Brazen Age

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               THE 
               BRAZEN AGE,
               <hi rend="italic">The first Act containing</hi>,
               The death of the Centaure <hi rend="italic">Nessus</hi>,
               THE SECOND,
               The Tragedy of <hi rend="italic">Meleager</hi>:
               THE THIRD 
               The Tragedy of <hi rend="italic">Iason and Medea</hi>.
               THE FOVRTH.
               <hi rend="italic">UVLCANS NET</hi>
               THE FIFTH.
              The Labours and death of
               <hi rend="italic">HERCVLES</hi>:
               Written by THOMAS HEYWOOD.		</title>
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               <resp>Compiled by		</resp>
               <name>Katie Jones		</name>
               
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            <publisher>Nicholas Okes for Samuel Rand		</publisher>  
            <pubPlace>London		</pubPlace> 
            <date>1613		</date>
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               <name id="A">Homer </name>
               <name id="B">Oeneus, King of Calidon </name>
               <name id="C">Althea </name>
               <name id="D">Althea's two brothers, Plexippus and Toxeus</name>
               <name id="E">Deyaneira </name>
               <name id="F">Meleager </name>
               <name id="G">Hercules </name>
               <name id="H">Achelous </name>
               <name id="I">Nessus </name>
               <name id="J">Iason </name>
               <name id="K">Atreus </name>
               <name id="L">Tellamon </name>
               <name id="M">Nestor </name>
               <name id="N">Medea </name>
               <name id="O">Oetes </name>
               <name id="P">Absyrtus </name>
               <name id="Q">Adonis </name>
               <name id="R">Atlanta </name>
               <name id="S">Apollo </name>
               <name id="T">Aurora </name>
               <name id="V">Jupiter </name>
               <name id="W">Mercury </name>
               <name id="X">Multiple Speakers </name>
               <name id="Y">Juno </name>
               <name id="Z">Mars </name>
               
               
               <name id="BA">Venus </name>
               <name id="BB">Gallus </name>
               <name id="BC">Vulcan </name>
               <name id="BD">Lychas </name>
               <name id="BE">Omphale </name>
               <name id="BF">Omphale's maids. </name>
               <name id="BG">Aeneas </name>
               <name id="BH">Anchises </name>
               <name id="BI">Laomedon </name>
               <name id="BJ">Hesione </name>
               <name id="BK">Priam </name>
               <name id="BL">Philoctetes </name>
               <name id="BM">Water Nymphes </name>
               <name id="BN">Castor </name>
               <name id="BO">Pollux </name>
               <name id="BP">Pyragmon </name>
               <name id="BQ">Aspicio </name>
               <name id="BR">Theseus </name>
               <name id="BS">Servant </name>
               <name id="BT">Lord </name>
               <name id="BU">Phoebus </name>
               <name id="BV">Cloris </name>
               <name id="BW">Neptune </name>
               
               <name id="BY">Priest </name>
               
          
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      <front> <head>To the Reader.</head> 
         <epigraph>
            <p>THough a third brother should not inherite,
               whilst the two elder liue, by the
               laws of the Land, & therfore it might
               breed in <reg orig="mee">me</reg> a discoragement, to 
               commit him without any hereditary
               means, to shift for it selfe in a world so 
               detractiue & calumnious, yet rather presuming vpon
               the ingenious, then affraid of the enuious, I haue expos'd
               him to the fortunes of a yonger brother, which
               is, most commonly, brauely to liue, or desperately to hazard:
               yet this is my comfort, that what imperfection
               soeuer it haue, hauing a brazen face it cannot blush; 
               much like a Pedant about this Towne, who, when all 
               trades fail'd, turn'd <hi rend="italic">Pedagogue,</hi> & once insinuating with
               me, borrowed from me certaine Translations of <hi rend="italic">Ouid</hi>,
               as his three books <hi rend="italic">De Arte Amandi</hi>, & two <hi rend="italic">De Remedio 
                  Amoris</hi>, which since, his most brazen face hath most
               impudently challenged as his own, wherefore, I must
               needs proclaime it as far as <hi rend="italic">Ham</hi>, where he now keeps
               schoole, <foreign lang="Latin">Hos ego versiculos feci tulit alter honores,</foreign> they
               were things which out of my iuniority and want of
               indgement, I committed to the veiw of some priuate 
               friends, but with no purpose of publishing, or further
               communicating them. Therfore I wold entreate that <hi rend="italic">Austin,</hi>
               for so his name is, to acknowledge his wrong to 
               me in shewing them, & his owne impudence, & ignorance
               in challenging them. But courteous Reader, I can
               onely excuse him in this, that this is the <hi rend="italic">Brazen Age.</hi></p></epigraph>
         
         
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            <div2 n="1" type="scene">
               <head> The Brazen Age,
                  CONTAINING
                  The labours and death of Hercules.</head>

        

<stage>Enter HOMER.</stage>
                  <sp who="A"><speaker></speaker>
                     <l><hi rend="italic">AS the world <reg orig="growes">grows</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="yeares">years</reg> (<reg orig="'tis">it is</reg> the <reg orig="Heauens">Heaven's</reg> curse)</hi></l>
                     <l><hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Mens">Men's</reg> <reg orig="sinnes">sins</reg> increase; the pristine times were best:</hi></l>
                     <l><hi rend="italic">The Ages <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> their growth wax worse <reg orig="&">and</reg> worse.</hi></l>
                     <l><hi rend="italic">The first was <reg orig="pretious">precious</reg>, full of golden rest.</hi></l>
                     <l><hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Siluer">Silver</reg> <reg orig="succeded">succeeded</reg>; good, but not <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> pure:</hi></l>
                     <l><hi rend="italic">Then <reg orig="loue">love</reg> and <reg orig="harmelesse">harmless</reg> lusts might currant <reg orig="passe">pass</reg>:</hi></l>
                     <l><hi rend="italic">The third <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="followes">follows</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> <reg orig="finde">find</reg> more obdure,</hi></l>
                     <l><hi rend="italic">And <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> title <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> the Age of <reg orig="Brasse">Brass</reg>.</hi></l>
                     <l><hi rend="italic"><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> this more <reg orig="grosse">gross</reg> and courser <reg orig="mettal'd">metalled</reg> Age,</hi></l>
                     <l><hi rend="italic">Tyrants and fierce oppressors <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> present.</hi></l>
                     <l><hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Nephewes">Nephews</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="'gainst">against</reg> their <reg orig="Vnckles">Uncles</reg> <reg orig="wreake">wreak</reg> their rage,</hi></l>

                     <l><hi rend="italic">Mothers against their children discontent,</hi></l>
                     <l><hi rend="italic">A sister with <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> brother at fierce <reg orig="warre">war</reg>,</hi></l>
                     <l><hi rend="italic">(Things <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> former times not <reg orig="seene">seen</reg> or <reg orig="knowne">known</reg>)</hi></l>
                     <l><hi rend="italic">But vice with <reg orig="vertue">virtue</reg> now begins <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="iarre">jar</reg>,</hi></l>
                     <l><hi rend="italic">And <reg orig="sinnes">sins</reg> (though not at height) yet great are <reg orig="growne">grown</reg>.</hi></l>
                     <l><hi rend="italic">Still with <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> history <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> shall proceed,</hi></l>
                     <l><hi rend="italic">And Hercules <reg orig="vistorious">victorious</reg> acts relate:</hi></l>
                     <l><hi rend="italic">His marriage first, next many a noble deed</hi></l>
                     <l><hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Perform'd">Performed</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> him: last how he <reg orig="yeelds">yields</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> Fate.</hi></l>
                     <l><hi rend="italic">And these, I hope, may (with some mixtures) <reg orig="passe">pass</reg>,</hi></l>
                     <l><hi rend="italic"><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">So</seg> you sit <reg orig="pleas'd">pleased</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> this <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> Age of <reg orig="Brasse">Brass</reg>.</hi></l></sp>

<stage>Oeneus, King of Calidon, Queene Althea, Meleager,
   Deianeira, Plexippus, and Toxeus, brothers to the Queene.</stage>
                  
<sp who="B"><speaker>K. Oen.</speaker>             
<l>Thus midst <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> brothers, daughter, <reg orig="Queene">Queen</reg> and <reg orig="sonne">son</reg>,</l>
<l>Sits <hi rend="italic">Oeneus</hi> <reg orig="crown'd">crowned</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="fertill">fertile</reg> <hi rend="italic">Calidon</hi></l>
<l>Whose age and <reg orig="weakenesse">weakness</reg> is supported only,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> those ripe <reg orig="ioyes">joys</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> I <reg orig="receiue">receive</reg> from you.</l></sp>
                  
<sp who="D"><speaker>Plex.</speaker>             
<l>May <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> long <reg orig="ftand">stand</reg> supporters of your <reg orig="royaltyes">royalties</reg>,</l>
<l>And glad spectators of your age and peace.</l></sp>
                  
<sp who="D"><speaker>Tox.</speaker>                   
<l>The <seg type="homograph" subtype="noun">like</seg> I wish.</l></sp>
                  
<sp who="B"><speaker>K. Oen.</speaker>             
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">We</seg> <reg orig="haue">have</reg> found you brothers <reg orig="royall">royal</reg>,</l>
<l>And <reg orig="subiects">subjects</reg> <reg orig="loyall">loyal</reg>.</l></sp>
                  
<sp who="C"><speaker>Althea.</speaker>  
<l>They are of <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> line,</l>
<l>Of <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> branch did <reg orig="euer">ever</reg> perish yet,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">By</seg> Cankers, blastings, or dry <reg orig="barrennesse">barrenness</reg>.</l>
<l>But <hi rend="italic">Meleager</hi> let me <reg orig="turne">turn</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> thee,</l>
<l>Whose birth the Fates <reg orig="themselues">themselves</reg> did calculate,</l></sp>
                  
<sp who="F"><speaker>Mel.</speaker>     
<l>Pray mother how was <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg>? I <reg orig="haue">have</reg> heard you say</l>
<l>Somewhat about my birth miraculous,</l>
<l>But <reg orig="neuer">never</reg> yet knew the true circumstance.</l></sp>
                  
<sp who="C"><speaker>Althea.</speaker>         
<l><reg orig="'Twas">It was</reg> thus: the very instant thou wast <reg orig="borne">born</reg>,</l>
<l>The sisters, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> draw, <reg orig="spinne">spin</reg>, and clip <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="liues">lives</reg>,</l>
<l><reg orig="Entred">Entered</reg> my chamber with a <reg orig="fatall">fatal</reg> brand,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Which</seg> hurling <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the fire, thus said: <hi rend="italic">One day, one date,</hi></l>
<l><hi rend="italic">Betide this brand and <reg orig="childe">child</reg>, <reg orig="euen">even</reg> be their fate.</hi></l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">So</seg> parted they, the brand begins <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="burne">burn</reg>:</l>
<l>And as it wasted, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">so</seg> didst thou consume;</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Which</seg> I <reg orig="perceiuing">perceiving</reg>, <reg orig="leap't">leaped</reg> <reg orig="vnto">unto</reg> the flame,</l>
<l>And quenching <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg>, <reg orig="stayd">stayed</reg> thy consumption.</l>
<l>The brand I (as a <reg orig="iewell">jewel</reg>) <reg orig="haue">have</reg> <reg orig="reseru'd">reserved</reg>,</l>
<l>And <reg orig="keepe">keep</reg> it <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> a casket, <reg orig="lock't">locked</reg> as safe</l>
<l>As <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> thy <reg orig="bosome">bosom</reg> thou <reg orig="maintainst">maintainest</reg> thy heart.</l></sp>
                  
<sp who="F"><speaker>Melea.</speaker>         
<l>Pray <reg orig="keepe">keep</reg> it well: <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> if not with my mother,</l>
<l>With whom dare <hi rend="italic">Meleager</hi> trust his life?</l>
<l>But sister <hi rend="italic">Deianeira</hi>, now <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> you.</l>
<l>Two worthy <reg orig="Champians">Champions</reg> must this day contend,</l>
<l>And try their eminence <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="Armes">Arms</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> you,</l>
<l>Great <hi rend="italic">Achelous</hi>, and strong <hi rend="italic">Hercules.</hi></l></sp>
                  
<sp who="E"><speaker>Deia.</speaker> 
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">We</seg> know it: my <reg orig="loue">love</reg> must be bought with <reg orig="blowes">blows</reg>,</l>
<l>Not Oratory wins me, but the sword:</l>
<l>He <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> can <reg orig="braueliest">braveliest</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the lists contend,</l>
<l>Must <hi rend="italic">Deianeira's</hi> <reg orig="nuptiall">nuptial</reg> bed ascend.</l></sp>
                  
<sp who="B"><speaker>Oen.</speaker>             
<l>Brothers, conduct these Champions <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the lists,</l>
<l><reg orig="Meane time">Meantime</reg> <hi rend="italic">Althea</hi> state thee <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> hand,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">On</seg> this side <hi rend="italic">Deianeira</hi> the rich prize</l>
<l>Of their contention.</l></sp>
                  
<sp who="F"><speaker>Melea.</speaker>              
<l><reg orig="Clamors">Clamours</reg> from <reg orig="a farre">afar</reg>,</l>
<l>Tell <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg> these Champions are <reg orig="a drest">addressed</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <reg orig="warre">war</reg>.</l></sp>
                  
<stage>Enter at one doore the riuer Achelous, his weapons borne in
   by Water-Nymphes. At the other Hercules.</stage>
                  
<sp who="B"><speaker>K. Oen.</speaker>             
<l>Stand forth you warlike Champions, and <reg orig="expresse">express</reg></l>
<l>Your <reg orig="loues">loves</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <hi rend="italic">Deianeira</hi>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> your valours.</l>
<l>As <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> are <hi rend="italic">Oeneus</hi> the  <hi rend="italic">Aetolians</hi> King,</l>
<l>And <reg orig="vnder">under</reg> <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">us</seg></reg> command whole <hi rend="italic">Calidon</hi>.</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">So</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> contest <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> make <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg> here the prize</l>
<l>Of the proud victor:</l></sp>
                  
<sp who="H"><speaker>Ach.</speaker>
<l>Dares the <hi rend="italic">Theban</hi> bastard</l>
<l>Contend with <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">us</seg></reg>, as <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> are eldest <reg orig="sonne">son</reg></l>
<l><reg orig="Vnto">Unto</reg> the <reg orig="graue">grave</reg> and old <hi rend="italic">Oceanus</hi>,</l>
<l>And the Nymph <hi rend="italic">Nais</hi>, <reg orig="borne">born</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> <hi rend="italic">Pindus</hi> mount,</l>
<l>From whence <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> broad and spacious currents rise?</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">So</seg> are <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> proud <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="coape">cope</reg> with <hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi>.</l>
<l><reg orig="Nere">Never</reg> let my <reg orig="streames">streams</reg> wash <hi rend="italic">Acarnania's</hi> <reg orig="bankes">banks</reg>,</l>
<l>Or <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> <reg orig="confin'de">confined</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <hi rend="italic">Thous</hi>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> grand seat,</l>
<l>Till (<seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> the <reg orig="ruine">ruin</reg> of <hi rend="italic">Alcmena's</hi> <reg orig="sonne">son</reg>)</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">We</seg> lodge bright <hi rend="italic">Deianeira</hi> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> <reg orig="armes">arms</reg>.</l></sp>
      
<sp who="G"><speaker>Herc.</speaker>
<l><reg orig="Haue">Have</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> the <hi rend="italic">Cleonean</hi> <reg orig="Lyons">Lions</reg> <reg orig="torne">torn</reg>?</l>
<l>And <reg orig="deck't">decked</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> shoulders <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> their <reg orig="honored">honoured</reg> <reg orig="spoyles">spoils</reg>?</l>
<l>The <hi rend="italic">Calidonian</hi> <reg orig="Boare">Boar</reg> <reg orig="crusht">crushed</reg> with <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> Club?</l>
<l>The rude <hi rend="italic">Thessalian</hi> Centaurs <reg orig="sunke">sunk</reg> beneath</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">Our</seg> <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Iuiall">Jovial</reg></hi> hand? <reg orig="pierc'd">pierced</reg> hell? bound <hi rend="italic">Cerber</hi>?</l>
<l>And buffeted <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> long, till from the <reg orig="fome">foam</reg></l>
<l>The <reg orig="dogge">dog</reg> <reg orig="belch't">belched</reg> forth strong <hi rend="italic">Aconitum</hi> spring?</l>
<l>And shall a petty <reg orig="riuer">river</reg> make <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> way</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">To</seg> <hi rend="italic">Deianeira's</hi> bed impassable?</l>
<l>Know then the pettiest <reg orig="streame">stream</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="flowes">flows</reg> through <hi rend="italic">Greece</hi>,</l>
<l><reg orig="Il'e">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> make thee run thy head below thy <reg orig="bankes">banks</reg>,</l>
<l>Make red thy waters with thy <reg orig="vitall">vital</reg> <reg orig="bloud">blood</reg>,</l>
<l>And spill thy <reg orig="waues">waves</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="droppes">drops</reg> as small as <reg orig="teares">tears</reg>,</l>
<l>If thou <reg orig="presum'st">presumest</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="coape">cope</reg> with <hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi>.</l></sp>
                  
<sp who="H"><speaker>Ach.</speaker>             
<l><reg orig="What's">What is</reg> <hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> I should dread his name?</l>
<l>Or <reg orig="what's">what is</reg> he greater <reg orig="then">than</reg> <hi rend="italic">Amphitrio's</hi> <reg orig="sonne">son</reg>?</l>
<l>When <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> assume the name of Demi-god</l>
<l>Not <hi rend="italic">Proteus</hi> can trans-shape <reg orig="himselfe">himself</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">us</seg></reg>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> command <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> figure when <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> please.</l>
<l>Sometimes <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> a serpent run along</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">Our</seg> <reg orig="medowy">meadowy</reg> <reg orig="bankes">banks</reg>: and sometimes <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> a Bull</l>
<l>Graze <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> these strands <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> water with <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> <reg orig="streames">streams</reg>.</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">We</seg> can translate <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> fury <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> a fire,</l>
<l>And when <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> swell, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> fierce torrents swallow</l>
<l>The Champian <reg orig="plaines">plains</reg>, and flow <reg orig="aboue">above</reg> the <reg orig="hils">hills</reg>,</l>
<l><reg orig="Drowne">Drown</reg> all the continents <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> run;</l>
<l>Yea <hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi> <reg orig="himselfe">himself</reg>.</l></sp>
                  
<sp who="G"><speaker>Herc.</speaker>      
<l>Me <hi rend="italic">Achelous</hi>!</l>
<l>I can do more <reg orig="then">than</reg> this: <reg orig="loue">love</reg> <hi rend="italic">Deianeira</hi>,</l>
<l><reg orig="Swin">Swim</reg> with <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> my shoulders through thy <reg orig="streames">streams</reg>,</l>
<l>And with my huge Club beat thy torrents <reg orig="backe">back</reg>,</l>
<l>With thine <reg orig="owne">own</reg> waters quench <reg orig="th'infernall">the infernal</reg> fires</l>
<l>Thy figure serpentine, flat <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> the earth:</l>
<l>And when <reg orig="th'art">thou art</reg> Bull, catch fast hold <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> thy <reg orig="hornes">horns</reg>,</l>
<l>And <reg orig="whirle">whirl</reg> thee <reg orig="'bout">about</reg> my head thus into <reg orig="ayre">air</reg>.</l>
<l>Thou <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> <hi rend="italic">Aetolian</hi> dame, I cannot <reg orig="wooe">woo</reg>,</l>
<l>Nor paint my passions <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> smooth Oratory,</l>
<l>But fight <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> thee I can, <reg orig="'gainst">against</reg> <hi rend="italic">Achelous</hi>,</l>
<l>Or all the horrid monsters of the earth.</l></sp>
                  
<sp who="F"><speaker>Melea.</speaker>              
<l>When <reg orig="'gins">begins</reg> your proud and hostile enmity?</l>
<l>Behold the prize <reg orig="propos'd">proposed</reg>, the victors meed,</l>
<l>Champions your spirits <reg orig="inkindle">enkindle</reg> at <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> eyes.</l></sp>
                  
<sp who="H"><speaker>Ach.</speaker>        
<l>It is <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg> this bastard I despise.</l>
<l>Prepare thee <hi rend="italic">Theban</hi>.</l></sp>
                  
<sp who="G"><speaker>Herc.</speaker>            
<l>See, I am <reg orig="adrest">addressed</reg></l>
<l>With this <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> thunder <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> thy <reg orig="captiue">captive</reg> crest.</l>
<l>I cannot bellow <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> thy bombast phrase;</l>
<l>Nor <reg orig="deafe">deaf</reg> these free spectators with my <reg orig="braues">braves</reg>.</l>
<l>I cut off words with deeds, and now behold</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">For</seg> me, the <reg orig="eccho">echo</reg> of my <reg orig="blowes">blows</reg> thus scold.</l></sp>
                  
<stage>Alarme. Achelous is beaten in, and immediatly enters in 
   the shape of a Dragon.</stage>
                  
<sp who="G"><speaker>Herc.</speaker>          
<l><reg orig="Bee'st">Beest</reg> thou a God or hell-hound thus <reg orig="transhap't">trans-shaped</reg>,</l>
<l>Thy <reg orig="terrour">terror</reg> frights not me, serpent or <reg orig="diuell">devil</reg> <reg orig="Il'e">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> pash thee.</l></sp>
                  
<stage>Alarme. He beats away the dragon. Enter a Fury all fire-workes.</stage>
                  
<sp who="G"><speaker>Herc.</speaker>        
<l>Fright <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">us</seg></reg> with fire? <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> Club shall quench thy flame,</l>
<l>And beat it <reg orig="downe">down</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> hell, from whence it came.</l></sp>
                  
<stage>When the Fury sinkes, a Buls head appeares.</stage>
                  
<sp who="G"><speaker>Herc.</speaker>        
<l>What, yet more monsters? Serpent, Bull, and Fire,</l>
<l>Shall all alike taste great <hi rend="italic">Alcides</hi> ire.</l></sp>
                  
<stage>He tugs with the Bull, and pluckes off one of his horns. Enter from 
   the same place Achelous with his fore-head all bloudy.</stage>
                  
<sp who="H"><speaker>Ach.</speaker>        
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">No</seg> more, I am thy <reg orig="Captiue">Captive</reg>, thou my <reg orig="Conquerer">Conqueror</reg>:</l>
<l>I see, <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> <reg orig="Magicke">Magic</reg>, or <reg orig="inchanting">enchanting</reg> spell</l>
<l><reg orig="Haue">Have</reg> power <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> <reg orig="vertue">virtue</reg> and true fortitude.</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">No</seg> sleight Illusion can <reg orig="deceiue">deceive</reg> the eyes</l>
<l>Of him <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> is <reg orig="diuinely">divinely</reg> resolute.</l>
<l>I lay me at thy feet, a lowly <reg orig="vassaile">vassal</reg>,</l>
<l>Since thou hast reft me of <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> <reg orig="prccious">precious</reg> <reg orig="horne">horn</reg>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Which</seg> tearing from my head <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> shape of Bull,</l>
<l>Thus wounded me. Take <hi rend="italic">Deianeira</hi> freely,</l>
<l><reg orig="Onely">Only</reg> restore me <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> rich <reg orig="spoyle">spoil</reg> thou hast <reg orig="wonne">won</reg>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Which</seg> all the <reg orig="Nymphes">Nymphs</reg> and graces dwelling <reg orig="neere">near</reg>,</l>
<l>Shall fill with redolent flowers, and delicate fruits,</l>
<l>And call it <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Cornucopiae">Cornucopia</reg></hi>, <reg orig="plenties">plenty's</reg> <reg orig="horne">horn</reg>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> memory of <hi rend="italic">Achelous</hi> <reg orig="losse">loss</reg>,</l>
<l>And this high conquest won <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> <hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi>.</l></sp>
                    
<sp who="G"><speaker>Herc.</speaker>            
<l>Hadst thou not <reg orig="stoopt">stooped</reg> thy horrid Taurine shape</l>
<l>I would <reg orig="haue">have</reg> <reg orig="peece-meale">piecemeal</reg> rent, and thy tough hide</l>
<l><reg orig="Torne">Torn</reg> into rags as <reg orig="thicke">thick</reg> as <reg orig="Autumne">Autumn</reg> <reg orig="leaues">leaves</reg>:</l>
<l>Take thee thy life, and with thy life <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> <reg orig="spoile">spoil</reg></l>
<l><reg orig="Pluckt">Plucked</reg> from thy mangled front, <reg orig="giue">give</reg> me my <reg orig="loue">love</reg>,</l>
<l><reg orig="I'le">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> <reg orig="stoare">store</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> <reg orig="hornes">horns</reg> at winning of a wife.</l>
<l><reg orig="Giue">Give</reg> me bright Deyanira, take <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> <reg orig="horne">horn</reg>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">So</seg> late from thy disfigured Temples <reg orig="torne">torn</reg>.</l></sp>
                  
<sp who="E"><speaker>Deyan.</speaker>              
<l>I <reg orig="haue">have</reg> my prayers, <hi rend="italic">Alcides</hi> his desires,</l>
<l>Both <reg orig="meete">meet</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="loue">love</reg>.</l></sp>
                  
<sp who="B"><speaker>Oen.</speaker>              
<l><reg orig="Receiue">Receive</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg> <hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi>,</l>
<l>The conquest of thy warlike fortitude.</l></sp>
                  
<sp who="G"><speaker>Herc.</speaker>            
<l><reg orig="Wee"><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">We</seg></reg> take but what <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> valour <reg orig="purchast">purchased</reg> <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">us</seg></reg>,</l>
<l>And beauteous <reg orig="Queene">Queen</reg> thou shalt assure his <reg orig="loue">love</reg>,</l>
<l>Whose puissant <reg orig="arme">arm</reg> shall awe the triple world,</l>
<l>And make the greatest <reg orig="Monarches">Monarchs</reg> of the earth</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">To</seg> thy <reg orig="diuinest">divinest</reg> beauty tributary.</l></sp>
                  
<sp who="F"><speaker>Meleag.</speaker>                         
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">Will</seg> <hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi> stay <reg orig="heere">here</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <hi rend="italic">Calidon</hi>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="solemnize">solemnise</reg> the nuptials of <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> sister?</l>
<l>I <hi rend="italic">Meleager</hi>, rich <hi rend="italic">Aetolians</hi> <reg orig="heire">heir</reg>,</l>
<l>Whose large Dominions stretch <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <hi rend="italic">Oeta</hi> Mount,</l>
<l>And <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the bounds of fertile <hi rend="italic">Thessaly</hi></l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">Will</seg> grace thy Bridals with the greatest <reg orig="pompe">pomp</reg></l>
<l><hi rend="italic">Greece</hi> can <reg orig="affoord">afford</reg>, nor <reg orig="is't">is it</reg> my meanest honour</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> be the brother <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> great <hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi>.</l></sp>
                  
<sp who="G"><speaker>Herc.</speaker>            
<l>Thanks <hi rend="italic">Meleager</hi>, <reg orig="soiourne">sojourn</reg> <reg orig="heere">here</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> cannot,</l>
<l>My step-dame <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Iuno">Juno</reg></hi> tasks me <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> more dangers:</l>
<l><reg orig="Wee"><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">We</seg></reg> take thy beauteous sister <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> guard,</l>
<l>Whom <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Ioues">Jove's</reg></hi> <reg orig="aide">aid</reg> <reg orig="wee"><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg></reg> straight <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <reg orig="beare">bear</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <hi rend="italic">Thebes</hi>.</l></sp>
                  
<sp who="B"><speaker>Oen.</speaker>        
<l>A fathers wishes <reg orig="crowne">crown</reg> the <reg orig="happinesse">happiness</reg></l>
<l>Of his <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> daughter.</l></sp>
                  
<sp who="F"><speaker>Melea.</speaker> 
<l>And a brothers <reg orig="loue">love</reg></l>
<l>Comfort thee where thou goest: If not with <hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi></l>
<l>Whom dare <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> trust thy safety.</l></sp>
                  
<sp who="G"><speaker>Herc.</speaker>         
<l>Not <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Ioues">Jove's</reg></hi> guard</l>
<l>Can circle <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg> with more security.</l>
<l>Time <reg orig="cals">calls</reg> <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">us</seg></reg> hence, <hi rend="italic">Aetolian</hi> Lords farewell.</l></sp>
                  
<sp who="B"><speaker>Oen.</speaker>            
<l><reg orig="Adiew">Adieu</reg> <reg orig="braue">brave</reg> <reg orig="sonne">son</reg>, and daughter, <reg orig="onely">only</reg> happy</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> being thus bestowed, come <hi rend="italic">Achelous</hi>,</l>
<l>With you <reg orig="we'le"><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> feast, nor let your <reg orig="foyle">foil</reg> <reg orig="deiect">deject</reg> you,</l>
<l>Or <hi rend="italic">Deyaniraes</hi> <reg orig="losse">loss</reg>; <reg orig="he's">he is</reg> more <reg orig="then">than</reg> man,</l>
<l>And <reg orig="needes">needs</reg> must he do this, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> all things can.</l></sp>
                  
<stage>Exeunt.</stage>
                  
<sp who="G"><speaker>Herc.</speaker>         
<l>Dares <hi rend="italic">Deyaneira</hi> trust <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> persons safety</l>
<l>With <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">us</seg></reg> a stranger, <reg orig="onely">only</reg> <reg orig="knowne">known</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> Fame.</l></sp>
                  
<sp who="E"><speaker>Deyan.</speaker>   
<l><reg orig="Wer't">Were it</reg> <reg orig="gainst">against</reg> the <reg orig="Lyons">Lions</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <hi rend="italic">Chimera</hi> bred,</l>
<l>Or those rude <reg orig="Beares">Bears</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> breed <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> Caucasus:</l>
<l>The <hi rend="italic">Hyrcan</hi> Tigers or the <hi rend="italic">Syrian</hi> <reg orig="Wolues">Wolves</reg>,</l>
<l>Nay <reg orig="gainst">against</reg> the Giants <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> assaulted <reg orig="heauen">heaven</reg></l>
<l>And with their shoulders made those bases shake</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> prop <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Olimpus">Olympus</reg>:</hi> <reg orig="liu'd">lived</reg> <hi rend="italic">Enceladus</hi></l>
<l>With whom <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Ioue">Jove</reg></hi> wrestled: <reg orig="euen">even</reg> against those monsters,</l>
<l><reg orig="I'de">I would</reg> <reg orig="thinke">think</reg> me safe <reg orig="incircled">encircled</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> these <reg orig="armes">arms</reg>.</l></sp>
                  
<sp who="G"><speaker>Herc.</speaker>         
<l>Thou art as safe as if <reg orig="immur'd">immured</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="heauen">heaven</reg>,</l>
<l><reg orig="Pal'd">Paled</reg> with <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> <reg orig="Christall">Crystal</reg> wall <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> girts <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Ioues">Jove's</reg></hi> house,</l>
<l>Where all the Gods <reg orig="inhabite">inhabit</reg>, built <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> fate,</l>
<l>Stay, I should know <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> <reg orig="Centaure">Centaur</reg>.</l></sp>
                  
<stage>Enter Nessus.</stage>
<sp who="I"><speaker>Ness.</speaker>   
<l><reg orig="That's"><seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">That</seg> is</reg> <hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi> I know him <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> his Club,</l>
<l>Whose ponderous weight I felt <reg orig="vpon"><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg></reg> my Skull</l>
<l>At the great <reg orig="Bridall">Bridal</reg> of the <hi rend="italic">Lapithes</hi>.</l>
<l>What <reg orig="louely">lovely</reg> <reg orig="Ladie's">Lady is</reg> <reg orig="shee">she</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> beauty</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">So</seg> much <reg orig="exceedes">exceeds</reg> <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> <hi rend="italic">Hypodamia</hi>?</l></sp>
                  
<sp who="G"><speaker>Herc,</speaker>
<l><reg orig="Oh">O</reg> <hi rend="italic">Nessus</hi> thou of all thy cloud-bred race,</l>
<l>Alone didst scape <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> trusting <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> thy <reg orig="heeles">heels</reg></l>
<l>At <hi rend="italic">Hypodamia's</hi> Bridals, but <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> now</l>
<l>Are friends, are <reg orig="wee"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg></reg> not <hi rend="italic">Nessus?</hi></l></sp>
                  
<sp who="I"><speaker>Ness.</speaker>   
<l>Yes great <hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi>,</l>
<l>(Till I can find fit time <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <reg orig="iust">just</reg> <reg orig="reuendge">revenge</reg>)</l>
<l><reg orig="Methinkes">Methinks</reg> my <reg orig="braines">brains</reg> still rattle <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> my skull)</l>
<l>What <reg orig="Ladie's">Lady is</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> great <hi rend="italic">Alcides</hi> Guard?</l></sp>
                  
<sp who="G"><speaker>Herc.</speaker>      
<l><hi rend="italic">Deyaneira</hi>, daughter <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the <hi rend="italic">Aetolian</hi> King,</l>
<l>Sister <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <hi rend="italic">Meleager</hi>, now <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> Bride;</l>
<l><reg orig="Wonne">Won</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> the force of <reg orig="armes">arms</reg> from <hi rend="italic">Achelous</hi>,</l>
<l>The <reg orig="boysterous">boisterous</reg> <reg orig="floud">flood</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="flowes">flows</reg> through <hi rend="italic">Calidon.</hi></l></sp>
                  
<sp who="I"><speaker>Ness.</speaker>   
<l>A double <reg orig="enuy">envy</reg> <reg orig="burnes">burns</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> all my <reg orig="veines">veins</reg>,</l>
<l>First <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <reg orig="reuenge">revenge</reg>; next, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> he should <reg orig="enioy">enjoy</reg></l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">That</seg> beauteous <reg orig="maide">maid</reg> whom <hi rend="italic">Nessus</hi> <reg orig="dearely">dearly</reg> <reg orig="loues">loves</reg>.</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">Will</seg> <hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi> <reg orig="commande">command</reg> me? or his Bride?</l>
<l><reg orig="I'le">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> lackey <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> thee <reg orig="wheresoer'e">wheresoever</reg> thou goest,</l>
<l>And be the <reg orig="vassall">vassal</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> great <hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi>.</l></sp>
                  
<sp who="G"><speaker>Herc.</speaker>             
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">We</seg> are bound <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <hi rend="italic">Thebes</hi>, but soft, what torrent's this</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> intercepts <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> way? How shall <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> <reg orig="passe">pass</reg></l>
<l>These raging <reg orig="streames">streams</reg>?</l></sp>
                  
<sp who="I"><speaker>Ness.</speaker>        
<l>This is <hi rend="italic">Euenus</hi> <reg orig="floud">flood</reg>,</l>
<l>A dangerous current, full of <reg orig="whirle-pooles">whirlpools</reg> <reg orig="deepe">deep</reg>,</l>
<l>And yet <reg orig="vnsounded">unsounded</reg>: <reg orig="dar'st">darest</reg> thou trust thy Bride</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">On</seg> <hi rend="italic">Nessus</hi> <reg orig="backe">back</reg>? <reg orig="I'le">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> <reg orig="vndertake">undertake</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="swimme">swim</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg></l>
<l><reg orig="Vnto">Unto</reg> the furthest <reg orig="strond">strand</reg>, <reg orig="vpon"><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg></reg> my shoulders,</l>
<l>And yet not <reg orig="laue">lave</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> <reg orig="shooe">shoe</reg>.</l></sp>
                  
<sp who="G"><speaker>Herc.</speaker>              
<l><reg orig="I'le">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> pay thee <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> thy waftage <reg orig="Centaure">Centaur</reg>, well,</l>
<l>And make thee Prince of all thy <reg orig="by-form'd">bi-formed</reg> race,</l>
<l>If thou <reg orig="willt">wilt</reg> do this grace <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi>:</l>
<l>But ferry <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg> with safety, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Ioue">Jove</reg></hi>,</l>
<l>If thou but make <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg> tremble <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> these <reg orig="streames">streams</reg>,</l>
<l>Or let the least <reg orig="waue">wave</reg> dash against <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> skirt;</l>
<l>If the least <reg orig="feare">fear</reg> of drowning pale <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> <reg orig="cheeke">cheek</reg>,</l>
<l><reg orig="I'le">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> pound thee smaller <reg orig="then">than</reg> the <reg orig="Autumne">Autumn</reg> dust</l>
<l><reg orig="Tost">Tossed</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> the warring winds?</l></sp>
                  
<sp who="I"><speaker>Ness.</speaker>     
<l><reg orig="Haue">Have</reg> I not <reg orig="swomme">swum</reg></l>
<l>The <hi rend="italic">Hellesepont</hi>, when <reg orig="waues">waves</reg> high as yon <reg orig="hils">hills</reg></l>
<l><reg orig="Tost">Tossed</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> the winds, <reg orig="haue">have</reg> <reg orig="crown'd">crowned</reg> me, yet <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="spight">spite</reg></l>
<l>Of all their briny weight I <reg orig="haue">have</reg> wrought <reg orig="my selfe">myself</reg></l>
<l><reg orig="Aboue">Above</reg> the topmost billow <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="ore-looke">overlook</reg></l>
<l>The troubled maine: come beauteous <hi rend="italic">Deyaneira</hi>,</l>
<l>Not <hi rend="italic">Charon</hi> with more safety ferries <reg orig="soules">souls</reg>,</l>
<l><reg orig="Then">Than</reg> I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> thee through this impetuous <reg orig="foord">ford</reg>,</l></sp>
                  
<sp who="G"><speaker>Herc.</speaker>      
<l><reg orig="Receiue">Receive</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg> <reg orig="Centaure">Centaur</reg>, and <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg> the wealth</l>
<l>And potency of mighty <hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi>.</l></sp>
                  
<sp who="I"><speaker>Ness.</speaker>     
<l>Now my <reg orig="reuenge">revenge</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> <reg orig="inhumaine">inhumane</reg> banquet,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> many of the <reg orig="Centaures">Centaurs</reg> fell,</l>
<l><reg orig="I'le">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> rape this <reg orig="Princesse">Princess</reg>, <reg orig="hauing">having</reg> past the <reg orig="floud">flood</reg></l>
<l>Come beauteous <hi rend="italic">Deyaneira,</hi> mount my shoulders,</l>
<l>And <reg orig="feare">fear</reg> not your safe wastage.</l></sp>
                  
<stage>Exeunt.</stage>
                  
 <sp who="G"><speaker>Herc.</speaker>          
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">That</seg> done <reg orig="returne">return</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">us</seg></reg>: <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> <hi rend="italic">Deianeira</hi>,</l>
<l>White as the garden <reg orig="lilly">lily</reg>, <reg orig="pyren">pyrene</reg> snow,</l>
<l>Or rocks of <reg orig="Christall">Crystal</reg> <reg orig="hardned">hardened</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> the <reg orig="Sunne">Sun</reg>:</l>
<l>Thou shalt be made the potent <reg orig="Queene">Queen</reg> of <hi rend="italic">Thebes</hi>,</l>
<l>And all my <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Iouiall">Jovial</reg></hi> labours shall <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> thee</l>
<l>Be consecrate, as <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <hi rend="italic">Alcides</hi> <reg orig="loue">love</reg>.</l>
<l>Well <reg orig="plundge">plunged</reg> bold <reg orig="Centaure">Centaur</reg>, how thy <reg orig="boysterous">boisterous</reg> <reg orig="brest">breast</reg></l>
<l><reg orig="Plowes">Ploughs</reg> <reg orig="vp"><seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg></reg> the <reg orig="streames">streams</reg>: thou through the swelling tides,</l>
<l><reg orig="Sail'st">Sailest</reg> with a freight more rich and <reg orig="beautifull">beautiful</reg>,</l>
<l><reg orig="Then">Than</reg> the best ship <reg orig="cram'd">crammed</reg> with <hi rend="italic">Pangeous</hi> gold:</l>
<l>With what a swift dexterity he parts</l>
<l>The mutinous <reg orig="waues">waves</reg>, whose waters <reg orig="claspe">clasp</reg> him round,</l>
<l><reg orig="Hee">He</reg> <reg orig="plaies">plays</reg> and wantons <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> the curled <reg orig="streames">streams</reg>,</l>
<l>And <hi rend="italic">Deyanira</hi> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> his shoulders fits</l>
<l>As safe, as if she <reg orig="stear'd">steered</reg> a pine-tree <reg orig="barke">bark</reg>.</l>
<l>They grow now towards the shore: my club and <reg orig="armes">arms</reg></l>
<l><reg orig="I'le">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> first cast <reg orig="or'e">over</reg> the <reg orig="deepe">deep</reg> <hi rend="italic">Euenus</hi> <reg orig="foord">ford</reg>,</l>
<l>But from my side my <reg orig="quiuer">quiver</reg> shall not part,</l>
<l>Nor this my trusty bow.</l></sp>
                  
<sp who="E"><speaker>Deyan.</speaker>   
<l><reg orig="Helpe">Help</reg> Hercules.</l></sp>
                  
<stage>Within.</stage>
                  
<sp who="G"><speaker>Herc.</speaker>                    
<l><reg orig="'Twas">It was</reg> Deyaneiraes <reg orig="voyce">voice</reg>.</l></sp>
                  
<sp who="E"><speaker>Deyan.</speaker>      
<l>The <reg orig="Traytor">Traitor</reg> <hi rend="italic">Nessus</hi></l>
<l><reg orig="Seekes">Seeks</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="despoile">despoil</reg> mine honour, <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Ioue">Jove</reg></hi>, you Gods:</l>
<l>Out <reg orig="trayterous">traitorous</reg> <reg orig="Centaure">Centaur</reg>: <reg orig="Helpe">Help</reg> great <hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi>.</l></sp>
                  
<sp who="G"><speaker>Herc.</speaker> 
<l>Hold, lust-burnt <reg orig="Centaure">Centaur</reg>, <reg orig="'tis">it is</reg> <hi rend="italic">Alcides</hi> <reg orig="cals">calls</reg></l>
<l>Or swifter then <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Ioues">Jove's</reg></hi> lightning, my fierce vengeance</l>
<l>Shall <reg orig="crosse">cross</reg> <hi rend="italic">Euenus</hi>.</l></sp>
                  
<sp who="E"><speaker>Deyan.</speaker>          
<l><reg orig="Oh">O</reg>, <reg orig="oh">o</reg>.</l></sp>
                  
<sp who="G"><speaker>Herc.</speaker> 
<l><reg orig="Darst">Darest</reg> thou <reg orig="deuill">devil</reg>?</l>
<l>Couldst thou clime <reg orig="Heauen">Heaven</reg> or <reg orig="sinke">sink</reg> below the <reg orig="Center">Centre</reg></l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">So</seg> high, <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> low, my vengeance should <reg orig="persue">pursue</reg> thee,</l>
<l>Hold; if I could but <reg orig="fixe">fix</reg> thee <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> my gripes,</l>
<l><reg orig="I de">I would</reg> <reg orig="teare">tear</reg> thy <reg orig="limbes">limbs</reg> into more Atomies</l>
<l><reg orig="Then">Than</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the Summer play before the <reg orig="Sunne">Sun</reg>.</l></sp>
                  
<sp who="E"><speaker>Deyan.</speaker>           
<l><reg orig="Helpe">Help</reg> <hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi> (out dog) <hi rend="italic">Alcides</hi> <reg orig="helpe">help</reg>.</l></sp>
                  
<sp who="G"><speaker>Herc.</speaker> 
<l><reg orig="I'le">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> send till I can come, this poisonous shaft</l>
<l>Shall <reg orig="speake">speak</reg> my fury and extract thy <reg orig="bloud">blood</reg>,</l>
<l>Till I <reg orig="my selfe">myself</reg> can <reg orig="crosse">cross</reg> this raging <reg orig="floud">flood</reg>.</l></sp>
                  
<stage>Hercules shoots, and goes in: Enter Nessus with an arrow 
   through him, and Deianeira.</stage>
                  
<sp who="I"><speaker>Ness.</speaker>          
<l>Thy beauty <hi rend="italic">Deyaneira</hi> is my death,</l>
<l>And yet <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> <hi rend="italic">Nessus</hi> dies embracing thee</l>
<l>Takes from my <reg orig="sences">senses</reg> all those torturing <reg orig="pangues">pangs</reg></l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> should associate death: <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="shew">show</reg> I <reg orig="lou'd">loved</reg> thee,</l>
<l><reg orig="I'le">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> <reg orig="leaue">leave</reg> thee, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> my <seg type="homograph" subtype="noun">will</seg>, a legacy;</l>
<l>Shall stead thee more, <reg orig="then">than</reg> should thy father <reg orig="giue">give</reg> thee</l>
<l><reg orig="Vnto">Unto</reg> thy Dower the <reg orig="Crowne">Crown</reg> of <hi rend="italic">Calidon</hi>.</l>
<l>Of such great <reg orig="vertue">virtue</reg> is my <reg orig="liuing">living</reg> <reg orig="bloud">blood</reg>,</l>
<l>And of such prize, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> couldst thou <reg orig="valew">value</reg> it,</l>
<l>Thou wouldst not let one drop fall <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the ground:</l>
<l>But <reg orig="oh">o</reg> I die.</l></sp>
                  
<sp who="E"><speaker>Deyan.</speaker>      
<l>Teach me <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> rate it <reg orig="truely">truly</reg>.</l></sp>
                  
<sp who="I"><speaker>Ness.</speaker>        
<l>Now <hi rend="italic">Nessus</hi>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> thy death be <reg orig="aueng'd">avenged</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> him</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">On</seg> whom <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> life thou couldst not <reg orig="wreake">wreak</reg> thy rage:</l>
<l>(My <reg orig="bloud">blood</reg> is poison) all these pure drops <reg orig="saue">save</reg>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Which</seg> I bequeath thee ere I take my <reg orig="graue">grave</reg>:</l>
<l>I know thy Lord <reg orig="lasciuious">lascivious</reg>, bent <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> lust,</l>
<l><reg orig="Witnesse">Witness</reg> the fifty daughters of King <hi rend="italic">Thespeius</hi>,</l>
<l>Whom <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> one night he did adulterate:</l>
<l>And of those fifty begot fifty <reg orig="sonnes">sons</reg>:</l>
<l>Now if <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> all his quests, he be with-held</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">By</seg> any Ladies <reg orig="loue">love</reg>, and stay from thee,</l>
<l>Such is the <reg orig="vertue">virtue</reg> of my <reg orig="bloud">blood</reg> now shed,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> if thou <reg orig="dipst">dippest</reg> a shirt, <reg orig="steept">steeped</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the least</l>
<l>Of all these drops, and sendst it <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> thy Lord,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">No</seg> sooner shall it touch him, but his <reg orig="loue">love</reg></l>
<l>Shall die <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> strangers, and <reg orig="reuiue">revive</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> thee,</l>
<l>Make <reg orig="vse">use</reg> of this my <reg orig="loue">love</reg>.</l></sp>
                  
<sp who="E"><speaker>Deyan.</speaker>         
<l><reg orig="Centaure">Centaur</reg>, I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg>.</l></sp>
                  
<sp who="I"><speaker>Ness.</speaker>             
<l>And <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">so</seg>, whom <hi rend="italic">Nessus</hi> cannot, do thou kill;</l>
<l>Still dying men <reg orig="speake">speak</reg> true: <reg orig="'tis">it is</reg> my last cry,</l>
<l><reg orig="Saue">Save</reg> of my <reg orig="bloud">blood</reg>, <reg orig="tmay">it may</reg> <reg orig="steede">stead</reg> thee ere thou die.</l></sp>
                  
<sp who="E"><speaker>Deyan.</speaker>         
<l>Though I my <reg orig="loue">love</reg> mistrust not, yet this <reg orig="counsell">counsel</reg></l>
<l><reg orig="I'le">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> not despise: this if my Lord should stray,</l>
<l>Shall <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> my desolate bed teach him the way.</l></sp>
                  
<stage>Enter Hercules.</stage>
                  
 <sp who="G"><speaker>Herc.</speaker>    
<l>After long <reg orig="strugling">struggling</reg> with <hi rend="italic">Euenus</hi> <reg orig="streames">streams</reg>,</l>
<l>I <reg orig="forc't">forced</reg> the <reg orig="riuer">river</reg> <reg orig="beare">bear</reg> me <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> <reg orig="brest">breast</reg>,</l>
<l>And land me safely <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> this further <reg orig="strond">strand</reg>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> make an end of what my shaft <reg orig="begunne">begun</reg>,</l>
<l>The life of <hi rend="italic">Nessus</hi>, <reg orig="liues">lives</reg> the <reg orig="Centaure">Centaur</reg> yet?</l></sp>
                  
<sp who="E"><speaker>Deyan.</speaker>            
<l>Behold him <reg orig="grouelling">grovelling</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> the <reg orig="sencelesse">senseless</reg> earth,</l>
<l>His wounded breast <reg orig="transfixt">transfixed</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> <hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi>.</l></sp>
                  
<sp who="G"><speaker>Herc.</speaker>    
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> the luxurious <reg orig="slaue">slave</reg> were <reg orig="sencible">sensible</reg></l>
<l>Of torture; not <reg orig="th'infernals">the infernals</reg> with more <reg orig="pangues">pangs</reg></l>
<l>Could plague the <reg orig="villaine">villain</reg> <reg orig="then">than</reg> <hi rend="italic">Alcides</hi> should.</l>
<l><hi rend="italic">Ixions</hi> bones <reg orig="rackt">racked</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> the torturing <reg orig="wheele">wheel</reg></l>
<l>Should be a pastime: the three <reg orig="snake-hair'd">snake-haired</reg> sisters,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> lash offenders with their whips of <reg orig="steele">steel</reg>,</l>
<l>Should <reg orig="seeme">seem</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> dally, when with <reg orig="euery">every</reg> string</l>
<l>They cut the flesh <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> razors: but the dead</l>
<l><reg orig="Wee"><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">We</seg></reg> hate <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> touch, as cowardly and base,</l>
<l>And vengeance not <reg orig="becomming">becoming</reg> <hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi>.</l>
<l>Come <hi rend="italic">Deyneira</hi>, first <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="consumate">consummate</reg></l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">Our</seg> high <reg orig="snowsals">spousals</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> triumphant <hi rend="italic">Thebes</hi>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">That</seg> done, <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> future labours <reg orig="wee'le"><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> <reg orig="persue">pursue</reg>,</l>
<l>And <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> the assistance of the powers <reg orig="Diuine">Divine</reg>,</l>
<l><reg orig="Striue">Strive</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> act more <reg orig="then">than</reg> <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Iuno">Juno</reg></hi> can <reg orig="assigne">assign</reg>.</l></sp>
<stage>Exit.</stage>
                  
<stage>Enter HOMER.</stage>
<sp who="A"><speaker></speaker>           
                     <l><hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Faire">Fair</reg> Deyaneira <reg orig="vnto">unto</reg>, Thebes being guided,</hi></l>
                     <l><hi rend="italic">And Hercules espousals <reg orig="solemnized">solemnised</reg>.</hi></l>
                     <l><hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Hee">He</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> his further labours <reg orig="soone">soon</reg> <reg orig="prouided">provided</reg>,</hi></l>
                     <l><hi rend="italic">As <reg orig="Iuno">Juno</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> Euritius had <reg orig="deuised">devised</reg>.</hi></l>
                     <l><hi rend="italic">The Apples of Hesperia first he wan,</hi></l>
                     <l><hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Mauger">Maugre</reg> huge Atlas <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> supports the <reg orig="spheares">spheres</reg>:</hi></l>
                     <l><hi rend="italic">And whilst the <reg orig="Gyant">Giant</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> his <reg orig="businesse">business</reg> ran;</hi></l>
                     <l><hi rend="italic">Alcides takes his place, and proudly <reg orig="beares">bears</reg></hi></l>
                     <l><hi rend="italic">The <reg orig="heauens">heaven's</reg> huge frame: thence into Scithia hies,</hi></l>
                     <l><hi rend="italic">And <reg orig="their">there</reg> the Amazonian <reg orig="Baldricke">Baldric</reg> <reg orig="gaines">gains</reg>,</hi></l>
                     <l><hi rend="italic"><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">By</seg> conquering Menalip (a <reg orig="braue">brave</reg> prise)</hi></l>
                     <l><hi rend="italic">The warlike <reg orig="Quene">Queen</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="ore">over</reg> the Scithians <reg orig="raignes">reigns</reg>.</hi></l>
                     <l><hi rend="italic"><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> <reg orig="hee">he</reg> supported <reg orig="heauen">heaven</reg>, doth well <reg orig="expresse">express</reg></hi></l>
                     <l><hi rend="italic">His <reg orig="Astronomicke">Astronomical</reg> skill, knowledge <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="starres">stars</reg>:</hi></l>
                     <l><hi rend="italic">They <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> such practise know, what do they <reg orig="lesse">less</reg></hi></l>
                     <l><hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Then">Than</reg> <reg orig="beare">bear</reg> <reg orig="heauens">heaven's</reg> weight <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">so</seg> of the Lernean <reg orig="warres">wars</reg>.</hi></l>
                     <l><hi rend="italic">Where he the many-headed Hydra slew,</hi></l>
                     <l><hi rend="italic">A Serpent of <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> nature, when his sword</hi></l>
                     <l><hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Par'd">Pared</reg> off one head, from <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> another grew.</hi></l>
                     <l><hi rend="italic">This <reg orig="shewed">showed</reg> his <reg orig="Logicke">Logic</reg> skill: from <reg orig="euery">every</reg> word</hi></l>
                     <l><hi rend="italic">And argument confuted, there arise</hi></l>
                     <l><hi rend="italic">From one a multiplicity, therefore <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg></hi></l>
                     <l><hi rend="italic">Poets and such as are esteemed wise,</hi></l>
                     <l><hi rend="italic">Instruct the world <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> such morality.</hi></l>
                     <l><hi rend="italic"><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> conquer Hydra showed his <reg orig="powerfull">powerful</reg> skill</hi></l>
                     <l><hi rend="italic"><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> disputation, how <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> argue well.</hi></l>
                     <l><hi rend="italic">(<seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">By</seg> all <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="vnderstand">understand</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="custome">custom</reg> still)</hi></l>
                     <l><hi rend="italic">And <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> this <seg type="homograph" subtype="noun">Art</seg> did Hercules <reg orig="excell">excel</reg>.</hi></l>
                     <l><hi rend="italic">Now <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> the <reg orig="Aegyptian">Egyptian</reg> tyrant must present,</hi></l>
                     <l><hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Bloudy">Bloody</reg> Busiris, a king fell and rude,</hi></l>
                     <l><hi rend="italic">One <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> murder <reg orig="plac't">placed</reg> his sole content,</hi></l>
                     <l><hi rend="italic">With whose sad death <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> first Act <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> conclude.</hi></l></sp>
               </div2></div1>
         <div1 n="2" type="act">
            <div2 n="1" type="scene">
                  
<stage>Enter Busyris with his Guard and Priests to sacrifice; to them two
   strangers, Busyris takes them and kils them vpon the Altar: enter
   Hercules disguis'd, Busyris sends his Guard to apprehend 
   him, Hercules discouering himselfe beates the Guard, kils Busyris
and sacrificeth him vpon the Altar, at which there fals a 
shower of raine, the Priests offer Hercules the Crowne of Aegypt
which he refuseth.</stage>
               
<sp who="A"><speaker>HOMER.</speaker>            
                     <l><hi rend="italic"><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> <reg orig="Aegypt">Egypt</reg> there of long time fell <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> <reg orig="raine">rain</reg>,</hi></l>
                     <l><hi rend="italic"><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">For</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> <reg orig="vnto">unto</reg> the Oracle they sent:</hi></l>
                     <l><hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Answeres">Answers</reg> <reg orig="return'd">returned</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> till one stranger <reg orig="slaine">slain</reg>,</hi></l>
                     <l><hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Immou'd">Unmoved</reg> shall be the Marble <reg orig="frmament">firmament</reg>.</hi></l>
                     <l><hi rend="italic">Therefore the Tyrant all these strangers <reg orig="kils">kills</reg></hi></l>
                     <l><hi rend="italic"><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> enter <reg orig="Aegypt">Egypt</reg>, till Alcides came</hi></l>
                     <l><hi rend="italic">And with the tyrants <reg orig="bulke">bulk</reg> the Altar <reg orig="fils">fills</reg>:</hi></l>
                     <l><hi rend="italic">At whose red slaughter fell a plenteous <reg orig="raine">rain</reg>.</hi></l>
                     <l><hi rend="italic"><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> he <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> stranger and <reg orig="vsurper">usurper</reg> was,</hi></l>
                     <l><hi rend="italic">Whose <reg orig="bloudy">bloody</reg> fate the Oracle <reg orig="forespake">forespoke</reg>.</hi></l>
                     <l><hi rend="italic">But <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> a while <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> let Alcides <reg orig="passe">pass</reg>,</hi></l>
                     <l><hi rend="italic">Whom these of <reg orig="Aegypt">Egypt</reg> would their <reg orig="soueraigne">sovereign</reg> make,</hi></l>
                     <l><hi rend="italic"><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">For</seg> freeing them from such a tyrants rage;</hi></l>
                     <l><hi rend="italic">Now Meleager next must fill <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> stage.</hi></l></sp></div2></div1>
            
         <div1 n="2" type="act">
            <div2 n="2" type="scene">
<stage>Enter Venus like a Huntresse, with Adonis.</stage>
               
<sp who="BA"><speaker>Venus.</speaker>  
<l>Why doth <hi rend="italic">Adonis</hi> <reg orig="flye">fly</reg> the <reg orig="Queene">Queen</reg> of <reg orig="loue">love</reg>?</l>
<l>And shun this <reg orig="Iuory">Ivory</reg> girdle of my <reg orig="armes">arms</reg>?</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> be thus <reg orig="scarft">scarfed</reg> the <reg orig="dreadfull">dreadful</reg> God of <reg orig="warre">war</reg></l>
<l>Would <reg orig="giue">give</reg> me conquered <reg orig="kingdomes">kingdoms</reg>: <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">For</seg> a <reg orig="kisse">kiss</reg></l>
<l>(But <reg orig="halfe">half</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> this) I could command the <reg orig="Sunne">Sun</reg></l>
<l>Rise <reg orig="'fore">before</reg> his <reg orig="houre">hour</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> bed before his time:</l>
<l>And (being <reg orig="loue-sicke">love-sick</reg>) change his golden <reg orig="beames">beams</reg>,</l>
<l>And make his <reg orig="sace">face</reg> pale, as his <reg orig="sifter">sister</reg> <reg orig="Moone">Moon</reg>.</l>
<l>Come, let <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg> tumble <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> this violet <reg orig="banke">bank</reg>:</l>
<l><reg orig="Pre'thee">Prithee</reg> be wanton; let <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg> toy and play,</l>
<l>Thy Icy fingers <reg orig="warme">warm</reg> <reg orig="betweene">between</reg> my breasts;</l>
<l><reg orig="Looke">Look</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> me <hi rend="italic">Adon</hi> with a <reg orig="stedfast">steadfast</reg> eye,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> these <reg orig="Christall">Crystal</reg> glasses I may see</l>
<l>My beauty, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="charmes">charms</reg> Gods, makes men <reg orig="amaz'd">amazed</reg>,</l>
<l>And <reg orig="stownd">stand</reg> with wonder: doth this <reg orig="roseat">roseate</reg> pillow</l>
<l>Offend my <reg orig="loue">love</reg>? come, wallow <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> my lap,</l>
<l>With my white fingers I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> clap thy <reg orig="cheeke">cheek</reg>,</l>
<l>Whisper a thousand pleasures <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> thine <reg orig="eare">ear</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="Q"><speaker>Adonis.</speaker>  
<l><reg orig="Madame">Madam</reg>, you are not modest: I affect</l>
<l>The <reg orig="vnseene">unseen</reg> beauty <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="adornes">adorns</reg> the <reg orig="minde">mind</reg>.</l>
<l>This <reg orig="loosenesse">looseness</reg> makes you <reg orig="fowle">foul</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Adons">Adonis'</reg></hi> eye:</l>
<l>If you <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> tempt me, let me <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> your face</l>
<l><reg orig="Reade">Read</reg> <reg orig="blushfulnesse">blushfulness</reg>, and <reg orig="feare">fear</reg>; a modest blush</l>
<l>Would make your <reg orig="cheeke">cheek</reg> <reg orig="seeme">seem</reg> much more <reg orig="beautifull">beautiful</reg>.</l>
<l>If you <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> whisper pleasure <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> mine <reg orig="eare">ear</reg>,</l>
<l>Praise chastity, or with your <reg orig="lowd">loud</reg> <reg orig="voyce">voice</reg> shrill</l>
<l>The tunes of <reg orig="hornes">horns</reg>, and hunting; they please best:</l>
<l><reg orig="Il'e">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the chase, and <reg orig="leaue">leave</reg> you <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the rest.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BA"><speaker>Venus.</speaker>  
<l>Thou art not man; yet <reg orig="wer't">were it</reg> thou made of stone,</l>
<l>I <reg orig="haue">have</reg> <reg orig="heate">heat</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> melt thee. I am <reg orig="Queene">Queen</reg> of <reg orig="loue">love</reg>,</l>
<l>There is <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> <reg orig="practiue">practical</reg> art of dalliance</l>
<l>Of <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> I am not <reg orig="Mistresse">Mistress</reg>, and can <reg orig="vse">use</reg>.</l>
<l>I <reg orig="haue">have</reg> kisses <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> can murder <reg orig="vnkinde">unkind</reg> words,</l>
<l>And strangle hatred, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> the gall sends forth:</l>
<l>Touches <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> raise thee, were thy spirits <reg orig="halfe">half</reg> dead:</l>
<l>Words <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> can <reg orig="powre">pour</reg> affection <reg orig="downe">down</reg> thine <reg orig="eares">ears</reg>.</l>
<l><reg orig="Loue">Love</reg> me! thou canst not <reg orig="chuse">choose</reg>, thou shalt not <reg orig="chuse">choose</reg>.</l>
<l>Am I not <hi rend="italic">Venus</hi>? Hadst thou <hi rend="italic">Cupids</hi> <reg orig="arrowes">arrows</reg>,</l>
<l>I should <reg orig="haue">have</reg> <reg orig="tooke">took</reg> thee <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="haue">have</reg> <reg orig="beene">been</reg> my <reg orig="sonne">son</reg>:</l>
<l>Art thou <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> him, and yet canst not <reg orig="loue">love</reg>?</l>
<l>I <reg orig="thinke">think</reg> you are brothers.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="Q"><speaker>Adonis.</speaker>  
<l><reg orig="Madame">Madam</reg>, you <reg orig="wooe">woo</reg> not well, men <reg orig="couet">covet</reg> not</l>
<l>These proffered pleasures; but <reg orig="loue-sweets">love-sweets</reg> <reg orig="deny'd">denied</reg>:</l>
<l>What I command, <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> <reg orig="cloyes">cloys</reg> my appetite;</l>
<l>But what I cannot come <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">by</seg> I adore.</l>
<l>These prostituted pleasures <reg orig="surfet">surfeit</reg> still,</l>
<l><reg orig="Wheres">Where is</reg> <reg orig="feare">fear</reg>, or doubt, men sue with best good <seg type="homograph" subtype="noun">will</seg>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BA"><speaker>Venus.</speaker>  
<l>Thou canst instruct the <reg orig="Queene">Queen</reg> of <reg orig="loue">love</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="loue">love</reg>.</l>
<l>Thou shalt not (<hi rend="italic">Adon</hi>) take me <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> the hand;</l>
<l>Yet if thou needs wilt force me, <reg orig="theres">there is</reg> my <reg orig="palme">palm</reg>.</l>
<l><reg orig="Il'e">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> <reg orig="frowne">frown</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> him (alas! my brow's <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> smooth</l>
<l>It <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> not <reg orig="beare">bear</reg> a wrinkle:) <reg orig="hye">hie</reg> thee hence</l>
<l><reg orig="Vnto">Unto</reg> the <reg orig="chace">chase</reg>, and <reg orig="leaue">leave</reg> me: but not yet,</l>
<l><reg orig="Il'e">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> <reg orig="sleepe">sleep</reg> this night <reg orig="vpon"><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg></reg> <hi rend="italic">Endimions</hi> <reg orig="banke">bank</reg>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">On</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> the <reg orig="Swaine">Swain</reg> was courted <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> the <reg orig="Moone">Moon</reg>.</l>
<l>Dare not <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> come, thou art <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> disgrace;</l>
<l>(Yet if thou come I can <reg orig="affoord">afford</reg> thee place.)</l></sp>
               
<sp who="Q"><speaker>Adonis.</speaker>          
<l>I must begone.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BA"><speaker>Venus.</speaker>       
<l>Sweet whither?</l></sp>
               
<sp who="Q"><speaker>Adonis.</speaker>        
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">To</seg> the <reg orig="Chace">Chase</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BA"><speaker>Venus.</speaker>       
<l>What does thou hunt?</l></sp>
               
<sp who="Q"><speaker>Adonis.</speaker>  
<l>The Calidonian <reg orig="Boare">Boar</reg>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">To</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> the Princes and best spirits of <hi rend="italic">Greece</hi></l>
<l>Are now assembled.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BA"><speaker>Venus.</speaker>   
<l>I beshrew thee boy,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">That</seg> very word <reg orig="strooke">struck</reg> from my heart all <reg orig="ioy">joy</reg>:</l>
<l>It startled <reg orig="mee">me</reg>, <reg orig="me thinkes">methinks</reg> I see thee <reg orig="dye">die</reg></l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">By</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> rude <reg orig="Boare">Boar</reg> Hunt thou the beasts <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="flye">fly</reg>,</l>
<l>The wanton <reg orig="Squirrell">Squirrel</reg>, or the trembling Hare,</l>
<l>The crafty Fox: these pastimes <reg orig="fearelesse">fearless</reg> are.</l>
<l>The greedy <reg orig="Wolues">Wolves</reg>, and fierce <reg orig="Beares">Bears</reg> <reg orig="arm'd">armed</reg> with <reg orig="clawes">claws</reg>,</l>
<l>Rough <reg orig="shouldred">shouldered</reg> <reg orig="Lyons">Lions</reg>, such as glut their <reg orig="iawes">jaws</reg></l>
<l>With <reg orig="heards">herds</reg> at once, Fell <reg orig="Boares">Boars</reg>, let them <reg orig="passe">pass</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">by</seg>,</l>
<l><hi rend="italic">Adon</hi>, these <reg orig="looke">look</reg> not with thy <hi rend="italic">Venus</hi> eye.</l>
<l>They <reg orig="iudge">judge</reg> not beauty, nor distinguish youth,</l>
<l>These are their prey; My <reg orig="pitty">pity</reg>, <reg orig="loue">love</reg> and ruth</l>
<l><reg orig="Liues">Lives</reg> not <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> them. <reg orig="Oh">O</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <reg orig="thy selfe">thyself</reg> be <reg orig="kinde">kind</reg>,</l>
<l>Thou from their <reg orig="mouthes">mouths</reg>, my kisses shalt not find.</l></sp>
               
<stage>Winde hornes within.</stage>
               
<sp who="Q"><speaker>Adonis.</speaker>      
<l>The summons <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the <reg orig="chace">chase</reg>, <hi rend="italic">Venus</hi> <reg orig="adue">adieu</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BA"><speaker>Ven.</speaker>       
<l><reg orig="Leaue">Leave</reg> those, <reg orig="turne">turn</reg> head, <reg orig="chuse">choose</reg> those thou <reg orig="maist">mayst</reg> pursue</l></sp>
               
<sp who="Q"><speaker>Adonis.</speaker>      
<l>I am <reg orig="resolu'd">resolved</reg>, <reg orig="Il'e">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> <reg orig="helpe">help</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="rouze">rouse</reg> yon beast.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BA"><speaker>Venus.</speaker>   
<l>Thou art <reg orig="to">too</reg> <reg orig="deere">dear</reg> his <reg orig="sauadge">savage</reg> throat <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> feast.</l>
<l><reg orig="Forbeare">Forbear</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="Q"><speaker>Adonis.</speaker>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> <reg orig="vaine">vain</reg>.</l></sp>
               
 <sp who="BA"><speaker>Venus.</speaker> 
<l><reg orig="Appoynt">Appoint</reg> when <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> shall meet.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="Q"><speaker>Adonis.</speaker>
<l>After the <reg orig="chace">chase</reg>. Farewell then.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BA"><speaker>Venus.</speaker> 
<l>Farewell sweet.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="Q"><speaker>Adonis.</speaker>
<l>This kissing.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BA"><speaker>Venus.</speaker> 
<l><hi rend="italic">Adon</hi>, guard thee well, <reg orig="expresse">express</reg></l>
<l>Thy <reg orig="loue">love</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> me, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> being of <reg orig="thy selfe">thyself</reg></l>
<l><reg orig="Carefull">Careful</reg> and chary: they <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> raze thy skin</l>
<l>Wound me. Be wise my <hi rend="italic">Adon</hi>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="Q"><speaker>Adon.</speaker>
<l><reg orig="Neuer">Never</reg> doubt. <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">So</seg> then</l></sp>
               
<stage>He kisseth her.</stage>
               
<sp who="BA"><speaker>Venus.</speaker> 
<l>But lip-labour, yet ill left out.</l></sp>
               
<stage>Exeunt.</stage>
<stage>Winde hornes. Enter with Iauelings, and in greene, Meleager,
   Theseus, Telamon, Castor, Pollux, Iason, Peleus,
   Nestor, Atreus, Toxeus, Plexippus.</stage>

<sp who="F"><speaker>Melea.</speaker> 
<l>The cause of this <reg orig="conuention">convention</reg> (Lords of <hi rend="italic">Greece</hi>)</l>
<l>Needs <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> expression; and yet briefly thus:</l>
<l><hi rend="italic">Oeneus</hi> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> father, the <hi rend="italic">Aetolians</hi> King,</l>
<l>Of all his fruits <reg orig="aud">and</reg> plenty, <reg orig="gaue">gave</reg> due rights</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">To</seg> all the Gods and Goddesses, <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Ioue">Jove</reg>, Ceres,</hi></l>
<l><hi rend="italic">Bacchus, and Pallas</hi>; but among the rest,</l>
<l><hi rend="italic">Diana</hi> he neglects: <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> <reg orig="inrag'd">enraged</reg>,</l>
<l>She hath sent (<seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> plague <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg>) a huge <reg orig="sauadge">savage</reg> <reg orig="Boare">Boar</reg>,</l>
<l>Of an <reg orig="vn-measured">un-measured</reg> height and magnitude.</l>
<l>What better can describe his shape and terror</l>
<l><reg orig="Then">Than</reg> all the <reg orig="pittious">piteous</reg> clamours <reg orig="shrild">shrilled</reg> through <hi rend="italic">Greece</hi>?</l>
<l>Of his depopulations, <reg orig="spoyles">spoils</reg>, and <reg orig="preyes">preys</reg>?</l>
<l>His flaming eyes they sparkle <reg orig="bloud">blood</reg> and fire,</l>
<l>His bristles <reg orig="poynted">pointed</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> a range of pikes</l>
<l><reg orig="Ranck't">Ranked</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> his <reg orig="backe">back</reg>: his <reg orig="foame">foam</reg> <reg orig="snowes">snows</reg> where he feeds</l>
<l>His <reg orig="tuskes">tusks</reg> are <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> the Indian <reg orig="Oliphants">Elephants</reg>.</l>
<l>Out of his <reg orig="iawes">jaws</reg> (as if <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Ioues">Jove's</reg></hi> lightning flew)</l>
<l>He <reg orig="scortches">scorches</reg> all the branches <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> his way,</l>
<l><reg orig="Plowes">Ploughs</reg> <reg orig="vp"><seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg></reg> the fields, treads flat the fields of <reg orig="graine">grain</reg>.</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> <reg orig="vaine">vain</reg> the <reg orig="Sheepheard">Shepherd</reg> or his <reg orig="dogge">dog</reg> secures</l>
<l>Their <reg orig="harmlesse">harmless</reg> <reg orig="fowlds">folds</reg>. <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> <reg orig="vaine">vain</reg> the furious Bull</l>
<l><reg orig="Striues">Strives</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> defend the <reg orig="heard">herd</reg> <reg orig="ore">over</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> he Lords.</l>
<l>The <reg orig="Collonies">Colonies</reg> into the <reg orig="Citties">Cities</reg> <reg orig="flye">fly</reg>,</l>
<l>And till <reg orig="immur'd">immured</reg>, they <reg orig="thinke">think</reg> <reg orig="themselues">themselves</reg> not safe.</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="chace">chase</reg> this beast <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> <reg orig="haue">have</reg> met <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> <hi rend="italic">Oeta</hi> mount,</l>
<l>Attended <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> the noblest spirits of <hi rend="italic">Greece</hi>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="L"><speaker>Tela.</speaker>    
<l>From populous <hi rend="italic">Salamine I Telamon</hi></l>
<l>Am at thy <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> request, King <hi rend="italic">Meleager</hi>,</l>
<l>Come <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> behold this beast of <hi rend="italic">Calidon</hi>,</l>
<l>And <reg orig="proue">prove</reg> my <reg orig="vertue">virtue</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> his <reg orig="sterne">stern</reg> <reg orig="pursuite">pursuit</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="J"><speaker>Iason.</speaker>         
<l>Not <hi rend="italic">Meleagers</hi> <reg orig="loue">love</reg>, more <reg orig="then">than</reg> the <reg orig="zeale">zeal</reg></l>
<l>I <reg orig="beare">bear</reg> my honour, hath <reg orig="drawne">drawn</reg> <hi rend="italic">Iason</hi> hither,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">To</seg> this <reg orig="aduenture">adventure</reg>, yet both forcible</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> make me try strange <reg orig="maisteries">masteries</reg> <reg orig="'gainst">against</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> monster,</l>
<l>Whose fury hath <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> much <reg orig="amaz'd">amazed</reg> all Greece.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BN"><speaker>Castor.</speaker>      
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">That</seg> was the cause I <hi rend="italic">Castor</hi>, with my brother</l>
<l><hi rend="italic">Pollux</hi>, <reg orig="arriu'd">arrived</reg>, and left <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> sister <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Hellen">Helen</reg></hi></l>
<l><reg orig="Imbrac't">Embraced</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> old father <hi rend="italic">Tyndarus</hi>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="rouze">rouse</reg> this beast.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BO"><speaker>Pollux.</speaker>      
<l>Let <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> more be held</l>
<l>The <reg orig="sonnes">sons</reg> of <hi rend="italic">Lada</hi>, and <reg orig="be got">begot</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Ioue">Jove</reg></hi>,</l>
<l>Brothers, and <reg orig="cal'd">called</reg> the two <hi rend="italic">Tyndarian</hi> twins</l>
<l>If <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> <reg orig="returne">return</reg> not <reg orig="crimson'd">crimsoned</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the <reg orig="spoiles">spoils</reg></l>
<l>Of this fierce <reg orig="Boare">Boar</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="M"><speaker>Nestor.</speaker> 
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">To</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> end <hi rend="italic">Nestor</hi> came.</l>
<l>Nestor, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> hath already <reg orig="liu'd">lived</reg> one age,</l>
<l>And <reg orig="entred">entered</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> the second, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the third</l>
<l>May I <reg orig="nere">never</reg> reach, if part of <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> <reg orig="wilde">wild</reg> swine</l>
<l>I bring not home <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <hi rend="italic">Pylos</hi> where I <reg orig="reigne">reign</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="K"><speaker>Atr.</speaker>    
<l>My <reg orig="yong">young</reg> son <hi rend="italic">Agamemnon</hi>, and his brother</l>
<l>Prince <hi rend="italic">Menclaus</hi> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> his swathes at home,</l>
<l>Without some honour <reg orig="purchast">purchased</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> this <reg orig="Boare">Boar</reg>,</l>
<l>May I <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> more see, or <hi rend="italic">Myeenes</hi> visit.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BR"><speaker>Thes.</speaker>         
<l>Well <reg orig="speakes">speaks</reg> <hi rend="italic">Atreus</hi>, and his noble acts</l>
<l><reg orig="Stil">Still</reg> <reg orig="equalize">equalise</reg> his language. Shall not <hi rend="italic">Theseus</hi></l>
<l><reg orig="Veoter">Venture</reg> as <reg orig="farre">far</reg> as any? <reg orig="heauens">heavens</reg> you know</l>
<l>I dare as much <reg orig="'gainst">against</reg> any <reg orig="mortall">mortal</reg> foe.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="D"><speaker>Tox.</speaker>             
<l><reg orig="Wher's">Where is</reg> <hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> at this noble <reg orig="busines">business</reg></l>
<l>He is not present, being <reg orig="neere">near</reg> <reg orig="ally'd">allied</reg></l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">To</seg> <hi rend="italic">Meleager</hi>, <reg orig="hauing">having</reg> late <reg orig="espowsed">espoused</reg></l>
<l>His sister <hi rend="italic">Deianeira</hi>?</l></sp>
               
<sp who="D"><speaker>Plex.</speaker>                  
<l><reg orig="He's">He is</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <hi rend="italic">Busiris</hi>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Aegytian">Egyptian</reg></hi> tyrant,</l>
<l>Else noble valour, he would <reg orig="haue">have</reg> <reg orig="bin">been</reg> first</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="haue">have</reg> <reg orig="purchast">purchased</reg> honour <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> this <reg orig="hauty">haughty</reg> quest.</l></sp>
               
<stage>Enter Atlanta with a Iauelin, Hornes winded.</stage>
               
<sp who="R"><speaker>Atl.</speaker>  
<l><reg orig="Haile">Hail</reg> princes, let it not offend this troop,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> I a <reg orig="Princesse">Princess</reg> and <hi rend="italic">Atlanta</hi> <reg orig="cald">called</reg>,</l>
<l>A virgin <reg orig="Huntresse">Huntress</reg>, <reg orig="presse">press</reg> into the field,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> hope <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> double guild my <reg orig="Iauelins">Javelin's</reg> <reg orig="poynt">point</reg></l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> <reg orig="bloud">blood</reg> of yon <reg orig="wilde">wild</reg> swine.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="F"><speaker>Melea.</speaker>     
<l><foreign lang="Latin">Virgineam in puero, puerilem in virgine vultum</foreign>as</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BQ"><speaker>Aspicio.</speaker>     
<l><reg orig="Oh">O</reg> you Gods! or make <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg> mine,</l>
<l>Stated with <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg> the <hi rend="italic">Calidonian</hi> <reg orig="Queene">Queen</reg>,</l>
<l>Or let this monstrous <reg orig="beaft">beast</reg> confound me quite,</l>
<l>And <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> his vast <reg orig="wombe">womb</reg> bury all my fare.</l>
<l>Beauteous <hi rend="italic">Atlanta</hi> welcome, grace <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg> princes</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">For</seg> <hi rend="italic">Meleagers</hi> honour.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="J"><speaker>Iason.</speaker>          
<l>Come, <reg orig="shal's">shall <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg> <reg orig="vncupple">uncouple</reg> Lords,</l>
<l>Some plant the <reg orig="toiles">toils</reg>, others <reg orig="brauely">bravely</reg> mount,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="vn-den">un-den</reg> this <reg orig="sauadge">savage</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="F"><speaker>Melea.</speaker>     
<l>Time and my <reg orig="bashfull">bashful</reg> <reg orig="loue">love</reg></l>
<l>Admits <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> courtship, Lady <reg orig="ranke">rank</reg> with <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg>.</l>
<l><reg orig="Il'e">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> be this day your guardian, and a shield</l>
<l><reg orig="Betweene">Between</reg> you and all danger.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="R"><speaker>Atlant.</speaker>  
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">We</seg> are free,</l>
<l>And <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the <reg orig="chace">chase</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="owne">own</reg> guardian be.</l>
<l><reg orig="Shals">Shall <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the field, my <reg orig="Iauelin">Javelin</reg> and these shafts,</l>
<l>Pointed with death, shall with the <reg orig="formost">foremost</reg> <reg orig="flye">fly</reg>,</l>
<l>And <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> a <reg orig="womans">woman's</reg> hand the beast shall <reg orig="dye">die</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<stage>Enter Adonis winding his horne.</stage>
               
<sp who="F"><speaker>Melea.</speaker>     
<l>As bold as <reg orig="faire">fair</reg>; but soft, whose bugle's <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg></l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Which</seg> <reg orig="cals">calls</reg> <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the <reg orig="chace">chase</reg>? <hi rend="italic">Adonis</hi> yours?</l></sp>
               
<sp who="Q"><speaker>Adonis.</speaker>  
<l>Mine <reg orig="oh">o</reg> you noble <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Greekes">Greeks</reg></hi>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> <reg orig="haue">have</reg> <reg orig="discouered">discovered</reg></l>
<l>The <reg orig="dreadfull">dreadful</reg> monster wallowing <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> his den:</l>
<l>The <reg orig="toyles">toils</reg> are <reg orig="fixt">fixed</reg>, the huntsmen <reg orig="plac't">placed</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> <reg orig="hils">hills</reg></l>
<l><reg orig="Prest">Pressed</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> the charge, the fierce <hi rend="italic">Thessalian</hi> hounds</l>
<l>With their <reg orig="flagge">flag</reg> <reg orig="eares">ears</reg>, ready <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> sweep the dew</l>
<l>From the moist earth: their breasts are <reg orig="arm'd">armed</reg> with <reg orig="steele">steel</reg>,</l>
<l>Against the <reg orig="incounter">encounter</reg> of <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> grim a beast:</l>
<l>The hunters long <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="vncupple">uncouple</reg>, and attend</l>
<l>Your presence <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the field.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="R"><speaker>Atlanta.</speaker>         
<l>Follow <hi rend="italic">Atlanta</hi>.</l>
<l><reg orig="Il'e">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> try what prince <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> second me <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> field,</l>
<l>And make his <reg orig="Iauelins">Javelin's</reg> point shake <reg orig="euen">even</reg> with mine.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="F"><speaker>Melea.</speaker>     
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">That</seg> <hi rend="italic">Meleagers</hi> shall.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="L"><speaker>Tela.</speaker>     
<l>Nor <hi rend="italic">Telamon</hi></l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">Will</seg> come <reg orig="behinde">behind</reg> <hi rend="italic">Atlanta</hi>, or the Prince.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="J"><speaker>Iason.</speaker>     
<l>Charge <reg orig="brauely">bravely</reg> then your <reg orig="Iauelins">Javelins</reg>, send them singing</l>
<l>Through the <reg orig="cleare">clear</reg> <reg orig="aire">air</reg>, and <reg orig="aime">aim</reg> them at yon fiend,</l>
<l><reg orig="Den'd">Denned</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the <reg orig="quechy">quenchy</reg> <reg orig="bogge">bog</reg>, the <reg orig="signall">signal</reg> Lords.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="X"><speaker>All.</speaker>      
<l>charge, charge.</l></sp>
               
<stage>a great winding of hornes, & shouts.</stage>
               
<sp who="F"><speaker>Melea.</speaker>          
<l>Princes, shrill your Bugles free.</l>
<l>And all <hi rend="italic">Atlanta's</hi> danger fall <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> me.</l></sp>
                              
<stage>Enter Iason and Telamon.</stage>
               
<sp who="J"><speaker>Iason.</speaker>        
<l>This way, this way, renowned <hi rend="italic">Telamon</hi>,</l>
<l>The <reg orig="Boare">Boar</reg> makes through yon glade, and from the <reg orig="hils">hills</reg></l>
<l>He hurries <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> a tempest: <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> his way</l>
<l>He prostrates trees, and <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> the bolt of <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Ioue">Jove</reg></hi>,</l>
<l>Shatters <reg orig="where ere">wherever</reg> he comes.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="L"><speaker>Tela.</speaker>     
<l><hi rend="italic">Diana's</hi> wrath</l>
<l>Sparkles grim <reg orig="terrour">terror</reg> from his fiery eyes:</l>
<l>One <reg orig="Iauelin">Javelin</reg> pointed with the purest <reg orig="brasse">brass</reg>,</l>
<l>I <reg orig="haue">have</reg> blunted <reg orig="'gainst">against</reg> his ribs, yet he <reg orig="vnscar'd">unscarred</reg>,</l>
<l>The head, as darted <reg orig="'gainst">against</reg> a <reg orig="rocke">rock</reg> of marble,</l>
<l>Rebounded <reg orig="backe">back</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="J"><speaker>Iason.</speaker>        
<l>He shakes off from his head</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">Our</seg> best <hi rend="italic">Thessalian</hi> <reg orig="dogges">dogs</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> <reg orig="Sommer">Summer</reg> <reg orig="flyes">flies</reg>:</l>
<l>Nor can their sharpe <reg orig="phangs">fangs</reg> fasten <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> his hide.</l>
<l>Follow the cry.</l></sp>
               
<stage>A shout. Enter Castor and Pollux.</stage>
               
<sp who="BN"><speaker>Castor.</speaker>        
<l><reg orig="Wher's">Where is</reg> noble <hi rend="italic">Telamon</hi>?</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BO"><speaker>Pollux.</speaker>        
<l>Or warlike <hi rend="italic">Iason</hi>?</l></sp>
               
<sp who="J"><speaker>Iason.</speaker>        
<l>Here you <hi rend="italic">Tyndarides</hi>,</l>
<l><reg orig="Speake">Speak</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="interrogative">which</seg> way bends this plague of <hi rend="italic">Calidon</hi>?</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BN"><speaker>Castor.</speaker>        
<l>Here may you stand him, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> behold he comes</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">Like</seg> a rough torrent, swallowing where he spreads,</l>
<l><reg orig="Ouer">Over</reg> his head a cloud of <reg orig="terrour">terror</reg> hangs</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> <reg orig="leane">lean</reg> death (as <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> a Chariot) rides,</l>
<l>Darting his shafts <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> all sides: <reg orig="'mongst">amongst</reg> the Princes</l>
<l>Of <reg orig="fertill">fertile</reg> <hi rend="italic">Greece, Anceus</hi> bowels <reg orig="lye">lie</reg></l>
<l><reg orig="Strewd">Strewed</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> the earth, <reg orig="torne">torn</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> his <reg orig="rauenous">ravenous</reg> <reg orig="tuskes">tusks</reg>:</l>
 <l>And had not <hi rend="italic">Nestor</hi> (<seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> his <reg orig="Iauelins">Javelin's</reg> <reg orig="helpe">help</reg>)</l>
<l><reg orig="Leap't">Leaped</reg> <reg orig="vp"><seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg></reg> into an <reg orig="Oke">Oak</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="haue">have</reg> <reg orig="scap't">scaped</reg> his rage,</l>
<l>He had now <reg orig="perisht">perished</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> his second Age.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="J"><speaker>Iason.</speaker>        
<l><hi rend="italic">Peleus</hi> is wounded, <hi rend="italic">Pelegon</hi> lies <reg orig="slaine">slain</reg>,</l>
 <l><hi rend="italic">Eupalemon</hi> hath all his body rent</l>
<l>With an oblique wound: yet <hi rend="italic">Meleager</hi> still,</l>
<l>And <hi rend="italic">Theseus</hi>, and <hi rend="italic">Atreus</hi>, with the rest,</l>
<l>Pursue the <reg orig="chace">chase</reg>, with <reg orig="Boare-speares">Boar-spears</reg> cast <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> <reg orig="thicke">thick</reg>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> where they <reg orig="flye">fly</reg>, they <reg orig="seeme">seem</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="darke">dark</reg> the <reg orig="ayre">air</reg>,</l>
<l>And where they fall, they threaten imminent <reg orig="ruine">ruin</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="J"><speaker>Iason.</speaker>        
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">To</seg> these <reg orig="wee"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg></reg> <reg orig="adde">add</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> fury, and <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> fire,</l>
<l>And front him, though his brow bare figured hell,</l>
<l>And <reg orig="euery">every</reg> wrinkle were the <reg orig="gulfe">gulf</reg> of Styx</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">By</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> the Gods contest: Come noble <hi rend="italic">Telamon</hi>,</l>
<l>Diana's monster <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> hands shall fall,</l>
<l>Or (with the Princes <reg orig="slaine">slain</reg>) <reg orig="let's">let <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg> perish all.</l></sp>
               
<stage>Exeunt.</stage>
<stage>Hornes and shouts. Enter Meleager, Atlanta.</stage>
               
<sp who="F"><speaker>Meleag.</speaker>        
<l>Thou beauteous <hi rend="italic">Nonacris, Arcadia's</hi> pride,</l>
<l>How hath thy valour with thy fortune <reg orig="ioyn'd">joined</reg>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> make thee <reg orig="staine">stain</reg> the <reg orig="generall">general</reg> fortitude</l>
<l>Of all the Princes <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> <reg orig="deriue">derive</reg> from <hi rend="italic">Greece</hi>,</l>
<l>Thy <reg orig="launces">lance's</reg> <reg orig="poynt">point</reg> hath <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> yon armed monster,</l>
<l>Made the first wound, and the first crimson <reg orig="droppe">drop</reg></l>
<l>Fell from his side, thy <reg orig="ayme">aim</reg> and <reg orig="arme">arm</reg> extracted,</l>
<l>Thy fame shall <reg orig="neuer">never</reg> <reg orig="dye">die</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <hi rend="italic">Calidon</hi>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="R"><speaker>Atl.</speaker>        
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">We</seg> trifle <reg orig="heere">here</reg>, what shall <hi rend="italic">Atlanta</hi> <reg orig="gaine">gain</reg></l>
<l>The first wounds honour, and be absent from</l>
<l>The <reg orig="monfters">monster's</reg> death, <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> must <reg orig="haue">have</reg> hand <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> both.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="F"><speaker>Meleag.</speaker>        
<l>Thou hast <reg orig="purchast">purchased</reg> honour and <reg orig="renowne">renown</reg> enough,</l>
<l><reg orig="Oh">O</reg> <reg orig="staine">stain</reg> not all the <reg orig="generall">general</reg> youth of <hi rend="italic">Greece</hi>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">By</seg> thy too forward spirit. Come not <reg orig="neere">near</reg></l>
<l>Yon rude blood-thirsty <reg orig="sauadge">savage</reg>, lest he prey</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">On</seg> thee, as <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> <hi rend="italic">Anceus</hi>, and the rest,</l>
<l>Let me <reg orig="betweene">between</reg> thee and all dangers stand.</l>
<stage>Hornes.</stage>
<l>Fight, but fight safe beneath <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> puissant hand.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="R"><speaker>Atl.</speaker>        
<l>The cry comes this way, all my shafts <reg orig="Il'e">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> spend.</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="giue">give</reg> the fury <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> affrights <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg>, end.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="F"><speaker>Meleag.</speaker>        
<l>And ere <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> monster <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> <hi rend="italic">Atlanta</hi> <reg orig="pray">prey</reg>,</l>
<l>This point of <reg orig="steele">steel</reg> <reg orig="shal">shall</reg> through his <reg orig="hart">heart</reg> make way.</l></sp>
               
<stage>exeunt.</stage>
               
<stage>After great shouts, enter Venus.</stage>
               
<sp who="BA"><speaker>Venus.</speaker>  
<l><hi rend="italic">Adonis</hi>, thou <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> makest <hi rend="italic">Venus</hi> a <reg orig="Huntresse">Huntress</reg>,</l>
<l><reg orig="Leaue">Leave</reg> <hi rend="italic">Paphos, Gnidon, Eryx, Erecine,</hi></l>
<l>And <hi rend="italic">Amathon</hi>, with precious <reg orig="mettals">metals</reg> <reg orig="bigge">big</reg>,</l>
<l>Mayst thou this day <reg orig="liue">live</reg> <reg orig="bucklerd">bucklered</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> wing,</l>
<l>And shadowed <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the amorous power of <reg orig="loue">love</reg>:</l>
<l>My <reg orig="swannes">swans</reg> I <reg orig="haue">have</reg> <reg orig="vnyoakt">unyoked</reg>, and from their necks</l>
<l><reg orig="Tane">Taken</reg> of their bridles made of twisted <reg orig="silke">silk</reg>.</l>
<l>And from my chariot <reg orig="stucke">stuck</reg> with <reg orig="Doues">Doves</reg> white plumes</l>
<l>Lighted <reg orig="vpon"><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg></reg> this verdure, where the <reg orig="Boare">Boar</reg></l>
<l>Hath <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> his fury <reg orig="snow'd">snowed</reg> his scattered <reg orig="foame">foam</reg>.</l>
<stage>A cry within.</stage>
<l>What cry was <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg>? It was <hi rend="italic">Adonis</hi> sure.</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">That</seg> <reg orig="piercesant">piercing</reg> shrike <reg orig="shrild">shrilled</reg> through the <reg orig="musicall">musical</reg> pipes</l>
<l>Of his <reg orig="sweete">sweet</reg> <reg orig="voyces">voices</reg> organs, thou <hi rend="italic">Diana</hi></l>
<l>If thou hast sent this <reg orig="fiende">fiend</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> ruin <reg orig="loue">love</reg>,</l>
<l>Or print the least <reg orig="skarre">scar</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> my <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Adons">Adonis'</reg></hi> flesh</l>
<l>Thy chastity I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> abandon quite,</l>
<l>And with my <reg orig="loosenesse">looseness</reg>, blast thy <hi rend="italic">Cinthian</hi> light.</l></sp>
               
<stage>Enter Theseus and Nestor, bringing in Adonis wounded to death.</stage>
               
<sp who="BR"><speaker>Thes.</speaker>  
<l>There lie most beauteous of the youths of <hi rend="italic">Greece</hi>,</l>
<l>Whose death I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> not <reg orig="mourne">mourn</reg>, ere I <reg orig="reuenge">revenge</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="M"><speaker>Nest.</speaker>  
<l><reg orig="I'le">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> second thee, thou pride of <hi rend="italic">Greece</hi> <reg orig="adiew">adieu</reg>,</l>
<l>Whom too much <reg orig="valor">valour</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> thy prime <reg orig="ore-threw">overthrow</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<stage>Exit.</stage>
               
 <sp who="BA"><speaker>Venus.</speaker>        
<l><reg orig="Y'are">You are</reg> not mine eyes, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> they <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="fee">see</reg> him dead</l>
<l>Would from their soft beds drop <reg orig="vpon"><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg></reg> the earth:</l>
<l>Or <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> their <reg orig="owne">own</reg> <reg orig="warme">warm</reg> liquid moisture <reg orig="drowne">drown</reg></l>
<l>Their <reg orig="natiue">native</reg> <reg orig="brightnesse">brightness</reg>: <reg orig="th'art">thou art</reg> not <hi rend="italic">Venus</hi> heart,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> <reg orig="wer't">wert</reg> thou mine, at this sad spectacle</l>
<l><reg orig="Th'dst">Thou wouldst</reg> <reg orig="breake">break</reg> these ribs though they were made of <reg orig="brasse">brass</reg>,</l>
<l>And leap out of my <reg orig="bosome">bosom</reg> instantly.</l>
<l>My <reg orig="sorrowes">sorrows</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> a populous throng, all <reg orig="striuing">striving</reg></l>
<l>At once <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="passe">pass</reg> through some <reg orig="inforced">enforced</reg> breach,</l>
<l><reg orig="In stead">Instead</reg> of winning passage stop the way,</l>
<l>And <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">so</seg> the greatest <reg orig="hast">haste</reg>, breeds the most stay.</l>
<l><reg orig="Oh">O</reg> <reg orig="mee">me</reg>! my multiplicity of <reg orig="sorrowes">sorrows</reg>,</l>
<l>Makes me almost forget <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="grieue">grieve</reg> at all.</l>
<l><reg orig="Speake">Speak</reg>, <reg orig="speake">speak</reg>, my <hi rend="italic">Adon</hi>, thou whom death hath fed <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">on</seg></l>
<l>Ere thou wast yet full ripe; and this thy <reg orig="beautie's">beauty is</reg></l>
<l><reg orig="Deuour'd">Devoured</reg> ere tasted. <reg orig="Eye">Ay</reg>, <reg orig="where's">where is</reg> now thy <reg orig="brightnesse">brightness</reg>?</l>
<l>Or hand thy warmth? <reg orig="Oh">O</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> such <reg orig="louely">lovely</reg> parts</l>
<l>Should be <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> death thus made <reg orig="vnseruiceable">unserviceable</reg>.</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> (<reg orig="liuest">livest</reg> then) had the power <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="intrance">entrance</reg> <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Ioue">Jove</reg></hi>:</l>
<l><reg orig="Rauish">Ravish</reg>, amaze, and <reg orig="surfet">surfeit</reg>, all these pleasures</l>
<l><hi rend="italic">Venus</hi> hath lost <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> thy <reg orig="vntimely">untimely</reg> fall.</l>
<l>And therefore <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> thy death eternally</l>
<l><hi rend="italic">Venus</hi> shall <reg orig="mourne">mourn</reg>; Earth shall thy <reg orig="trunke">trunk</reg> <reg orig="deuoure">devour</reg>,</l>
<l>But thy <reg orig="liues">lives</reg> <reg orig="bloud">blood</reg> <reg orig="I'le">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> <reg orig="turne">turn</reg> into a flower,</l>
<l>And <reg orig="euery">every</reg> Month <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="sollemne">solemn</reg> rights deplore,</l>
<l>This beauteous <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Greeke">Greek</reg></hi> <reg orig="slaine">slain</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> <hi rend="italic">Dianaes</hi> <reg orig="Boare">Boar</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<stage>Exit.</stage>
<stage>The fall of the Boare being winded, Meleager with the head
   of the Boare, Atlanta, Nestor, Toxeus, Plexippus, Iason,
   Thesus, &c. with their iauellins bloudied.</stage>
               
<sp who="F"><speaker>Mel.</speaker> 
<l>Thus lies the terror <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> but once <reg orig="to day">today</reg></l>
<l><reg orig="Aw'd">Awed</reg> all the boldest hearts of <hi rend="italic">Calidon</hi></l>
<l>Wallowing and weltering <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> his <reg orig="natiue">native</reg> <reg orig="bloud">blood</reg>,</l>
<l><reg orig="Transfixt">Transfixed</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg>, but <reg orig="brauely">bravely</reg> seconded,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">By</seg> noble <hi rend="italic">Iason, Theseus, Peleus</hi>,</l>
<l><hi rend="italic">Telamon, Nestor, the Tyndarides</hi>,</l>
<l>And <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> bold <reg orig="vnkles">uncles</reg>, <reg orig="al">all</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="bore-speares">boar-spears</reg> <reg orig="stain'd">stained</reg></l>
<l>And gory hands <reg orig="lau'd">laved</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> his reeking <reg orig="bloud">blood</reg>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">To</seg> whom belongs this <reg orig="braue">brave</reg> victorious <reg orig="spoile">spoil</reg>?</l></sp>
               
<sp who="X"><speaker>All.</speaker>   
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">To</seg> <hi rend="italic">Meleager</hi> Prince of <hi rend="italic">Calidon</hi>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="F"><speaker>Mel.</speaker> 
<l>Is <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> your <reg orig="generall">general</reg> suffrage?</l></sp>
               
<sp who="J"><speaker>Iason.</speaker> 
<l>Let not <hi rend="italic">Greece</hi></l>
<l>Suffer such <reg orig="merite">merit</reg> <reg orig="vnregarded">unregarded</reg> <reg orig="passe">pass</reg>,</l>
<l>Or valour <reg orig="liue">live</reg> <reg orig="vnguerdon'd">unguerdoned</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> <reg orig="fel">fell</reg> Swine</l>
<l>Whom yet, <reg orig="euen">even</reg> dead, <reg orig="th'amazed">the amazed</reg> people <reg orig="feare">fear</reg>,</l>
<l>And dare not touch but with astonishment</l>
<l>Fell <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> thy hand.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="L"><speaker>Tel.</speaker> 
<l>Thou <reg orig="stodst">stoodest</reg> his violence,</l>
<l><reg orig="Til">Till</reg> thy sharpe <reg orig="Iauelin">Javelin</reg> grated <reg orig="gainst">against</reg> his <reg orig="broines">groin</reg>,</l>
<l>Beneath his shield thou <reg orig="entred'st">enteredest</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> his heart.</l>
<l>At <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> <reg orig="guirt">girt</reg> him till a thousand wounds,</l>
<l><reg orig="Hee">He</reg> from a thousand hands <reg orig="receiu'd">received</reg> at once:</l>
<l>And <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> his fall it <reg orig="seem'd">seemed</reg> the earth did <reg orig="groane">groan</reg>,</l>
<l>And the <reg orig="fixt">fixed</reg> <reg orig="Center">Centre</reg> tremble <reg orig="vnder">under</reg> him.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BN"><speaker>Castor.</speaker>     
<l>The <reg orig="spoile">spoil</reg> is thine, the <reg orig="yong">young</reg> <hi rend="italic">Adonis</hi> death,</l>
<l>Anceus slaughter, and the massacre</l>
<l>Of <hi rend="italic">Archas, Pelagon, Eupateinon</hi></l>
<l>And all the <hi rend="italic">Grecian</hi> Princes lost this day,</l>
<l>Thou hast <reg orig="reueng'd">revenged</reg>, therefore be thine the fame,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Which</seg> with a <reg orig="generall">general</reg> <reg orig="voyce">voice</reg> <hi rend="italic">Greece</hi> shall <reg orig="proclaime">proclaim</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="F"><speaker>Mel.</speaker>       
<l>Princes <reg orig="wee"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg></reg> <reg orig="thanke">thank</reg> you, <reg orig="'tis">it is</reg> mine <reg orig="giuen">given</reg> me free.</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Which</seg> <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> <hi rend="italic">Atlanta</hi> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> bestow <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> thee.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="D"><speaker>Tox.</speaker>     
<l>Ha, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> a woman.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="D"><speaker>Plex.</speaker>     
<l>And <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> many men,</l>
<l><reg orig="Ingag'd">Engaged</reg> <reg orig="in't"><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> it</reg>, call <reg orig="backe">back</reg> thy gift <reg orig="againe">again</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BN"><speaker>Castor.</speaker>          
<l><hi rend="italic">Greece</hi> is <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> this disparaged, and <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> fame</l>
<l><reg orig="Fowly">Foully</reg> <reg orig="eclipst">eclipsed</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BO"><speaker>Pollux.</speaker>            
<l><reg orig="Snatch't">Snatched</reg> from <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> emulous Dame.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="F"><speaker>Mel.</speaker>         
<l>Murmur you Lords at <hi rend="italic">Meleagers</hi> bounty,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">We</seg> first <reg orig="bestow'd">bestowed</reg> it as <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> <reg orig="owne">own</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> <reg orig="guift">gift</reg>,</l>
<l>Yea, and <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> right, but now <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> render it</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">To</seg> bright <hi rend="italic">Atlanta</hi>, as <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> <reg orig="owne">own</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> due</l>
<l>As <reg orig="shee">she</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> from the <reg orig="Boare">Boar</reg> the first <reg orig="bloud">blood</reg> drew.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="M"><speaker>Nest.</speaker>         
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">We</seg> must not suffer this disgrace <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <hi rend="italic">Greece</hi>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="K"><speaker>Atre.</speaker> 
<l>Let women <reg orig="claime">claim</reg> <reg orig="'mongst">amongst</reg> women eminence,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">Our</seg> Lofty spirits, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> honour <reg orig="haue">have</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="chace">chase</reg>,</l>
<l>Cannot <reg orig="disgest">digest</reg> wrongs womanish and base.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BN"><speaker>Cast.</speaker>    
<l>Restore this woman and thy sex <reg orig="enuy">envy</reg></l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">For</seg> fortitude, <reg orig="aime">aim</reg> not at quests <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> <reg orig="hye">high</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="J"><speaker>Iason.</speaker>    
<l><hi rend="italic">Castor</hi> <reg orig="forbeare">forbear</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="L"><speaker>Tella.</speaker>    
<l><reg orig="Hee">He</reg> <reg orig="giues">gives</reg> but <reg orig="what's">what is</reg> his <reg orig="owne">own</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BR"><speaker>Thes.</speaker> 
<l><reg orig="Tis">It is</reg> the Kings bounty,</l></sp>
               
<sp who="F"><speaker>Mel.</speaker>         
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">By</seg> the <reg orig="immortall">immortal</reg> Gods,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> <reg orig="gaue">gave</reg> <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">us</seg></reg> this <reg orig="daies">day's</reg> honour, the same hand</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">By</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> the <hi rend="italic">Calidonian</hi> terror fell,</l>
<l>Shall him <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="frownes">frowns</reg> or murmurs <reg orig="lanch">launch</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> hell.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="X"><speaker>All.</speaker>         
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">That</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> try.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="F"><speaker>Mel.</speaker>         
<l>Then <reg orig="reskue">rescue</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <hi rend="italic">Atlanta</hi>,</l>
<l>This day shall fall <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> thee, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> art <reg orig="diuine">divine</reg>,</l>
<l>Monsters more <reg orig="sauadge">savage</reg> <reg orig="then">than</reg> <hi rend="italic">Dianaes</hi> swine.</l></sp>
               
<stage>A strange confused fray, Toxeus and Plexippus are slaine by 
   Meleager, Iason and Tellamon stand betweene the
   two factions.</stage>
               
 <sp who="J"><speaker>Ias.</speaker>     
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">No</seg> more, <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> more, behold your <reg orig="vnkles">uncles</reg> <reg orig="slaine">slain</reg>,</l>
<l><reg orig="Saue">Save</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> this act two Noble Gentlemen,</l>
<l>Pursue not fury <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the <reg orig="spoile">spoil</reg> of <hi rend="italic">Greece</hi>,</l>
<l>And death of more <reg orig="braue">brave</reg> Princes: let your rage</l>
<l>Be here <reg orig="confin'de">confined</reg>, cut off this purple <reg orig="streame">stream</reg></l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> his mid course, and <reg orig="turne">turn</reg> this torrent <reg orig="backe">back</reg></l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Which</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> his fury else may <reg orig="drown'd">drowned</reg> <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg> all.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="L"><speaker>Tel.</speaker>      
<l>I second <hi rend="italic">Iason</hi> and expose <reg orig="my selfe">myself</reg>,</l>
<l><reg orig="Betweene">Between</reg> these factions <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> compose a peace.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="F"><speaker>Mel.</speaker>        
<l><reg orig="Wee"><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">We</seg></reg> <reg orig="haue">have</reg> done too much already, impious fury,</l>
<l>How <reg orig="boundlesse">boundless</reg> is thy power: <reg orig="vncircumscribed">uncircumscribed</reg></l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">By</seg> thought or reason, <reg orig="th'art">thou art</reg> all violence,</l>
<l>Thy end repentance, sorrow and <reg orig="distast">distaste</reg>:</l>
<l>How <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <hi rend="italic">Althea</hi> take <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> brothers death</l>
<l>From <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> sons hand, but rash deeds executed</l>
<l>May be lamented, <reg orig="neuer">never</reg> be <reg orig="recal'd">recalled</reg></l>
<l>Shall the <reg orig="suruiuers">survivors</reg> <reg orig="bee">be</reg> <reg orig="atton'd">atoned</reg>?</l></sp>
               
<sp who="K"><speaker>Atreus.</speaker>   
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">So</seg> it be done with honour <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> both parts</l>
<l><reg orig="Wee"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">We</seg></reg> <reg orig="haue">have</reg> swords <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> guard <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> fortunes and <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="liues">lives</reg>,</l>
<l>And but an <reg orig="equall">equal</reg> language <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <reg orig="keepe">keep</reg> both</l>
<l>Thus at the point.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BR"><speaker>Thes.</speaker>       
<l><reg orig="Ioyne">Join</reg> hands renowned Princes,</l>
<l>The fury of the Prince of <hi rend="italic">Calidon</hi></l>
<l>Hath <reg orig="prey'd">preyed</reg> but <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> his <reg orig="owne">own</reg>, there let it end,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">No</seg> further <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> your <reg orig="vrgent">urgent</reg> <reg orig="spleenes">spleens</reg> extend.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BN"><speaker>Castor.</speaker> 
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">We</seg> are <reg orig="appeas'd">appeased</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="J"><speaker>Iason.</speaker> 
<l>Lords freely then embrace.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="F"><speaker>Mel.</speaker>        
<l>First then, <reg orig="wee'le"><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> royally <reg orig="interre">inter</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> <reg orig="vnkles">uncles</reg>,</l>
<l>And spend some <reg orig="teares">tears</reg> <reg orig="vpon"><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg></reg> their <reg orig="funerall">funeral</reg> rites,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">That</seg> done <reg orig="we'le"><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> Palace feast these Princes,</l>
<l>With bright <hi rend="italic">Atlanta</hi>, whom <reg orig="wee'le"><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> make <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> <reg orig="Queene">Queen</reg>.</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">Our</seg> <reg orig="Vnkles">Uncles</reg> once <reg orig="bestow'de">bestowed</reg> into the earth,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">Our</seg> mournings shall expire <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="Bridall">Bridal</reg> mirth.</l></sp>
               
<stage>Exeunt.</stage>
<stage>Enter K. Oeneus and Althea, meeting the bodies of their
   two brothers borne.</stage>
               
<sp who="A"><speaker>Oen.</speaker>   
<l>Come <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the Temple there <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> sacrifice</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">For</seg> these glad <reg orig="tydings">tidings</reg>, since the <reg orig="Boare">Boar</reg> lies dead,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> <reg orig="fil'd">filled</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="kingdome">kingdom</reg> with such awe and dread.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="C"><speaker>Alth.</speaker>
<l>What <reg orig="ioy">joy</reg> names <hi rend="italic">Oeneus</hi> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> this spectacle?</l>
<l>This of a thousand the most sad and <reg orig="tragicke">tragic</reg>,</l>
<l>Whose murdered <reg orig="trunkes">trunks</reg> be these?</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BS"><speaker>Seru.</speaker>
<l>Your <reg orig="royall">royal</reg> brothers, Prince <hi rend="italic">Toxeus</hi> and <hi rend="italic">Plexippus</hi>,</l></sp>
               
<sp who="C"><speaker>Alth.</speaker>  
<l><reg orig="Speake">Speak</reg>, how <reg orig="slaine">slain</reg>?</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BS"><speaker>Seru.</speaker>
<l>Not <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> the <reg orig="Boare">Boar</reg>, but <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> your sons <reg orig="owne">own</reg> hand.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="C"><speaker>Althea.</speaker>           
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">By</seg> <hi rend="italic">Meleagers</hi>, how? <reg orig="vpon"><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg></reg> what <reg orig="quarrell">quarrel</reg>?</l>
<l>Could the proud boy ground such a damned act.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BS"><speaker>Seru.</speaker>
<l>Your <reg orig="sonne">son</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> <hi rend="italic">Atlanta</hi> <reg orig="gaue">gave</reg> the prise</l>
<l>Of this <reg orig="daies">day's</reg> <reg orig="trauell">travel</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg>, they with-stood</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> mutinous <reg orig="armes">arms</reg> they <reg orig="losse">lose</reg> their <reg orig="vitall">vital</reg> <reg orig="blouds">bloods</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="C"><speaker>Alth.</speaker>   
<l>Shall I <reg orig="reuenge">revenge</reg> or <reg orig="mourne">mourn</reg> them.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="A"><speaker>Oen.</speaker>   
<l>O strange fate.</l>
<l>An <reg orig="obiect">object</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> must shorten <hi rend="italic">Oeneus</hi> <reg orig="daies">days</reg>,</l>
<l>And bring these winter <reg orig="haires">hairs</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> a sad <reg orig="Tombe">Tomb</reg></l>
<l>Long ere <reg orig="there">their</reg> date; I <reg orig="sinke">sink</reg> beneath these <reg orig="sorrowes">sorrows</reg></l>
<l>Into my <reg orig="blacke">black</reg> and <reg orig="timelesse">timeless</reg> monument.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="C"><speaker>Althea.</speaker>   
<l>My <reg orig="sorrowes">sorrows</reg> <reg orig="turne">turn</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> rage, my <reg orig="teares">tears</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> fire,</l>
<l>My <reg orig="praiers">prayers</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> curses, <reg orig="vowes">vows</reg> into <reg orig="reuenge">revenge</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="A"><speaker>Oen.</speaker>       
<l>Peace, peace my <reg orig="Queene">Queen</reg>, <reg orig="let's">let <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg> <reg orig="beare">bear</reg> the Gods <reg orig="vindiction">vindication</reg></l>
<l>With patience, as <reg orig="wee"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg></reg> did <hi rend="italic">Dianaes</hi> wrath:</l>
<l>Where Gods are bent <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> punish, <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> may <reg orig="grieue">grieve</reg></l>
<l>But can <reg orig="our selues">ourselves</reg> nor succour, nor <reg orig="relieue">relieve</reg>.</l>
<l>Come, let <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg> do <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> them their latest rites,</l>
<l>Wait <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">on</seg> their Hearses <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> mourning <reg orig="blacke">black</reg>;</l>
<l>Their happy <reg orig="soules">souls</reg> are mounted <reg orig="'boue">above</reg> the <reg orig="spheares">spheres</reg>,</l>
<l><reg orig="We'le"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">We</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> wash their bodies <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="funerall">funeral</reg> <reg orig="teares">tears</reg>.</l></sp>
<stage>Exit.</stage>
               
<stage>Manet Althea.</stage>
               
<sp who="C"><speaker>Althea.</speaker>   
<l><hi rend="italic">Althea</hi> what distraction's this within thee?</l>
<l>A sister or a mother wilt thou <reg orig="bee">be</reg>?</l>
<l>Since both I cannot, (<seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> these Princes <reg orig="slaine">slain</reg>)</l>
<l>Sister I <reg orig="chuse">choose</reg>, a mothers name <reg orig="disdaine">disdain</reg>:</l>
<l>The <reg orig="fatall">fatal</reg> brand <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> the murderers life</l>
<l>Securely lies, <reg orig="I'le">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> <reg orig="hurle">hurl</reg> into the fire</l>
<l>And as it flames, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">so</seg> shall the <reg orig="slaue">slave</reg> expire.</l>
<l><reg orig="Mischeife">Mischief</reg> <reg orig="I'le">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> <reg orig="heape">heap</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> <reg orig="mischeife">mischief</reg>, bad <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> ill,</l>
<l>Wrong pay with wrongs, and slaughter these <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> kill.</l>
<l>And since the Gods would all <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> glories thrall,</l>
<l>I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> with them <reg orig="haue">have</reg> <reg orig="chiefe">chief</reg> hand <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> fall.</l>
<l>But <reg orig="hee's">he is</reg> my <reg orig="sonne">son</reg>: <reg orig="oh">o</reg> pardon me <reg orig="deere">dear</reg> brothers,</l>
<l>Being a mother if I spare his life,</l>
<l>Though it <reg orig="bee">be</reg> fit his <reg orig="sinne">sin</reg> be <reg orig="plaug'd">plagued</reg> with death,</l>
<l>And <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> his life lie <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> yon <reg orig="fatall">fatal</reg> brand,</l>
<l><reg orig="'T">It</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> not come fitly from a mothers hand.</l>
<l>Is this the hope of all my ten months <reg orig="paine">pain</reg>,</l>
<l>Must he <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> <reg orig="th'hand">the hand</reg> of him <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="nurst">nursed</reg> him now be <reg orig="slaine">slain</reg>?</l>
<l>Would he had <reg orig="perisht">perished</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> his cradle, when</l>
<l>I <reg orig="gaue">gave</reg> him twice life: <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> his birth, and then</l>
<l>When I the brand <reg orig="snatcht">snatched</reg> from the <reg orig="rauenous">ravenous</reg> flame,</l>
<l>And <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> this double good, hast thou with shame</l>
<l>And <reg orig="iniury">injury</reg> <reg orig="repaide">repaid</reg> me? I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> now</l>
<l>A sister be, <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> mother, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> I vow</l>
<l><reg orig="Reuenge">Revenge</reg> and death; Furies, assist my hand</l>
<l>Whilst <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> red flames I cast his <reg orig="vitall">vital</reg> brand.</l></sp>
               
<stage>Exit.</stage>
<stage>A banquet, enter Meleager, Iason, Theseus, Castor, Pollux,
   Nestor, Peleus. Atreus, Atlanta.</stage>
               
<sp who="F"><speaker>Meleag.</speaker>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">For</seg> <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> <hi rend="italic">Atlanta,</hi> and your Honours, Lords</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">We</seg> banquet you this day: and <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="beginne">begin</reg></l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">Our</seg> <reg orig="festiuals">festivals</reg> <reg orig="we'le"><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> <reg orig="crowne">crown</reg> this <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Iouiall">Jovial</reg></hi> health</l>
<l><reg orig="Vnto">Unto</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> brother, <hi rend="italic">Theban Hercules</hi></l>
<l>And <hi rend="italic">Deyaneira</hi>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> you pledge it Lords?</l></sp>
               
<sp who="J"><speaker>Iason.</speaker>
<l>None but admire and <reg orig="loue">love</reg> their <reg orig="matchlesse">matchless</reg> worths,</l>
<l>Not <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> Atlanta <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> refuse this health.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="R"><speaker>Atlan.</speaker>
<l>You beg of <reg orig="mee">me</reg> a pledge, <reg orig="I'le">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> take it <hi rend="italic">Iason</hi>,</l>
<l>As well <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> his sake <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="beginnes">begins</reg> the round,</l>
<l>As those <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> whom <reg orig="'tis">it is</reg> <reg orig="vow'd">vowed</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="L"><speaker>Tella.</speaker>      
<l>Well spoke <hi rend="italic">Atlanta</hi>, but I wonder Lords</l>
<l>What <reg orig="Prouince">Province</reg> now holds <hi rend="italic">Theban Hercules</hi>?</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BR"><speaker>Thes.</speaker> 
<l>He is the <reg orig="mirrour">mirror</reg> and the pride of <hi rend="italic">Greece</hi>,</l>
<l>And shall <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> after ages be <reg orig="renoun'd">renowned</reg>,</l>
<l>But <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> forget his health, come <hi rend="italic">Tellamon</hi></l>
<l><reg orig="Aime">Aim</reg> it at <reg orig="mee">me</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<stage>A fire: Enter Althea with the brand.</stage>
               
<sp who="C"><speaker>Althea.</speaker>
<l>Assist my rage you <reg orig="sterne">stern</reg> <hi rend="italic">Eumenides</hi>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">To</seg> you this <reg orig="blacke">black</reg> deed <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> I consecrate.</l>
<l><reg orig="Pitty">Pity</reg> away, hence thou <reg orig="consanguine">consanguineous</reg> <reg orig="loue">love</reg>,</l>
<l><reg orig="Maternall">Maternal</reg> <reg orig="zeale">zeal</reg>, <reg orig="peccentall">peccant</reg> piety.</l>
<l>All cares, <reg orig="loues">loves</reg>, duties, offices, affections,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> grow <reg orig="'tweene">between</reg> <reg orig="sonnes">sons</reg> and mothers, <reg orig="leaue">leave</reg> this place;</l>
<l>Let none but furies, murders, <reg orig="paracides">parricides</reg>,</l>
<l>Be my assistants <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> this <reg orig="dam'd">damned</reg> attempt:</l>
<l>All <reg orig="that's"><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> is</reg> good and honest, I confine,</l>
<l><reg orig="Blacke">Black</reg> is my purpose; Hell my thoughts are thine.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="F"><speaker>Mel.</speaker>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">To</seg> bright <hi rend="italic">Atlanta</hi> this loud <reg orig="musicke">music</reg> <reg orig="sown'd">sound</reg>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">Her</seg> health shall with <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> loftiest <reg orig="straines">strains</reg> be <reg orig="crown'd">crowned</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="C"><speaker>Althea.</speaker>
<l><reg orig="Drinke">Drink</reg>, <reg orig="quaffe">quaff</reg>, be <reg orig="blith">blithe</reg>; <reg orig="oh">o</reg> how this <reg orig="festiue">festive</reg> <reg orig="ioy">joy</reg></l>
<l>Stirs <reg orig="vp"><seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg></reg> my fury <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <reg orig="reuenge">revenge</reg> and death,</l>
<l>Thus, thus, (you Gods <reg orig="aboue">above</reg>, <reg orig="abiect">abject</reg> your <reg orig="eies">eyes</reg></l>
<l>From this <reg orig="vnnaturall">unnatural</reg> act) the murderer dies.</l></sp>
               
<stage>Shee fires the brand.</stage>
               
<sp who="F"><speaker>Mel.</speaker>
<l><reg orig="Oh">O</reg>, <reg orig="oh">o</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="R"><speaker>Atlan.</speaker>
<l>My Lord.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="F"><speaker>Mel.</speaker>
<l>I <reg orig="burne">burn</reg>, I <reg orig="burne">burn</reg>.</l></sp>
               
               <sp who="J"><speaker>Iason.</speaker>
<l>What <reg orig="suddaine">sudden</reg> passion's this?</l></sp>
               
<sp who="F"><speaker>Mel.</speaker>
<l>The flames of hell, and <hi rend="italic">Pluto's</hi> <reg orig="fightlesse">sightless</reg> fires,</l>
<l>Are through my <reg orig="entrals">entrails</reg> and my <reg orig="veines">veins</reg> <reg orig="dispierst">dispersed</reg>, <reg orig="oh">o</reg>!</l></sp>
               
<sp who="F"><speaker>Tell.</speaker>
<l>My Lord take courage.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="F"><speaker>Mel.</speaker>
<l>Courage <hi rend="italic">Tellamon</hi>?</l>
<l>I <reg orig="haue">have</reg> a heart dares <reg orig="threate">threat</reg> or challenge hell,</l>
<l>A brow front <reg orig="heauen">heaven</reg>; a hand <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> challenge both:</l>
<l>But this my <reg orig="paine's">pain is</reg> beyond all <reg orig="humane">human</reg> sufferance,</l>
<l>Or <reg orig="mortall">mortal</reg> patience.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="C"><speaker>Althea.</speaker>
<l>What hast thou done <hi rend="italic">Althea</hi>? stay thy fury,</l>
<l>And bring not these strange torments <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> thine <reg orig="owne">own</reg></l>
<l>Thou hast too much already, <reg orig="backe">back</reg> my hand,</l>
<stage>She takes out the brand.</stage>
<l>And <reg orig="saue">save</reg> his life as thou <reg orig="conferust">conferrest</reg> this brand.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="R"><speaker>Atlan.</speaker>
<l>How <reg orig="cheeres">cheers</reg> the warlike Prince of <hi rend="italic">Calidon</hi>?</l></sp>
               
<sp who="F"><speaker>Mel.</speaker>
<l>Well now, I am at ease and peace within,</l>
<l><reg orig="Whither's">Whither is</reg> my torture fled? <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> with such <reg orig="suddennesse">suddenness</reg></l>
<l>Hath freed me from disturbance, were <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> ill?</l>
<l>Come sit <reg orig="againe">again</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> banquet, <reg orig="musicke">music</reg> <reg orig="sownd">sound</reg>,</l>
<l>Till this <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <hi rend="italic">Deyaneiraes</hi> health go round.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="C"><speaker>Althea.</speaker>
<l>Shall mirth and <reg orig="ioy">joy</reg> <reg orig="crowne">crown</reg> his degenerate head?</l>
<l>Whilst his cold <reg orig="Vnkles">Uncles</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> the earth lie spread?</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="exclamation">No</seg>, <reg orig="wretehed">wretched</reg> youth whilst this hand can destroy,</l>
<l><reg orig="I'le">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> cut thee off <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> midst of all thy <reg orig="ioy">joy</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<stage>She fires the brand.</stage>
               
<sp who="F"><speaker>Mel.</speaker>
<l><reg orig="Againe">Again</reg>, <reg orig="Againe">Again</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="C"><speaker>Althea.</speaker>
<l><reg orig="Burne">Burn</reg>, perish, <reg orig="wast">waste</reg>, fire, sparkle, and consume</l>
<l>And all thy <reg orig="vitall">vital</reg> spirits <reg orig="flie">fly</reg> with this fume.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="F"><speaker>Mel.</speaker>           
<l>still, still, there is an Aetna <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> my <reg orig="bosome">bosom</reg></l>
<l>The flames of <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Stix">Styx</reg></hi>, and fires of <hi rend="italic">Acheron</hi></l>
<l>Are from the <reg orig="blacke">black</reg> <hi rend="italic">Chimerian</hi> shades <reg orig="remou'd">removed</reg>,</l>
<l>And <reg orig="fixt">fixed</reg> <reg orig="heere">here</reg>, <reg orig="heere">here</reg>; <reg orig="oh">o</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <hi rend="italic">Euenus</hi> <reg orig="floud">flood</reg>,</l>
<l>Or some <reg orig="coole">cool</reg> <reg orig="streame">stream</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="shoote">shoot</reg> his currents through</l>
<l>My flaming body, make thy <reg orig="channell">channel</reg> <reg orig="heere">here</reg></l>
<l>Thou mighty <reg orig="floud">flood</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> streamest through <hi rend="italic">Calidon</hi></l>
<l>And quench me, all you springs of <hi rend="italic">Thessaly</hi></l>
<l><reg orig="Remoue">Remove</reg> your heads, and <reg orig="fixe">fix</reg> them <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> my <reg orig="veines">veins</reg></l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="coole">cool</reg> me, <reg orig="oh">o</reg>!</l></sp>
               
 <sp who="J"><speaker>Iason.</speaker>
<l>Defend <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg> <reg orig="heauen">heaven</reg>, what <reg orig="fuddaine">sudden</reg> <reg orig="extasy">ecstasy</reg></l>
<l>Or <reg orig="vnexpected">unexpected</reg> torture hath <reg orig="disturb'd">disturbed</reg></l>
<l>His health and mirth?</l></sp>
               
<sp who="F"><speaker>Mel.</speaker>
<l>Worse <reg orig="then">than</reg> my torment,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> I must die thus, thus, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> the <reg orig="Boare">Boar</reg> had <reg orig="slaine">slain</reg> me,</l>
<l>Happy <hi rend="italic">Anceus</hi> and <hi rend="italic">Adonis</hi> <reg orig="blest">blessed</reg>,</l>
<l>You died with fame, and honour <reg orig="crownes">crowns</reg> your rest;</l>
<l>My flame increaseth still, <reg orig="oh">o</reg> father <hi rend="italic">Oeneus</hi></l>
<l>And you <hi rend="italic">Althea</hi>, whom I would call mother</l>
<l>But <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> my genius prompts me <reg orig="th'art">thou art</reg> <reg orig="vnkind">unkind</reg>,</l>
<l>And yet farewell, <hi rend="italic">Atlanta</hi> beauteous <reg orig="maide">maid</reg>,</l>
<l>I cannot <reg orig="speake">speak</reg> my thoughts <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> torture, death,</l>
<l>Anguish and <reg orig="paines">pains</reg>, all <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> <hi rend="italic">Promethean</hi> fire</l>
<l>Was <reg orig="stolne">stolen</reg> from <reg orig="heauen">heaven</reg>, the <reg orig="Thiefe">Thief</reg> left <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> my <reg orig="bosome">bosom</reg>.</l>
<l>The <reg orig="Sunne">Sun</reg> hath cast his element <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> me,</l>
<l>And <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> my <reg orig="entralls">entrails</reg> hath he <reg orig="fixt">fixed</reg> his <reg orig="Spheare">Sphere</reg>,</l>
<l>His pointed <reg orig="beames">beams</reg> he hath darted through my heart,</l>
<l>And I am still <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> flame.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="C"><speaker>Althea.</speaker>   
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">So</seg>, now <reg orig="'tis">it is</reg> done,</l>
<l>The brand <reg orig="consum'd">consumed</reg>, his <reg orig="vitall">vital</reg> <reg orig="threed">thread</reg> quite spun.</l></sp>
               
<stage>Exit.</stage>
               
<sp who="F"><speaker>Meleag.</speaker>
<l>Now <reg orig="'gins">begins</reg> my fire waste, and my <reg orig="naturall">natural</reg> heat</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> change <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> Ice, and my <reg orig="scortch't">scorched</reg> blood <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> freeze.</l>
<l>Farewell, since his <reg orig="blacke">black</reg> <reg orig="ensigne">ensign</reg> death <reg orig="displayes">displays</reg>,</l>
<l>I <reg orig="dye">die</reg>, cut off thus <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> my best of <reg orig="dayes">days</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<stage>He dyes.</stage>
               
<sp who="J"><speaker>Iason.</speaker>
<l>Dead is the flower and pride of <hi rend="italic">Calidon</hi>.</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="interrogative">Who</seg> would displease the Gods? <hi rend="italic">Diana's</hi> wrath</l>
<l>Hath <reg orig="stretch't">stretched</reg> <reg orig="euen">even</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the death, and <reg orig="tragicke">tragic</reg> <reg orig="ruine">ruin</reg></l>
<l>Of this <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> <reg orig="hopefull">hopeful</reg> Prince, here stay thy vengeance</l>
<l><reg orig="Goddesse">Goddess</reg> of chastity, and let it hang</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">No</seg> longer <reg orig="ore">over</reg> the house of <hi rend="italic">Calidon</hi>:</l>
<l>Since thou hast <reg orig="cropt">cropped</reg> the <reg orig="yong">young</reg>, spare these old branches</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> yet <reg orig="suruiue">survive</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<stage>Enter Althea.</stage>
               
<sp who="C"><speaker>Althea.</speaker>   
<l>She shall not, <hi rend="italic">Iason</hi> <seg type="homograph" subtype="exclamation">no</seg>,</l>
<l>She shall not. Do you wonder Lords of <hi rend="italic">Greece</hi>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> see this Prince <reg orig="lye">lie</reg> dead? why <reg orig="that's"><seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> is</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> <reg orig="nouell">novel</reg>,</l>
<l>All men must <reg orig="dye">die</reg>, thou, he, and <reg orig="euery one">everyone</reg>,</l>
<l>Yea I <reg orig="my selfe">myself</reg> must: but <reg orig="Il'e">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> tell you <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg></l>
<l>Shall <reg orig="stiffe">stiff</reg> your <reg orig="haire">hair</reg>, your eyes start from heads,</l>
<l>Print <reg orig="fixt">fixed</reg> amazement <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> your <reg orig="wondring">wondering</reg> fronts,</l>
<l>Yea and astonish all: This was my <reg orig="sonne">son</reg>,</l>
<l><reg orig="Borne">Born</reg> with sick throws, <reg orig="nurst">nursed</reg> from my tender <reg orig="brest">breast</reg></l>
<l>Brought <reg orig="vp"><seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg></reg> with <reg orig="femine">feminine</reg> care, <reg orig="cherisht">cherished</reg> with <reg orig="loue">love</reg>:</l>
<l>His youth, my pride; his honour all my wishes,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">So</seg> <reg orig="deere">dear</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> little <reg orig="lesse">less</reg> he was <reg orig="then">than</reg> life.</l>
<l>But <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> you know the wonder (<reg orig="'lasse">alas</reg>) too true,</l>
<l>Him (all my <reg orig="sonnes">sons</reg>) this my <reg orig="inrag'd">enraged</reg> hand <reg orig="slue">slew</reg>,</l>
<l>This hand, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <hi rend="italic">Dians</hi> <reg orig="quenchlesse">quenchless</reg> rage <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> fill,</l>
<l>Shall with the <reg orig="slaine">slain</reg> <reg orig="sonnes">sons</reg> sword the mother kill.</l></sp>
               
<stage>Althea kils herselfe with Meleagers sword.</stage>
               
<sp who="M"><speaker>Tela.</speaker>   
<l>The <reg orig="Queene">Queen</reg> hath <reg orig="slaine">slain</reg> <reg orig="herselfe">herself</reg>: <reg orig="who'l"><seg type="homograph" subtype="interrogative">who</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> <reg orig="beare">bear</reg> these </l>
<l><reg orig="newes">news</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the sad King?</l></sp>
               
<stage>Enter a seruant.</stage>
               
<sp who="BS"><speaker>Seru.</speaker>   
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">That</seg> labour may be <reg orig="spar'd">spared</reg>:</l>
<l>The King <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> sooner heard of his <reg orig="sonnes">sons</reg> death,</l>
<l>(wrought <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> his mother <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the <reg orig="fatall">fatal</reg> brand)</l>
<l>But he <reg orig="sunke">sunk</reg> dead: sorrow <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> <reg orig="chang'd">changed</reg> his <reg orig="weakenesse">weakness</reg>,</l>
<l>And without word or motion he <reg orig="expir'd">expired</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="J"><speaker>Iason.</speaker>   
<l><reg orig="Wee'l"><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">We</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> see them (ere <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> part from <hi rend="italic">Calidon</hi>)</l>
<l><reg orig="Inter'd">Interred</reg> with honour: But <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> <reg orig="soiourne">sojourn</reg> long</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> this <reg orig="curst">cursed</reg> Clime; <reg orig="oh">o</reg> let <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">us</seg></reg> not <reg orig="incurro">incur</reg></l>
<l><hi rend="italic">Diana's</hi> fury, <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> next expedition</l>
<l>Shall be <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <hi rend="italic">Colchos</hi>, and the golden Fleece,</l>
<l><reg orig="Vnto">Unto</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> (Princes) <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> <reg orig="inuite">invite</reg> you all.</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">Our</seg> stately <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Argoe">Argo</reg></hi> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> <reg orig="haue">have</reg> <reg orig="rig'd">rigged</reg> and <reg orig="trim'd">trimmed</reg>,</l>
<l>And <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> it <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <reg orig="beare">bear</reg> the best of <hi rend="italic">Greece</hi>,</l>
<l><reg orig="Stil'd">Styled</reg> from <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> ship <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> name of <hi rend="italic">Argonauts</hi>.</l>
<l>Great <hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> with his company,</l>
<l>Grace <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> <reg orig="aduenture">adventure</reg>, and <reg orig="renowne">renown</reg> all <hi rend="italic">Greece</hi>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">By</seg> the rich purchase of the <hi rend="italic">Colchian</hi> Fleece.</l></sp>
               
<stage>Exit.</stage></div2></div1>
         <div1 n="3" type="act">
            <div2 n="1" type="scene">
                  <sp who="A"><speaker>HOMER.</speaker>    
                     <l><hi rend="italic">Let not <reg orig="euen">even</reg> Kings against the Gods contest,</hi></l>
                     <l><hi rend="italic">Lest <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> this fall their <reg orig="ruines">ruins</reg> be <reg orig="exprest">expressed</reg>.</hi></l>
                     <l><hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Thinke">Think</reg> Hercules, from <reg orig="clensing">cleansing</reg> the <reg orig="fowle">foul</reg> stall</hi></l>
                     <l><hi rend="italic">And stable of Augeus, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> fed</hi></l>
                     <l><hi rend="italic">Three hundred Oxen, (<reg orig="neuer">never</reg> freed at all,</hi></l>
                     <l><hi rend="italic">Till his <reg orig="arriue">arrive</reg>) <reg orig="return'd">returned</reg> where he was bred,</hi></l>
                     <l><hi rend="italic"><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">To</seg> Thebes; there Deianeira him <reg orig="receiues">receives</reg></hi></l>
                     <l><hi rend="italic">With glad <reg orig="imbraces">embraces</reg>, but he <reg orig="staies">stays</reg> not long,</hi></l>
                     <l><hi rend="italic">Iason the Lady of <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> Lord <reg orig="bereaues">bereaves</reg>:</hi></l>
                     <l><hi rend="italic"><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the <reg orig="new-rig'd">new-rigged</reg> <reg orig="Argoe">Argo</reg>, with the <reg orig="yong">young</reg></hi></l>
                     <l><hi rend="italic">And <reg orig="sprighly">spryly</reg> Heroes, he at Colchos <reg orig="aimes">aims</reg>,</hi></l>
                     <l><hi rend="italic">Where the rich Fleece must publish their high fames.</hi></l>
                  
<stage>Enter Deineira and Lychas: to her Hercules, receiued with
   ioy, after the presentment of some of his labours. To them march 
   in all the Argonauts, Iason, Telamon, Atreus, Castor, Pollux,
   Theseus, &c. Iason perswades Heroules to the aduenture: hee
   leaues Deianeira, and marcheth off with the Argnauts.</stage>
                  
                     <l><hi rend="italic">Imagine now these Princes <reg orig="vnder">under</reg> <reg orig="saile">sail</reg>,</hi></l>
                     <l><hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Stearing">Steering</reg> their course as <reg orig="farre">far</reg> as <reg orig="high-rear'd">high-reared</reg> Troy,</hi></l>
                     <l><hi rend="italic">Where King Laomedon doth much <reg orig="bewaile">bewail</reg></hi></l>
                     <l><hi rend="italic">His daughter, whom a Sea-whale must destroy.</hi></l>
                     <l><hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Obserue">Observe</reg> this well: <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> here begins the <reg orig="iarre">jar</reg></hi></l>
                     <l><hi rend="italic">Made Troy <reg orig="rack't">rack it</reg> after <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> a ten <reg orig="yeares">years</reg> <reg orig="warre">war</reg>.</hi></l></sp>
                  
<stage>Sownd. Enter King Laomedon, Anchifes,yong Priam, Aeneas,
   Hesione bound, with other Lords and Ladyes.</stage>
               
<sp who="BI"><speaker>Laomed.</speaker>   
<l>Hesione, this is thy last <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> earth,</l>
<l>Whose fortunes <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> may <reg orig="mourne">mourn</reg>, though not <reg orig="preuent">prevent</reg>:</l>
<l>Would <hi rend="italic">Troy</hi>, whose <reg orig="walles">walls</reg> I did attempt <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="reare">rear</reg>,</l>
<l>Had <reg orig="nere">never</reg> <reg orig="growne">grown</reg> higher <reg orig="then">than</reg> their <reg orig="ground-fils">ground-fills</reg>, or</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> their <reg orig="soundation">foundation</reg> buried <reg orig="beene">been</reg>, and lost,</l>
<l>Since their high structure must be thus <reg orig="maintain'd">maintained</reg>,</l>
<l>With <reg orig="bloud">blood</reg> of <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> bright <reg orig="Ladyes">Ladies</reg>: <reg orig="Oh">O</reg> <hi rend="italic">Hesione</hi>!</l>
<l><reg orig="Th'onely">The only</reg> remainder of these female dames</l>
<l>Begot <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg>, I must <reg orig="be queath">bequeath</reg> thy body</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> be the food of <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Neptunes">Neptune's</reg></hi> monstrous Whale.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BK"><speaker>Priam.</speaker>   
<l>Had you kept troth and promise with the Gods,</l>
<l>This had not <reg orig="chanc't">chanced</reg>: You borrowed of the Priests</l>
<l>Of <hi rend="italic">Neptune</hi> and <hi rend="italic">Apollo</hi>, Sea, and <reg orig="Sunne">Sun</reg>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">That</seg> quantity of gold, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> this height</l>
<l>And spacious <reg orig="compasse">compass</reg>, hath <reg orig="immur'd">immured</reg> great <hi rend="italic">Troy</hi>;</l>
<l>But the <reg orig="worke">work</reg> <reg orig="finish't">finished</reg>, you <reg orig="deny'd">denied</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> pay</l>
<l>The Priests their due, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> <reg orig="inraged">enraged</reg> <hi rend="italic">Neptune</hi></l>
<l>Assembled his high tides, thinking <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="drowne">drown</reg></l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">Our</seg> lofty buildings, and <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="ruine">ruin</reg> <hi rend="italic">Troy</hi>:</l>
<l>But when the <reg orig="Moone">Moon</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> the Seas are <reg orig="gouern'd">governed</reg>,</l>
<l><reg orig="Retir'd">Retired</reg> his waters <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> <reg orig="powerfull">powerful</reg> wane,</l>
<l>He left behind him such infectious slime,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Which</seg> the <reg orig="Sunne">Sun</reg> <reg orig="poysoning">poisoning</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> his persant <reg orig="beames">beams</reg>.</l>
<l>They <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> their <reg orig="mutuall">mutual</reg> power, <reg orig="rais'd">raised</reg> a hot plague,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="slacke">slack</reg> this hot pest, <hi rend="italic">Neptune</hi> made demand,</l>
<l>Monthly a Lady <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be <reg orig="chus'd">chosen</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> lot,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> glut his huge Sea-monsters <reg orig="raueno us">ravenous</reg> <reg orig="iawes">jaws</reg>:</l>
<l>The lot this day fell <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> <hi rend="italic">Hesione</hi></l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">Our</seg> beauteous sister.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BI"><speaker>Laom.</speaker> 
<l><hi rend="italic">Priam</hi> <reg orig="'tis">it is</reg> too true,</l>
<l>Till now Laomedon <reg orig="nere">never</reg> knew his guilt,</l>
<l>Or thought the Gods could punish.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BJ"><speaker>Hesio.</speaker> 
<l><reg orig="Royall">Royal</reg> father,</l>
<l><reg orig="Mourne">Mourn</reg> not <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> me, the Gods must be <reg orig="appeas'd">appeased</reg>,</l>
<l>And I <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> this am happy, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> my death</l>
<l>Is made <reg orig="th'attonement">the atonement</reg> <reg orig="'tweene">between</reg> those angry powers</l>
<l>And your afflicted people, though my Innocence</l>
<l><reg orig="Neuer">Never</reg> <reg orig="deseru'd">deserved</reg> such <reg orig="rigor">rigour</reg> from the Gods.</l>
<l>Come good <hi rend="italic">Anchises</hi>, <reg orig="binde">bind</reg> me <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> this <reg orig="rocke">rock</reg>,</l>
<l>And let my body glut <reg orig="th'insatiate">the insatiate</reg> fury</l>
<l>Of angry <hi rend="italic">Neptune</hi>, and <reg orig="th'offended">the offended</reg> <reg orig="Sunne">Sun</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BH"><speaker>Anchis.</speaker>      
<l>A more <reg orig="vnwilling">unwilling</reg> monster <reg orig="neuer">never</reg> past</l>
<l><hi rend="italic">Anchises</hi> hand.</l></sp>

               
<sp who="BI"><speaker>Laom.</speaker>     
<l>Now, now the time <reg orig="drawes">draws</reg> <reg orig="nye">nigh</reg>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> my sweet <reg orig="childe">child</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Neptunes">Neptune's</reg></hi> whale must <reg orig="dye">die</reg>,</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BK"><speaker>Priam.</speaker>  
<l>The very thought of it <reg orig="swallowes">swallows</reg> my heart</l>
<l>As <reg orig="deepe">deep</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> sorrow, as the monster can</l>
<l>Bury my sister.</l></sp>
               
<stage>A great showt within.</stage>
               
<sp who="BI"><speaker>Laom.</speaker>
<l>Soft, what <reg orig="clamor's">clamour is</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg>?</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BG"><speaker>Aeneas.</speaker>
<l>A stately ship, well <reg orig="rig'd">rigged</reg> with swelling <reg orig="failes">fails</reg>,</l>
<l>Enters the harbour, bound (<seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> their report)</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">For</seg> <hi rend="italic">Colchos</hi> but when they beheld the shores</l>
<l><reg orig="Couered">Covered</reg> with multitudes, and <reg orig="spy'd">spied</reg> from <reg orig="farre">far</reg>,</l>
<l>Your beauteous daughter <reg orig="fastned">fastened</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the <reg orig="rocke">rock</reg>,</l>
<l>They made <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> know the cause; <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> certified,</l>
<l>One noble <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Greeke">Greek</reg></hi> amongst these Heroes stands,</l>
<l>And offers <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="incounter">encounter</reg> <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Neptunes">Neptune's</reg></hi> whale,</l>
<l>And free from death the bright <hi rend="italic">Hesione</hi>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BI"><speaker>Laom.</speaker>
<l>Thou hast (<hi rend="italic">Aeneas</hi>) <reg orig="quickned">quickened</reg> me from death,</l>
<l>And added <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> my date a second Age.</l>
<l>Admit them.</l></sp>

<stage>Enter Hercules, Iason, Castor, Pollux, Theseus, and all the 
   Argonauts.</stage>
               
 <sp who="G"><speaker>Herc.</speaker>   
<l><reg orig="'Tis">It is</reg> told <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> thy <reg orig="name's">name is</reg> <hi rend="italic">Laomedon</hi>,</l>
<l>And <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> thy beauteous daughter must this day</l>
<l>Feed a sea-monster: how wilt thou reward</l>
<l>The man <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> shall <reg orig="incounter">encounter</reg> <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Neptunes">Neptune's</reg></hi> whale?</l>
<l><reg orig="Tugge">Tug</reg> with <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> fiend <reg orig="vpon"><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg></reg> thy populous <reg orig="strond">strand</reg>,</l>
<l>And with my club <reg orig="sowse">souse</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> his armed scales?</l>
<l>Hast thou not heard of <hi rend="italic">Theban Hercules</hi>?</l>
<l>I <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="haue">have</reg> <reg orig="aw'd">awed</reg> the earth, and <reg orig="ransack't">ransacked</reg> hell,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">Will</seg> through the Ocean hunt the God of <reg orig="streames">streams</reg>,</l>
<l>And <reg orig="chace">chase</reg> him from the <reg orig="deepe">deep</reg> <reg orig="Abismes">Abysms</reg> below.</l>
<l><reg orig="Il'e">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> dare the Sea-god from his watery <reg orig="deepes">deeps</reg></l>
<l>If he take part with this <reg orig="Leuiathan">Leviathan</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BI"><speaker>Laom.</speaker>
<l>Thy name and courage warlike <hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi></l>
<l>Assures <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> life, if thou wilt <reg orig="vndertake">undertake</reg></l>
<l>This <reg orig="hauty">haughty</reg> quest: two <reg orig="milke">milk</reg> white steeds, the best</l>
<l><hi rend="italic">Asia</hi> ere bred, shall be thy valours prize,</l></sp>
               
<sp who="G"><speaker>Herc.</speaker>   
 <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">We</seg> accept them; <reg orig="keepe">keep</reg> thy faith <hi rend="italic">Laomedon</hi>,</l>
<l>If thou but <reg orig="break'st">breakest</reg> with <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Ioue-borne">Jove-born</reg></hi> <hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi>,</l>
<l>These marble structures, built with virgins <reg orig="bloud">blood</reg>,</l>
<l><reg orig="Il'e">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> raze <reg orig="euen">even</reg> with the earth. When comes the monster?</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BJ"><speaker>Hesio.</speaker>        
<l>Now, now, <reg orig="helpe">help</reg> <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Ioue">Jove</reg></hi>.</l></sp>
               
<stage>A cry within.</stage>
               
<sp who="G"><speaker>Herc.</speaker>   
<l>I see him <reg orig="sweepe">sweep</reg> the sea's along.</l>
<l>Blow <reg orig="riuers">rivers</reg> through his nostrils as he glides,</l>
<l>As if he meant <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> quench the <reg orig="Sunnes">Sun's</reg> <reg orig="brightfire">bright fire</reg>,</l>
<l>And bring a palped <reg orig="darknesse">darkness</reg> <reg orig="ore">over</reg> the earth:</l>
<l>He opes his <reg orig="iawes">jaws</reg> as if <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> swallow <hi rend="italic">Troy</hi>,</l>
<l>And at one <reg orig="yawne">yawn</reg> whole thousands <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> destroy.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BI"><speaker>Lao.</speaker>
<l>Fly, <reg orig="flye">fly</reg> into the <reg orig="Citty">City</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<stage>Exeunt the Troians.</stage>
               
<sp who="G"><speaker>Herc.</speaker>   
<l>Take along</l>
<l>This beauteous Lady, if he must <reg orig="haue">have</reg> <reg orig="pray">prey</reg>,</l>
<l><reg orig="In stead">Instead</reg> of <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> <hi rend="italic">Alcides</hi> here <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> stay.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="J"><speaker>Iason.</speaker>   
<l>The <reg orig="heartlesse">heartless</reg> <reg orig="Troians">Trojans</reg> fly into the <reg orig="towne">town</reg></l>
<l>At <reg orig="fight">sight</reg> of yon <reg orig="sea-diuell">sea-devil</reg>: here <reg orig="wee'l"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> stand</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> wait the conquest of thy <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Iouiall">Jovial</reg></hi> hand.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="G"><speaker>Herc.</speaker>   
<l>Gramercy <hi rend="italic">Iason</hi>, see he comes <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> tempest,</l>
<l><reg orig="Il'e">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> meet him <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> a <reg orig="storme">storm</reg> as violent,</l>
<l>And with one stroke <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> this right hand shall <reg orig="aime">aim</reg>,</l>
<l>Ding him into <reg orig="th'abisse">the abyss</reg> from whence he came.</l></sp>
               
<stage>Hercules kils the Sea-Monster, the Troians on the walles,
   the Greekes below.</stage>
               
<sp who="BK"><speaker>Priam.</speaker>   
<l>The <reg orig="monster's">monster is</reg> <reg orig="slaine">slain</reg>, my <reg orig="beautuous">beauteous</reg> sister freed.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="J"><speaker>Iason.</speaker>   
<l>Be <reg orig="euer">ever</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> this noble deed <reg orig="renown'd">renowned</reg>,</l>
<l>Let <hi rend="italic">Asia</hi> <reg orig="speake">speak</reg> thy praise.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="L"><speaker>Telam.</speaker>   
<l>The <hi rend="italic">Argonauts</hi></l>
<l>Are <reg orig="glorifi'd">glorified</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> this victorious act.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BK"><speaker>Priam.</speaker>   
<l>All Troy shall consecrate <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi></l>
<l>Temples and Altars: <reg orig="lets">let <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg> descend and meet him.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BI"><speaker>Laom.</speaker>
<l>Stay, none presume <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="stirre">stir</reg>, <reg orig="wee'l"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> <reg orig="parly">parley</reg> them</l>
<l>First from the <reg orig="walles">walls</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="G"><speaker>Herc.</speaker>        
<l>Why doth not <hi rend="italic">Troy's</hi> King from those <reg orig="wals">walls</reg> descend?</l>
<l>And since I <reg orig="haue">have</reg> <reg orig="redeem'd">redeemed</reg> <hi rend="italic">Hesione</hi>,</l>
<l>Present my <reg orig="trauels">travels</reg> with two <reg orig="milke-white">milk-white</reg> steeds,</l>
<l>The prize of my <reg orig="indeuours">endeavours</reg>?</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BI"><speaker>Lao.</speaker>
<l><hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> owe thee none, none <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> tender thee,</l>
<l>Thou hast won thee honour, a reward sufficient</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">For</seg> thy attempt: <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> gates are shut against thee,</l>
<l>Nor shall you enter, you are <hi rend="italic">Greekish</hi> spies,</l>
<l>And come <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> pry but where <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> land is <reg orig="weake">weak</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BK"><speaker>Priam.</speaker>         
<l><reg orig="Oh">O</reg> <reg orig="royall">royal</reg> father!</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BI"><speaker>Laom.</speaker> 
<l>Peace boy: <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Greekes">Greeks</reg></hi> away:</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> imminent death attends <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> your delay.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="G"><speaker>Herc.</speaker>        
<l>The Sea <reg orig="nere">never</reg> bred a monster <reg orig="halfe">half</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> vile</l>
<l>As this Land-fiend. <reg orig="Darft">Darest</reg> threaten <hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi>?</l>
<l>Would <reg orig="vniuersall">universal</reg> <hi rend="italic">Troy</hi> were <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> one frame,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> I might <reg orig="whelme">whelm</reg> it <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> thy cursed head,</l>
<l>And <reg orig="crowne">crown</reg> thee <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> thy <reg orig="ruine">ruin</reg>. Menace <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg>?</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BI"><speaker>Laom.</speaker>   
<l>Depart <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> <reg orig="walles">walls</reg>, or <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> fire your <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Argoe">Argo</reg></hi>,</l>
<l>Lying <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> harbour, and <reg orig="preuent">prevent</reg> your purpose</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> the <reg orig="atchieuement">achievement</reg> of the golden fleece.</l></sp>

<sp who="G"><speaker>Herc.</speaker>          
<l><hi rend="italic">Laomedon</hi>, <reg orig="Il'e">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> <reg orig="tosse">toss</reg> thee from thy <reg orig="walles">walls</reg>,</l>
<l>Batter thy gates <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <reg orig="shiuers">shivers</reg> with my Club,</l>
<l>Nor <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> I <reg orig="leaue">leave</reg> these broad Scamander <reg orig="plaines">plains</reg>,</l>
<l><reg orig="Til">Till</reg> thy aspiring Towers of <hi rend="italic">Illium</hi></l>
<l><reg orig="Lye">Lie</reg> <reg orig="leuell">level</reg> with the place <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> stand.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="J"><speaker>Iason.</speaker>        
<l>Great <hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi>, <reg orig="th'aduenture">the adventure</reg> <reg orig="fals">falls</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> me,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">Our</seg> voyage bent <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <hi rend="italic">Colchos</hi>, not <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <hi rend="italic">Troy</hi>,</l>
<l>The golden fleece, and not <hi rend="italic">Laomedon</hi>:</l>
<l>Why should <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> hazard here <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <hi rend="italic">Argonauts?</hi></l>
<l>Or spend <reg orig="our selues">ourselves</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> <reg orig="accidentall">accidental</reg> wrongs?</l></sp>
               
<sp who="L"><speaker>Telam.</speaker>        
<l><hi rend="italic">Iason</hi> <reg orig="aduiseth">adviseth</reg> well, great <hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">We</seg> should dishonour him, and <reg orig="th'expectation">the expectation</reg></l>
<l><hi rend="italic">Greece</hi> hath of <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg>, delude <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> this delay.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BR"><speaker>Thes.</speaker>        
<l>Then let <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg> from this harbour launch <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Argoe">Argo</reg></hi>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">To</seg> <hi rend="italic">Colchos</hi> first, and <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> voyage home</l>
<l><reg orig="Reuenge">Revenge</reg> <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> this false <hi rend="italic">Laomedon</hi>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="G"><speaker>Herc.</speaker>          
<l>You sway me princes: farewell <reg orig="trecherous">treacherous</reg> King,</l>
<l><reg orig="Nought">Naught</reg>, <reg orig="saue">save</reg> thy <reg orig="bloud">blood</reg>, shall <reg orig="satisfie">satisfy</reg> this wrong</l>
<l>And base dishonour done <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi>.</l>
<l>Expect me; <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Olimpicke">Olympic</reg> <reg orig="Ioue">Jove</reg></hi> I <reg orig="sweare">swear</reg>.</l>
<l><reg orig="Nere">Never</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> set foot within my <reg orig="natiue">native</reg> <hi rend="italic">Thebes</hi>,</l>
<l>See <hi rend="italic">Deianeira</hi>, or <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> touch <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <hi rend="italic">Greece</hi>,</l>
<l>Till <reg orig="I'haue">I have</reg> <reg orig="scal'd">scaled</reg> these mures, <reg orig="inuaded">invaded</reg> <hi rend="italic">Troy</hi>,</l>
<l><reg orig="Ransack't">Ransacked</reg> thy <reg orig="Citty">City</reg>, <reg orig="slaine">slain</reg> <hi rend="italic">Laomedon</hi>,</l>
<l>And venge the Gods <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="gouerne">govern</reg> Sea and <reg orig="Sunne">Sun</reg>.</l>
<l>Come valiant <hi rend="italic">Heroes</hi>, first the fleece <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="enioy">enjoy</reg>,</l>
<l>And <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="backe">back</reg> <reg orig="returne">return</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="ransacke">ransack</reg> <hi rend="italic">Troy</hi>.</l></sp>
               
<stage>Exeunt.</stage>
               
<sp who="BI"><speaker>Laom.</speaker>          
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">We</seg> dread you not, <reg orig="wee'l"><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> <reg orig="answere">answer</reg> what is done.</l>
<l>As well as stand <reg orig="'gainst">against</reg> <hi rend="italic">Neptune</hi> and the <reg orig="Sunne">Sun</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<stage>Enter Oetes, King of Colchos, Medea, yong Absyrtus, 
   with Lords.</stage>
               
<sp who="O"><speaker>Oetes.</speaker>          
<l>How may <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> glory <reg orig="aboue">above</reg> other kings</l>
<l>Being (<seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> birth) descended from the Gods?</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">Our</seg> wealth renowned through the world tripartite,</l>
<l>Most <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the riches of the golden fleece,</l>
<l>And not the least of all <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> <reg orig="happinesse">happiness</reg>,</l>
<l><hi rend="italic">Medea</hi> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> <reg orig="powerfull">powerful</reg> <reg orig="magicke">magic</reg> skill,</l>
<l>And <reg orig="Negromanticke">Necromantic</reg> <reg orig="exorcismes">exorcisms</reg> <reg orig="admir'd">admired</reg>,</l>
<l>And dreaded through the <hi rend="italic">Colchian</hi> territories.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="N"><speaker>Medea.</speaker>          
<l>I can <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="noun">Art</seg> make <reg orig="riuers">rivers</reg> retrograde,</l>
<l>Alter their channels, run <reg orig="backe">back</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> their heads,</l>
<l>And hide them <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the springs from whence they grew.</l>
<l>The curled Ocean with a word <reg orig="Il'e">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> smooth,</l>
<l>(Or being <reg orig="calme">calm</reg>) raise <reg orig="waues">waves</reg> as high as <reg orig="hils">hills</reg>,</l>
<l><reg orig="Threatning">Threatening</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> swallow the vast continent.</l>
<l>With <reg orig="powerfull">powerful</reg> <reg orig="charmes">charms</reg> <reg orig="Il'e">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> make the <reg orig="Sunne">Sun</reg> stand still,</l>
<l>Or call the <reg orig="Moone">Moon</reg> <reg orig="downe">down</reg> from <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> arched <reg orig="spheare">sphere</reg>.</l>
<l>What cannot I <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> power of <hi rend="italic">Hecate</hi>?</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BI"><speaker>Absyr.</speaker>          
<l>Discourse (<reg orig="faire">fair</reg> sister) how the golden fleece</l>
<l>Came first <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <hi rend="italic">Colchos</hi>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="N"><speaker>Medea.</speaker>              
<l>Let <hi rend="italic">Absyrtus</hi> know,</l>
<l><hi rend="italic">Phrixus</hi> the <reg orig="sonne">son</reg> of <hi rend="italic">Theban Athamas</hi>,</l>
<l>And his <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> sister <hi rend="italic">Helles</hi>, being <reg orig="betraid">betrayed</reg></l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">By</seg> their <reg orig="curst">cursed</reg> step-dame <hi rend="italic">Iuo</hi>, fled from <hi rend="italic">Greece</hi>,</l>
<l>Their Innocence <reg orig="pittied">pitied</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> <hi rend="italic">Mercury</hi>,</l>
<l>He <reg orig="gaue">gave</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> them a golden-fleeced <reg orig="Ramme">Ram</reg>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Which</seg> bore them safe <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the Sygean sea,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Which</seg> swimming, beauteous <hi rend="italic">Helles</hi> there was <reg orig="drown'd">drowned</reg>,</l>
<l>And <reg orig="gaue">gave</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> sea the name of <hi rend="italic">Hellespont</hi>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">That</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> parts <hi rend="italic">Sestus</hi> and <hi rend="italic">Abidos</hi> still:</l>
<l><hi rend="italic">Phrixus</hi> <reg orig="arriues">arrives</reg> at <hi rend="italic">Colchos</hi>, and <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <hi rend="italic">Mars</hi></l>
<l>There <reg orig="sacrific'd">sacrificed</reg> his <reg orig="Ramme">Ram</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> memory</l>
<l>Of his safe waftage, <reg orig="fauoured">favoured</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> the Gods.</l>
<l>The golden Fleece was <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> the Oracle</l>
<l>Commanded <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be <reg orig="fixt">fixed</reg> there, kept and guarded</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">By</seg> two fierce <reg orig="Buls">Bulls</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> breath <reg orig="insernall">infernal</reg> fires,</l>
<l>And <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> a <reg orig="wakefull">wakeful</reg> Dragon, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> whose eyes</l>
<l><reg orig="Neuer">Never</reg> came <reg orig="sleepe">sleep</reg>: <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the safe <reg orig="conseruing">conserving</reg></l>
<l>Of this <reg orig="diuine">divine</reg> and worthy monument,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">Our</seg> <reg orig="kingdomes">kingdoms</reg> <reg orig="weale">weal</reg> and safety most consists.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="O"><speaker>Oetes.</speaker>         
<l>And he <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="striues">strives</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> purchase of this fleece,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> weaken <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">us</seg></reg>, or shake <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> Royalty,</l>
<l>Must <reg orig="tast">taste</reg> the fury of these fiery fiends,</l>
<stage>A shoote</stage>
<l>The <reg orig="nouell">novel</reg>: <reg orig="speake">speak</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<stage>Enter a Lord.</stage>
               
<sp who="BT"><speaker>Lord.</speaker>         
<l><reg orig="Vpon"><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">Upon</seg></reg> the <hi rend="italic">Cholchian</hi> shores</l>
<l>A stately <reg orig="vessell">vessel</reg>, <reg orig="man'd">manned</reg> it <reg orig="seemes">seems</reg> from <hi rend="italic">Greece</hi></l>
<l>Is newly <reg orig="lancht">launched</reg>, full fraught with Gentlemen</l>
<l>Of <reg orig="braue">brave</reg> aspects and presence.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="O"><speaker>Oetes.</speaker>        
<l><reg orig="Whose"><seg type="homograph" subtype="interrogative">Who</seg> is</reg> their <reg orig="Generall">General</reg>?</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BT"><speaker>Lord.</speaker>  
<l><hi rend="italic">Iason</hi>, he stiles <reg orig="himselfe">himself</reg> a Prince of <hi rend="italic">Greece</hi></l>
<l>And <reg orig="Captaine">Captain</reg> <reg orig="o're">over</reg> the noble <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Argonautes">Argonauts</reg></hi>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="O"><speaker>Oetes.</speaker>        
<l><reg orig="Vsher">Usher</reg> them <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">in</seg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> may know their quest</l>
<l>And what <reg orig="aduenture">adventure</reg> drew them <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> these <reg orig="shoares">shores</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<stage>Sound, Enter Iason, Hercules, Theseus, Castor, Pollux, &c.</stage>
               
<sp who="J"><speaker>Iason.</speaker>        
<l><reg orig="Haile">Hail</reg> king of <hi rend="italic">Colchos</hi>, thou <reg orig="beholdst">beholdest</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg></l>
<l>The noblest Heroes <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="inhabite">inhabit</reg> <hi rend="italic">Greece</hi></l>
<l>Of whom I, though <reg orig="vnworthiest">unworthiest</reg>, <reg orig="stile">style</reg> <reg orig="my selfe">myself</reg></l>
<l>The <reg orig="Generall">General</reg>; the intent of this <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> voyage</l>
<l>Is <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> reduce the rich and golden prise</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">To</seg> <hi rend="italic">Greece</hi>, from whence it came, know I am come</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> tug and <reg orig="wrastle">wrestle</reg> with the <reg orig="infernall">infernal</reg> <reg orig="Buls">Bulls</reg>,</l>
<l>And <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> their hot <reg orig="fiers">fires</reg> double guild my <reg orig="armes">arms</reg></l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> place <reg orig="vpon"><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg></reg> their necks the <reg orig="feruile">servile</reg> <reg orig="yoake">yoke</reg>,</l>
<l>And bondage, force them <reg orig="plow">plough</reg> the field of <hi rend="italic">Mars</hi>,</l>
<l>Till <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the <reg orig="furrowes">furrows</reg> I <reg orig="haue">have</reg> sowed the teeth</l>
<l>Of vipers, from <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> men <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> armour grow</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> enter combat with the <reg orig="sleepelesse">sleepless</reg> Dragon,</l>
<l>And <reg orig="mauger">maugre</reg> him fetch thence the golden Fleece.</l>
<l>All this <hi rend="italic">Oetes</hi>, I am <reg orig="prest">pressed</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="atchieue">achieve</reg></l>
<l>Against these horrid tasks my life <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="ingage">engage</reg></l>
<l><reg orig="Buls">Bulls</reg> fury, Vipers <reg orig="poyson">poison</reg>, Dragons rage.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="N"><speaker>Medea.</speaker>                
<l>Such a bold spirit, and noble presence <reg orig="linkt">linked</reg>,</l>
<l><reg orig="Neuer">Never</reg> before were <reg orig="seene">seen</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <hi rend="italic">Phasis</hi> Isle,</l>
<l><hi rend="italic">Colchos</hi> be proud, a Prince demands thy Fleece,</l>
<l>Richer <reg orig="then">than</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> he comes <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">for</seg>; let the <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Greekes">Greeks</reg></hi></l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">Our</seg> <hi rend="italic">Phasian</hi> wealth and <hi rend="italic">Oetes</hi> treasure <reg orig="beare">bear</reg>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">So</seg> they <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="liew">lieu</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <reg orig="leaue">leave</reg> me <hi rend="italic">Iason</hi> here.</l></sp>
              
<sp who="O"><speaker>Oetes.</speaker>         
<l>Princes, you <reg orig="aime">aim</reg> at dangers more <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="proffe">proof</reg></l>
<l><reg orig="Then">Than</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> report, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> if you should behold</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> their true figure, would amaze your spirits:</l>
<l>Yea, <reg orig="terifye">terrify</reg> the Gods; let me <reg orig="aduise">advise</reg> you,</l>
<l>As one <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="knowes">knows</reg> their <reg orig="terrour">terror</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> desist</l>
<l>Ere you enwrap <reg orig="your seffe">yourself</reg> into these perils,</l>
<l>Whence there is <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> <reg orig="euafion">evasion</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="G"><speaker>Herc.</speaker>     
<l><hi rend="italic">Oetes</hi>, know</l>
<l>Peril's a babe, the greater dangers threaten</l>
<l>The greater is his honour <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> breaks through.</l>
<l><reg orig="Haue">Have</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="th'">the</reg> <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Agoe">Argo</reg></hi> rowed with sixty <reg orig="oares">oars</reg></l>
<l>And at each <reg orig="Oare">Oar</reg> a Prince; <reg orig="pierc't">pierced</reg> <hi rend="italic">Samo-thrace</hi>,</l>
<l>The <hi rend="italic">Chersoneson</hi> sea, the <hi rend="italic">Hellespont</hi>;</l>
<l><reg orig="Euen">Even</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the <reg orig="waues">waves</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="breake">break</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> <hi rend="italic">Colchos</hi> <reg orig="shoares">shores</reg>?</l>
<l>And Shall <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> with dishonour <reg orig="turne">turn</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <hi rend="italic">Greece</hi>?</l>
<l>Know <hi rend="italic">Oetes</hi>, not the least of sixty <hi rend="italic">Heroes</hi></l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> now are <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> thy Confines, but thy monsters</l>
<l>Dare quell and baffle.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="L"><speaker>Tellamon.</speaker>     
<l>Much more <hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="O"><speaker>Oetes.</speaker>     
<l><hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="J"><speaker>Iason.</speaker>             
<l>Starts <hi rend="italic">Oetes</hi> at the name of <hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi>,</l>
<l>What would he do <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> see him <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> his eminence;</l>
<l>But <reg orig="leauing">leaving</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg>, this must be <hi rend="italic">Iasons</hi> quest,</l>
<l>A <reg orig="worke">work</reg> not worthy him; where be these monsters?</l></sp>
               
<sp who="N"><speaker>Medea.</speaker>     
<l>May all <reg orig="inchantments">enchantments</reg> be <reg orig="confinde">confined</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> hell,</l>
<l>Rather <reg orig="then">than</reg> he encounter fiends <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> fell.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="O"><speaker>Oetes.</speaker>     
<l>Princes, since you <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> needs attempt these dangers</l>
<l>You shall; and if <reg orig="atchieue">achieve</reg> the Golden Fleece</l>
<l>Transport it where you please, <reg orig="meane time">meantime</reg>, this day</l>
<l>Repose <reg orig="your selues">yourselves</reg>, </l>
<l><reg orig="wl'e"><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> feast you <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> <reg orig="Pallace">Palace</reg>.</l>
<l><reg orig="To morrow">Tomorrow</reg> morning with the rising <reg orig="Sunne">Sun</reg>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">Our</seg> golden prise shall be <reg orig="conseru'd">conserved</reg> or <reg orig="wonne">won</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<stage>Exit.</stage>
               
<sp who="N"><speaker>Medea.</speaker>     
<l>If he attempts he dies, <reg orig="what's">what is</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <reg orig="mee">me</reg>?</l>
<l>Why should <hi rend="italic">Medea</hi> <reg orig="feare">fear</reg> a strangers life?</l>
<l>Or <reg orig="what's">what is</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> <hi rend="italic">Iason</hi> I should dread his fall?</l>
<l>If he <reg orig="o're-come">overcome</reg>, my fathers glory <reg orig="waines">wanes</reg>,</l>
<l>And all <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> fortunes must reward his <reg orig="paines">pains</reg>.</l>
<l>Let <hi rend="italic">Iason</hi> perish then, and <hi rend="italic">Colchos</hi> flourish.</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">Our</seg> pristine glories let <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg> still <reg orig="enioy">enjoy</reg>,</l>
<l>And these <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="brasse-head">brass-head</reg> <reg orig="buls">bulls</reg> the Prince destroy.</l>
<l><reg orig="Oh">O</reg>! what distraction's this within me bred,</l>
<l>Although he die, I would not see him dead?</l>
<l>The best I see, the worst I follow still,</l>
<l><reg orig="Hee">He</reg> <reg orig="nere">never</reg> <reg orig="wrong'd">wronged</reg> <reg orig="mee">me</reg>, why should I wish him ill?</l>
<l>Shall the <reg orig="Buls">Bulls</reg> <reg orig="tosse">toss</reg> him whom <hi rend="italic">Medea</hi> <reg orig="loues">loves</reg>,</l>
<l>A <reg orig="Tygresse">Tigress</reg>, not a <reg orig="Princesse">Princess</reg>, should I <reg orig="proue">prove</reg>?</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> see him tortured whom I <reg orig="deerely">dearly</reg> <reg orig="loue">love</reg>?</l>
<l><reg orig="Bee">Be</reg> then a <reg orig="torteresse">torturess</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> thy fathers life,</l>
<l>A robber of the clime where thou wast bred,</l>
<l>And <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> some straggler <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> hath lost his way,</l>
<l>Thy fathers <reg orig="Kingdome">Kingdom</reg> and his State betray.</l>
<l>Tush, these are nothing, first his faith <reg orig="I'le">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> <reg orig="craue">crave</reg>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">That</seg> <reg orig="couenant">covenant</reg> made, him <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> enchantments <reg orig="faue">save</reg></l></sp>
               
<stage>Enter Iason.</stage>
               
<sp who="J"><speaker>Iason.</speaker>             
<l>My task is <reg orig="aboue">above</reg> strength, Duke <hi rend="italic">Peleus</hi> sent me</l>
<l>Not <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="atchieue">achieve</reg>, but die <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> this <reg orig="pursuite">pursuit</reg>,</l>
<l>And <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="preuent">prevent</reg> the Oracle <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> told him</l>
<l>I must succeed; <hi rend="italic">Iason</hi> <reg orig="bethinke">bethink</reg> thee then</l>
<l>Thou <reg orig="com'st">comest</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> execution, not <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> act</l>
<l>Things <reg orig="aboue">above</reg> man; I <reg orig="haue">have</reg> <reg orig="obseru'd">observed</reg> <hi rend="italic">Medea</hi></l>
<l>Retort <reg orig="vpon"><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg></reg> me many an amorous <reg orig="looke">look</reg>,</l>
<l>Of <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> <reg orig="I'le">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> <reg orig="studdy">study</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> make prosperous <reg orig="vse">use</reg>.</l>
<l>If <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="noun">art</seg> the <reg orig="Inchantments">Enchantments</reg> I can bind</l>
<l><reg orig="Immur'd">Immured</reg> with death, I <reg orig="certaine">certain</reg> safety find.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="N"><speaker>Medea.</speaker>    
<l>Shall I <reg orig="o're-whelme">overwhelm</reg> <reg orig="vpon"><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg></reg> my <reg orig="captiue">captive</reg> head,</l>
<l>The curse of all <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> Nation, the <reg orig="Crownes">Crowns</reg> ruin?</l>
<l>Clamours of men, and <reg orig="woemens">women's</reg> loud <reg orig="exclaimes">exclaims</reg>.</l>
<l>Burnings of children; the <reg orig="vniuersall">universal</reg> curse</l>
<l>Of a great people, all <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="saue">save</reg> one man,</l>
<l>A straggler (God <reg orig="knowes">knows</reg> whence <reg orig="deriu'd">derived</reg>, where <reg orig="borne">born</reg>,</l>
<l>Or <reg orig="hether">hither</reg> where Noble? let the proud <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Greeke">Greek</reg></hi> die,</l>
<l><reg orig="Wee"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">We</seg></reg> still <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <hi rend="italic">Colchos</hi> sit instated <reg orig="hye">high</reg></l>
<l><reg orig="Oh">O</reg> me! <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="looke">look</reg> <reg orig="vpon"><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg></reg> <hi rend="italic">Medea</hi> cast</l>
<l><reg orig="Drownes">Drowns</reg> all these <reg orig="feares">fears</reg>, and hath the rest <reg orig="surpast">surpassed</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="J"><speaker>Iason.</speaker>             
<l>Madam, because I <reg orig="loue">love</reg> I <reg orig="pitty">pity</reg> you,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> you a beauteous Lady, <reg orig="art-full">artful</reg> wise,</l>
<l>Should <reg orig="haue">have</reg> your beauty and your <reg orig="wisedome">wisdom</reg> both</l>
<l><reg orig="Inuelopt">Enveloped</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> a cloud of <reg orig="Barbarisme">Barbarism</reg>:</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> these barren Confines you should <reg orig="liue">live</reg>,</l>
<l><reg orig="Confin'd">Confined</reg> into an Angle of the world.</l>
<l>And <reg orig="ne're">never</reg> see <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> is the world indeed,</l>
<l>Fertile and populous <hi rend="italic">Greece, Greece</hi> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="beares">bears</reg> men,</l>
<l>Such as resemble Gods, of <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg></l>
<l>You see the most <reg orig="deiected">dejected</reg>, and the meanest.</l>
<l>How harshly doth your <reg orig="wisedome">wisdom</reg> sound <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="th'eares">the ears</reg></l>
<l>Of these Barbarians, dull, <reg orig="vnapprehenfible">unapprehensible</reg>,</l>
<l>And such, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> not <reg orig="conceiuing">conceiving</reg> your hid Arts,</l>
<l><reg orig="Depriue">Deprive</reg> them of their honour; <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> <hi rend="italic">Greece</hi> springs</l>
<l>The <reg orig="fountaines">fountains</reg> of <reg orig="Diuine">Divine</reg> <reg orig="Phylosophy">Philosophy</reg>,</l>
<l>They are all <reg orig="vnderstanders">understander</reg>; I would <reg orig="haue">have</reg> you</l>
<l>Bright Lady with <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg>, enter <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> world</l>
<l>Of <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> this <hi rend="italic">Colchos</hi> is <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> part at all.</l>
<l><reg orig="Shew">Show</reg> then your beauty <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> these <reg orig="iudging">judging</reg> <reg orig="eies">eyes</reg>,</l>
<l>Your <reg orig="wisedome">wisdom</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> these <reg orig="vnderstanding">understanding</reg> <reg orig="eares">ears</reg>.</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> they shall <reg orig="receiue">receive</reg> their merited grace,</l>
<l>And <reg orig="leaue">leave</reg> this <reg orig="barraine">barren</reg>, cold, and <reg orig="stirrill">sterile</reg> place.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="N"><speaker>Medea.</speaker>    
<l>His presence without all this Oratory</l>
<l>Did much with <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg>, but where they both <reg orig="conioyne">conjoin</reg></l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> entrap <hi rend="italic">Medea</hi>, <reg orig="shee">she</reg> must needs <reg orig="bee">be</reg> caught.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="J"><speaker>Iason.</speaker>           
<l>I long <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> see this <hi rend="italic">Colchian</hi> Lady clad</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> <hi rend="italic">Hymens</hi> stateliest <reg orig="roabes">robes</reg>, whom the glad <reg orig="Matrones">Matrons</reg>,</l>
<l>Bright Ladies, and <reg orig="Imperiall">Imperial</reg> <reg orig="Queenes">Queens</reg> of <hi rend="italic">Greece</hi></l>
<l>Shall welcome and applaud, and with rich gifts</l>
<l>Present, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <reg orig="sauing">saving</reg> of their <reg orig="sonnes">sons</reg> and kinsmen</l>
<l>From these <reg orig="infernall">infernal</reg> monsters: As <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <hi rend="italic">Iason</hi></l>
<l>If you <hi rend="italic">Medea</hi> shall despise his <reg orig="loue">love</reg>,</l>
<l>He <reg orig="craues">craves</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> other life <reg orig="then">than</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> die <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">so</seg>,</l>
<l>Since life without you is but torturing <reg orig="paine">pain</reg>,</l>
<l>And death <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> men <reg orig="distrest">distressed</reg> is double <reg orig="gaine">gain</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="N"><speaker>Medea.</speaker>         
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">That</seg> tongue more <reg orig="then">than</reg> <hi rend="italic">Medeaes</hi> <reg orig="spels">spells</reg> <reg orig="inchants">enchants</reg>,</l>
<l>And not a word, but <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="exoreismes">exorcisms</reg></l>
<l>And power of <reg orig="charmes">charms</reg> <reg orig="preuailes">prevails</reg>, <reg orig="Oh">O</reg> lone! thy <reg orig="Maiesty">Majesty</reg></l>
<l>Is greater <reg orig="then">than</reg> the triple <hi rend="italic">Hecates</hi>,</l>
<l>Bewitching <hi rend="italic">Circes</hi>, or these hidden <reg orig="skils">skills</reg>,</l>
<l><reg orig="Ascrib'd">Ascribed</reg> <reg orig="vnto">unto</reg> <reg orig="th'infernall">the infernal</reg> <hi rend="italic">Proserpine</hi>.</l>
<l>I <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> incantations can <reg orig="remoue">remove</reg></l>
<l><reg orig="Hils">Hills</reg> from their <reg orig="syts">sites</reg>, and make huge <reg orig="mountaines">mountains</reg> shake,</l>
<l>Darken the <reg orig="Sunne">Sun</reg> at <reg orig="noone">noon</reg>, call from their <reg orig="graues">graves</reg></l>
<l>Ghosts long since dead, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> can command the earth,</l>
<l>And affright <reg orig="heauen">heaven</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> spell at all can find</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> bondage <reg orig="loue">love</reg>, or free a <reg orig="captiue">captive</reg> <reg orig="minde">mind</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="J"><speaker>Iason.</speaker>               
<l><reg orig="Loue">Love</reg> <hi rend="italic">Iason</hi> then, and <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> thy <reg orig="Diuine">Divine</reg> <reg orig="aide">aid</reg>,</l>
<l><reg orig="Giue">Give</reg> me such power, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> I may tug <reg orig="vnscorcht">unscorched</reg></l>
<l>Amidst the flames with these thy fiery fiends,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> I <reg orig="vnuenom'd">unvenomed</reg> may these Vipers teeth</l>
<l>Cast from my hand, through <hi rend="italic">Morpheus</hi> leaden <reg orig="charmes">charms</reg>,</l>
<l><reg orig="Ouer">Over</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> <reg orig="wakefull">wakeful</reg> snake <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> guards the Fleece,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">For</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> <reg orig="liue">live</reg> <hi rend="italic">Iasons</hi> happy Bride <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <hi rend="italic">Greece</hi>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="N"><speaker>Medea.</speaker>         
<l>A match, what <reg orig="hearbs">herbs</reg> or <reg orig="spels">spells</reg>, what <reg orig="Magicke">Magic</reg> can</l>
<l>Command <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="heauen">heaven</reg>, earth, or <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> hell below,</l>
<l>What either <reg orig="aire">air</reg>, or sea can minister,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> guard thy person, all these helps <reg orig="I'le">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> gather</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> girdle thee with safety.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="J"><speaker>Iason.</speaker>           
<l>Be thou then</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">For</seg> <reg orig="euer">ever</reg> <hi rend="italic">Iasons</hi>, and through <hi rend="italic">Greece</hi> <reg orig="renown'd">renowned</reg></l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> whom <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <hi rend="italic">Heroes</hi> <reg orig="haue">have</reg> such safety found,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">Our</seg> <reg orig="bargaine">bargain</reg> thus I <reg orig="seale">seal</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<stage>He kisseth her.</stage>
               
<sp who="N"><speaker>Medea.</speaker>         
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Which</seg> <reg orig="I'le">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> make good</l>
<l>With <hi rend="italic">Colchos</hi> fall, and with my fathers <reg orig="bloud">blood</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<stage>Enter Abyrtus</stage>
               
<sp who="P"><speaker>Absyr.</speaker>         
<l>Prince <hi rend="italic">Iason</hi>, all the <hi rend="italic">Heroes</hi> at the banquet</l>
<l>Inquire <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> you, twice hath my father <hi rend="italic">Oetes</hi></l>
<l>Made search <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> you; <reg orig="Oh">O</reg> sister!</l></sp>
               
<sp who="N"><speaker>Medea.</speaker>    
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">No</seg> word you saw <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg> two <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> conference.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="P"><speaker>Absyr.</speaker>         
<l>Do you take me <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be a woman, <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> tell all I see,</l>
<l>And blab all I know, I <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> am <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> hope one day <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg></l>
<l>Lie with a woman, <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> once lie <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> a woman,</l>
<l>Sister, I saw you not.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="J"><speaker>Iason.</speaker>    
<l>Remember; come Prince, <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> you <reg orig="leade">lead</reg> the way?</l></sp>
               
<sp who="P"><speaker>Absyr.</speaker>      
<l>I <reg orig="haue">have</reg> parted you <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="neuer">never</reg> parted fray</l>
<l>Come sir <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> you follow.</l></sp>
               
<stage>Exit. Manet Medea.</stage>
               
<sp who="N"><speaker>Medea.</speaker>    
<l>The night <reg orig="growes">grows</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">on</seg>, and now <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> my black Arts,</l>
<l><reg orig="Goddesse">Goddess</reg> of witchcraft and <reg orig="darke">dark</reg> ceremony,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">To</seg> whom the <reg orig="elues">elves</reg> of <reg orig="Hils">Hills</reg>, of <reg orig="Brookes">Brooks</reg>, of <reg orig="Groues">Groves</reg>,</l>
<l>Of standing lakes, and <reg orig="cauernes">caverns</reg> vaulted <reg orig="deepe">deep</reg></l>
<l>Are ministers; three-headed <hi rend="italic">Hecate</hi></l>
<l>Lend me thy Chariot <reg orig="drawne">drawn</reg> with winged snakes,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> I this night must <reg orig="progresse">progress</reg> through the <reg orig="Aire">Air</reg>.</l>
<l>What simples grow <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> Tempe of <hi rend="italic">Thessaly</hi>,</l>
<l>Mount <hi rend="italic">Pindus, Otheris, Ossa, Appidane</hi>,</l>
<l><hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Olimpus">Olympus</reg>, Caucas, or high Teneriff</hi>.</l>
<l>I must select <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> finish this great <reg orig="worke">work</reg>,</l>
<l>Thence must I <reg orig="flye">fly</reg> <reg orig="vnto">unto</reg> <hi rend="italic">Amphrisus</hi> <reg orig="Foords">Fords</reg>,</l>
<l><reg orig="Aud">And</reg> gather plants <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> the swift <hi rend="italic">Sperchius</hi> <reg orig="streames">streams</reg>,</l>
<l>Where rushy <hi rend="italic">Bebes</hi>, and <hi rend="italic">Anthedon</hi> flow,</l>
<l>Where <reg orig="hearbes">herbs</reg> of bitter <reg orig="iuice">juice</reg> and strong <reg orig="sent">scent</reg> grow;</l>
<l>These must I with the <reg orig="haires">hairs</reg> of <hi rend="italic">Mandrakes</hi> <reg orig="vse">use</reg>,</l>
<l>Temper with <hi rend="italic">Poppy-seeds</hi> and <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Heinlocke">Hemlock</reg></hi> <reg orig="iuice">juice</reg>:</l>
<l>With <hi rend="italic">Aconitum</hi> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <hi rend="italic">Tartar</hi> springs,</l>
<l>With <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Cypresse">Cypress</reg>, Ewe, and Veruin</hi>, and these mix</l>
<l>With Incantations, <reg orig="Spels">Spells</reg>, and <reg orig="Excorcismes">Exorcisms</reg></l>
<l>Of <reg orig="wonderous">wondrous</reg> power and <reg orig="vertue">virtue</reg>; <reg orig="oh">o</reg> thou night,</l>
<l>Mother of <reg orig="darke">dark</reg> Arts hide <reg orig="mee">me</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> thy <reg orig="vaile">vail</reg>,</l>
<l>Whilst I those banks search, and these <reg orig="mountaines">mountains</reg> <reg orig="skale">scale</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<stage>Sownd. Enter King Oetes, Absyrtus, and Lords.</stage>
               
<sp who="O"><speaker>Oetes.</speaker>    
<l><reg orig="Vpon"><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">Upon</seg></reg> the safeguard of this golden Fleece</l>
<l><hi rend="italic">Colchos</hi> depends, and he <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="beares">bears</reg> it hence</l>
<l><reg orig="Beares">Bears</reg> with it all <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> fortunes; the <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Argonautes">Argonauts</reg></hi></l>
<l><reg orig="Haue">Have</reg> it <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> quest, if <hi rend="italic">Iason</hi> scape <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> monsters</l>
<l><reg orig="I'le">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> rather at some banquet <reg orig="poyson">poison</reg> him,</l>
<l>And <reg orig="quaffe">quaff</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> him his death, or <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the night</l>
<l>Set fire <reg orig="vpon"><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg></reg> his <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Argoe">Argo</reg></hi>, and <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> flames</l>
<l>Consume the happy hope of his <reg orig="returne">return</reg>,</l>
<l>This purpose <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg>, as <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> are <hi rend="italic">Colchos</hi> King,</l>
<l><hi rend="italic">Absyrtus</hi> <reg orig="where's">where is</reg> your sister?</l></sp>
               
<sp who="P"><speaker>Absyr.</speaker>  
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> chamber.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="O"><speaker>Oetes.</speaker>    
<l>When you next see <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg> <reg orig="giue">give</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg> this <reg orig="noate">note</reg>,</l>
<l>The manner of <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> practise, <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> fell hand</l>
<l>Cannot be <reg orig="mist">missed</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> this, but it shall fall</l>
<l><reg orig="Heauy">Heavy</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> these <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <hi rend="italic">Colchos</hi> <reg orig="seekes">seeks</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> thrall.</l>
<l>The <reg orig="howre">hour</reg> <reg orig="drawes">draws</reg> nigh, the people throng <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> <reg orig="heapes">heaps</reg>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">To</seg> this <reg orig="aduenture">adventure</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the field of <hi rend="italic">Mars</hi>,</l>
<l>And noble <hi rend="italic">Iason</hi> <reg orig="arm'd">armed</reg> with his good shield,</l>
<l>Is <reg orig="vp"><seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg></reg> already and demands the field.</l></sp>
               
<stage>Enter Iason, Hercules, and the Argonauts.</stage>
               
<sp who="J"><speaker>Iason.</speaker>    
<l><hi rend="italic">Oetes</hi>, I come thus <reg orig="arm'd">armed</reg>, demanding combat</l>
<l>Of all those monsters <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> defend thy Fleece:</l>
<l>And <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> these dangers singly, I oppose</l>
<l>My person as thou seest, when <reg orig="setst">settest</reg> thou ope</l>
<l>The gates of hell <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> let thy <reg orig="deuils">devils</reg> out?</l>
<l>Glad would I <reg orig="wrastle">wrestle</reg> with thy fiery <reg orig="Buls">Bulls</reg>,</l>
<l>And from their throats the flaming <reg orig="dewlops">dewlaps</reg> <reg orig="teare">tear</reg>.</l>
<l><reg orig="Vnchaine">Unchain</reg> them, and <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <hi rend="italic">Iason</hi> <reg orig="turne">turn</reg> them loose,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> as <hi rend="italic">Alcides</hi> did <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <hi rend="italic">Achelous</hi>;</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">So</seg> from their hard fronts I may <reg orig="teare">tear</reg> <reg orig="there">their</reg> <reg orig="hornes">horns</reg>,</l>
<l>And lay the <reg orig="yoake">yoke</reg> <reg orig="vpon"><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg></reg> their <reg orig="vntam'd">untamed</reg> necks.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="O"><speaker>Oetes.</speaker>     
<l>Yet valiant <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Greeke">Greek</reg></hi> desist, I, though a stranger</l>
<l><reg orig="Pitty">Pity</reg> thy youth, or if thou wilt persist</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">So</seg> <reg orig="dreadfull">dreadful</reg> is the <reg orig="aduenture">adventure</reg> thou <reg orig="persuest">pursuest</reg>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> thou wilt <reg orig="thinke">think</reg> I shall <reg orig="vnbowell">unbowel</reg> hell,</l>
<l><reg orig="Vnmacle">Unmanacle</reg> the fiends, and make a passage</l>
<l>Free <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> the Infernals.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="J"><speaker>Iason.</speaker>    
<l>I shall welcome all.</l>
<l><hi rend="italic">Medea</hi> now if there be power <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="loue">love</reg>;</l>
<l>Or force <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="Magicke">Magic</reg>; if thou hast or <seg type="homograph" subtype="noun">will</seg></l>
<l>Or <seg type="homograph" subtype="noun">Art</seg>, try all the power of Characters,</l>
<l><reg orig="Vertue">Virtue</reg> of <reg orig="Symples">Simples</reg>, Stones, or hidden <reg orig="spels">spells</reg>,</l>
<l>If earth <reg orig="Elues">Elves</reg>, or nimble airy Spirits,</l>
<l><reg orig="Charmes">Charms</reg>, Incantations, or <reg orig="darke">dark</reg> <reg orig="Exorcismes">Exorcisms</reg>.</l>
<l>If any strength <reg orig="remaine">remain</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> Pyromancy,</l>
<l>Or the hid secrets of the <reg orig="aire">air</reg> or fire.</l>
<l>If the <reg orig="Moones">Moon's</reg> <reg orig="spheare">sphere</reg> can any <reg orig="helpe">help</reg> infuse,</l>
<l>Or any influent <reg orig="Starre">Star</reg>, collect them all</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> I <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> thy <reg orig="aide">aid</reg> may these monsters thrall.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="O"><speaker>Oetes.</speaker>     
<l><reg orig="Discouer">Discover</reg> them.</l></sp>
               
<stage>Two fiery Buls are discouered, the Fleece hanging ouer them, 
   and the Dragon sleeping beneath them: Medea with strange
   fiery-workes, hangs aboue in the Aire in the strange habite of 
   a Coniuresse.</stage>
               
<sp who="N"><speaker>Medea.</speaker>    
<l>The hidden power of Earth, <reg orig="Aire">Air</reg>, Water, Fire,</l>
<l>Shall from this place <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <hi rend="italic">Iasons</hi> <reg orig="helpe">help</reg> conspire.</l>
<l>Fire withstand fire, and <reg orig="magicke">magic</reg> temper flame,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">By</seg> my strong <reg orig="spels">spells</reg> the <reg orig="sauadge">savage</reg> <reg orig="monster's">monster is</reg> tame:</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">So</seg>, <reg orig="that's"><seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> is</reg> <reg orig="perform'd">performed</reg>, now take the Vipers teeth</l>
<l>And sow them <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the furrowed field of <hi rend="italic">Mars</hi>.</l>
<l>Of <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> strange seed, men ready <reg orig="arm'd">armed</reg> must grow</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> assault <hi rend="italic">Iason</hi>. Already from beneath</l>
<l>Their deadly pointed weapons gin <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="appeare">appear</reg>,</l>
<l>And now their heads, thus moulded <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the earth,</l>
<l><reg orig="Streight">Straight</reg> way shall <reg orig="teeme">teem</reg>; and <reg orig="hauing">having</reg> freed their fate</l>
<l>(The <reg orig="stalkes">stalks</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> they grow) all violently</l>
<l>Pursue the valiant <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Greeke">Greek</reg></hi>, but <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> my sorcery</l>
<l><reg orig="I'le">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> <reg orig="turne">turn</reg> their armed points against <reg orig="themselues">themselves</reg></l>
<l>And all these <reg orig="slaues">slaves</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> would <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> <hi rend="italic">Iason</hi> <reg orig="flie">fly</reg></l>
<stage>shoutes</stage>
<l>Shall wound <reg orig="themselues">themselves</reg> and <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> sedition die.</l>
<l>Yet <reg orig="thriues">thrives</reg> the <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Greeke">Greek</reg></hi>, now kill the sleeping snake</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Which</seg> I <reg orig="haue">have</reg> <reg orig="charm'd">charmed</reg>, and thence the Trophy take,</l>
<l>These shouts <reg orig="witnesse">witness</reg> his conquest, <reg orig="Ile">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> <reg orig="discend">descend</reg>,</l>
<l><reg orig="Heare">Hear</reg> <hi rend="italic">Iasons</hi> <reg orig="feares">fears</reg> and all my <reg orig="charmes">charms</reg> take end.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="G"><speaker>Hercules.</speaker>    
<l><hi rend="italic">Oetes</hi>, how is this rich and <reg orig="pretious">precious</reg> Fleece,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">By</seg> Iasons sword <reg orig="repurchast">repurchased</reg>, and must <reg orig="turne">turn</reg></l>
<l><reg orig="Vnto">Unto</reg> the place whence <hi rend="italic">Phrixus</hi> brought his <reg orig="Ramme">Ram</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="O"><speaker>Oetes.</speaker>     
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">That</seg> practise <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> your ruins; <reg orig="Ile">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> <reg orig="preuent">prevent</reg>,</l>
<l>And sooner then with <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> <reg orig="returne">return</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <hi rend="italic">Greece</hi>,</l>
<l>Your slaughtered bodies <reg orig="leaue">leave</reg> with this rich fleece.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="J"><speaker>Iason.</speaker>     
<l>Since <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="aduenture">adventure</reg> is <reg orig="atchieu'd">achieved</reg> and done,</l>
<l>The prize is <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">ours</seg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> <reg orig="ceize">seize</reg> what <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> <reg orig="haue">have</reg> <reg orig="wone">won</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="O"><speaker>Oetes.</speaker>     
<l><reg orig="Enioy">Enjoy</reg> it <hi rend="italic">Iason</hi>, I admire thy worth,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Which</seg> as it hath exceeded admiration,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">So</seg> must <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> needs applaud it. Noble gentlemen.</l>
<l>Depart not <hi rend="italic">Colchos</hi>, ere your worths and valour</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">We</seg> with some rich and worthy gifts present.</l>
<l>The conquest of <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> <reg orig="Buls">Bulls</reg>, and Dragons death,</l>
<l>(Though <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> <reg orig="esteem'd">esteemed</reg> them) yet they sad <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">us</seg></reg> not,</l>
<l>Since <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> behold the safety of this prince.</l>
<l>Enter <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> palace, and your praise <reg orig="sownd">sound</reg> <reg orig="hye">high</reg>,</l>
<l>Where you shall feast, (or all <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> <reg orig="treafon">treason</reg> <reg orig="dye">die</reg>.)</l></sp>
<stage>Exeunt</stage>
               
<sp who="P"><speaker>Absyr.</speaker>     
<p>I <reg orig="haue">have</reg> not <reg orig="seeene">seen</reg> my sister <reg orig="to day">today</reg>, I muse she hath
   not <reg orig="beene">been</reg> at this solemnity, <reg orig="me thinkes">methinks</reg> she should not <reg orig="haue">have</reg>
   lost this triumph; I <reg orig="haue">have</reg> a note <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="deliuer">deliver</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg> from my father.
   Here she comes.</p>
<stage>Enter Medea.</stage>
<l>Sister, peruse this <reg orig="briefe">brief</reg>, you know the character,</l>
<l>It is my fathers. This is all.</l></sp>
               
<stage>Exit. She reads.</stage>
               
<sp who="N"><speaker>Medea.</speaker>            
<l>Iason with his <hi rend="italic">Argonauts</hi> this night must perish, the </l>
<l>fleece not be transported <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <hi rend="italic">Greece - Medea</hi>, your assistance.</l>
<l>This is my fathers plot <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="ouerthrow">overthrow</reg></l>
<l>Prince <hi rend="italic">Iason</hi>, and the noble <hi rend="italic">Argonauts</hi>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Which</seg> <reg orig="Il'e">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> <reg orig="preuent">prevent</reg>: I know the King is sudden,</l>
<l>And if <reg orig="preuention">prevention</reg> be <reg orig="delay'd">delayed</reg>, they <reg orig="dye">die</reg>:</l>
<l>I <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="haue">have</reg> ventured thus <reg orig="farre">far</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> a <reg orig="loue">love</reg>,</l>
<l><reg orig="Euen">Even</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> these arts <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> Nature would <reg orig="haue">have</reg> hid</l>
<l>As dangerous and forbidden, shall I now</l>
<l><reg orig="Vndoe">Undo</reg> what I <reg orig="haue">have</reg> done, through womanish <reg orig="feare">fear</reg>,</l>
<l><reg orig="Paternall">Paternal</reg> duty, or <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <reg orig="filiall">filial</reg> <reg orig="loue">love</reg>?</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="exclamation">No</seg> <hi rend="italic">Iason</hi>, thou art mine, and my desire,</l>
<l>Shall wade with thee through <reg orig="bloud">blood</reg>, through seas, through fire.</l></sp>
               
<stage>Enter Iason.</stage>
               
<sp who="J"><speaker>Iason.</speaker>    
<l>Madam.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="N"><speaker>Medea.</speaker>            
<l>My Lord, I know what you would say,</l>
<l><reg orig="Thinke">Think</reg> now <reg orig="vpon"><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg></reg> your life, the King my father</l>
<l>Intends your <reg orig="ruine">ruin</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="redeeme">redeem</reg> the fleece,</l>
<l>And it repurchase with your <reg orig="tragicke">tragic</reg> deaths:</l>
<l>Therefore assemble all your <hi rend="italic">Argonauts</hi>,</l>
<l>And let them (<seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the silence of the night)</l>
<l><reg orig="Lanch">Launch</reg> from the <hi rend="italic">Colchian</hi> harbour; <reg orig="Il'e">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> associate you</l>
<l>As <hi rend="italic">Iasons</hi> bride.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="J"><speaker>Iason.</speaker> 
<l>You are my <reg orig="patronesse">patroness</reg>,</l>
<l>And <reg orig="vnder">under</reg> you I triumph: when the least</l>
<l>Of all these graces I forget, the Gods</l>
<l><reg orig="Reuenge">Revenge</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> me my hated <reg orig="periury">perjury</reg>.</l>
<l>Must <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> then <reg orig="lanch">launch</reg> this night? you are my <reg orig="directresse">directress</reg>,</l>
<l>And <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> your <seg type="homograph" subtype="noun">art</seg> <reg orig="Il'e">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> manage all my actions.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="N"><speaker>Medea.</speaker> 
<l>Then <reg orig="flye">fly</reg>, <reg orig="Il'e">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> send <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> see your <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Argoe">Argo</reg></hi> <reg orig="trim'd">trimmed</reg>,</l>
<l><reg orig="Rig'd">Rigged</reg> and made tight: night comes, the time <reg orig="growes">grows</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">on</seg>:</l>
<l><reg orig="Hye">Hie</reg> then <reg orig="aboord">aboard</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="J"><speaker>Iason.</speaker> 
<l>I shall.</l></sp>
               
<stage>Exit.</stage>
               
<sp who="N"><speaker>Medea.</speaker>   
<l>Now populous <hi rend="italic">Greece</hi>,</l>
<l><reg orig="Thanke">Thank</reg> <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">us</seg></reg> (not <hi rend="italic">Iason</hi>) <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> this <reg orig="conquer'd">conquered</reg> fleece.</l></sp>
               
<stage>Enter Oetes.</stage>
               
<sp who="O"><speaker>Oetes.</speaker>                
<l><hi rend="italic">Medea</hi>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> are <reg orig="rob'd">robbed</reg>, <reg orig="despoil'd">despoiled</reg>, <reg orig="dishonored">dishonoured</reg>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">Our</seg> Fleece <reg orig="rap't">rapped</reg> hence, <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> must not suffer it,</l>
<l>Since all <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> ominous fortunes it includes,</l>
<l>I am <reg orig="resolu'd">resolved</reg> <hi rend="italic">Iason</hi> this night shall <reg orig="dye">die</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="N"><speaker>Medea.</speaker>      
<l>Should he <reg orig="suruiue">survive</reg>, you might be held <reg orig="vnworthy">unworthy</reg></l>
<l>The name of King; my hand shall be as <reg orig="deepe">deep</reg></l>
<l>As yours <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> his destruction.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="O"><speaker>Oetes.</speaker>          
<l>A strong guard</l>
<l>I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> select, and <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the dead of night,</l>
<l>When they are <reg orig="sunke">sunk</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> Lethe, set <reg orig="vpon"><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg></reg> them,</l>
<l>And kill them <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> their beds.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="N"><speaker>Medea.</speaker>      
<l><reg orig="Il'e">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> second you,</l>
<l>And <reg orig="laue">lave</reg> my <reg orig="stain'd">stained</reg> hands <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> their reeking <reg orig="blouds">bloods</reg></l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> practise your dishonour.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="O"><speaker>Oetes.</speaker>        
<l><hi rend="italic">Iason</hi> then <reg orig="dyes">dies</reg>,</l>
<l>When he most hopes <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> this rich <hi rend="italic">Colchian</hi> prize.</l></sp>
               
<stage>Exit.</stage>
               
<sp who="N"><speaker>Medea.</speaker>             
<l>But ere the least of all these <reg orig="ils">ills</reg> betide,</l>
<l>This <hi rend="italic">Colchian</hi> <reg orig="strond">strand</reg> shall with thy <reg orig="bloud">blood</reg> be <reg orig="dy'd">dyed</reg>.</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">For</seg> <hi rend="italic">Iason</hi> and his <hi rend="italic">Argonauts</hi> I stand,</l>
<l>And <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> protect them with my <seg type="homograph" subtype="noun">art</seg> and hand.</l></sp>
               
<stage>Enter Iason with the Fleece, and all the Greekes muffled.</stage>
               
<sp who="J"><speaker>Iason.</speaker>      
<l>Madam <hi rend="italic">Medea</hi></l></sp>
               
<sp who="N"><speaker>Medea.</speaker>        
<l><reg orig="Leaue">Leave</reg> circumstance, away,</l>
<l><reg orig="Hoyse">Hoise</reg> <reg orig="vp"><seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg></reg> your <reg orig="sailes">sails</reg>, death and destruction</l>
<l>Attends you <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> the <reg orig="shoare">shore</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="J"><speaker>Iason.</speaker>      
<l><reg orig="You'l">You <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> follow Madam.</l></sp>
               
<stage>Exit.</stage>
               
<sp who="N"><speaker>Medea.</speaker>      
<l>Instantly: Blow gentle gales, assist them winds and tide,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> I may <hi rend="italic">Greece</hi> see, <reg orig="&">and</reg> <reg orig="liue">live</reg> <hi rend="italic">Iasons</hi> bride.</l></sp>
               
<stage>Enter Absyrtus.</stage>
               
<sp who="P"><speaker>Absyr.</speaker>               
<l>How now sister, <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> solitary?</l></sp>
               
               <sp who="N"><speaker>Medea.</speaker>      
<l><reg orig="Oh">O</reg> happy met, though it be late <hi rend="italic">Absyrtus</hi>,</l>
<l>You must along with me.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="P"><speaker>Absyr.</speaker>   
<l>Whither pray?</l></sp>
               
<sp who="N"><speaker>Medea.</speaker>       
<l><reg orig="Il'e">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> tell you as <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> <reg orig="walke">walk</reg>.</l>
<l>This lad <reg orig="betweene">between</reg> me and all <reg orig="harme">harm</reg> shall stand;</l>
<l>And if the King pursue <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg> with his Fleet,</l>
<l>His mangled <reg orig="limbes">limbs</reg> shall (scattered <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the way)</l>
<l><reg orig="Worke">Work</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> escape, and the Kings speed delay.</l>
<l>Come brother.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="P"><speaker>Absyr.</speaker> 
<l>Any where with you sister.</l></sp>
               
<stage>exeunt.</stage></div2></div1>
         <div1 n="4" type="act">
            <div2 n="1" type="scene">
               
<stage>Enter HOMER.</stage>
<sp who="A"><speaker>Hom.</speaker> 
<l>Let none <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> whom true <seg type="homograph" subtype="noun">Art</seg> is not <reg orig="deny'd">denied</reg>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">Our</seg> monstrous <reg orig="Buls">Bulls</reg>, and <reg orig="magicke">magic</reg> Snakes deride.</l>
<l>Some <reg orig="thinke">think</reg> this rich Fleece was a golden <reg orig="Booke">Book</reg>,</l>
<l>The <reg orig="leaues">leaves</reg> of parchment, or the skins of <reg orig="Rammes">Rams</reg>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Which</seg> did include the <seg type="homograph" subtype="noun">Art</seg> of making gold</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">By</seg> <reg orig="Chimicke">Chemic</reg> skill, and <reg orig="therfore">therefore</reg> rightly <reg orig="stild">styled</reg>,</l>
<l>The Golden Fleece, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="attaine">attain</reg> and <reg orig="compasse">compass</reg>,</l>
<l>Includes as many <reg orig="trauels">travels</reg>, mysteries,</l>
<l>Changes and <reg orig="Chymicke">Chemic</reg> bodies, fires and monsters,</l>
<l>As <reg orig="euer">ever</reg> Iason could <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> Colchos meet.</l>
<l>The sages, and the wise, <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="keepe">keep</reg> their <seg type="homograph" subtype="noun">Art</seg></l>
<l>From being vulgar: yet <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="haue">have</reg> them tasted</l>
<l>With appetite and longing, <reg orig="giue">give</reg> those glosses,</l>
<l>And flourishes <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> shadow what they write,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Which</seg> might (at once) breed wonder and delight.</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">So</seg> did <reg orig="th'">the</reg> <reg orig="Aegyptians">Egyptians</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the Arts best <reg orig="try'd">tried</reg>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> <reg orig="Hierogliphickes">Hieroglyphics</reg> all their Science hide.</l>
<l>But <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> proceed, the Argonauts are fled,</l>
<l>Whom the <reg orig="inrag'd">enraged</reg> Oetes doth pursue,</l>
<l>And being <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> sight, Medea takes the head</l>
<l>Of <reg orig="yong">young</reg> Absyrtus, whom (<reg orig="vnkinde">unkind</reg>) she <reg orig="slue">slew</reg>,</l>
<l>And all his other <reg orig="limbes">limbs</reg> <reg orig="strawes">strews</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the way</l>
<l>Of the old father, his <reg orig="pursute">pursuit</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> stay.</l>
<l>The <reg orig="Shew">Show</reg>.</l>
                  
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> memory of this inhumane deed,</l>
<l>These Islands where his slaughtered <reg orig="limbes">limbs</reg> <reg orig="lye">lie</reg> <reg orig="spred">spread</reg>,</l>
<l>Were <reg orig="cal'd">called</reg> Absyrtides: But <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> proceed</l>
<l>With King Laomedon, <reg orig="'gainst">against</reg> whom are led</l>
<l>The Argonauts, Troy <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> Alcides <reg orig="rac'd">raced</reg>,</l>
<l><reg orig="Askes">Asks</reg> the next place, and must <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="ranke">rank</reg> be <reg orig="plac'd">placed</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<stage>Enter Laomedon, Priam, Anchises, Aeneas, Hesione, &c.</stage>
               
<sp who="BI"><speaker>Lao.</speaker>             
<l>The <hi rend="italic">Argonauts</hi> <reg orig="return'd">returned</reg>?</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BH"><speaker>Anchi.</speaker>      
<l>They are my Lord:</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BI"><speaker>Lao.</speaker>       
<l>And landed?</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BH"><speaker>Anchi.</speaker>          
<l>Landed.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BI"><speaker>Lao.</speaker>      
<l>Where?</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BH"><speaker>Anchi.</speaker>             
<l>At <hi rend="italic">Tenedos</hi>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BI"><speaker>Lao.</speaker>     
                  <l>Could not those <hi rend="italic">Colchian</hi> monsters <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> their bowels</l>
                  <l>Bury the <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Greekes">Greeks</reg></hi>, but must they all <reg orig="suruiue">survive</reg></l>
                  <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> threat <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">us</seg></reg> with <reg orig="inuasion">invasion</reg>. <reg orig="Speake">Speak</reg> <hi rend="italic">Anchises</hi>,</l>
                  <l>March they towards <hi rend="italic">Troy</hi>?</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BH"><speaker>Anchis.</speaker>  
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> conduct of the mighty <hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi>,</l>
<l>Wasting with sword and fire <reg orig="where ere">wherever</reg> they march:</l>
<l><hi rend="italic">Scamander</hi> fields they <reg orig="haue">have</reg> <reg orig="strew'd">strewed</reg> with <reg orig="carkasses">carcasses</reg>,</l>
<l>And <hi rend="italic">Simois</hi> <reg orig="streames">streams</reg> already purpled are</l>
<l>With <reg orig="bloud">blood</reg> of <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Troians">Trojans</reg></hi>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BK"><speaker>Priam.</speaker>  
<l>Let <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg> <reg orig="giue">give</reg> them <reg orig="battell">battle</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BI"><speaker>Lao.</speaker>     
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> <reg orig="vaine">vain</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> forces are <reg orig="disperst">dispersed</reg> abroad,</l>
<l>Nor <reg orig="haue">have</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> order <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> withstand their fury:</l>
<l>Best were <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> immure <reg orig="our selues">ourselves</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <hi rend="italic">Troy</hi>,</l>
<l>And trust <reg orig="vnto">unto</reg> the <reg orig="vertue">virtue</reg> of <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> <reg orig="walles">walls</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<stage>Shouts.</stage>
               
<sp who="BG"><speaker>Aeneas.</speaker>     
<l>Do not delay your safety, you may <reg orig="heare">hear</reg></l>
<l>Their <reg orig="cryes">cries</reg>, and lofty <reg orig="clamors">clamours</reg>, <reg orig="threatning">threatening</reg> <hi rend="italic">Troy</hi>:</l>
<l>They <reg orig="dogge">dog</reg> <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> gates, and without speed</l>
<l>And expedition, they <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> enter with <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg>.</l>
<l>Come then, <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="threatned">threatened</reg> <reg orig="liues">lives</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> immure,</l>
<l>And <reg orig="thinke">think</reg> <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> strong built <reg orig="walles">walls</reg> secure.</l></sp>
               
<stage>Exent.</stage>
<stage>After an alarme enter Hercules, Iason, Theseus, Telamon, 
   and all the other Argonauts.</stage>
               
<sp who="G"><speaker>Herc.</speaker>     
<l>Pursue the <reg orig="chace">chase</reg> <reg orig="euen">even</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the gates of <hi rend="italic">Troy</hi>,</l>
<l>Then call <reg orig="th'ingrate">the ingrate</reg> <hi rend="italic">Loamedon</hi> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="parlee">parley</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="J"><speaker>Iason.</speaker>     
<l>The <reg orig="periur'd">perjured</reg> King shall pay <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> the wrong</l>
<l>Done <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <hi rend="italic">Alcides</hi> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> his <reg orig="promis'd">promised</reg> steeds.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="L"><speaker>Telam.</speaker>     
<l>Better he had the monster had <reg orig="deuour'd">devoured</reg></l>
<l>His beauteous daughter, then <reg orig="t'abide"><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> abide</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> furies.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="M"><speaker>Nestor.</speaker>     
<l>He did exclude <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="vertue">virtue</reg> from the <reg orig="Citty">City</reg>,</l>
<l>And now therefore he shall admit <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> fury.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BN"><speaker>Castor.</speaker>     
<l>These <reg orig="wals">walls</reg> first <reg orig="rear'd">reared</reg> at the great Gods <reg orig="expence">expense</reg>,</l>
<l><reg orig="Wee'l"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">We</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> <reg orig="ruine">ruin</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the earth: <reg orig="let's">let <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg> summon him.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="G"><speaker>Herc.</speaker>     
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">We</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> call him <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="parlee">parley</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<stage>A parlee.</stage>
<stage>Enter vpon the wals, Laomedon, Anchises, Aeneas,
   Priam, &c.</stage>
               
<sp who="G"><speaker>Herc.</speaker>     
<l><hi rend="italic">Laomedon</hi>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> do not summon thee</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="parlee">parley</reg>, but <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="warne">warn</reg> thee guard thy <reg orig="walles">walls</reg>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Which</seg> (without pause) <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> now intend <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> scale.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BI"><speaker>Laom.</speaker>     
<l>Wilt <reg orig="heare">hear</reg> me <hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi>?</l></sp>
               
<sp who="G"><speaker>Herc.</speaker>     
<l>I <reg orig="listen'd">listened</reg> thy <reg orig="periurious">perjurous</reg> tongue too late.</l>
<l>Scale, batter, mount, assault, <reg orig="sacke">sack</reg>, and deface,</l>
<l>And <reg orig="leaue">leave</reg> (of <hi rend="italic">Troy</hi>) <reg orig="nought">naught</reg> <reg orig="saue">save</reg> the name and place.</l></sp>
               
<stage>Alarme. Telamon first mounts the walles, the rest after, Priam 
   flyes, Laomedon is slaine by Hercules, Hesione taken, 
   Enter with victory.</stage>
               
<sp who="G"><speaker>Herc.</speaker>     
<l>Thus is the tyrant, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> but late <reg orig="aw'd">awed</reg> <hi rend="italic">Troy</hi>,</l>
<l>Buried amidst his <reg orig="ruines">ruins</reg>; he <reg orig="chastis'd">chastised</reg>,</l>
<l>And <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> <reg orig="reueng'd">revenged</reg>: the <reg orig="spoyle">spoil</reg> of this rich <reg orig="Towne">Town</reg></l>
<l>Rated as high as <hi rend="italic">Iasons Colchian</hi> prize,</l>
<l>You shall <reg orig="diuide">divide</reg>: but first these lofty <reg orig="walles">walls</reg>,</l>
<l>Builded <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> <reg orig="periury">perjury</reg>, and <reg orig="maintain'd">maintained</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> pride,</l>
<l><reg orig="Wee'l"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">We</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> <reg orig="ruine">ruin</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the earth: <seg type="homograph" subtype="interrogative">Who</seg> saw <reg orig="yong">young</reg> <hi rend="italic">Priam</hi>?</l></sp>
               
<sp who="J"><speaker>Iason.</speaker>     
<l><reg orig="Hee's">He is</reg> fled, and <reg orig="tooke">took</reg> the way <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <hi rend="italic">Samo-thrace</hi>,</l>
<l>With him <hi rend="italic">Anchises</hi>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> <hi rend="italic">Venus</hi> got</l>
<l>The <reg orig="yong">young</reg> <hi rend="italic">Aeneas</hi>, they are fled together,</l>
<l>And left the <reg orig="spoyle">spoil</reg> of all the <reg orig="towne">town</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="G"><speaker>Herc.</speaker>     
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Which</seg> shall enrich <hi rend="italic">Thebes</hi>, and the <reg orig="townes">towns</reg> of <hi rend="italic">Greece</hi>,</l>
<l>And <hi rend="italic">Telamon</hi>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> do thy valour right,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">For</seg> mounting first <reg orig="ouer">over</reg> the <reg orig="walles">walls</reg> of <hi rend="italic">Troy</hi>,</l>
<l>The first and <reg orig="choyce">choice</reg> of all the <reg orig="spoyle">spoil</reg> be thine.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="L"><speaker>Telam.</speaker>     
<l>Then let <hi rend="italic">Alcides</hi> honour <hi rend="italic">Telamon</hi></l>
<l>With this bright Lady, <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> <hi rend="italic">Hesione</hi>,</l>
<l>Sister <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <hi rend="italic">Priam</hi>, daughter <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <hi rend="italic">Laomedon</hi>,</l>
<l>Whose beauty I <reg orig="preferre">prefer</reg> before the state</l>
<l>And wealth of <hi rend="italic">Troy</hi>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="G"><speaker>Herc.</speaker>     
<l><reg orig="Receiue">Receive</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg> <hi rend="italic">Telamon</hi>,</l>
<l><reg orig="Shee">She</reg> is thine <reg orig="owne">own</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> gift of <hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="L"><speaker>Telam.</speaker>     
<l>A present more delighting <hi rend="italic">Telamon</hi>,</l>
<l><reg orig="Then">Than</reg> were I made Lord of high <hi rend="italic">Illiums</hi> Towers,</l>
<l>And <reg orig="heire">heir</reg> <reg orig="vnto">unto</reg> the dead <hi rend="italic">Laomedon</hi>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BJ"><speaker>Hesio.</speaker>     
<l>I am a <reg orig="Princesse">Princess</reg>, shall my fathers <reg orig="ils">ills</reg></l>
<l>Fall <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> my head? If he offended <hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi>,</l>
<l>He hath made satisfaction with his life.</l>
<l><reg orig="Oh">O</reg> be not <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> <reg orig="seuere">severe</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> stretch his punishment</l>
<l><reg orig="Euen">Even</reg> after life; hast thou from death <reg orig="redeem'd">redeemed</reg> me,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="giue">give</reg> me <reg orig="captiue">captive</reg>, and <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="slaue">slave</reg> my youth?</l>
<l>Things worse <reg orig="then">than</reg> death: rather let <hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi></l>
<l>Expose me <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the <reg orig="rocke">rock</reg>, where first he found me,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> abide the wrath both of the Sea and <reg orig="Sunne">Sun</reg>.</l>
<l><reg orig="Oh">O</reg>! rather make my body food <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> monsters,</l>
<l><reg orig="Then">Than</reg> brand my birth with bondage.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="L"><speaker>Telam.</speaker>      
<l><reg orig="Faire">Fair</reg> <hi rend="italic">Hesione</hi>,</l>
<l>I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> not <reg orig="loose">lose</reg> thy beauty, nor thy youth,</l>
<l>Nor part with this my honour, couldst thou <reg orig="giue">give</reg> me</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">For</seg> <reg orig="ransome">ransom</reg> of them, both <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Argoes">Argo is</reg></hi> <reg orig="cram'd">crammed</reg></l>
<l>With gold and <reg orig="gemmes">gems</reg>; you are my valours prize,</l>
<l>And shall with me <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> populous <hi rend="italic">Salamine</hi>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BJ"><speaker>Hesione.</speaker>      
<l>Can you <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> wrong the daughter of a king,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="giue">give</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg> as a Dukes base Concubine?</l>
<l>Touch me not <hi rend="italic">Telamon</hi>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> I <reg orig="deuine">divine</reg>,</l>
<l><reg orig="Ifere">After</reg> my brother <hi rend="italic">Priam</hi> re-build <hi rend="italic">Troy</hi>,</l>
<l>And be the king of <hi rend="italic">Asia</hi>, <reg orig="hee'l">he <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> <reg orig="reuenge">revenge</reg></l>
<l>This base dishonour done <hi rend="italic">Hesione</hi>;</l>
<l>And <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> his sister, <reg orig="rauish't">ravished</reg> hence perforce,</l>
<l>Do the <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">like</seg> out-rage <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> some <hi rend="italic">Grecian</hi> <reg orig="Queene">Queen</reg>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> <reg orig="iust">just</reg> <reg orig="reuenge">revenge</reg> of my <reg orig="iniurious">injurious</reg> wrong.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="G"><speaker>Herc.</speaker>
<l>Should all the kings <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <hi rend="italic">Asia</hi>, or the world,</l>
<l>Take part with <hi rend="italic">Priam</hi> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> proud <reg orig="designe">design</reg>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">Like</seg> fate, <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">like</seg> fortune with <hi rend="italic">Laomedon</hi></l>
<l>They shall abide: renowned <hi rend="italic">Telamon</hi>,</l>
<l>She is the warlike purchase of thy sword,</l>
<l><reg orig="Enioy">Enjoy</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg> as the gift of <hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi>.</l>
<l>And now <reg orig="braue">brave</reg> <hi rend="italic">Grecian Hero's</hi>, <reg orig="lets">let <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg> towards <hi rend="italic">Greece</hi></l>
<l>With <reg orig="al">all</reg> these <reg orig="honored">honoured</reg> spoils from <hi rend="italic">Colchos</hi> brought</l>
<l>And from the treasures of defaced <hi rend="italic">Troy</hi>.</l>
<l><reg orig="Faire">Fair</reg> <hi rend="italic">Deianeira</hi> longs <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <hi rend="italic">Thebes</hi>,</l>
<l>Whom <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> visit next, and thence proceed</l>
<l><reg orig="Vnto">Unto</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> future labours. <hi rend="italic">Cacus</hi> <reg orig="liues">lives</reg></l>
<l>A <reg orig="bloudy">bloody</reg> tyrant, whom <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> must <reg orig="remoue">remove</reg>:</l>
<l>And the three-headed <hi rend="italic">Gerion</hi> <reg orig="swayes">sways</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Spaine">Spain</reg></hi>,</l>
<l>Notorious <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> his rapes and out-rages;</l>
<l>Both these must perish <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> <hi rend="italic">Alcides</hi> hand,</l>
<l>And when <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> can the earth from tyrants <reg orig="cleare">clear</reg>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> the worlds <reg orig="vtmost">utmost</reg> bounds <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="pillers">pillars</reg> <reg orig="reare">rear</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<stage>exit</stage>
               
                  <sp who="A"><speaker>HOMER.</speaker>
                     <l><hi rend="italic">Loath are <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> (<reg orig="curteous">courteous</reg> auditors) <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> cloy</hi></l>
                     <l><hi rend="italic">Your appetites with viands of one <reg orig="tast">taste</reg>,</hi></l>
                     <l><hi rend="italic">The beauteous Venus <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> must next <reg orig="imploy">employ</reg>,</hi></l>
                     <l><hi rend="italic">Whom <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> saw mourning <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> Adonis last.</hi></l>
                     <l><hi rend="italic">Suppose <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg> still <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> the <reg orig="yong">young</reg> Adon sad,</hi></l>
                     <l><hi rend="italic">But <reg orig="cheer'd">cheered</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> Mars, their old <reg orig="loues">loves</reg> they <reg orig="renue">renew</reg>,</hi></l>
                     <l><hi rend="italic">And she, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> (<reg orig="whil'st">whilst</reg> he <reg orig="liu'd">lived</reg>) <reg orig="preferd">preferred</reg> the Lad,</hi></l>
                     <l><hi rend="italic">Hath quite forgot him, since the <reg orig="Boare">Boar</reg> him <reg orig="slue">slew</reg>.</hi></l>
                     <l><hi rend="italic">Mars is <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> grace, a meeting they <reg orig="deuise">devise</reg>,</hi></l>
                     <l><hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Iealous">Jealous</reg> of all, but fearing most the <reg orig="Sunne">Sun</reg>,</hi></l>
                     <l><hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Hee">He</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> sees all things from his first <reg orig="vp-rise">up-rise</reg>,</hi></l>
                     <l><hi rend="italic">And <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> a blab, <reg orig="tels">tells</reg> all <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="hee">he</reg> <reg orig="knowes">knows</reg> done.</hi></l>
                     <l><hi rend="italic"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">Our</seg> mortals must a while their <reg orig="spleenes">spleens</reg> <reg orig="asswage">assuage</reg>,</hi></l>
                     <l><hi rend="italic">And <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the Gods, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> this Act, <reg orig="leaue">leave</reg> the Stage.</hi></l></sp>
            
<stage>Enter Mars and Venus.</stage>
               
<sp who="Z"><speaker>Mars.</speaker>
<l>I knew <reg orig="loues">loves</reg> <reg orig="Queene">Queen</reg> could not be long <reg orig="vnkind">unkind</reg>,</l>
<l>Though (<reg orig="whil'st">whilst</reg> I absent, <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> teach <reg orig="Armes">Arms</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <hi rend="italic">Thrace</hi>)</l>
<l>You <reg orig="tooke">took</reg> <reg orig="th'aduangtage">the advantage</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> forget your <hi rend="italic">Mars</hi>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="doate">dote</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> <hi rend="italic">Adon</hi>, and <hi rend="italic">Anchises</hi> too;</l>
<l>Yet (those <reg orig="worne">worn</reg> out) let <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg> <reg orig="renue">renew</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="loues">loves</reg>,</l>
<l>And practise <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> first amorous dalliance.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BA"><speaker>Uenus.</speaker>
<l>How can I hate; <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> am the <reg orig="Queene">Queen</reg> of <reg orig="loue">love</reg>?</l>
<l>Or practise <reg orig="ought">aught</reg> against my <reg orig="natiue">native</reg> power?</l>
<l>As I one day, <reg orig="playd">played</reg> with my <hi rend="italic">Cupids</hi> shafts,</l>
<l>The wanton with his arrow <reg orig="raz'd">razed</reg> my skin.</l>
<l>Trust me, at first I did neglect the smart:</l>
<l>At length it rankled, and it grew <reg orig="vnsound">unsound</reg>,</l>          
<l>Till he <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> now lies wounded, <reg orig="cut'd">cut</reg> my wound.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="Z"><speaker>Mars.</speaker>
<l>Come shall <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> now, whilst <hi rend="italic">Vulcan</hi> <reg orig="plyes">plies</reg> his forge,</l>
<l>Sweats at his <reg orig="Anuill">Anvil</reg>, <reg orig="choakes">chokes</reg> <reg orig="himselfe">himself</reg> with dust,</l>
<l>And labours at his <reg orig="bellowes">bellows</reg>, <reg orig="kisse">kiss</reg> and toy?</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BA"><speaker>Venus.</speaker>
<l>Why met <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> else? Here is a place remote,</l>
<l>An obscure <reg orig="caue">cave</reg>, fit <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> amorous sport:</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> this <reg orig="darke">dark</reg> <reg orig="cauerne">cavern</reg> <reg orig="wee'l"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> securely rest,</l>
<l>And <hi rend="italic">Mars</hi> shall <reg orig="adde">add</reg> <reg orig="vnto">unto</reg> my <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Vulcans">Vulcan's</reg></hi> crest.</l>
<l>But how if <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> be <reg orig="spy'd">spied</reg>?</l></sp>
               
<sp who="Z"><speaker>Mars.</speaker>    
<l>Whom need <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> <reg orig="feare">fear</reg>?</l>
<l><reg orig="Vnlesse">Unless</reg> the <reg orig="Sunne">Sun</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">who</seg> now the lower world</l>
<l>Lights with his <reg orig="beames">beams</reg>; I <reg orig="meane">mean</reg> the <hi rend="italic">Antipodes</hi>,</l>
<l>The tell-tale blab is <reg orig="busie">busy</reg> now else-where:</l>
<l>And I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> set <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> watch at the <reg orig="caues">caves</reg> <reg orig="doore">door</reg>,</l>
<l>My trusty <reg orig="groome">groom</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">who</seg> (ere the <reg orig="Sunne">Sun</reg> shall rise</l>
<l>With his bright <reg orig="beames">beams</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> light <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="Hemispheare">Hemisphere</reg>)</l>
<l>Shall waken <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BA"><speaker>Venus.</speaker>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">For</seg> all the world I would not <reg orig="haue">have</reg> the <reg orig="Sunne">Sun</reg></l>
<l><reg orig="Discouer">Discover</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> sweet sport, or see <reg orig="whats">what is</reg> done.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="Z"><speaker>Mars.</speaker>    
<l>Be <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> my charge. <reg orig="Wher's">Where is</reg> <hi rend="italic">Gallus</hi>?</l></sp>
               
<stage>Enter Gallus.</stage>
<sp who="BB"><speaker>Gal.</speaker>    
                  <p>At hand <reg orig="fir">sir</reg>: I am not <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> <hi rend="italic">Gallows</hi> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> is made of three 
                     trees, or one <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> is <reg orig="neuer">never</reg> without hangers <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">on</seg>: nor <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> <hi rend="italic">Gallus</hi>
                     <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> is <reg orig="latine">latin</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> a <hi rend="italic">French-man</hi>; but your <reg orig="owne">own</reg> <foreign lang="Latin">Gallus gallinacius</foreign>
                     <reg orig="seruant">servant</reg> and true squire <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> God <hi rend="italic">Mars</hi>.</p></sp>
               
<sp who="Z"><speaker>Mars.</speaker>    
<l><reg orig="Syrrah">Sirrah</reg>, you know this Lady.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BB"><speaker>Gal.</speaker>    
<p>Yes, <reg orig="Mistresse">Mistress</reg> <hi rend="italic">Vulcan</hi>, <reg orig="shee">she</reg> is as well <reg orig="knowne">known</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg>
<hi rend="italic">Paphos</hi> here <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> Meretrix, as any Lady <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the land, <reg orig="shee">she</reg> 
was the first <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="deuis'd">devised</reg> <reg orig="stew'd">stewed</reg> <reg orig="meate">meat</reg>, and <reg orig="proclaim'd">proclaimed</reg> pickle-oysters
<seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="bee">be</reg> good <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> the <reg orig="backe">back</reg>; <reg orig="shee">she</reg> is the first <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> 
taught wenches the trade of Venery, and such as were <reg orig="borne">born</reg>
<seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> nothing but beauty, she taught them how <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="vse">use</reg> their Talent:
Yes, I know <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg> I warrant you.</p></sp>
               
<sp who="Z"><speaker>Mars.</speaker>    
<l><reg orig="Syrrah">Sirrah</reg> attend, this night yon <reg orig="Queene">Queen</reg> and I</l>
<l>Must <reg orig="haue">have</reg> some <reg orig="priuate">private</reg> conference, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> yon <reg orig="caue">cave</reg>,</l>
<l>Where whilst <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> stay, <reg orig="'tmust">it must</reg> be thy care <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> watch</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> suspicious eye pry through these chinks,</l>
<l>Especially I <reg orig="warne">warn</reg> thee of the <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Sunnes">Suns</reg></hi>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BB"><speaker>Gallus.</speaker>    
<l>I smell <reg orig="knauery">knavery</reg>, if my Lady <hi rend="italic">Venus</hi> play the <reg orig="whoore">whore</reg></l>
<l>What am I <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="keepe">keep</reg> the <reg orig="dore">door</reg>?</l></sp>
               
<sp who="Z"><speaker>Mars.</speaker>    
<l>See thou do call <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg>, <reg orig="e're">ever</reg> the <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Sunne">Sun</reg></hi> <reg orig="vprise">uprise</reg>,</l>
<l>But <reg orig="sleepe">sleep</reg> not <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> all my <reg orig="Armes">Arms</reg> I <reg orig="sweare">swear</reg>,</l>
<l>If <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> thy <reg orig="carelesse">careless</reg> <reg orig="floth">sloth</reg>, or negligence</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">We</seg> be describe, thy body <reg orig="I'le">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> translate,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">To</seg> some strange Monster.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BB"><speaker>Gallus,</speaker>    
<l><reg orig="I'me">I am</reg> hard <reg orig="fauor'd">favoured</reg> enough already, you need not</l>
<l>Make my face worse <reg orig="then">than</reg> it is.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="Z"><speaker>Mars.</speaker>  
<l><reg orig="Com">Come</reg> enter then <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> <reg orig="Queene">Queen</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> are secure,</l>
<l>Now safely <reg orig="maist">mayst</reg> thou <reg orig="claspe">clasp</reg> the God of <reg orig="warre">war</reg>,</l>
<l><reg orig="Spight">Spite</reg> of <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Sunne">Sun</reg>, <reg orig="Moone">Moon</reg></hi>, or a <reg orig="iealous">jealous</reg> <reg orig="starre">star</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BA"><speaker>Venus.</speaker>  
<l><reg orig="Loue">Love</reg> answers <reg orig="loue">love</reg>, desire with <reg orig="ardor">ardour</reg> <reg orig="meetes">meets</reg>,</l>
<l>Both <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> this night shall <reg orig="tast">taste</reg> a thousand <reg orig="sweetes">sweets</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<stage>Exeunt.</stage>
               
<sp who="BB"><speaker>Gallus,</speaker>    
<p>I see you can make shift <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> go <reg orig="too't"><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> it</reg> without 
   <reg orig="sheetes">sheets</reg>: How shall I <reg orig="passe">pass</reg> this night away till morning, I am
   as drowsy as a dormouse, the very thought <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> I must wake, 
   <reg orig="charmes">charms</reg> <reg orig="mee">me</reg> <reg orig="a sleepe">asleep</reg> already, I would I durst venture <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> a
   nap; Hey ho, sure I may wake <reg orig="againe">again</reg> afore they rise, and 
   <reg orig="neuer">never</reg> the wiser, I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> stand <reg orig="to't"><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> it</reg>, there is not a more sleepy
   trade <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the world <reg orig="then">than</reg> a watchman, nor one <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> is more acquainted
   with deeds of <reg orig="darkenesse">darkness</reg>, tell <reg orig="mee">me</reg> of the <reg orig="Sunne">Sun</reg>!
   the <reg orig="Sunne">Sun</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> not rise this two <reg orig="houres">hours</reg>; well, let them watch
   <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg>, or can, I must <reg orig="haue">have</reg> a nod or two, God night <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> you
   all, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> here am I fast till morning.</p></sp>
               
<stage>Enter Aurora, attended with Seasons, Daies, and Howers.</stage>
               
<sp who="T"><speaker>Aurora.</speaker>    
<l>The <reg orig="day-starre">day-star</reg> shines and <reg orig="cals">calls</reg> me blushing <reg orig="vp"><seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg></reg>.</l>
<l>From <hi rend="italic">Tithons</hi> bed <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="harnesse">harness</reg> <hi rend="italic">Phoebus</hi> Steeds.</l>
<l>My roseate fingers <reg orig="haue">have</reg> already <reg orig="stroakt">stroked</reg></l>
<l>The element where light <reg orig="beginnes">begins</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="appeare">appear</reg>,</l>
<l>And straight <hi rend="italic">Apollo</hi> with his glistering <reg orig="beames">beams</reg>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">Will</seg> guild the East, the Seasons, Months, and <reg orig="Daies">Days</reg></l>
<l>Attend him <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the <reg orig="pallace">palace</reg> of the <reg orig="Sunne">Sun</reg>.</l>
<l>The <reg orig="Howers">Hours</reg> <reg orig="haue">have</reg> brought his Chariot <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the gate</l>
<l>Of <reg orig="Christall">Crystal</reg>, where the <reg orig="Sunne-God">Sun-God</reg> mounts his throne,</l>
<l>His fiery Steeds <reg orig="haue">have</reg> all their traces <reg orig="fet">set</reg>,</l>
<l><reg orig="Th'vnruly">The unruly</reg> <reg orig="stalions">stallions</reg> fed with <reg orig="Ambrosy">Ambrosia</reg></l>
<l>(With their round <reg orig="hoofes">hooves</reg> shod with the purest gold)</l>
<l>Thunder against the Marble <reg orig="floores">floors</reg> of <reg orig="Heauen">Heaven</reg>,</l>
<l>And <reg orig="waite">wait</reg> till <hi rend="italic">Phoebus</hi> hath but <reg orig="don'd">donned</reg> his <reg orig="beames">beams</reg>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Which</seg> I the blushing Morning still put <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">on</seg>.</l>
<l>And <reg orig="now's">now is</reg> the <reg orig="howre">hour</reg> (<seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> thus time fleeteth still)</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> the <reg orig="Sunnes">Sun is</reg> <reg orig="vp"><seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg></reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> clime the <reg orig="Easterne">Eastern</reg> hill.</l></sp>
               
<stage>Enter Phoebus to them, kisses Aurora, and they all exeunt.</stage>
               
<sp who="BU"><speaker>Phoebus.</speaker>    
<l>Beauteous <hi rend="italic">Aurora</hi>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> full twice <reg orig="twelue">twelve</reg> <reg orig="howers">hours</reg></l>
<l>Till <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> my <reg orig="spheare">sphere</reg> I <reg orig="haue">have</reg> <reg orig="compast">compassed</reg> round the world</l>
<l>Farewell, I with my <reg orig="beames">beams</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> dry these <reg orig="teares">tears</reg></l>
<l>Thou <reg orig="shedst">sheddest</reg> at parting; <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> <reg orig="haue">have</reg> <reg orig="chac't">chased</reg> hence night,</l>
<l>And frighted all the twinkling <reg orig="starres">stars</reg> from <reg orig="heauen">heaven</reg>,</l>
<l>And now the <reg orig="steepe">steep</reg> <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Olimpus">Olympus</reg></hi> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> must clime,</l>
<l>Till from the high Meridian <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> peruse</l>
<l>The <reg orig="spatious">spacious</reg> bounds of this large <reg orig="vniuerse">universe</reg>,</l>
<l>And thence decline <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> Chariot towards the West,</l>
<l>Till <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> <reg orig="haue">have</reg> <reg orig="washt">washed</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> Coach-steeds and <reg orig="our selfe">ourself</reg></l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> <hi rend="italic">Isters</hi> icy <reg orig="streames">streams</reg>: <reg orig="Wee"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">We</seg></reg> with this eye</l>
<l>Can all things see <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> mortals do <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> earth,</l>
<l>And what <reg orig="wee"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg></reg> find inhumane, or <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> offend,</l>
<l><reg orig="Wee"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">We</seg></reg> tell <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Ioue">Jove</reg></hi>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> he may punish <reg orig="sinnes">sins</reg>.</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">For</seg> this I am <reg orig="term'd">termed</reg> a <reg orig="tel-tale">telltale</reg> and a blab,</l>
<l>And <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> I nothing can <reg orig="conceale">conceal</reg> abroad.</l>
<l>But let <reg orig="spight">spite</reg> spit the worst and wrong me still,</l>
<l>Day hateth <reg orig="sinnes">sins</reg>, and light despiseth ill.</l>
<stage>Hee spies Mars & Venus.</stage>
<l>And now behold a most abhorred deed,</l>
<l><hi rend="italic">Mars</hi> beds with <hi rend="italic">Venus</hi>, shall not <hi rend="italic">Vulcan</hi> know it?</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">By</seg> my light <reg orig="hee">he</reg> shall; I <reg orig="haue">have</reg> <reg orig="seene">seen</reg>, and I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> tell,</l>
<l>The <reg orig="Sunne">Sun</reg> hates <reg orig="sinne">sin</reg> but <reg orig="crownes">crowns</reg> them <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> do well.</l></sp>
                  
<stage>Exit.</stage>
<stage>Enter Mars.</stage>
               
<sp who="Z"><speaker>Mars.</speaker>           
<l><hi rend="italic">Venus</hi> awake, <reg orig="wee"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg></reg> <reg orig="haue">have</reg> <reg orig="ore-slept">overslept</reg> <reg orig="our selues">ourselves</reg>,</l>
<l>The <reg orig="Sunne's">Sun is</reg> <reg orig="aboue">above</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> his <reg orig="diurnall">diurnal</reg> <reg orig="taske">task</reg>,</l>
<l>I saw his piercing <reg orig="beames">beams</reg> pry through a cranny,</l>
<l>And cast his right eye full <reg orig="vpon"><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg></reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> bed.</l></sp>
               
<stage>Enter Venus.</stage>
               
<sp who="BA"><speaker>Venus.</speaker>    
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">We</seg> are <reg orig="betraide">betrayed</reg>, the blab <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> tell the Smith,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">Our</seg> <reg orig="loue">love</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> come <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <reg orig="th'eare">the ear</reg> of <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Iupiter">Jupiter</reg></hi></l>
<l>And all the other Gods, what <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <hi rend="italic">Diana</hi></l>
<l>Say when <reg orig="shee">she</reg> <reg orig="heares">hears</reg> of <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> inchastity?</l>
<l>Or how <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Iuno">Juno</reg></hi> take this spouse-breach from <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg>?</l></sp>
               
<sp who="Z"><speaker>Mars.</speaker>                    
<l>Nay rather, how <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <hi rend="italic">Vulcan</hi> <reg orig="tast">taste</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> sport?</l>
<l>He might suspect, but <reg orig="neuer">never</reg> <reg orig="proue">prove</reg> till now,</l>
<l>Where is the <reg orig="villaine">villain</reg> <hi rend="italic">Gallus</hi> set <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> watch?</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BA"><speaker>Venus.</speaker>    
<l>See where he snorts, the <reg orig="slaue">slave</reg> is dead asleep.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="Z"><speaker>Mars.</speaker>         
<l>Awake thou drowsy <reg orig="Groome">Groom</reg>, thy <reg orig="chaflisement">chastisement</reg></l>
<l>Shall exceed torture.</l></sp>
               
               <sp who="BB"><speaker>Gallus.</speaker>         
<l>Hey ho, <reg orig="what's">what is</reg> the matter there, ha?</l></sp>
               
<sp who="Z"><speaker>Mars.</speaker>         
<l><reg orig="Looke">Look</reg>, hast thou <reg orig="eies">eyes</reg>? is not the Sun two <reg orig="howres">hours</reg></l>
<l>Mounted aloft? hath he not <reg orig="seene">seen</reg> thee sleeping</l>
<l>At the <reg orig="Caues">Caves</reg> <reg orig="dore">door</reg>, Yea beheld <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg> too?</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BB"><speaker>Gallus.</speaker>   
<l>More shame <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> him <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="looke">look</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">in</seg> at <reg orig="any bodies">anybody's</reg> window.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="Z"><speaker>Mars.</speaker>         
<l><reg orig="Speake">Speak</reg>, how canst thou excuse this?</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BB"><speaker>Gallus.</speaker>   
<l><reg orig="Oh">O</reg> great God <hi rend="italic">Mars</hi>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="Z"><speaker>Mars.</speaker>  
<l>Behold, this is thy <reg orig="doome">doom</reg>, thy negligence</l>
<l>Thus <reg orig="I'le">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> <reg orig="chastice">chastise</reg>, thou shalt thy <reg orig="humane">human</reg> shape</l>
<l>Henceforth forgo, I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> translate thy body</l>
<l>Into a bird shall <reg orig="euer">ever</reg> <reg orig="beare">bear</reg> thy name,</l>
<l><reg orig="Bee">Be</reg> <hi rend="italic">Gallus</hi> still, a <reg orig="Cocke">Cock</reg>, and be thy nature</l>
<l><reg orig="Euer">Ever</reg> hereafter this; <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> watch the <reg orig="Sunne">Sun</reg>,</l>
<l>And <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> thy <reg orig="crowes">crows</reg> and clamours <reg orig="warne">warn</reg> the world</l>
<l>Two <reg orig="howres">hours</reg> before he rise, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> the <reg orig="Sunne">Sun</reg> comes</l>
<l>Clap with thy wings, and with thy shrieking loud,</l>
<l><reg orig="Proclaime">Proclaim</reg> his <reg orig="comming">coming</reg> when thou thrice hast crowed.</l></sp>
               
<stage>Gallus sinkes, and in his place riseth a Cocke and crowes.</stage>
               
<sp who="BA"><speaker>Venus.</speaker>  
<l>The <reg orig="slaues">slaves</reg> right <reg orig="seru'd">served</reg>, let this his punishment</l>
<l><reg orig="Liue">Live</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> all ages, and let <hi rend="italic">Gallus</hi> name</l>
<l>Thy <reg orig="iust">just</reg> <reg orig="reuenge">revenge</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> all the world <reg orig="proclaime">proclaim</reg>.</l>
<l>But whither shall <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> now?</l></sp>
               
<sp who="Z"><speaker>Mars.</speaker>       
<l>I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <hi rend="italic">Thrace</hi>, go you <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <hi rend="italic">Lemnos</hi>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BA"><speaker>Venus.</speaker>  
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">Will</seg> you <reg orig="leaue">leave</reg> me then</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">To</seg> <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Vulcans">Vulcan's</reg></hi> rage, <seg type="homograph" subtype="exclamation">no</seg> let <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg> once more <reg orig="meete">meet</reg></l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> <hi rend="italic">Paphos</hi>, and if <hi rend="italic">Vulcan</hi> needs <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> chide</l>
<l><reg orig="Giue">Give</reg> him some cause.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="Z"><speaker>Mars.</speaker>       
<l>Content <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> <reg orig="Queene">Queen</reg> of <reg orig="loue">love</reg>.</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">For</seg> more, he cannot be much more <reg orig="displeas'd">displeased</reg>,</l>
<l><reg orig="Let's">Let <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg> score <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">on</seg> still, and make <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> reckoning full,</l>
<l>As yet alas <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> <reg orig="Queene">Queen</reg>, the debts but small,</l>
<l>Make <reg orig="vp"><seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg></reg> the <reg orig="summe">sum</reg>, and <reg orig="answere">answer</reg> once <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> all.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BA"><speaker>Venus.</speaker>        
<l>Content <reg orig="sweete">sweet</reg> <hi rend="italic">Mars</hi>, and since <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> he was <reg orig="borne">born</reg></l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> be a Cuckold, <reg orig="let's">let <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg> <reg orig="augmennt">augment</reg> his <reg orig="horne">horn</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<stage>Exeunt.</stage>
<stage>Enter Vulcan with two Ciclops, Pyragman, and Berontes.</stage>
               
<sp who="BC"><speaker>Vulcan.</speaker>  
<l>Make <reg orig="hast">haste</reg> with <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> shield, see <reg orig="hammer'd">hammered</reg> well,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> when <reg orig="'tis">it is</reg> done <reg orig="I'le">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> <reg orig="giue't">give it</reg> my father <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Ioue">Jove</reg></hi>,</l>
<l><reg orig="'Tis">It is</reg> of the purest <reg orig="mettall">metal</reg> <hi rend="italic">Lemnos</hi> <reg orig="yeelds">yields</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BP"><speaker>Pyrag.</speaker>  
<l>I shall sir, must the plate of two cubes high,</l>
<l>Be put into the Forge?</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BC"><speaker>Vulcan.</speaker>  
<l><hi rend="italic">Pyragmon</hi> yes, <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> <reg orig="masse">mass</reg> must be wrought well</l>
<l>And soundly <reg orig="temper'd">tempered</reg>, bid your fellow <hi rend="italic">Cyclops</hi></l>
<l><reg orig="Worke">Work</reg> lustily, it must be <reg orig="soone">soon</reg> <reg orig="dispatcht">dispatched</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BP"><speaker>Pyrag.</speaker>  
<l>When saw you my Lady <hi rend="italic">Venus</hi>?</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BC"><speaker>Vulcan.</speaker>  
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">No</seg> matter when, the <reg orig="Huswiffe's">Housewife is</reg> too fine <reg orig="finger'd">fingered</reg>,</l>
<l>And saith, the very <reg orig="smoake">smoke</reg> my <reg orig="Fordge">Forge</reg> doth cast</l>
<l><reg orig="Choakes">Chokes</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg>, the very <reg orig="aire">air</reg> of <hi rend="italic">Lemnos</hi> (man)</l>
<l>Blasts <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> white <reg orig="cheekes">cheeks</reg>, she scarce <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> let me <reg orig="kisse">kiss</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg>,</l>
<l>But <reg orig="shee">she</reg> makes <reg orig="vergisse">verjuice</reg> faces, saith my <reg orig="visadge">visage</reg></l>
<l><reg orig="Smug'd">Smudged</reg> thus with <reg orig="cole-dust">coal-dust</reg>, doth infect <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> beauty,</l>
<l>And makes <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg> <reg orig="weare">wear</reg> a beard, <reg orig="shee's">she is</reg>, sure, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <hi rend="italic">Paphos</hi>,</l>
<l><hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Cypresse">Cypress</reg>, or Candy</hi>, <reg orig="shee's">she is</reg> all <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> play</l>
<l>Whilst <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Ioues">Jove's</reg></hi> thunders hammer hard all day.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BP"><speaker>Pyrag.</speaker>    
<l>I heard <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg> once <reg orig="mocke">mock</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> <reg orig="polt-foote">polt-foot</reg> of yours</l>
<l>How came it pray?</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BC"><speaker>Vulcan.</speaker>  
<l><reg orig="I'le">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> tell thee man, I was when I was <reg orig="borne">born</reg></l>
<l>A pretty smug <reg orig="knaue">knave</reg>, and my father <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Ioue">Jove</reg></hi></l>
<l>Delighted much <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> dance me <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> his lap.</l>
<l><reg orig="Vpon"><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">Upon</seg></reg> a time as <reg orig="hee">he</reg> was toying with <reg orig="mee">me</reg></l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> his high house <reg orig="aboue">above</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> <hi rend="italic">Phaeton</hi></l>
<l>Had at <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> instant set the world <reg orig="a fire">afire</reg>,</l>
<l>My father when he saw <reg orig="heauens">heaven's</reg> bases <reg orig="smoake">smoke</reg>,</l>
<l><reg orig="Th'earth">The earth</reg> <reg orig="burne">burn</reg>, and <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Neptunes">Neptune's</reg></hi> broth <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> seeth with <reg orig="heate">heat</reg>;</l>
<l>But startles <reg orig="vp"><seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg></reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> thunder-strike the lad,</l>
<l>And lets me fall: <reg orig="downe">down</reg> tumbled I towards the earth:</l>
<l>I fell through all the Planets <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> degrees,</l>
<l>From <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Saturne">Saturn</reg></hi> first, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">so</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> the <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Moone">Moon</reg></hi> at last:</l>
<l>And from the <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Moone">Moon</reg></hi> <reg orig="downe">down</reg> into <hi rend="italic">Lemnos</hi> Isle</l>
<l>Where I still <reg orig="liue">live</reg>, and halt <reg orig="vpon"><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg></reg> my fall,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">No</seg> <reg orig="maruell">marvel</reg> <reg orig="if't">if it</reg> <reg orig="lam'd">lamed</reg> <reg orig="mee">me</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg>, <hi rend="italic">Pyragmon</hi>.</l>
<l>How high I tumbled, <seg type="homograph" subtype="interrogative">who</seg> can <reg orig="gesse">guess</reg> aright,</l>
<l>Falling a Summers day from <reg orig="morne">morn</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> night?</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BP"><speaker>Pyrag.</speaker> 
<l><reg orig="'Twas">It was</reg> <reg orig="maruell">marvel</reg> you did not <reg orig="breake">break</reg> your <reg orig="necke">neck</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BC"><speaker>Vulcan.</speaker>    
<l>Had I not <reg orig="bene">been</reg> <reg orig="deriu'd">derived</reg> from God-like seed,</l>
<l>Trust me <hi rend="italic">Pyragmon</hi> I had <reg orig="don't">done it</reg> indeed.</l>
<stage>The Cocke crows and enter Phoebus.</stage>
<l>But <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the Forge, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> I <hi rend="italic">Appollo</hi> <reg orig="spie">spy</reg>,</l>
<l><reg orig="Hee">He</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> sees all things with the <reg orig="daies">day's</reg> bright eye.</l>
<l>Good morrow <hi rend="italic">Phoebus</hi>, <reg orig="what's">what is</reg> the <reg orig="newes">news</reg> abroad</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> thou seest all things <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the world are done,</l>
<l>Men act <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> day-light, or the sight of <reg orig="Sunne">Sun</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BU"><speaker>Phoebus.</speaker>  
<l>Sometime I cast mine <reg orig="eie">eye</reg> <reg orig="vpon"><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg></reg> the sea,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> see the tumbling <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Seale">Seal</reg></hi>, or <hi rend="italic">Porpoise</hi> play,</l>
<l>There see I <reg orig="Marchants">Merchants</reg> trading, and their <reg orig="sayles">sails</reg></l>
<l>Big bellied with the wind; sea fights some times</l>
<l>Rise with their <reg orig="smoake">smoke</reg>, <reg orig="thicke">thick</reg> clouds <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="darke">dark</reg> my <reg orig="beames">beams</reg>.</l>
<l>Sometimes, I <reg orig="fixe">fix</reg> my face <reg orig="vpon"><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg></reg> the earth</l>
<l>With my <reg orig="warme">warm</reg> <reg orig="feruour">fervour</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="giue">give</reg> <reg orig="mettals">metals</reg>, trees,</l>
<l><reg orig="Hearbes">Herbs</reg>, plants, and flowers life; here <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> gardens <reg orig="walke">walk</reg></l>
<l>Loose Ladies with their <reg orig="louers">lovers</reg> <reg orig="arme">arm</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="arme">arm</reg>,</l>
<l>Yonder the labouring <reg orig="Plow-man">Ploughman</reg> <reg orig="driues">drives</reg> his <reg orig="Teeme">Team</reg>.</l>
<l>Further, I may behold maine <reg orig="battels">battles</reg> <reg orig="pitcht">pitched</reg>,</l>
<l>And whom I <reg orig="fauour">favour</reg> most (<seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> the winds <reg orig="helpe">help</reg>)</l>
<l>I can assist with my <reg orig="transparant">transparent</reg> <reg orig="raies">rays</reg>.</l>
<l><reg orig="Heere">Here</reg>, <reg orig="spye">spy</reg> I <reg orig="Cattell">Cattle</reg> feeding, <reg orig="Forrests">Forests</reg> there</l>
<l><reg orig="Stor'd">Stored</reg> with <reg orig="wilde">wild</reg> beasts; here <reg orig="Shepeheards">Shepherds</reg> with their lasses</l>
<l>Piping beneath the trees, whilst their <reg orig="flockes">flocks</reg> graze.</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> <reg orig="Citties">Cities</reg>, I see trading, walking, <reg orig="bargening">bargaining</reg>,</l>
<l>Buying, and selling, <reg orig="goodnesse">goodness</reg>, <reg orig="badnesse">badness</reg>, all things.</l>
<l>And shine alike <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> all.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BC"><speaker>Vulcan.</speaker>      
<l>Thrice happy <hi rend="italic">Phoebus</hi>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> whilst <reg orig="poore">poor</reg> <hi rend="italic">Vulcan</hi> is <reg orig="confin'd">confined</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <hi rend="italic">Lemnos</hi></l>
<l>Hast <reg orig="euery">every</reg> day these pleasures. What <reg orig="newes">news</reg> else.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BU"><speaker>Phoebus.</speaker>  
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">No</seg> <reg orig="Emperour">Emperor</reg> walks forth, but I see his State,</l>
<l>Nor sports, but I his pastimes can behold,</l>
<l>I see all Coronations, Funerals,</l>
<l>Marts, <reg orig="Faires">Fairs</reg>, Assemblies, Pageants, Sights; and <reg orig="Showes">Shows</reg>.</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">No</seg> hunting, but I better see the chase</l>
<l><reg orig="Then">Than</reg> they <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="rowse">rouse</reg> the game, what see not I?</l>
<l><reg orig="There's">There is</reg> not a window but my <reg orig="beames">beams</reg> <reg orig="breakes">breaks</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">in</seg>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">No</seg> <reg orig="thinke">chink</reg> or cranny but my <reg orig="raies">rays</reg> pierce through,</l>
<l>And there I see (<reg orig="oh">o</reg> <hi rend="italic">Vulcan</hi>) wondrous things.</l>
<l>Things <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="thy selfe">thyself</reg> nor any God besides</l>
<l>Would <reg orig="giue">give</reg> <reg orig="beliefe">belief</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">to</seg>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BC"><speaker>Vul.</speaker>          
<l>What, good <hi rend="italic">Phoebus</hi> <reg orig="speake">speak</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BU"><speaker>Phoe.</speaker>  
<l>Here, wantons <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> their day-beds, I see spread</l>
<l>Clasping their amorous <reg orig="louers">lovers</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> their <reg orig="armes">arms</reg>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Who</seg> <reg orig="euen">even</reg> before my face, are not sometimes</l>
<l><reg orig="Asham'd">Ashamed</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="shew">show</reg> all.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BC"><speaker>Vulcan.</speaker>          
<l>Could not god <hi rend="italic">Phoebus</hi> bring <reg orig="mee">me</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> see this pastime.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BU"><speaker>Phoebus.</speaker>   
<l>Sometimes <reg orig="euen">even</reg> <reg orig="meane">mean</reg> <reg orig="fellowes">fellows</reg></l>
<l>A bed with noble Ladies whom they <reg orig="serue">serve</reg>,</l>
<l><reg orig="Seruant">Servant</reg> with <reg orig="seruant">servant</reg>, married men with <reg orig="maides">maids</reg>,</l>
<l>And <reg orig="wiues">wives</reg> with <reg orig="Batchelours">Bachelors</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BC"><speaker>Vulcan.</speaker>          
<l><reg orig="There's">There is</reg> simple doing.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BU"><speaker>Phoe.</speaker>  
<l>And shall I tell thee <hi rend="italic">Vulcan</hi>, <reg orig="tother">the other</reg> day</l>
<l>What I beheld, I saw the great God <hi rend="italic">Mars</hi>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BC"><speaker>Vulcan.</speaker>      
<l>God <hi rend="italic">Mars</hi>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BU"><speaker>Phoebus.</speaker>  
<l>As I was peeping through a cranny; <reg orig="a bed">a-bed</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BC"><speaker>Vulcan.</speaker>   
<l><reg orig="A bed">A-bed</reg>; with whom? some pretty wench I warrant.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BU"><speaker>Phoebus.</speaker>  
<l><reg orig="Shee">She</reg> was a pretty wench.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BC"><speaker>Vulcan.</speaker>     
<l>Tell me good <hi rend="italic">Phoebus</hi>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> when I <reg orig="meete">meet</reg> him I may <reg orig="floute">flout</reg> God <hi rend="italic">Mars</hi>,</l>
<l>Tell <reg orig="mee">me</reg>, but tell me <reg orig="truely">truly</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> thy life.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BU"><speaker>Phoebus.</speaker>  
<l>Not <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> dissemble <hi rend="italic">Vulcan</hi>, <reg orig="'twas">it was</reg> thy wife!</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BC"><speaker>Vulcan.</speaker>     
<l>Out <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg> whore, out <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> him Cuckold-maker,</l>
<l><hi rend="italic">Phoebus</hi> <reg orig="I'le">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> be <reg orig="reuendge">revenge</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> great God <hi rend="italic">Mars</hi>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Who</seg>, whilst I hammer here his swords and shields,</l>
<l>Hammers <reg orig="vpon"><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg></reg> my head, I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <reg orig="complaine">complain</reg></l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">To</seg> <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Ioue">Jove</reg></hi>, and all the Gods, and tell them flat</l>
<l>I am a Cuckold.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BU"><speaker>Phoe.</speaker>  
<l><hi rend="italic">Vulcan</hi> be <reg orig="aduis'd">advised</reg>,</l>
<l>I <reg orig="haue">have</reg> had notice where they <reg orig="vse">use</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="meete">meet</reg>,</l>
<l>Couldst not <reg orig="deuise">devise</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> catch them <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> some wile?</l>
<l>And lay their guilt, wide open <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the Gods,</l>
<l>Then mightst thou <reg orig="haue">have</reg> fit colour of complaint.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BC"><speaker>Vulcan.</speaker>     
<l>Enough, I <reg orig="haue">have</reg> <reg orig="deuis'd">devised</reg> a secret snare,</l>
<l>A draw-net, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> <reg orig="I'le">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> place <reg orig="vpon"><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg></reg> the Couch</l>
<l>Where they still <reg orig="vse">use</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> bed, a wire <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> <reg orig="temper'd">tempered</reg>,</l>
<l>And of such <reg orig="finenesse">fineness</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="deceiue">deceive</reg> the <reg orig="eie">eye</reg>.</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">So</seg> catch them when they are at it, and <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> this</l>
<l>I may presume, and be sure I am Cuckold.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BU"><speaker>Phoebus.</speaker>  
<l><reg orig="That's"><seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">That</seg> is</reg> the way <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be satisfied.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BC"><speaker>Vulcan.</speaker>     
<l>If I can catch them, all the Gods <reg orig="I'le">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> call</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> see my wrongs, <reg orig="there">their</reg> sports <reg orig="I'le">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> <reg orig="neere">near</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="marre">mar</reg>,</l>
<l>And venge me <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> <reg orig="letcherous">lecherous</reg> God of <reg orig="warre">war</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<stage>Enter the Nymph, Cloris, with two more, with floures
   in their laps.</stage>
               
<sp who="BM"><speaker>1. Nym.</speaker>  
<l><hi rend="italic">Cloris</hi>, you are the <hi rend="italic">Nymph</hi> whose office is</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="strow">strew</reg> <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> Venus bed with <reg orig="hearbes">herbs</reg> and flowers,</l>
<l>Here is the place <reg orig="shee">she</reg> <reg orig="meanes">means</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> sport <reg orig="her selfe">herself</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BV"><speaker>Clo.</speaker>  
<l>I am the <reg orig="hand-maide">handmaid</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the <reg orig="Queene">Queen</reg> of <reg orig="loue">love</reg>,</l>
<l>And <reg orig="vnto">unto</reg> all <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> pleasures minister,</l>
<l>When she <reg orig="drinkes">drinks</reg> <hi rend="italic">Nectar</hi>,<reg orig="'tis">it is</reg> from <hi rend="italic">Cloris</hi> hand,</l>
<l>If <reg orig="feede">feed</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> <reg orig="sweete">sweet</reg> <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Ambrotia">Ambrosia</reg></hi>, or those fruits</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Cornu-copia">Cornucopia</reg></hi> <reg orig="yeelds">yields</reg>, I <reg orig="serue">serve</reg> them <reg orig="vp"><seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg></reg>,</l>
<l>Come let <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg> with fresh Roses <reg orig="strow">strew</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> Couch</l>
<l>With <reg orig="pances">pansies</reg> and the buds of Eglantine,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">Her</seg> pillow is the purple Violet <reg orig="banke">bank</reg>,</l>
<l>About whose verges the <reg orig="blancht">blanched</reg> <reg orig="Lillies">Lilies</reg> grow,</l>
<l>Whose bodies <reg orig="twin'd">twined</reg> about with <reg orig="wood-byne">woodbine</reg> <reg orig="leaues">leaves</reg></l>
<l>Make a confused <reg orig="sweetnesse">sweetness</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">so</seg> <reg orig="'tis">it is</reg> well,</l>
<l>Come <hi rend="italic">Venus</hi> when <reg orig="shee">she</reg> please <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> take <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> rest,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">Her</seg> Arbour's dight, and all things well <reg orig="addrest">addressed</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<stage>Enter Vulcan and Pyragmon with his net of wire.</stage>
               
<sp who="BC"><speaker>Vulcan.</speaker>     
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">By</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> <reg orig="baud">bawd</reg> <hi rend="italic">Charis</hi>, this I know the place,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Which</seg> with adulterate pastimes they pollute.</l>
<l>Here <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> I set my pit-fall <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> these birds,</l>
<l>And catch them <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the closure of this wire,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">So</seg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">so</seg>, <reg orig="al's">all is</reg> fit, my snare <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> order <reg orig="plac't">placed</reg>,</l>
<l>Happy the time, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> I this <hi rend="italic">Charis</hi> <reg orig="trac't">traced</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<stage>Enter Mars and Venus.</stage>
               
<sp who="Z"><speaker>Mars.</speaker>     
<l>Once more <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="spight">spite</reg> of <hi rend="italic">Phoebus</hi> and these <reg orig="eies">eyes</reg>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> dog <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> pastimes, <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> are closely met,</l>
<l>And whilst the Cuckold <hi rend="italic">Vulcan</hi> <reg orig="blowes">blows</reg> the fire,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">Our</seg> amorous <reg orig="soules">souls</reg> their <reg orig="sportiue">sportive</reg> <reg orig="blisse">bliss</reg> conspire.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BA"><speaker>Venus.</speaker>     
<l><reg orig="Hee's">He is</reg> limping thus, and <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> a cripple halts</l>
<l>From Forge <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <reg orig="Fornace">Furnace</reg>; where were <hi rend="italic">Venus</hi> <reg orig="eies">eyes</reg>,</l>
<l>When she made <reg orig="choise">choice</reg> of <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> <reg orig="foule">foul</reg> <reg orig="polt-foote">polt-foot</reg> Smith,</l>
<l>He <reg orig="smels">smells</reg> all <reg orig="smoake">smoke</reg>, and with his nasty <reg orig="sweate">sweat</reg></l>
<l>Tawnies my <reg orig="skinne">skin</reg>, out <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> him <reg orig="vgly">ugly</reg> <reg orig="knaue">knave</reg>,</l>
<l><hi rend="italic">Mars</hi> is my <reg orig="loue">love</reg>, and he my sweets shall <reg orig="haue">have</reg>.</l></sp>
              
<sp who="BC"><speaker>Vulcan.</speaker>     
<l>Gramercy my kind wife.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BA"><speaker>Venus.</speaker>     
<l>Come God of <reg orig="warre">war</reg>,</l>
<l><reg orig="I'le">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> teach thee a new skirmish, better <reg orig="farre">far</reg></l>
<l><reg orig="Then">Than</reg> thy <reg orig="sterne">stern</reg> <reg orig="battails">battles</reg>, <reg orig="meete">meet</reg> me with a <reg orig="kisse">kiss</reg></l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Which</seg> I retort thus, <reg orig="there's">there is</reg> spirit <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> this,</l>
<l><reg orig="What's">What is</reg> he would play the coward and <reg orig="turne">turn</reg> face,</l>
<l>When such <reg orig="sweete">sweet</reg> amorous combats are <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> place?</l>
<l>My hot <reg orig="incounters">encounters</reg>, <reg orig="leaue">leave</reg> me wound nor <reg orig="skarr">scar</reg></l>
<l>Yet naked I dare <reg orig="meete">meet</reg> the God of <reg orig="Warre">War</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BC"><speaker>Vulcan.</speaker>     
<l>Out of <reg orig="her">here</reg> <reg orig="Whoore">Whore</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="Z"><speaker>Mars.</speaker>     
<l>I am <reg orig="arm'd">armed</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> thee, prepare thee, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> this night</l>
<l><reg orig="Il'e">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> breast <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> breast dare thee <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> single fight.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BA"><speaker>Venus.</speaker>    
<l>Come tumble <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> my lap, great <hi rend="italic">Mars</hi> I dare</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> do his worst.</l></sp>
               
<stage>Vulcan catcheth them fast in his net.</stage>
               
<sp who="BC"><speaker>Vul.</speaker>     
<l><reg orig="'Tis">It is</reg> well, your sports are <reg orig="faire">fair</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="Z"><speaker>Mars.</speaker>     
<l><reg orig="Betraid">Betrayed</reg>? bound? <reg orig="catcht">catched</reg>? release me, or <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Ioue">Jove</reg></hi>,</l>
<l>Thou <reg orig="dy'st">diest</reg> <reg orig="what ere">whatever</reg> thou art.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BC"><speaker>Vul.</speaker>     
<l>God <hi rend="italic">Mars</hi>, good words;</l>
<l>This is a fight <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> you <reg orig="vse">use</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> swords.</l>
<l>You <reg orig="haue">have</reg> left your <reg orig="steele">steel</reg> <reg orig="behinde">behind</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BA"><speaker>Venus.</speaker>     
<l><hi rend="italic">Sweet vulcan</hi>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BC"><speaker>Vul.</speaker>       
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">No</seg> more.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BA"><speaker>Venus.</speaker>     
<l>Canst thou <reg orig="vse">use</reg> <hi rend="italic">Venus</hi> thus?</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BC"><speaker>Vul.</speaker>  
<l>Away you whore,</l>
<l><reg orig="Il'e">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> <reg orig="keepe">keep</reg> you fast, and call the Gods <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> see</l>
<l>Your practise, <hi rend="italic">Neptune, <reg orig="Ioue">Jove</reg>, and Mercury</hi>,</l>
<l><hi rend="italic">Phoebus and <reg orig="Iuno">Juno</reg></hi>, from your <reg orig="spheares">spheres</reg> <reg orig="looke">look</reg> <reg orig="downe">down</reg>,</l>
<l>And see the cause I <reg orig="weare">wear</reg> a forked <reg orig="crowne">crown</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<stage>All the Gods appeare aboue, and laugh, 
   Iupiter, Iuno, Phoebus, Mercury, Neptune.</stage>
               
<sp who="Z"><speaker>Mars.</speaker> 
<l>The Gods are all spectators of <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> shame,</l>
<l>And laugh at <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BA"><speaker>Venus.</speaker>          
<l><reg orig="Oh">O</reg>! I could cry <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> anger.</l>
<l>Sweet <hi rend="italic">Vulcan</hi> let me loose.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BC"><speaker>Vul.</speaker>  
<l>When Gods and men</l>
<l><reg orig="Haue">Have</reg> <reg orig="seene">seen</reg> thy shame, but (strumpet) not till then.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BW"><speaker>Nept.</speaker>  
<l>See how <hi rend="italic">Mars</hi> chafes.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="Y"><speaker>Iun.</speaker>  
<l>But <hi rend="italic">Venus</hi> weeps <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> rage</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BW"><speaker>Nept.</speaker>  
<l>Why should <hi rend="italic">Mars</hi> fret? if it <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> tedious be,</l>
<l>Good God of <reg orig="warre">war</reg> bestow thy place <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> me.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="W"><speaker>Merc.</speaker>  
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">By</seg> all the Gods, would she do me <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> grace,</l>
<l>I would fall <reg orig="too't"><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> it</reg> <reg orig="euen">even</reg> before <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Vulcans">Vulcan's</reg></hi> face.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BC"><speaker>Vul.</speaker>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">To</seg> Gods and men let it be fully <reg orig="knowne">known</reg></l>
<l>I am a Cuckold.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="X"><speaker>All.</speaker>  
<l>Vulcan is <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> <reg orig="lesse">less</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BC"><speaker>Vul.</speaker>  
<l>Now since red shame your cheeks with <reg orig="bloud">blood</reg> hath <reg orig="dy'd">dyed</reg>,</l>
<l>I am <reg orig="reueng'd">revenged</reg>, and see my net's <reg orig="vnti'd">untied</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BU"><speaker>Phoeb.</speaker>  
<l>The Gods <reg orig="haue">have</reg> <reg orig="laught">laughed</reg> their fill, <hi rend="italic">Vulcan's</hi> <reg orig="reueng'd">revenged</reg>,</l>
<l>And now all friends: <reg orig="speake">speak</reg>, are <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg>?</l></sp>
               
<sp who="V"><speaker>Iup.</speaker>  
<l><hi rend="italic">Mars</hi> still <reg orig="frownes">frowns</reg>,</l></sp>
               
<sp who="Y"><speaker>Iuno.</speaker>  
<l>And <hi rend="italic">Venus</hi> scarce well <reg orig="pleas'd">pleased</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BC"><speaker>Vul.</speaker>  
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">For</seg> my part (<reg orig="oh">o</reg> you Gods!) <reg orig="what's">what is</reg> past is past,</l>
<l>And what is once done, cannot be <reg orig="recald">recalled</reg>:</l>
<l>If <hi rend="italic">Vulcan</hi> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> this <reg orig="ieast">jest</reg> hath <reg orig="pleas'd">pleased</reg> the Gods,</l>
<l>All his <reg orig="owne">own</reg> wrongs he freely can <reg orig="forgiue">forgive</reg>.</l>
<l>Venus <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> are friends, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <hi rend="italic">Lemnos</hi> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <reg orig="hast">haste</reg>,</l>
<l>And <reg orig="neuer">never</reg> more record <reg orig="what's">what is</reg> done and past.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BA"><speaker>Ven.</speaker>       
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="exclamation">No</seg> <reg orig="foole">fool</reg>, before I did offend with <reg orig="feare">fear</reg>,</l>
<l>My guilt was but suspected, but not <reg orig="prou'd">proved</reg>:</l>
<l>And therefore I selected <reg orig="priuacy">privacy</reg>,</l>
<l><reg orig="Closenesse">Closeness</reg> of place, and bashfully <reg orig="transgrest">transgressed</reg>;</l>
<l>But since both Gods and men now know my <reg orig="sinne">sin</reg>,</l>
<l>Why should I dread <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> say I <reg orig="loue">love</reg> God <hi rend="italic">Mars</hi>?</l>
<l>What <reg orig="helpe">help</reg> hast thou <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="prouing">proving</reg> thy wife false?</l>
<l><reg orig="Onely">Only</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> make me <reg orig="doe">do</reg> with impudence,</l>
<l>What I before with <reg orig="feare">fear</reg> did, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> <reg orig="thy selfe">thyself</reg></l>
<l>Brought a most <reg orig="certaine">certain</reg> shame, where it before</l>
<l>Was but suspected.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BC"><speaker>Vul.</speaker>            
<l><hi rend="italic">Venus</hi> <reg orig="speakes">speaks</reg> good <reg orig="sence">sense</reg>,</l>
<l><reg orig="That's"><seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">That</seg> is</reg> <reg orig="certaine">certain</reg> now, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> was before <reg orig="suspence">suspense</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BA"><speaker>Ven.</speaker>            
<l>Now fare well <reg orig="iealous">jealous</reg> <reg orig="foole">fool</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> my disgrace,</l>
<l>Him whom I <reg orig="loue">love</reg>, I <reg orig="blushlesse">blushless</reg> thus <reg orig="imbrace">embrace</reg>,</l>
<l>And may all such as would their <reg orig="wiues">wives</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">so</seg> take,</l>
<l>(Although they might) be <reg orig="seru'd">served</reg> thus <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> thy sake.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BC"><speaker>Vul.</speaker>            
<l>I am <reg orig="vndone">undone</reg>, be <reg orig="warn'd">warned</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> me <reg orig="oh">o</reg> men,</l>
<l>Although you know your <reg orig="wiues">wives</reg> false, where and when,</l>
<l>Take them not <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the manner, though you may:</l>
<l>They <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> with <reg orig="feare">fear</reg> before, now <reg orig="blushlesse">blushless</reg> stray,</l>
<l>Their guilt <reg orig="'tis">it is</reg> better <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> suspect <reg orig="then">than</reg> know,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">So</seg> you may take some part of <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> you owe.</l>
<l>Where I <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> seeking <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> good name <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> thrall,</l>
<l><reg orig="Haue">Have</reg> made <reg orig="my selfe">myself</reg> a <reg orig="scorne">scorn</reg>, and quite left all.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="V"><speaker>Iup.</speaker>            
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">To</seg> <hi rend="italic">Lemnos</hi> then, <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> make <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> Thunders fit,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Which</seg> against mortals <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> <reg orig="haue">have</reg> cause <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="vse">use</reg>,</l>
<l><hi rend="italic">Mars</hi>, you <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <hi rend="italic">Thrace, Venus</hi> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <hi rend="italic">Paphos</hi> stay,</l>
<l>Or where you please, <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="seuerall">several</reg> <reg orig="spheares">spheres</reg>.</l>
<l>Vulcan, thy <reg orig="morrall">moral</reg> this good <reg orig="vse">use</reg> <reg orig="contriues">contrives</reg>,</l>
<l><hi rend="italic">None search too <reg orig="farre">far</reg> <reg orig="th'offences">the offences</reg> of their <reg orig="wiues">wives</reg></hi>.</l></sp>
               
<stage>Exeunt</stage></div2></div1>
         
         <div1 n="5" type="act">
            <div2 n="1" type="scene">
     <sp who="A"><speaker>HOMER.</speaker>  
        <l><hi rend="italic"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">Our</seg> last Act comes, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> lest it tedious grow,</hi></l>
        <l><hi rend="italic">What is too long <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> word, accept <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> show.</hi></l>
        <l><hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Thinke">Think</reg> Hercules his labours <reg orig="hauing">having</reg> ended,</hi></l>
        <l><hi rend="italic">The Spanish Gerion <reg orig="kild">killed</reg>, and Cacus <reg orig="slaine">slain</reg>,</hi></l>
        <l><hi rend="italic">As <reg orig="farre">far</reg> as Lydea he his <reg orig="palme">palm</reg> extended,</hi></l>
        <l><hi rend="italic">Where beauteous Omphale this time doth <reg orig="raigne">reign</reg>.</hi></l>
        <l><hi rend="italic">He <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> before <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> Deianeira sent,</hi></l>
        <l><hi rend="italic">As presents, all the <reg orig="spoyles">spoils</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> he could win,</hi></l>
        <l><hi rend="italic">Now <reg orig="fils">fills</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> heart with <reg orig="iealous">jealous</reg> discontent,</hi></l>
        <l><hi rend="italic">She <reg orig="heares">hears</reg> how Hercules doth card and spin</hi></l>
        <l><hi rend="italic">With Omphale, and <reg orig="serues">serves</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg> as a <reg orig="slaue">slave</reg>.</hi></l>
        <l><hi rend="italic">(She quite forgot <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> Thebes) <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> <reg orig="griefe">grief</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="cheare">cheer</reg>,</hi></l>
        <l><hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Th'assembled">The assembled</reg> Princes with their Counsels <reg orig="graue">grave</reg>,</hi></l>
        <l><hi rend="italic">Are come <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> comfort and <reg orig="remoue">remove</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> <reg orig="feare">fear</reg>.</hi></l>
        <l><hi rend="italic"><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">By</seg> these all his <reg orig="stor'd">stored</reg> labours he hath sent</hi></l>
        <l><hi rend="italic"><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> call him home, <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> free <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> discontent.</hi></l></sp>
         
<stage>A shew. Enter Deianeira sad, with Lychas: to her Iason, Telamon,
   Castor, Pollux, Nestor, &c. They seeme to comfort
   her, she sends Lychas, who brings the Trophies of his twelue labours,
   she deliuers them to the Princes, to beare to her husband. 
   They part seuerall waies.</stage>
               
         <sp who="A"><speaker>Hom.</speaker>   
            <l><hi rend="italic">Iason, and the other Hero's <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> sake,</hi></l>
            <l><hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Trauell">Travel</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> Lydia, <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="perswade">persuade</reg> him thence</hi></l>
            <l><hi rend="italic">And <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> his <reg orig="twelue">twelve</reg> <reg orig="knowne">known</reg> labours, <reg orig="vndertake">undertake</reg></hi></l>
            <l><hi rend="italic"><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="moue">move</reg> him, quite <reg orig="t'abandon"><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> abandon</reg> his <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> wench.</hi></l>
            <l><hi rend="italic">Further <reg orig="then">than</reg> this <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> <reg orig="iealousie">jealousy</reg> extends,</hi></l>
            <l><hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Afarre">A far</reg> worse present she <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> Lychas sends.</hi></l></sp>
         
<stage>Enter Deianeira, and her seruant Lychas.</stage>
               
<sp who="BD"><speaker>Lych.</speaker>  
<l>Madam, these <reg orig="sorrowes">sorrows</reg> are too violent</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">For</seg> your <reg orig="weake">weak</reg> sex, I do not <reg orig="thinke">think</reg> <reg orig="tis">it is</reg> true,</l>
<l>Your husband can <reg orig="preferre">prefer</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> <hi rend="italic">Omphale</hi></l>
<l>Before your beauty.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="E"><speaker>Deian.</speaker>  
<l><reg orig="Hee's">He is</reg> forgot <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <hi rend="italic">Greece</hi>.</l>
<l><hi rend="italic">Greece</hi> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> was wont <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="clangor">clangour</reg> with his fame,</l>
<l>Is now all silent, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">who</seg> but <hi rend="italic">Iason</hi> now,</l>
<l>And <hi rend="italic">Telamon</hi>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="scal'd">scaled</reg> the <reg orig="walles">walls</reg> of <hi rend="italic">Troy</hi>,</l>
<l><hi rend="italic">Alcides</hi> is a name <reg orig="for got">forgot</reg> amongst <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg>,</l>
<l>And <hi rend="italic">Deianeira</hi> too forgot with him.</l>
<l><reg orig="Oh">O</reg>! <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> I had the tempting strumpet here</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> <reg orig="keepes">keeps</reg> my Lord away, confining me</l>
<l><reg orig="Vnto">Unto</reg> the <reg orig="coldnesse">coldness</reg> of a widowed bed.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BD"><speaker>Lych.</speaker>  
<l>Madam, these presents sent, <reg orig="&">and</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> <reg orig="wel">well</reg> <reg orig="knowne">known</reg></l>
<l>Coming from you, must needs <reg orig="preuaile">prevail</reg> with him.</l>
<l>These Princes <reg orig="haue">have</reg> great interest <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> his <reg orig="loue">love</reg>,</l>
<l>And can <reg orig="perswade">persuade</reg> much.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="E"><speaker>Deia.</speaker>  
<l>But <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> strumpet more.</l>
<l><hi rend="italic">Lychas</hi>, he <reg orig="doates">dotes</reg> <reg orig="vpon"><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg></reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> tempting <reg orig="lookes">looks</reg>,</l>
<l>And is <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> much with <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> <reg orig="inchantments">enchantments</reg> <reg orig="blear'd">bleared</reg>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> <reg orig="hee's">he is</reg> <reg orig="turn'd">turned</reg> woman: woman <hi rend="italic">Lychas</hi>, <reg orig="spinnes">spines</reg>,</l>
<l>Cards, and doth <reg orig="chare-worke">chore-work</reg>, whilst his <reg orig="mistres">mistress</reg> sits</l>
<l>And makes a cushion of his <reg orig="Lyons">Lions</reg> skin,</l>
<l>Makes of his club a <reg orig="rocke">rock</reg>. I <reg orig="loose">lose</reg> <reg orig="my selfe">myself</reg></l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> this my sorrow, and forget the <reg orig="meanes">means</reg>;</l>
<l>I still <reg orig="keepe">keep</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> my me, <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> restore my <reg orig="loue">love</reg>,</l>
<l><hi rend="italic">Lychas</hi>, fetch me the shirt within my chamber,</l>
<l>I <reg orig="haue">have</reg> bethought me now.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BD"><speaker>Lych.</speaker>  
<l>Madam I shall.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="E"><speaker>Dei.</speaker>  
<l>This shirt (<seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="bloud">blood</reg> of Centaur <hi rend="italic">Nessus</hi> <reg orig="dipt">dipped</reg>,</l>
<l>And since <reg orig="washt">washed</reg> out) <reg orig="Il'e">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> send my <hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Which</seg> hath the power <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> make his hot <reg orig="loue">love</reg> <reg orig="dye">die</reg></l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">To</seg> any stranger, and <reg orig="reuiue">revive</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> me.</l>
<l>This (as his last) the dying Centaur spake,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">To</seg> this <reg orig="Il'e">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> trust, all other hopes forsake.</l></sp>
               
<stage>Enter Lychas</stage>
               
<sp who="BD"><speaker>Lych.</speaker>     
<l>Madam the shirt.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="E"><speaker>Dei.</speaker>  
<l>This as my best and <reg orig="deerest">dearest</reg>,</l>
<l>Present me (trusty <hi rend="italic">Lychas</hi>) <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> my Lord,</l>
<l><reg orig="Intreat">Entreat</reg> <reg orig="withall">withal</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> if he <reg orig="haue">have</reg> not quite</l>
<l>Put off my <reg orig="loue">love</reg>, <reg orig="hee'l">he <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> <reg orig="daine">deign</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> put <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">on</seg> this.</l>
<l>If he despise my gift, <reg orig="returne">return</reg> it <reg orig="backe">back</reg>,</l>
<l>And <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> it my death.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BD"><speaker>Lych.</speaker>     
<l><reg orig="Feare">Fear</reg> not <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> <reg orig="Princesse">Princess</reg>,</l>
<l>I hope <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="proue">prove</reg> as fortunate as <reg orig="faithfull">faithful</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="E"><speaker>Dei.</speaker>  
<l>Farewell, <reg orig="proue">prove</reg> as thou speakest. If my gift <reg orig="faile">fail</reg>,</l>
<l>I <reg orig="haue">have</reg> sentenced all my <reg orig="sorrowes">sorrows</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> one death,</l>
<l>Whilst <hi rend="italic">Deianeira</hi> hath a hand <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="vse">use</reg>,</l>
<l><reg orig="Shee'l">She <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> not <reg orig="liue">live</reg> hated where she once did <reg orig="chuse">choose</reg>.</l></sp>
         
<stage>Exit.</stage>
<stage>Enter Omphale, Queene of Lydia, with 4 or 5 maids, Hercules attired
   like a woman, with a distaffe and a spindle.</stage>
         
<sp who="BE"><speaker>Omph.</speaker>  
<l>Why <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">so</seg>, this is a power <reg orig="infus'd">infused</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="loue">love</reg>,</l>
<l>Beyond all <reg orig="magicke">magic</reg>; <reg orig="Is't">Is it</reg> not strange <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> see</l>
<l>A <reg orig="womans">woman's</reg> beauty tame the Tyrant-tamer?</l>
<l>And the great <reg orig="Monster-maister">Monster-master</reg> <reg orig="ouer-match">over-match</reg>?</l>
<l><reg orig="Haue">Have</reg> you done your <reg orig="taske">task</reg>?</l></sp>
         
<sp who="G"><speaker>Herc.</speaker>  
<l>Beauteous <reg orig="Queene">Queen</reg>, not yet.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BE"><speaker>Omph.</speaker>  
<l>Then I shall <reg orig="frowne">frown</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="G"><speaker>Herc.</speaker>    
<l>Before <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> (<reg orig="louely">lovely</reg> <reg orig="faire">fair</reg>)</l>
<l>Augment my <reg orig="taske">task</reg>, <reg orig="vnto">unto</reg> a treble <reg orig="chare">chore</reg>.</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">For</seg> one sweet smile from beauteous <hi rend="italic">Omphale</hi>,</l>
<l><reg orig="Il'e">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> lay before thee all the monstrous heads</l>
<l>Of the grim tyrants <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="oppresse">oppress</reg> the earth.</l>
<l>I <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> before, at <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Iuno's">Juno's</reg></hi> strict behest,</l>
<l>The hundred <reg orig="gyants">giants</reg> of <hi rend="italic">Cremona</hi> <reg orig="slue">slew</reg>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">Will</seg> twice <reg orig="fiue">five</reg> hundred kill <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <hi rend="italic">Omphale</hi>.</l>
<l><reg orig="Finde">Find</reg> me a <hi rend="italic">Cacus</hi> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> a <reg orig="caue">cave</reg> of fire,</l>
<l><reg orig="Il'e">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> <reg orig="dragge">drag</reg> him from the <reg orig="mountaine">mountain</reg> <hi rend="italic">Auentine</hi>,</l>
<l>And lay his <reg orig="bulke">bulk</reg> at thy victorious feet.</l>
<l><reg orig="Finde">Find</reg> me me another <hi rend="italic">Gerion</hi> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="captiue">captive</reg>,</l>
<l>All his three heads <reg orig="Il'e">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> tumble <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> thy skirt.</l>
<l>Bid me once more <reg orig="sacke">sack</reg> hell, <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="binde">bind</reg> the furies,</l>
<l>Or <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> present thee with the Gods <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="chaines">chains</reg>,</l>
<l>It shall be done <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> beauteous <hi rend="italic">Omphale</hi>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BE"><speaker>Omph.</speaker>  
<l><reg orig="Leaue">Leave</reg> prating, ply your <reg orig="worke">work</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="G"><speaker>Herc.</speaker>   
<l><reg orig="Oh">O</reg> what a <reg orig="sweetnesse">sweetness</reg></l>
<l><reg orig="Liues">Lives</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> <reg orig="lookes">looks</reg>! <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> bondage, or base <reg orig="slauery">slavery</reg></l>
<l><reg orig="Seemes">Seems</reg> <reg orig="seruitude">servitude</reg>, whilst I may freely gaze</l>
<l>(And <reg orig="vncontrold">uncontrolled</reg>) <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg>: but <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> one smile,</l>
<l><reg orig="Il'e">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> make <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg> <reg orig="Empresse">Empress</reg> <reg orig="ore">over</reg> the triple world,</l>
<l>And all the beauteous <reg orig="Queenes">Queens</reg> from East <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> West,</l>
<l>The <hi rend="italic">Lydians</hi> <reg orig="vassails">vassals</reg>, and my <reg orig="fellow-slaues">fellow-slaves</reg>.</l>
<l>There is <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> Lord but <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Loue">Love</reg></hi>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> <reg orig="vassailage">vassalage</reg></l>
<l>But <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> affection, and <reg orig="th'Emperious">the imperious</reg> <reg orig="Queene">Queen</reg></l>
<l>Doth <reg orig="tyranize">tyrannize</reg> <reg orig="ore">over</reg> <reg orig="captiue">captive</reg> <hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi>.</l></sp>
               
<stage>Enter a maid.</stage>
               
<sp who="BF"><speaker>Maid.</speaker>   
<l>Madam, some Dukes of Greece attend without,</l>
<l>And <reg orig="craue">crave</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> see your <reg orig="captiue">captive</reg> <hi rend="italic">Theban</hi> here.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BE"><speaker>Omph.</speaker>  
<l>Admit them, they shall see what <reg orig="pompe">pomp</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> <reg orig="haue">have</reg>,</l>
<l>And <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> beauty can the loftiest <reg orig="slaue">slave</reg>.</l></sp>
         
<stage>Enter Iason, Telamon, Castor, Pollux, Nestor, Atreus, &c.</stage>
               
<sp who="J"><speaker>Iason.</speaker>  
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">Our</seg> <reg orig="businesse">business</reg> was <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <hi rend="italic">Thehan Hercules</hi>,</l>
<l><reg orig="'Twas">It was</reg> told <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg> he <reg orig="remain'd">remained</reg> with <hi rend="italic">Omphale</hi>,</l>
<l>The <hi rend="italic">Lydian</hi> <reg orig="Queene">Queen</reg>.</l></sp>
         
<sp who="L"><speaker>Tel.</speaker>  
<l><reg orig="Speake">Speak</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="interrogative">which</seg> is <hi rend="italic">Omphale</hi>? or <seg type="homograph" subtype="interrogative">which</seg> <hi rend="italic">Alcides</hi>?</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BE"><speaker>Omph.</speaker>  
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">We</seg> are <reg orig="queene">queen</reg> of <hi rend="italic">Lydia</hi>,</l>
<l>And this <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> <reg orig="vassaile">vassal</reg>. Do you know him Lords?</l>
<l><reg orig="Stoope">Stoop</reg> <reg orig="slaue">slave</reg>, and <reg orig="kisse">kiss</reg> the foot of <hi rend="italic">Omphale</hi>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="G"><speaker>Herc.</speaker>  
<l>I shall.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="M"><speaker>Nest.</speaker>  
<l><reg orig="Oh">O</reg> <reg orig="wonderous">wondrous</reg> alteration!</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BN"><speaker>Cast.</speaker>  
<l>Till now I trusted this report was false,</l>
<l>And scarcely can I yet <reg orig="beleeue">believe</reg> mine eyes.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BO"><speaker>Pol.</speaker>  
<l>Lady, <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> purpose was <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi>,</l>
<l><reg orig="Shew">Show</reg> <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg> the man.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BE"><speaker>Omph.</speaker>  
<l>Behold him <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Greekes">Greeks</reg></hi> there.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="K"><speaker>Atreus.</speaker>  
<l>Where?</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BE"><speaker>Omph.</speaker>  
<l>There at his <reg orig="taske">task</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="J"><speaker>Iason.</speaker>  
<l>Alas! This <hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi>?</l>
<l>This is some base effeminate <reg orig="groome">groom</reg>, not <reg orig="hee">he</reg></l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> with his puissance frighted all the earth:</l>
<l>This is some woman, some <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Hermophrodite">Hermaphrodite</reg></hi>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="G"><speaker>Herc.</speaker>  
<l>Hath <hi rend="italic">Iason, Nestor, Castor, Telamon</hi>,</l>
<l><hi rend="italic">Atreus, Pollux,</hi> all forgot their friend?</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">We</seg> are the man.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="J"><speaker>Iason.</speaker>  
<l>Woman <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> know thee not.</l>
            <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">We</seg> came <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="seeke">seek</reg> the <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Ioue-borne">Jove-born</reg></hi> <hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi>,</l>
            <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> his cradle strangled <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Iuno's">Juno's</reg></hi> snakes,</l>
            <l>And <reg orig="triumpht">triumphed</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the <reg orig="braue">brave</reg> <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Olimpicke">Olympic</reg></hi> games.</l>
            <l>He <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> the <hi rend="italic">Cleonean</hi> <reg orig="Lyon">Lion</reg> <reg orig="slue">slew</reg>,</l>
            <l>The <hi rend="italic">Eremanthian</hi> <reg orig="Boare">Boar</reg>, the Bull of <hi rend="italic">Marathon</hi>,</l>
            <l>The <hi rend="italic">Lernean Hydra</hi>, and the winged Hart.</l>
            <l>He <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="drag'd">dragged</reg> <hi rend="italic">Cerberus</hi> from hell <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="chaines">chains</reg>,</l>
            <l>And <reg orig="stownded">astounded</reg> <hi rend="italic">Pluto</hi> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> his <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Ebon">Ebony</reg></hi> <reg orig="Chaire">Chair</reg>.</l>
            <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">That</seg> <hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> whom the Centaurs fell</l>
            <l>Great <hi rend="italic">Achelous</hi>, the <hi rend="italic">Stymphalides</hi>,</l>
            <l>And the <hi rend="italic">Cremona</hi> giants? Where is he?</l></sp>
               
<sp who="L"><speaker>Tel.</speaker>  
            <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> <reg orig="traiterous">traitorous</reg> <hi rend="italic">Nessus</hi> with a shaft <reg orig="trans-fixt">transfixed</reg>,</l>
            <l>Strangled <hi rend="italic">Antheus</hi>, <reg orig="purg'd">purged</reg> <hi rend="italic">Augeus</hi> <reg orig="stalles">stalls</reg>,</l>
            <l>Wan the bright Apples of the <hi rend="italic">Hesperides</hi>,</l>
            <l>And whilst the Giant <hi rend="italic">Atlas</hi> <reg orig="eas'd">eased</reg> his <reg orig="limbes">limbs</reg>,</l>
<l>Bore <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> his shoulders the huge frame of <reg orig="heauen">heaven</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="G"><speaker>Herc.</speaker>  
<l>And are not <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> the man? see <hi rend="italic">Telamon</hi>,</l> </sp>
<!-- Telamon speaking here rather than Hercules -->
<sp who="L"> 
<l>A woman do this? <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> would see the <hi rend="italic">Theban</hi>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> <hi rend="italic">Cacus</hi> <reg orig="slue">slew</reg>, <hi rend="italic">Busiris</hi> <reg orig="sacrific'd">sacrificed</reg>,</l>
<l>And <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> his horses <reg orig="hurl'd">hurled</reg> <reg orig="sterne">stern</reg> <hi rend="italic">Diomed</hi></l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> be <reg orig="deuour'd">devoured</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BO"><speaker>Pol.</speaker>  
            <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> freed <hi rend="italic">Hesione</hi></l>
            <l>From the Sea-whale, and after <reg orig="ransackt">ransacked</reg> <hi rend="italic">Troy</hi>,</l>
            <l>And with his <reg orig="owne">own</reg> hand <reg orig="slue">slew</reg> <hi rend="italic">Laomedon</hi>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="M"><speaker>Nest.</speaker>  
            <l>He <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> whom <hi rend="italic">Dercilus</hi> and <hi rend="italic">Albion</hi> fell,</l>
            <l>He <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <hi rend="italic">Oecalia</hi> and <hi rend="italic">Betricia</hi> wan.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="K"><speaker>Atr.</speaker>  
            <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> monstrous <hi rend="italic">Gerion</hi> with his three heads <reg orig="vanquisht">vanquished</reg></l>
            <l>With <hi rend="italic">Linus, Lichas</hi> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="vsurp't">usurped</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <hi rend="italic">Thebes</hi>,</l>
            <l>And <reg orig="captiu'd">captived</reg> there his beauteous <hi rend="italic">Megara</hi>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="J"><speaker>Iason.</speaker>  
            <l>He <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> the <hi rend="italic">Amazonian <reg orig="Baldricke">Baldric</reg></hi> <reg orig="wan">won</reg>,</l>
            <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> <hi rend="italic">Achelous</hi> with his club <reg orig="subdu'd">subdued</reg>,</l>
            <l>And <reg orig="wan">won</reg> from him the pride of <hi rend="italic">Calidon</hi></l>
            <l>Bright <hi rend="italic">Deianeira</hi>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> now <reg orig="mournes">mourns</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <hi rend="italic">Thebes</hi></l>
            <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">For</seg> <reg orig="absenc">absence</reg> of <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> noble <hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi>.</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">To</seg> him <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> came, but since he <reg orig="liues">lives</reg> not here,</l>
<l>Come Lords, <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> <reg orig="wil"><seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> <reg orig="returne">return</reg> these presents <reg orig="backe">back</reg></l>
<l><reg orig="Vnto">Unto</reg> the constant Lady, whence they came.</l></sp>
         
<sp who="G"><speaker>Herc.</speaker>  
<l>Stay Lords.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="J"><speaker>Iason.</speaker> 
<l><reg orig="Mongst">Amongst</reg> women?</l></sp>
               
<sp who="G"><speaker>Herc.</speaker>  
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">For</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> <hi rend="italic">Thebans</hi> sake</l>
<l>Whom you <reg orig="professe">profess</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="loue">love</reg>, and came <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="seeke">seek</reg>,</l>
<l>Abide awhile, and <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> my <reg orig="loue">love</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <hi rend="italic">Greece</hi>,</l>
<l><reg orig="Il'e">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> bring before you <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> lost <hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">For</seg> whom you came <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> enquire.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="J"><speaker>Iason.</speaker> 
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">On</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> condition (Princes) <reg orig="lets">let <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg> stay a little.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="L"><speaker>Tela.</speaker> 
<l>It <reg orig="workes">works</reg>, it <reg orig="workes">works</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="G"><speaker>Herc.</speaker> 
<l>How <reg orig="haue">have</reg> I lost <reg orig="my selfe">myself</reg>?</l>
<l>Did <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> all this? where is <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> spirit become</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> was <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">us</seg></reg>? <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> <reg orig="maruell">marvel</reg> <hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi>,</l>
<l>If thou beest strange <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> them, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> thus <reg orig="disguis'd">disguised</reg>,</l>
<l>Art <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <reg orig="thy selfe">thyself</reg> <reg orig="vnknowne">unknown</reg>. Hence with this <reg orig="distaffe">distaff</reg></l>
<l>And base effeminate <reg orig="chares">chores</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BE"><speaker>Omp.</speaker> 
<l>How <reg orig="slaue">slave</reg>? submit and <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> thy <reg orig="taske">task</reg> <reg orig="againe">again</reg>.</l>
<l><reg orig="Dar'st">Darest</reg> thou <reg orig="rebell">rebel</reg>?</l></sp>
               
<sp who="G"><speaker>Herc.</speaker> 
<l>Pardon great <hi rend="italic">Omphale</hi>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="J"><speaker>Ias.</speaker> 
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">Will</seg> <hi rend="italic">Telamon</hi> <reg orig="perswade">persuade</reg> me this is <hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi></l>
<l>The <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Libian">Lybian</reg></hi> <reg orig="Conquerer">Conqueror</reg>, now a <reg orig="ssaues">slave's</reg> <reg orig="slaue">slave</reg>.</l>
<l>He <reg orig="liu'd">lived</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> midst of <reg orig="battailes">battles</reg>, this <reg orig="'mongst">amongst</reg> <reg orig="truls">trulls</reg>:</l>
<l>This welds a <reg orig="distaffe">distaff</reg>, he a conquering Club.</l>
<l>Shall <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> bestow <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> <hi rend="italic">Deianeiraes</hi> presents</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">On</seg> this (<reg orig="heauen">heaven</reg> <reg orig="knowes">knows</reg>) whether man or woman?</l></sp>
               
<sp who="G"><speaker>Herc.</speaker> 
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="interrogative">Who</seg> <reg orig="nam'd">named</reg> my <hi rend="italic">Deianeira? Iason</hi> you?</l>
<l>How fares my <reg orig="loue">love</reg>? how fares my beauteous wife?</l>
<l>I know these presents, did they come from <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg>?</l>
<l>What strumpet's this <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> hath <reg orig="detain'd">detained</reg> my <reg orig="soule">soul</reg>?</l>
<l><reg orig="Captiu'd">Captived</reg> my fame, <reg orig="trans-shap't">trans-shaped</reg> me <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> a <reg orig="foole">fool</reg>?</l>
<l>Made me (of late) but little <reg orig="lesse">less</reg> <reg orig="then">than</reg> God,</l>
<l>Now scarce a man? Hence with these womanish <reg orig="tyres">attires</reg>,</l>
<l>And let me once more be <reg orig="my selfe">myself</reg> <reg orig="againe">again</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="L"><speaker>Tel.</speaker> 
<l>Keep from him <hi rend="italic">Omphale</hi>, be <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> your charge,</l>
<l><reg orig="Wee'l"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">We</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> second these good thoughts.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BE"><speaker>Omph.</speaker> 
<l><hi rend="italic">Alcids</hi> <reg orig="heare">hear</reg> me.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BN"><speaker>Cast.</speaker> 
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">By</seg> your <reg orig="fauour">favour</reg> madam.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="G"><speaker>Herc.</speaker> 
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="interrogative">Who</seg> spake?</l></sp>
               
<sp who="J"><speaker>Iason.</speaker> 
<l><reg orig="Thinke">Think</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> was <hi rend="italic">Deianeira's</hi> <reg orig="voyce">voice</reg>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> <reg orig="cals">calls</reg> thee home <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> dry <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> widowed <reg orig="teares">tears</reg>,</l>
<l>And <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> bring comfort <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> desolate bed.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="G"><speaker>Herc.</speaker> 
<l><reg orig="Oh">O</reg> <hi rend="italic">Deianeira</hi>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BE"><speaker>Om.</speaker> 
<l><reg orig="Heare">Hear</reg> me <hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="G"><speaker>Herc.</speaker> 
<l>Ha <hi rend="italic">Omphale</hi>?</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BO"><speaker>Pollux.</speaker> 
<l>You shall not trouble him.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="J"><speaker>Iason.</speaker> 
<l><reg orig="'Twas">It was</reg> she <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> made <hi rend="italic">Alcides</hi> womanish,</l>
<l>But <hi rend="italic">Deianeira</hi> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be more <reg orig="then">than</reg> man.</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">For</seg> thy <reg orig="wiues">wives</reg> sake thou art <reg orig="renown'd">renowned</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg>  <hi rend="italic">Greece</hi>,</l>
<l>This Strumpet hath made <hi rend="italic">Greece</hi> forget thee quite,</l>
<l>And scarce remember there was such a man.</l>
<l><hi rend="italic">Thebes</hi> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> was wont <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> triumph <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> thy glories,</l>
<l>Is now all silent. Tyrants <reg orig="euery where">everywhere</reg></l>
<l><reg orig="Beginne">Begin</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="oppresse">oppress</reg>, thinking <hi rend="italic">Alcides</hi> dead</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">so</seg> the fame's already. Shall a Strumpet</l>
<l>Do this <reg orig="vpon"><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg></reg> the <hi rend="italic">Theban Hercules</hi>?</l>
<l>And <hi rend="italic">Deyaneira</hi>, <reg orig="faire">fair</reg>, <reg orig="chast">chaste</reg> absolute</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> all perfections, <reg orig="liue">live</reg> <reg orig="despis'd">despised</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <hi rend="italic">Thebes</hi>?</l></sp>
               
<sp who="G"><speaker>Herc.</speaker> 
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">By</seg> <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Ioue">Jove</reg></hi> she shall not, first <reg orig="I'le">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> rend these <reg orig="eies">eyes</reg> out,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> sotted with the <reg orig="loue">love</reg> of <hi rend="italic">Omphale</hi></l>
<l>Hath <reg orig="transhapt">trans-shaped</reg> me, and <reg orig="deepely">deeply</reg> <reg orig="iniur'd">injured</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg>.</l>
<l>Come <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> shake off this effeminacy</l>
<l>And <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> deeds repurchase <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> <reg orig="renowne">renown</reg>.</l>
<l><hi rend="italic">Iason</hi> and you <reg orig="braue">brave</reg> <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Greekes">Greeks</reg></hi>, I know you now,</l>
<l>And <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> your honours I behold <reg orig="my selfe">myself</reg></l>
<l>What I <reg orig="haue">have</reg> <reg orig="bene">been</reg>, hence Strumpet <hi rend="italic">Omphale</hi>,</l>
<l>I cast thee off, and once more <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> resume</l>
<l>My <reg orig="natiue">native</reg> vertues, and <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="proue">prove</reg> this good</l>
<l>This day <reg orig="vnto">unto</reg> the Gods <reg orig="I'le">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> sacrifice</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> grace <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> <reg orig="pompe">pomp</reg>, and <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> may <reg orig="appeare">appear</reg></l>
<l>The same <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> were, before <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">us</seg></reg> shall be borne</l>
<l>These of <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> labours <reg orig="twelue">twelve</reg>, the memory,</l>
<l><reg orig="Vnto">Unto</reg> <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Ioues">Jove's</reg></hi> Temple, grace <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">us</seg></reg> worthy <hi rend="italic">Heroes</hi></l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> assist <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">us</seg></reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> this high <reg orig="sollemnity">solemnity</reg>.</l>
<l>Whilst <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> <reg orig="vpon"><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg></reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> manly shoulders <reg orig="beare">bear</reg></l>
<l>These massy pillars <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> Gades must <reg orig="reare">rear</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<stage>Exeunt.</stage>
<stage>Manet Omphale.</stage>
               
<sp who="BE"><speaker>Ompale.</speaker> 
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">We</seg> <reg orig="haue">have</reg> lost <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> <reg orig="seruant">servant</reg>, <reg orig="neuer">never</reg> yet had Lady</l>
<l>One of the <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">like</seg> <reg orig="ranke">rank</reg>. All King <hi rend="italic">Thespius</hi> daughters,</l>
<l>Fifty <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> number, childed all one night,</l>
<l>Could not <reg orig="preuaile">prevail</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> much with <hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi></l>
<l>As <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> <reg orig="haue">have</reg> done; <seg type="homograph" subtype="exclamation">no</seg> not <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> <hi rend="italic">Yole</hi></l>
<l>Daughter <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <hi rend="italic">Cacus</hi>, beauteous <hi rend="italic">Megara</hi>,</l>
<l>Nor all the <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> and amorous <reg orig="queenes">queens</reg> of <hi rend="italic">Greece</hi>,</l>
<l>Could <reg orig="slaue">slave</reg> him <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> the <hi rend="italic">Lydian Omphale</hi>.</l>
<l>Therefore <reg orig="where e're">wherever</reg> his labours be <reg orig="renown'd">renowned</reg>,</l>
<l>Let not <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> beauty <reg orig="passe">pass</reg> <reg orig="vnregistred">unregistered</reg>.</l>
<l>Bondaging him <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="captiu'd">captived</reg> all the earth,</l>
<l>Nor <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> <reg orig="leaue">leave</reg> him, or yet loose him thus</l>
<l>What either beauty, cunning, flattery, <reg orig="teares">tears</reg></l>
<l>Or <reg orig="womans">woman's</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="noun">Art</seg> can, <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> practise <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> him.</l>
<l>But now the Priests and Princes are <reg orig="prepar'd">prepared</reg></l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">For</seg> the great sacrifice, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> grace</l>
<l>With <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> high presence, and behold <reg orig="aloofe">aloof</reg></l>
<l>These rights <reg orig="vnto">unto</reg> the gods <reg orig="perform'd">performed</reg> and done</l>
<l><reg orig="We'le">WE&Hrp; <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> <reg orig="gaine">gain</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="noun">Art</seg>, what <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> with beauty won.</l></sp>
         
<stage>Enter to the sacrifice two Priests to the Altar, sixe Princes
   with sixe of his labours, in the midst Hercules bearing his two brazen 
   pillars, six other Princes, with the other six labours, Hercules
staies them.</stage>
               
<sp who="G"><speaker>Herc.</speaker> 
<l>Now <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Ioue">Jove</reg></hi> behold <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">us</seg></reg> from thy <reg orig="spheare">sphere</reg> of <reg orig="Starres">Stars</reg>,</l>
<l>And shame not <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> acknowledge <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">us</seg></reg> thy <reg orig="sonnes">sons</reg>.</l>
<l>Thus should <hi rend="italic">Alcides</hi> march amidst his <reg orig="spoiles">spoils</reg>,</l>
<l><reg orig="Inguirt">Engirt</reg> with slaughtered <reg orig="Lyons">Lions</reg>, <reg orig="Hydraes">Hydras</reg>, Whales,</l>
<l><reg orig="Boares">Boars</reg>, <reg orig="Buls">Bulls</reg>, grim Tyrants, <reg orig="Hel-hounds">Hell-hounds</reg>, Monsters, Furies,</l>
<l>And Princes his spectators: <reg orig="oh">o</reg> you Gods,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">To</seg> whom this day <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> consecrate your <reg orig="praiers">prayers</reg>,</l>
<l>And dedicate <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> sacred orisons,</l>
<l><reg orig="Daine">Deign</reg> <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">us</seg></reg> your <reg orig="cies">sighs</reg>, behold these <reg orig="sholders">shoulders</reg> <reg orig="beare">bear</reg></l>
<l>Two brazen pillars, trophies of <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> fame,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> <reg orig="haue">have</reg> <reg orig="eas'd">eased</reg> <hi rend="italic">Atlas</hi>, and supported <reg orig="heauen">heaven</reg>,</l>
<l>And had <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> <reg orig="shrunke">shrunk</reg> beneath <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> <reg orig="heauenly">heavenly</reg> structure</l>
<l>The <reg orig="Spheares">Spheres</reg>, Orbs, Planets, Zeniths, <reg orig="Signes">Signs</reg>, and Stars,</l>
<l>With <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Ioues">Jove's</reg></hi> high <reg orig="Pallace">Palace</reg>, all confusedly</l>
<l>Had shattered, <reg orig="falne">fallen</reg>, and <reg orig="o're-whelm'd">overwhelmed</reg> earth and sea,</l>
<l><reg orig="Wee"><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">We</seg></reg> <reg orig="haue">have</reg> done <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg>, and all these labours else,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Which</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> this day make sacred, <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Iuno">Juno</reg></hi> see</l>
<l>These <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> surrender <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> thy <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Ioue">Jove</reg></hi> and thee.</l></sp>
               
<stage>set on.</stage>
<stage>As they march ouer the Stage, enter Lychas with the shirt.</stage>
         
<sp who="BD"><speaker>Lych.</speaker> 
<l>From <hi rend="italic">Deianera</hi> I present this <reg orig="guift">gift</reg>,</l>
<l>Wrought with <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> <reg orig="owne">own</reg> hand, with more kind commends</l>
<l><reg orig="Then">Than</reg> I <reg orig="haue">have</reg> measured steps <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <hi rend="italic">Lydia</hi></l>
<l>From <hi rend="italic">Thebes</hi>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> she <reg orig="intreats">entreats</reg> you <reg orig="weare">wear</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg>.</l></sp>
         
<sp who="G"><speaker>Herc.</speaker> 
<l>More welcome is this <reg orig="guift">gift</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi></l>
<l><reg orig="Then">Than</reg> <hi rend="italic">Iason's</hi> Fleece, <hi rend="italic">Laomedon's</hi> white Steeds,</l>
<l>Or should <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Ioue">Jove</reg></hi> grace me with eternity,</l>
<l>Here stand <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> pillars, with <hi rend="italic">non <reg orig="vltra">ultra</reg></hi> <reg orig="insculpt">ensculpted</reg>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Which</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> must <reg orig="reare">rear</reg> beyond the Pyrene <reg orig="Hils">Hills</reg></l>
<l>At <hi rend="italic">Gades <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="Spaine">Spain</reg> (Alcides</hi> <reg orig="vtmost">utmost</reg> bounds)</l>
<l>Whilst <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> put <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">on</seg> this shirt, the welcome present</l>
<l>Of <hi rend="italic">Deyianeira</hi>, whom <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> <reg orig="deerely">dearly</reg> <reg orig="loue">love</reg>,</l>
<l><hi rend="italic">Lychas</hi> thy hand, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> this <reg orig="wee'le"><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> sacrifice</l>
<l>And make <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> peace with <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg> and <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Iupiter">Jupiter</reg></hi>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="J"><speaker>Iason.</speaker> 
<l><reg orig="Neuer">Never</reg> was <hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> much <reg orig="himselfe">himself</reg>,</l>
<l>How <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> this <reg orig="newes">news</reg> glad <hi rend="italic">Deyaneiraes</hi> heart,</l>
<l>Or how this sight <reg orig="inrage">enrage</reg> <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> <hi rend="italic">Omphale</hi>?</l></sp>
               
<sp who="L"><speaker>Tell.</speaker> 
<l>All his dead honours he <reg orig="reuiues">revives</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> this,</l>
<l>And <hi rend="italic">Greece</hi> shall once more <reg orig="echoe">echo</reg> with his fame.</l></sp>
         
<stage>Hercules puts on the shirt.</stage>
               
<sp who="G"><speaker>Herc.</speaker> 
<l>With this <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> present, I put <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">on</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> <reg orig="loue">love</reg>,</l>
<l><reg orig="Witnesse">Witness</reg> <reg orig="heauen">heaven</reg>, earth, and all you <reg orig="Peeres">Peers</reg> of <hi rend="italic">Greece</hi>,</l>
<l>I wed <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg> once more <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> this ornament,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">Her</seg> <reg orig="loue">love</reg> and <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> remembrance sit <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> me</l>
<l>More <reg orig="neere">near</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> thousands <reg orig="then">than</reg> this <reg orig="roabe">robe</reg> can <reg orig="cleaue">cleave</reg>.</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">So</seg> now before <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Ioues">Jove's</reg></hi> Altar let <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">us</seg></reg> <reg orig="kneele">kneel</reg>,</l>
<l>And make <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> peace with <reg orig="heauen">heaven</reg>, <reg orig="attone">atone</reg> <reg orig="our selfe">ourself</reg></l>
<l>With beauteous <hi rend="italic">Dyaneira</hi> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> <reg orig="chast">chaste</reg> wife</l>
<l>And cast away the <reg orig="loue">love</reg> of <hi rend="italic">Omphale</hi>.</l></sp>
               
<stage>All the Princes knele to the Altar</stage>
               
<sp who="BY"><speaker>Priest.</speaker>     
<l>Princes of <hi rend="italic">Greece</hi> assist <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg> with your thoughts,</l>
<l>And let your prayers with <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">ours</seg> ascend the <reg orig="Speares">Spears</reg>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> mortals <reg orig="orions">orisons</reg> are <reg orig="sonnes">sons</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Ioue">Jove</reg></hi>,</l>
<l>And when none else can, they <reg orig="haue">have</reg> free <reg orig="accesse">access</reg></l>
<l><reg orig="Vnto">Unto</reg> <reg orig="there">their</reg> fathers <reg orig="eare">ear</reg>, <reg orig="haile">hail</reg> <reg orig="sonne">son</reg> of <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Saturne">Saturn</reg></hi>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">To</seg> whom when the three lots of <reg orig="heauen">heaven</reg>, of sea,</l>
<l>And hell were cast, the high <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Olimpus">Olympus</reg></hi> fell.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="G"><speaker>Herc.</speaker> 
<l><reg orig="Oh">O</reg>, <reg orig="oh">o</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BY"><speaker>Priest.</speaker>     
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> with a nod canst make <reg orig="heauens">heaven's</reg> <reg orig="collomes">columns</reg> bend,</l>
<l>And <reg orig="th'earths">the earths</reg> <reg orig="Center">Centre</reg> tremble, whose right hand</l>
<l>Is <reg orig="arm'd">armed</reg> with lightning, and the left with <reg orig="feare">fear</reg>.</l></sp>
         
<sp who="G"><speaker>Herc.</speaker> 
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">No</seg> more, are all the furies with their tortures,</l>
<l>Their whips and lashes crept into my skin?</l>
<l>Hath any <reg orig="sightlesse">sightless</reg> and <reg orig="infernall">infernal</reg> fire</l>
<l>Laid hold <reg orig="vpon"><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg></reg> my flesh? when did <hi rend="italic">Alcides</hi></l>
<l>Thus shake with anguish? thus change face, thus <reg orig="shrinke">shrink</reg>?</l>
<l>Shall torture pale <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> <reg orig="cheeke">cheek</reg>? <seg type="homograph" subtype="exclamation">no</seg>, Priest proceed,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">We</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> not feele the <reg orig="paine">pain</reg>, thou shalt not breed,</l></sp>
               
<sp who="J"><speaker>Iason.</speaker> 
<l>What alteration's this? a thousand <reg orig="pangues">pangs</reg></l>
<l>I see <reg orig="euen">even</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> his visage, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> his silence</l>
<l>He doth <reg orig="expresse">express</reg> <reg orig="euen">even</reg> hell.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BY"><speaker>Priest.</speaker> 
<l>Thou sacred <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Ioue">Jove</reg></hi></l>
<l>Behold <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg> at thy Altar prostrate here</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> beg <reg orig="attonement">atonement</reg> <reg orig="'tweene">between</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> sins and thee,</l>
<l>Lend <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg> a gracious <reg orig="eare">ear</reg> and eye.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="G"><speaker>Herc.</speaker> 
<l>Priest <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> more,</l>
<l><reg orig="I'le">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> rend thy <reg orig="Typet">Tippet</reg>, <reg orig="hurle">hurl</reg> <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Ioues">Jove's</reg></hi> Altars <reg orig="downe">down</reg>,</l>
<l><reg orig="Hauock">Havoc</reg> his Offerings, all his Lamps extinguish,</l>
<l>Raze his high Temples, and <reg orig="skale">scale</reg> <reg orig="heauen">heaven</reg> <reg orig="it selfe">itself</reg></l>
<l><reg orig="Vnlesse">Unless</reg> he stay my tortures.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="J"><speaker>Iason.</speaker>   
<l>Warlike <hi rend="italic">Theban</hi>,</l>
<l>Whence comes this fury? is this <reg orig="madnes">madness</reg> <reg orig="forc't">forced</reg>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> makes <hi rend="italic">Alcides</hi> thus blaspheme the Gods.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="L"><speaker>Tell.</speaker> 
<l>Patient <reg orig="your selfe">yourself</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="G"><speaker>Herc.</speaker> 
<l>I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> not <hi rend="italic">Iason</hi>, cannot <hi rend="italic">Tellamon</hi>,</l>
<l>A <reg orig="stipticke">septic</reg> <reg orig="poyson">poison</reg> <reg orig="boyles">boils</reg> within my <reg orig="veines">veins</reg>,</l>
<l>Hell is within me, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> my marrow fries,</l>
<l>A vulture worse <reg orig="then">than</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> <hi rend="italic">Promotheus</hi> <reg orig="feeles">feels</reg>,</l>
<l><reg orig="Fiers">Fires</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> my entrails, and my <reg orig="bulke">bulk</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> flames.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="J"><speaker>Iason.</speaker>  
<l>Yet be <reg orig="your selfe">yourself</reg>, renowned <hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi>,</l>
<l><reg orig="Striue">Strive</reg> with your torture, with your rage contend</l>
<l>Seek <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="ore-come">overcome</reg> this anguish.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="G"><speaker>Herc.</speaker>   
<l>Well, I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg>,</l>
<l>See <hi rend="italic">Iason</hi>, see renowned <hi rend="italic">Tellamon</hi></l>
<l>I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> be well, <reg orig="I'le">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> feele <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> poison <reg orig="boyle">boil</reg>,</l>
<l>Though my <reg orig="bloud">blood</reg> <reg orig="skal'd">scaled</reg> me, though my hot suspires,</l>
<l>Blast where I breath <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> lightning, though my lungs</l>
<l>Seeth <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> my <reg orig="bloud">blood</reg>, I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> not pale a <reg orig="cheeke">cheek</reg>,</l>
<l>Nor change a brow, I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> not, <reg orig="spight">spite</reg> of torture</l>
<l>Anguish, and <reg orig="paine">pain</reg>, I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> not.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BE"><speaker>Omp.</speaker> 
<l>What strange fury</l>
<l>Hath late <reg orig="possest">possessed</reg> him <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be thus <reg orig="disturb'd">disturbed</reg>?</l></sp>
               
<sp who="J"><speaker>Iason.</speaker> 
<l>Why this is well, once more <reg orig="repaire">repair</reg> <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Ioues">Jove's</reg></hi> Altar.</l>
<l>Kindle these holy Tapers and proceed.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="G"><speaker>Herc.</speaker> 
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="plucke">pluck</reg> the Thunderer from his <reg orig="Christall">Crystal</reg> <reg orig="thron">throne</reg></l>
<l>And throw the Gallaxia, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> the locks,</l>
<l>And amber tresses, drag the <reg orig="Queene">Queen</reg> of <reg orig="heauen">heaven</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="M"><speaker>Nestor.</speaker> 
<l><hi rend="italic">Alcides</hi>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="G"><speaker>Herc.</speaker> 
<l>Princes, <hi rend="italic">Iason, Tellamon</hi>,</l>
<l><reg orig="Helpe">Help</reg> me <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="teare">tear</reg> <reg orig="of">off</reg> this <reg orig="infernall">infernal</reg> shirt,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Which</seg> <reg orig="rawes">raws</reg> me where it <reg orig="cleaues">cleaves</reg>, <reg orig="vnskin">unskin</reg> my <reg orig="brawnes">brawns</reg>,</l>
<l>And <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> one <reg orig="nak't">naked</reg> <reg orig="rowl'd">rolled</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> a Tun of spikes</l>
<l>Of thousands, make one <reg orig="vniuersall">universal</reg> wound,</l>
<l>And such is mine: <reg orig="oh">o</reg> <hi rend="italic">Deyaneira</hi> false,</l>
<l>Treacherous, <reg orig="vnkind">unkind</reg>, <reg orig="disloyall">disloyal</reg>; <reg orig="plucke">pluck</reg>, <reg orig="teare">tear</reg>, rend</l>
<l>Though you my bones <reg orig="leaue">leave</reg> naked, and my flesh</l>
<l>Frying with <reg orig="poyson">poison</reg> you cast hence <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> dogs.</l>
<l>Dread <hi rend="italic">Neptune</hi>, let me <reg orig="plundge">plunge</reg> me <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> thy seas,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="coole">cool</reg> my body, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> is all <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> flame.</l>
<l>Or with thy <reg orig="tri-sulke">trisulcate</reg> thunder strike me <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Ioue">Jove</reg></hi>,</l>
<l>And <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">so</seg> let fire quench fire, <reg orig="vnhand">unhand</reg> me Lords,</l>
<l>Let me <reg orig="spurne">spurn</reg> <reg orig="mountaines">mountains</reg> <reg orig="downe">down</reg>, and <reg orig="teare">tear</reg> <reg orig="vp"><seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg></reg> <reg orig="rockes">rocks</reg></l>
<l>Rend <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> the roots huge <reg orig="Okes">Oaks</reg>, till I <reg orig="haue">have</reg> <reg orig="dig'd">digged</reg></l>
<l>Away <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> hell, or found a <reg orig="skale">scale</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <reg orig="heauen">heaven</reg>.</l>
<l>Something I must, my torments are <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> great,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> quench this flame and qualify this <reg orig="heate">heat</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<stage>Exit.</stage>
               
<sp who="J"><speaker>Iason.</speaker> 
<l>Let <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg> not <reg orig="leaue">leave</reg> him Princes <reg orig="least">lest</reg> this out-rage</l>
<l>Make him lay violent hands <reg orig="vpon"><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg></reg> <reg orig="him selfe">himself</reg>.</l>
<l>If <hi rend="italic">Deyaneiraes</hi> heart, were with <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> hand,</l>
<l>She is <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> sexes <reg orig="scandall">scandal</reg>, and <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> shame</l>
<l><reg orig="Euen">Even</reg> whilst Time <reg orig="liues">lives</reg>, shall <reg orig="euery">every</reg> tongue <reg orig="proclaime">proclaim</reg>.</l></sp>
<stage>Exit</stage>
               
<sp who="BE"><speaker>Omph.</speaker> 
<l><reg orig="I'le">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> follow <reg orig="to">too</reg>, and with what <seg type="homograph" subtype="noun">Art</seg> I can,</l>
<l><reg orig="Striue">Strive</reg> this his rage and torture <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> allay.</l></sp>
         
<stage>Exit.</stage>
               
<sp who="BD"><speaker>Lych.</speaker> 
<l><reg orig="What's">What is</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> this shirt <reg orig="vnknowne">unknown</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> me <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> brought it?</l>
<l>Or what hath <reg orig="iealous">jealous</reg> <hi rend="italic">Deyaneira</hi> done?</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> employ me, an <reg orig="vnwilling">unwilling</reg> messenger,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> Lords death: well, <reg orig="whosoe're">whosoever</reg> it <reg orig="proue">prove</reg></l>
<l>My innocence I know, <reg orig="I'le">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg>, if I may</l>
<l><reg orig="Looke">Look</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> my life, and <reg orig="keepe">keep</reg> out of his way.</l></sp>
               
<stage>Enter Hercules.</stage>
               
<sp who="G"><speaker>Herc.</speaker> 
<l><hi rend="italic">Lychas, Lychas</hi>, <reg orig="where's">where is</reg> he <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> brought this <reg orig="poyson'd">poisoned</reg> shirt,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> I may <reg orig="teare">tear</reg> the <reg orig="villaine">villain</reg> <reg orig="lim">limb</reg> from <reg orig="lim">limb</reg>.</l>
<l>And flake his body small as Winters snow,</l>
<l>His shattered flesh shall play <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> parched <reg orig="leaues">leaves</reg>,</l>
<l>And dance <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="th'aire">the air</reg>, <reg orig="tost">tossed</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> the <reg orig="sommer">summer</reg> winds.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BD"><speaker>Lychas.</speaker> 
<l>Defend me <reg orig="heauen">heaven</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="G"><speaker>Herc.</speaker> 
<l><reg orig="Oh">O</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> with stamping thus,</l>
<l>I could <reg orig="my selfe">myself</reg> beneath the <reg orig="Center">Centre</reg> <reg orig="sinke">sink</reg>,</l>
<l>And <reg orig="tombe">tomb</reg> my tortured body beneath hell.</l>
<l>Had I <reg orig="heauens">heaven's</reg> massy <reg orig="columnes">columns</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> my gripes,</l>
<l>Then with one sway I would <reg orig="or'e-turne">overturn</reg> yon frame,</l>
<l>And make the marble <reg orig="Elementall">Elemental</reg> sky</l>
<l>My <reg orig="Tombe-stone">Tomb-stone</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="enterre">inter</reg> dead <hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi>.</l>
<l><reg orig="Oh">O</reg> father <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Ioue">Jove</reg></hi> thou <reg orig="laist">layest</reg> <reg orig="vpon"><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg></reg> thy <reg orig="sonne">son</reg></l>
<l>Torments <reg orig="aboue">above</reg> supporture, <hi rend="italic">Lichas</hi>, <reg orig="oh">o</reg>!</l>
<l><reg orig="I'le">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> chase the <reg orig="villaine">villain</reg> <reg orig="o're">over</reg> Oetaes <reg orig="rockes">rocks</reg>,</l>
<l>Till I <reg orig="haue">have</reg> <reg orig="nak't">naked</reg> those <reg orig="hils">hills</reg>, and left <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> shade</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> hide the <reg orig="Traytor">Traitor</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BD"><speaker>Lichas.</speaker> 
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="interrogative">Which</seg> way shall I <reg orig="flye">fly</reg></l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> scape his fury? if I stay I <reg orig="dye">die</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<stage>Hercules sees him.</stage>
               
<sp who="G"><speaker>Herc.</speaker> 
<l>Stay, stay, <reg orig="what's">what is</reg> he <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> creeps into yon <reg orig="caue">cave</reg>?</l>
<l>Is not <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> <hi rend="italic">Lycas Dyaneiraes</hi> squire,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> brought this <reg orig="poysoned">poisoned</reg> shirt <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi>?</l>
<l>I <reg orig="thanke">thank</reg> thee <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Ioue">Jove</reg></hi>, yet this is some allayment</l>
<l>And moderation <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the <reg orig="pangues">pangs</reg> I feele,</l>
<l>Nay, you shall out sir <hi rend="italic">Lychas</hi> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> the <reg orig="heeles">heels</reg>.</l>
<stage>Hercules swings Lychas about his head, and kils him.</stage>
<l>Thus, thus, thy limbs about my head I twine,</l>
<l><hi rend="italic">Eubaean</hi> sea <reg orig="receiue">receive</reg> him, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> <reg orig="he's">he is</reg> thine.</l></sp>
               
<stage>Enter Iason, Tellamon, and all the Princes, after them Omphale.</stage>
               
<sp who="J"><speaker>Iason.</speaker> 
<l>Princes, his torments are <reg orig="'boue">above</reg> <reg orig="Physicke">Physic</reg> <reg orig="helpe">help</reg>,</l>
<l>And they <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> wish him well, must wish his death,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> alone <reg orig="giues">gives</reg> period <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> his anguish.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="L"><speaker>Tell.</speaker> 
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> <reg orig="vaine">vain</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> follow and pursue his rage,</l>
<l><reg orig="There's">There is</reg> danger <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> his <reg orig="madnesse">madness</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="M"><speaker>Nest.</speaker> 
<l>Yet <reg orig="aloofe">aloof</reg>,</l>
<l><reg orig="Let's">Let <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg> <reg orig="obserue">observe</reg> him, and great <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Ioue">Jove</reg></hi> implore</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="qualifie">qualify</reg> his <reg orig="paines">pains</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BL"><speaker>Phy.</speaker> 
<l>As I am <hi rend="italic">Philoctetes</hi> <reg orig="I'le">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> not <reg orig="leaue">leave</reg> him,</l>
<l><reg orig="Vntill">Until</reg> he be <reg orig="immortall">immortal</reg>, Princes <reg orig="harke">hark</reg>,</l>
<stage>Hercules within</stage>
<l>Cannot these <reg orig="grones">groans</reg> <reg orig="peirce">pierce</reg> <reg orig="heauen">heaven</reg> and <reg orig="moue">move</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <reg orig="pitty">pity</reg></l>
<l>The obdure <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Iuno">Juno</reg></hi>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BE"><speaker>Omph.</speaker> 
<l>Beneath this <reg orig="rocke">rock</reg> where <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> <reg orig="haue">have</reg> often <reg orig="kist">kissed</reg>,</l>
<l>I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> lament the noble <hi rend="italic">Thebans</hi> fall,</l>
<l>The <hi rend="italic">Lydian Omphale</hi> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> be <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> him</l>
<l>A truer <reg orig="Mystresse">Mistress</reg>, <reg orig="then">than</reg> his wife, whose hate</l>
<l>Hath brought <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> him this sad and ominous fate.</l>
<l>Nor hence, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> any force or prayer <reg orig="remoue">remove</reg>,</l>
<l>But die with him whom I <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> <reg orig="deerely">dearly</reg> <reg orig="loue">love</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<stage>cry within.</stage>
               
<sp who="BN"><speaker>Cast.</speaker> 
<l>His torments still increase, <reg orig="heare">hear</reg> <reg orig="oh">o</reg> you Gods,</l>
<l>And hearing <reg orig="pitty">pity</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<stage>Enter Hercules from a rocke aboue, tearing downe trees.</stage>
               
<sp who="G"><speaker>Herc.</speaker> 
<l><reg orig="Downe">Down</reg>, <reg orig="downe">down</reg>, you <reg orig="shadowes">shadows</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="crowne">crown</reg> Oeta Mount,</l>
<l>And as you tumble <reg orig="beare">bear</reg> the <reg orig="Rockes">Rocks</reg> along.</l>
<l>I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> not <reg orig="leaue">leave</reg> an <reg orig="Oake">Oak</reg> or standing Pine</l>
<l>But all these <reg orig="mountaines">mountains</reg> with the dales make <reg orig="euen">even</reg>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> <hi rend="italic">Oetaes</hi> <reg orig="selfe">self</reg> may <reg orig="mourne">mourn</reg> with <hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi>.</l>
<l><reg orig="Hah">Ha</reg>! what art thou?</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BE"><speaker>Omph.</speaker> 
<l>I am thy <hi rend="italic">Omphale</hi>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="G"><speaker>Herc.</speaker> 
<l>Art thou not <hi rend="italic">Deyaneira</hi> come <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="mocke">mock</reg></l>
<l><hi rend="italic">Alcides</hi> <reg orig="madnesse">madness</reg>, and his <reg orig="pangues">pangs</reg> deride?</l>
<l>Yes, thou art she, thou, thou hast <reg orig="fier'd">fired</reg> my bones,</l>
<l>And <reg orig="mak'st">makest</reg> me <reg orig="boyle">boil</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="poyson">poison</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> (minion)</l>
<l>And <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> (<seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> fate) thou hast <reg orig="shortned">shortened</reg> my <reg orig="renowne">renown</reg>,</l>
<l>Behold, this monstrous <reg orig="rocke">rock</reg> thy death <reg orig="shal">shall</reg> <reg orig="crowne">crown</reg>,</l>
<stage>Hercules kils Omphale, with a peece of a rocke.</stage>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">So</seg> <hi rend="italic">Deyaneira</hi> and <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> squire are now</l>
<l>Both <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> their sins extinct.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BR"><speaker>Thes.</speaker> 
<l>What hath <hi rend="italic">Alcides</hi> done? <reg orig="slaine">slain</reg> <hi rend="italic">Omphale</hi>,</l>
<l>A <reg orig="guiltlesse">guiltless</reg> <reg orig="queene">queen</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> came <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="mourne">mourn</reg> his death.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="G"><speaker>Herc.</speaker> 
<l>Torment <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> torment. But shall <hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi></l>
<l><reg orig="Dye">Die</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> a <reg orig="womans">woman's</reg> hand? <seg type="homograph" subtype="exclamation">No</seg>, <reg orig="ayd">aid</reg> me Princes,</l>
<l>(If you <reg orig="haue">have</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> you any generous thoughts)</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> my last <reg orig="fabricke">fabric</reg>: Come, <reg orig="tosse">toss</reg> trees <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> trees,</l>
<l>Till you <reg orig="haue">have</reg> <reg orig="rear'd">reared</reg> me <reg orig="vp"><seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg></reg> a <reg orig="funerall">funeral</reg> pile,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Which</seg> all <reg orig="that's"><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> is</reg> <reg orig="mortall">mortal</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> me shall consume.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BN"><speaker>Cast.</speaker> 
<l>Princes, let none deny their free assistance,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> his release of torture. <reg orig="Ther's">There is</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> me.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BO"><speaker>Pol.</speaker> 
<l>My hand shall likewise <reg orig="helpe">help</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> bury him,</l>
<l>And of his torments <reg orig="giue">give</reg> him ease <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> death.</l></sp>
               
<stage>All the Princes breake downe the trees, and make a
   fire, in which Hercules placeth himfelfe.</stage>
               
<sp who="G"><speaker>Herc.</speaker> 
<l>Thanks, thus I throne me <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the midst of fire,</l>
<l>And with a <reg orig="dreadlesse">dreadless</reg> brow confront my death.</l>
<l><reg orig="Olimpicke">Olympic</reg> thunderer now behold thy <reg orig="sonne">son</reg>,</l>
<l>Of whose <reg orig="diuine">divine</reg> parts make a <reg orig="starre">star</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> <hi rend="italic">Atlas</hi></l>
<l>May <reg orig="shrinke">shrink</reg> beneath the weight of <hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi>.</l>
<l>And step-dame <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Ioue">Jove</reg></hi>, glut thy hatred now,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> hast <reg orig="beene">been</reg> weary <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> command, when <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg></l>
<l><reg orig="Haue">Have</reg> not <reg orig="beene">been</reg> weary <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="performe">perform</reg> and act.</l>
<l>I <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <hi rend="italic">Busiris</hi> <reg orig="slue">slew</reg>, <hi rend="italic">Antheus</hi> strangled,</l>
<l>And <reg orig="conquer'd">conquered</reg> still at thy <reg orig="vnkinde">unkind</reg> behest,</l>
<l>The <reg orig="three-shap't">three-shaped</reg> <hi rend="italic">Gerion</hi>, and the <reg orig="dogge">dog</reg> of hell,</l>
<l>The Bull of <hi rend="italic">Candy</hi>, and the golden <hi rend="italic">Hart</hi>,</l>
<l><hi rend="italic">Augeus</hi> and the <reg orig="fowles">fowls</reg> of <hi rend="italic">Stymphaly</hi>,</l>
<l>The <hi rend="italic">Hesperian</hi> fruit, and bolt of <hi rend="italic">Thermidon</hi>,</l>
<l>The <hi rend="italic">Lernean Hydra</hi>, and <hi rend="italic">Arcadian</hi> <reg orig="Boare">Boar</reg>,</l>
<l>The <reg orig="Lyon">Lion</reg> of <hi rend="italic">Naemea</hi>, Steeds of <hi rend="italic">Thrace</hi>,</l>
<l>The monster <hi rend="italic">Cacus</hi>; thousands more <reg orig="then">than</reg> these,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> <hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> death dares thee <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> chide,</l>
<l>And <reg orig="shewes">shows</reg> his spirit, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> torments cannot hide.</l>
<l><reg orig="Lye">Lie</reg> there thou dread of Tyrants, and thou skin,</l>
<stage>He burns his Club, & Lyons Skin.</stage>
<l><reg orig="Invulner'd">Invulnerable</reg> still, <reg orig="burne">burn</reg> with thy <reg orig="maisters">master's</reg> bones:</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> these be <reg orig="armes">arms</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> none but <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> can <reg orig="weild">wield</reg>.</l>
<l>My bow and <reg orig="arrowes">arrows</reg> <hi rend="italic">Philoctetes</hi> take,</l>
<l><reg orig="Reserue">Reserve</reg> them as a token of <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> <reg orig="loue">love</reg>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> these include the <reg orig="vtmost">utmost</reg> fate of <hi rend="italic">Troy</hi>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Which</seg> without these; the <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Greekes">Greeks</reg></hi> can <reg orig="nere">never</reg> destroy.</l>
<l>You <reg orig="Hero's">Heroes</reg> all <reg orig="fare-well">farewell</reg>, <reg orig="heape">heap</reg> fire <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> fire,</l>
<l>And pile <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> pile, till you <reg orig="haue">have</reg> made a structure</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> flame as high as <reg orig="heauen">heaven</reg>, and record this</l>
<l>Though <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> the <hi rend="italic">Gods and Fates</hi> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> are <reg orig="ore-throwne">overthrown</reg>,</l>
<l>Alcides dies <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> hand but his <reg orig="owne">own</reg>.</l></sp>
         
<stage>Iupiter aboue strikes him with a thunder-bolt, his body sinkes, and 
   from the heauens discends a hand in a cloud, that from the place 
   where Hercules was burnt, brings vp a starre, and fixeth it in
   the firmament.</stage>
               
<sp who="J"><speaker>Iason.</speaker> 
<l><hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Iuno">Juno</reg></hi> thou hast done thy worst; he now defies</l>
<l>What thou canst more, his fame shall mount the skies.</l>
<l>What <reg orig="heauenly">heavenly</reg> <reg orig="musicke's">music is</reg> this?</l></sp>
               
<sp who="L"><speaker>Tel.</speaker> 
<l>His <reg orig="soule">soul</reg> is made a star, and mounted <reg orig="heauen">heaven</reg>,</l>
<l>I see great <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Ioue">Jove</reg></hi> hath not forgot his <reg orig="sonne">son</reg>:</l>
<l>All <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> his mothers was is <reg orig="chang'd">changed</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> fire,</l>
<l>But what he <reg orig="tooke">took</reg> of <reg orig="Ioue">Jove</reg>, and was <reg orig="deuine">divine</reg>,</l>
<l>Now a bright star <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the high <reg orig="heauens">heavens</reg> must shine.</l></sp>
               
<stage>Enter Atreus.</stage>
               
<sp who="M"><speaker>Nest.</speaker> 
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">We</seg> all <reg orig="haue">have</reg> <reg orig="seene">seen</reg> <hi rend="italic">Alcides</hi> <reg orig="deifi'd">deified</reg>.</l>
<l>But what <reg orig="newes">news</reg> brings <hi rend="italic">Atreus</hi>?</l></sp>
               
<sp who="K"><speaker>Atr.</speaker> 
<l>A true report of <hi rend="italic">Deianeira's</hi> death,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Who</seg> when she heard the tortures of <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> Lord,</l>
<l>And what effect <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> <reg orig="fatall">fatal</reg> present <reg orig="tooke">took</reg>,</l>
<l><reg orig="Exclaim'd">Exclaimed</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> <hi rend="italic">Nessus</hi>, and <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="proue">prove</reg> <reg orig="herselfe">herself</reg></l>
<l><reg orig="Guiltlesse">Guiltless</reg> of treason <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> husbands death,</l>
<l><reg orig="Witth">With</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> <reg orig="owne">own</reg> hand she boldly <reg orig="slue">slew</reg> <reg orig="herselse">herself</reg>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="D"><speaker>Pel.</speaker> 
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">That</seg> noble act <reg orig="proclaim'd">proclaimed</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg> innocent,</l>
<l>And <reg orig="cleares">clears</reg> all <reg orig="blacke">black</reg> <reg orig="suspition">suspicion</reg>: but <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> princes,</l>
<l>Let <reg orig="vniuersall">universal</reg> <hi rend="italic">Greece</hi> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="funerall">funeral</reg> <reg orig="blacke">black</reg>,</l>
<l><reg orig="Mourne">Mourn</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> the death of <hi rend="italic">Theban Hercules</hi>.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="J"><speaker>Ias.</speaker> 
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="interrogative">Who</seg> now <reg orig="shal">shall</reg> monsters <reg orig="quel">quell</reg>, or tyrants tame?</l>
<l><reg orig="Th'oppressed">The oppressed</reg> free, or fill <hi rend="italic">Greece</hi> with their fame.</l>
<l>Princes your hands, take <reg orig="vp"><seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg></reg> these monuments</l>
<l>Of his <reg orig="twelue">twelve</reg> labours <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> a marble Temple</l>
<l>(<seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">We</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> erect and dedicate <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> him)</l>
<l><reg orig="Reserue">Reserve</reg> them <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> his lasting memory:</l>
<l>His brazen <reg orig="pillers">pillars</reg> shall be <reg orig="fixt">fixed</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <hi rend="italic">Gades</hi>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">On</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> his <reg orig="monumentall">monumental</reg> deeds <reg orig="wee'l"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> <reg orig="graue">grave</reg>.</l>
<l><reg orig="Arm'd">Armed</reg> with these worthy Trophies <reg orig="lets">let <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg> march <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">on</seg></l>
<l>Towards <hi rend="italic">Thebes</hi>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="claimes">claims</reg> the honour of his birth.</l>
<l>His body's dead, his fame shall <reg orig="nere">never</reg> expire,</l>
<l>Earth <reg orig="claimes">claims</reg> his earth, <reg orig="heauen">heaven</reg> <reg orig="shewes">shows</reg> his <reg orig="heauenly">heavenly</reg> fire.</l></sp>
               
<stage>Exeunt omnes.</stage>
              
         <sp who="A"><speaker>HOMER.</speaker> 
            <l><hi rend="italic">He <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> expects <reg orig="fiue">five</reg> short Acts can <reg orig="containe">contain</reg></hi></l>
            <l><hi rend="italic">Each circumstance of these things <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> present,</hi></l>
            <l><hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Me thinkes">Methinks</reg> should <reg orig="shew">show</reg> more <reg orig="barrennesse">barrenness</reg> <reg orig="then">than</reg> <reg orig="braine">brain</reg>:</hi></l>
            <l><hi rend="italic">All <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> <reg orig="haue">have</reg> done <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> <reg orig="aime">aim</reg> at your content,</hi></l>
            <l><hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Striuing">Striving</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> illustrate things not <reg orig="knowne">known</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> all,</hi></l>
            <l><hi rend="italic"><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> the <reg orig="learnd">learned</reg> can <reg orig="onely">only</reg> censure right:</hi></l>
            <l><hi rend="italic">The rest <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> <reg orig="CRAUE">CRAVE</reg>, whom <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> <reg orig="vnlettered">unlettered</reg> call,</hi></l>
            <l><hi rend="italic">Rather <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> attend <reg orig="then">than</reg> <reg orig="iudge">judge</reg>: <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> more <reg orig="then">than</reg> sight</hi></l>
            <l><hi rend="italic"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">We</seg> <reg orig="seeke">seek</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> please. The understanding <reg orig="eare">ear</reg></hi></l>
            <l><hi rend="italic"><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Which</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> <reg orig="haue">have</reg> hitherto most gracious found,</hi></l>
            <l><hi rend="italic">Your <reg orig="generall">general</reg> <reg orig="loue">love</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> rather hope <reg orig="then">than</reg> <reg orig="feare">fear</reg>:</hi></l>
            <l><hi rend="italic"><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> of all <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> labours is the ground.</hi></l>
            <l><hi rend="italic">If from your <reg orig="loue">love</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> any point <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> stray,</hi></l>
            <l><hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Thinke">Think</reg> HOMER blind, and blind men <reg orig="misse">miss</reg> their way.</hi></l></sp>
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      <back><div><l>FINIS.</l></div></back> 
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