>
<p> Let thy head be glad of one <reg orig="Crowne">Crown</reg>. </p>
<p> And take care <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="keepe">keep</reg> one friend. </p>
<p> The friend <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> thou wouldst make thy foe. </p>
<p> The <reg orig="Kingdome">Kingdom</reg> thou wouldst make the World </p>
<p> The hand <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> thou <reg orig="doest">dost</reg> <reg orig="arme">arm</reg> with force. </p>
<p> The Gold <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> thou <reg orig="doest">dost</reg> think a God </p>
<p> Shall conquer, fall, <reg orig="shrinke">shrink</reg> short, be common: </p>
<p> With force, with pride, with <reg orig="feare">fear</reg>, with <reg orig="Traffick">Traffic</reg>. 
</p>
<p> If this thou <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">like</seg> shake off an Asses <reg orig="eares">ears</reg>: </p>
<p> If not <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <reg orig="euer">ever</reg> shake an Asses <reg orig="eares">ears</reg>. </p>
<p> Apollo <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> not reply  </p> </sp>
<sp who="B"><speaker>Myd. </speaker>
<p>It may be Sophronia, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> neither you, nor <reg orig="anie"> any </reg> 
else, <reg orig="vnderstand">understand</reg> Apollo, because none of you <reg orig="haue">have</reg> the 
<reg orig="hart">heart</reg> of a King: but my thoughts expound my fortunes, and my fortunes hang <reg orig="vpon"><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg></reg> my thoughts. <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">That</seg> great Apollo, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="ioynd">joined</reg> 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> my head Asses cares, hath put into my heart a Lions <reg orig="minde">mind</reg>. I see 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> obscure <reg orig="shadowes">shadows</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> you cannot <reg orig="discerne">discern</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> fresh 
colours. Apollo <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the depth of his <reg orig="darke">dark</reg> <reg orig="answere">answer</reg>, is <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <reg orig="mee"> me </reg> the glistering of a bright <reg orig="Sunne">Sun</reg>. I <reg orig="perceiue">perceive</reg> (and yet not 
too late) <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> Lesbos <reg orig="wil"> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> </reg> not be touched <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> 
gold, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> force it cannot: <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> the Gods <reg orig="haue">have</reg> 
pitched it out of the World, as not <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="bee"> be </reg> <reg orig="controlde">controlled</reg> 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> any <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the World. Though my hand <reg orig="bee"> be </reg> <reg orig="golde">gold</reg>, 
yet I must not <reg orig="thinke">think</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> span <reg orig="ouer"> over </reg> the <reg orig="maine">main</reg> Ocean. Though my <reg orig="Souldiers">Soldiers</reg> be valiant, I must not <reg orig="therfore"> therefore </reg> <reg orig="thinke">think</reg> my quarrels 
<reg orig="iust">just</reg>. There is <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> way <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="nayle">nail</reg> the <reg orig="Crowne">Crown</reg> of Phrygia fast <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> my 
daughters head, but <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> letting the <reg orig="crownes">crowns</reg> of others <reg orig="sitte">sit</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> quiet 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> theirs. </p></sp>
<pb n="G4v"/>
<sp who="E"><speaker>Mar. </speaker>
<p> Mydas? </p> </sp>
<sp who="B"><speaker>Myd. </speaker>
<p>How darest thou reply seeing me <reg orig="resolued">resolved</reg>? thy <reg orig="counsell">counsel</reg> hath spilt more <reg orig="bloud">blood</reg> 
than all my <reg orig="Souldiers">Soldiers</reg> Lances, let none be <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> <reg orig="hardie">hardy</reg> as <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="looke">look</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="crosse">cross</reg> me. Sacred Apollo, if sacrifice <reg orig="yerely">yearly</reg> at 
thy temple, and submission <reg orig="hourely">hourly</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> mine <reg orig="owne">own</reg> Court, 
if fulfilling thy <reg orig="counsell">counsel</reg>, and correcting my <reg orig="Councellors">Councillors</reg> may shake off these 
Asses <reg orig="eares">ears</reg>, I <reg orig="heere"> here </reg> before thee vow <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> shake off 
all <reg orig="enuies">envies</reg> <reg orig="abrode">abroad</reg>, and at home all <reg orig="tyrannie">tyranny</reg>. </p> </sp>
<stage>The eares fall off. </stage>
<sp who="G"><speaker>Soph. </speaker>
<p> <reg orig="Honored">Honoured</reg> be Apollo, Mydas is   restored. </p> </sp>
<sp who="B"><speaker>Myd. </speaker>
<p>Fortunate Mydas, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> feelest thy head <reg orig="lightned">lightened</reg> of <reg orig="dul">dull</reg> <reg orig="eares">ears</reg>, and thy 
heart of deadly <reg orig="sorows">sorrows</reg>. Come my Lords, let <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg> <reg orig="repaire">repair</reg> 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> Palace, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> Apollo shall <reg orig="haue"> have </reg> a stately Statue erected: <reg orig="euery">every</reg> month <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> 
<seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> <reg orig="solemnize">solemnise</reg> there a Feast, and here <reg orig="euery">every</reg> <reg orig="yere">year</reg> a 
Sacrifice. Phrygia <reg orig="shalbe"> shall be </reg> <reg orig="gouerned">governed</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> Gods, not 
men, <reg orig="least">lest</reg> the Gods make beasts of men. <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">So</seg> my 
<reg orig="Counsell">Counsel</reg> of <reg orig="Warre">War</reg> <reg orig="shal"> shall </reg> not make conquests <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> their 
<reg orig="owne">own</reg> <reg orig="conceipts">conceits</reg>, nor my <reg orig="Councellors">Councillors</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> peace make me 
poor, <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> enrich <reg orig="themselues">themselves</reg>. <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">So</seg> blessed be 
Apollo, quiet be Lesbos, <reg orig="happie">happy</reg> be Mydas: and <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> begin this <reg orig="solemnitie">solemnity</reg>, let 
<reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg> sing <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> Apollo, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> much as 
<reg orig="Musick">Music</reg>, nothing can content Apollo.</p> </sp>
<stage>They sing all. </stage>
<stage> Exeunt. </stage> 
 <sp who="B"><speaker>Myd. </speaker>
<p>Sing  <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> Apollo God of Day, </p>
<p>Whose golden <reg orig="beames">beams</reg> with morning play, </p>
<p>And make <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> eyes <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> brightly shine, </p>
<p>Aurora's face is <reg orig="call'd">called</reg> <reg orig="Diuine">Divine</reg>. </p>
<p>Sing <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> Phoebus and <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> Throne</p>
<p>Of Diamonds <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> he sits <reg orig="vpon"><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg></reg>;</p>
<p>   I Pans let <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg> sing, </p>
  <p>     <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">To</seg> <reg orig="Physickes">Physics</reg>, and <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> Poesies King. </p>
<p><reg orig="Crowne">Crown</reg> all his Altars with bright fire, </p>
<p>Laurels bind about his Lire, </p>
<p>A Daphnean Coronet <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> his Head, </p>
<p>The Muses dance about his Bed, </p>
<p>When <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> his <reg orig="rauishng">ravishing</reg> Lute he <reg orig="playes">plays</reg>, </p>
<p>Strew his Temple round with <reg orig="Bayes">Bays</reg>, </p>
<p>   I Pans let <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg> sing, </p>
  <p>   <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">To</seg> the glittering Delian King. </p>
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<stage>FINIS. </stage>
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