Silver Age

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            <title> THE SILVER AGE, 
               <hi rend="italic">INCLUDING. </hi>
               The loue of <hi rend="italic">Iupiter</hi> to <hi rend="italic">Alcmena,</hi>: 
                  The birth of <hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi>. 
               <hi rend="italic">AND </hi>
               The Rape of PROSERPINE.
               <hi rend="italic">CONCLVDING</hi>, 
               With the Arraignement of the Moone.
            Written by THOMAS HEYWOOD.
               <foreign lang="Latin">Aut prodesse solent aut delectare.</foreign></title>
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               <resp>Compiled by 		</resp>
               <name>Katie Jones 		</name>
               
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            <publisher>Nicholas Okes		</publisher>  
            <pubPlace>London		</pubPlace> 
            <date>1613 		</date>
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               <name id="A">Homer </name>
               <name id="B">Acrisius </name>
               <name id="C">Pretus </name>
               <name id="D">Bellerephon </name>
               <name id="E">Perseus </name>
               <name id="F">Danaus </name>
               <name id="G">Iupiter </name>
               <name id="H">Ganimed </name>
               <name id="I">Amphitrio </name>
               <name id="J">Socia </name>
               <name id="K">Euristeus </name>
               <name id="L">Hercules </name>
               <name id="M">Theseus </name>
               <name id="N">Perithous </name>
               <name id="O">Philoctetes </name>
               <name id="P">Mercury </name>
               <name id="Q">Triton </name>
               <name id="R">Pluto </name>
               <name id="S">Cerberus </name>
               <name id="T">Rhadamantus </name>
            
               <name id="V">Asculaphus </name>
               <name id="W">Q. Aurea. </name>
               <name id="X">All </name>
               <name id="Y">Andromeda </name>
               <name id="Z">Alcmena </name>
               
               <name id="BA">Iuno</name>
               <name id="BB">Iris</name>
               <name id="BC">Galantis</name>
               <name id="BD">Hypodamia</name>
               <name id="BE">Ceres</name>
               <name id="BF">Proserpine</name>
               <name id="BG">Semele</name>
               <name id="BH">Tellus</name>
               <name id="BI">Arethusa</name>
               <name id="BJ">A Guard</name>
               <name id="BK">2. Captaines</name>
               <name id="BL">Gentleman</name>
               <name id="BM">Seruingmen</name>
               <name id="BN">Swaines</name>
               <name id="BO">Theban Ladies</name>
               <name id="BP">Midwife</name>
               <name id="BQ">Earth</name>
               <name id="BR">Saturn</name>
               <name id="BS">Mars</name>
               <name id="BT">Venus</name>
               <name id="BV">Phoebe</name>
               <name id="BW">Beldam</name>
              
               <name id="CA">Kings of Greece</name>
               <name id="CB">Antimachus</name>
               <name id="CC">Chiron</name>
               <name id="CD">Cillarus</name>
               <name id="CE">Ness</name>
               <name id="CF">2 Maids</name>
               <name id="CG">Thessal</name>
               <name id="CH">Heardsman</name>
        
               
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         <head>TO THE READER.</head>
         <epigraph>
            <p>LET not the Title of this <reg orig="booke">book</reg> I <reg orig="entreate">entreat</reg>
               <reg orig="bee">be</reg> any weakening of his
               worth, in the <reg orig="generall">general</reg> opinion.
               Though <reg orig="wee">we</reg> <reg orig="begunne">begun</reg> with <hi rend="italic">Gold</hi>, follow 
                  with <hi rend="italic">Silver</hi>, <reg orig="proceede">proceed</reg> with<hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Brasse">Brass</reg></hi>,
               and purpose by Gods grace, to end 
               with <hi rend="italic">Iron</hi>. I hope the declining Titles shall no whit
               blemish the reputation of the <reg orig="Workes">Works</reg>: but I rather
               trust that as those <reg orig="Mettals">Metals</reg> <reg orig="descrease">decrease</reg> in <reg orig="valuw">value</reg>, so <foreign lang="Latin">e contrario</foreign>, 
               their books shall <reg orig="encrease">increase</reg> in substance, weight,
               and estimation. In this we <reg orig="haue">have</reg> <reg orig="giuen">given</reg> <hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi> birth
               and life: In the next <reg orig="wee">we</reg> shall lend him honour and 
               death. Courteous Reader, it hath <reg orig="bene">been</reg> my serious 
               labour, it now <reg orig="onely">only</reg> attends thy charitable censure. 
               
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         <div1 n="1" type="act">
            <div2 n="1" type="scene">
<stage>Enter Homer</stage>

<sp who="A"><speaker></speaker>
<l>Since <reg orig="moderne">modern</reg> Authors, <reg orig="moderne">modern</reg> things</l>
<l><reg orig="haue">have</reg> <reg orig="trac't">traced</reg>,</l>
<l><reg orig="Serching">Searching</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> Chronicles from end <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> end,</l>
<l>And all <reg orig="knowne">known</reg> Histories <reg orig="haue">have</reg> long <reg orig="bene">been</reg> </l>
<l><reg orig="grac't">graced</reg>,</l>
<l><reg orig="Bootlesse">Bootless</reg> it were <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> them <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> time <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> spend</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> iterate tales oftentimes told <reg orig="ore">over</reg>,</l>
<l>Or <reg orig="subiects">subjects</reg> handled <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> each common pen;</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> <reg orig="euen">even</reg> they <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> can but read (<seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> more)</l>
<l>Can <reg orig="poynt">point</reg> before <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> <reg orig="speake">speak</reg>, how, where, and when</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">We</seg> <reg orig="haue">have</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> purpose: <hi rend="italic">Homer</hi> old and <reg orig="blinde">blind</reg>,</l>
<l>Of eld, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> the best <reg orig="iudgements">judgments</reg> <reg orig="tearm'd">termed</reg> <reg orig="diuine">divine</reg>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> his former labours found you <reg orig="kinde">kind</reg>,</l>
<l>Is come the ruder censures <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> refine:</l>
<l>And <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="vnlocke">unlock</reg> the Casket long time shut.</l>
<l>Of <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> none but the learned <reg orig="keepe">keep</reg> the key.</l>
<l>Where the rich <reg orig="Iewell">Jewel</reg> (<hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Poesie">Poesy</reg></hi>) was put.</l>
<l>She <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> first <reg orig="search't">searched</reg> the <reg orig="Heauens">Heavens</reg>, Earth, <reg orig="Ayre">Air</reg>, and Sea.</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">We</seg> therefore <reg orig="begge">beg</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> since <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> many eyes,</l>
<l>And <reg orig="seuerall">several</reg> <reg orig="iudging">judging</reg> wits must taste <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="stile">style</reg>,</l>
<l>The <reg orig="learn'd">learned</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> grace, the ruder not despise:</l>
<l>Since what <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> do, <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> their <reg orig="vse">use</reg> compile.</l>
<l>Why should not <hi rend="italic">Homer</hi>, <reg orig="hee">he</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> taught <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <hi rend="italic">Greece</hi>,</l>
<l><reg orig="Vnto">Unto</reg> this <reg orig="iudging">judging</reg> Nation lend <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">like</seg> skill.</l>
 
 
<l>And into <hi rend="italic">England</hi> bring <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> golden Fleece,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">For</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> his country is renowned still.</l>
<l>The <hi rend="italic">Golden</hi> <reg orig="past">passed</reg> , <hi rend="italic">The <reg orig="Siluer">Silver</reg> age</hi> begins</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> <hi rend="italic">Iupiter</hi>, whose <reg orig="sonne">son</reg> of <hi rend="italic">Danae</hi> borne,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">We</seg> first present, and how <hi rend="italic">Acrisius</hi> <reg orig="sinnes">sins</reg></l>
<l>Were <reg orig="punish't">punished</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> his cruelty and <reg orig="scorne">scorn</reg>.</l>
<l>   <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">We</seg> enter where <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> left, and <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">so</seg> proceed,</l>
<l>   (Your <reg orig="fauour">favour</reg> still, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> must <reg orig="helpe">help</reg> at need)</l></sp>
               
<stage>Alarme. Enter with victory, K. Pretus, Bellerephon, bringing
   <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">in</seg> K. Acrisius prisoner, drum and colours.</stage>
               
 <sp who="C"><speaker>Pretus.</speaker>
    <l>Now you <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> trusted <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> your <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Darreine">Darren</reg></hi> strength,</l>
<l>The brazen tower <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="earst">erst</reg> <reg orig="inclos'd">enclosed</reg> thy <reg orig="childe">child</reg>,</l>
<l><reg orig="Stand'st">Standest</reg> at <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> grace, a <reg orig="captiue">captive</reg>, and <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> now</l>
    <l>Are <hi rend="italic">Arges</hi> King, where thou <reg orig="vsurp'st">usurpest</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> late.</l></sp>
               
 <sp who="B"><speaker>Acrisius.</speaker>
 
    <l><reg orig="Tis">It is</reg> not thy power King <hi rend="italic">Pretus</hi>, but <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> <reg orig="rigor">rigour</reg></l>
<l>Against my daughter, and the Prince <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> <reg orig="sonne">son</reg>,</l>
<l>(Thus <reg orig="punish't">punished</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> the <reg orig="heauens">heavens</reg>) <reg orig="haue">have</reg> made thee victor.</l></sp>
 <sp who="C"><speaker>Pretus.</speaker>
 
    <l><reg orig="Twas">It was</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> thy <reg orig="valor">valour</reg>, <reg orig="braue">brave</reg> <hi rend="italic">Bellerephon</hi>,</l>
    <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> <reg orig="took'st">tookest</reg> <hi rend="italic">Acrisius</hi> prisoner hand <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> hand.</l></sp>
               
 <sp who="D"><speaker>Beller.</speaker>
 
<l>The duty of a <reg orig="seruice">service</reg> and a <reg orig="seruant">servant</reg></l>
    <l>I <reg orig="haue">have</reg> <reg orig="exprest">expressed</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <hi rend="italic">Pretus</hi>.</l>
</sp>
               
<sp who="C"><speaker>Pretus.</speaker>
 
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">By</seg> thy <reg orig="valor">valour</reg>.</l>
   <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">We</seg> <reg orig="reigne">reign</reg> sole King of <hi rend="italic">Arges</hi>, where <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> brother</l>
<l>Hath <reg orig="tyrannis'd">tyrannised</reg>, and now these brazen <reg orig="walles">walls</reg>,</l>
<l>Built <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="inmure">immure</reg> a <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> and innocent <reg orig="maide">maid</reg>,</l>
<l>Shall be thine <reg orig="owne">own</reg> <reg orig="Iayle">Jail</reg>. <reg orig="Gyue">Give</reg> his <reg orig="legges">legs</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> Irons,</l>
<l>Till <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> determine further of his death.</l></sp>
 <sp who="B"><speaker>Acrisius.</speaker>
 
    <l><reg orig="Oh">O</reg> <hi rend="italic">Danae</hi>, when I rude and <reg orig="pittilesse">pitiless</reg></l>
<l>Threw thee with thy <reg orig="yong">young</reg> infant, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the mercy</l>
<l>Of the rough <reg orig="billowes">billows</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> a <reg orig="mastlesse">mastless</reg> boat,</l>
    <l>I then <reg orig="incur'd">incurred</reg> this vengeance. <hi rend="italic">Iupiter</hi>,</l>
<l>Whose father <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> those <reg orig="blest">blessed</reg> and happy <reg orig="dayes">days</reg></l>
<l>I <reg orig="scorn'd">scorned</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be, or <reg orig="ranke">rank</reg> him <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> my line,</l>
<l>Hath <reg orig="chastis'd">chastised</reg> me <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> my harsh cruelty.</l></sp>
 <sp who="C"><speaker>Pretus.</speaker>
 
    <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">We</seg> are <hi rend="italic">Ioues</hi> rod, and <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> execute</l>
<l>The <reg orig="doome">doom</reg> of <reg orig="heauen">heaven</reg> with all <reg orig="seuerity">severity</reg>:</l>
 
 
<l>Such mercy as thy guardiant <reg orig="Beldams">Beldames</reg> had,</l>
    <l>(<seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Who</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> the <reg orig="loue">love</reg> of <hi rend="italic">Danae</hi> felt the fire)</l>
<l>Thou shalt <reg orig="receiue">receive</reg> from <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">us</seg></reg>. Away with him:</l></sp>
<stage>Acrisius is led bound, and enters Q. Aurea.</stage>
               <sp who="W"><speaker>Aur.</speaker>
 
                  <l>Why doth <reg orig="K.">King</reg> <hi rend="italic">Pretus</hi> lead his brother bound,</l>
<l>And <reg orig="keepe">keep</reg> a greater foe <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> liberty?</l>
                  <l>This, this, thou most <reg orig="vnchast">unchaste</reg> <hi rend="italic">Bellerephon</hi>,</l>
<l>And canst thou <reg orig="blushlesse">blushless</reg> gaze me <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the face?</l>
<l>Whom thou <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> lately didst attempt <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> force,</l>
<l>Or front the Prince thy <reg orig="maister">master</reg> with such impudence,</l>
<l>Whose <reg orig="reuerent">reverent</reg> bed thou hast <reg orig="practis'd">practised</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> defile.</l></sp>
 <sp who="D"><speaker>Beller.</speaker>
<l><reg orig="Madame">Madam</reg>, my Lord.</l></sp>
               
 <sp who="W"><speaker>Aurea.</speaker>
<l><reg orig="Heare">Hear</reg> not <reg orig="th'adulterers">the adulterer's</reg> tongue,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Who</seg> though he had not power <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="charme">charm</reg> mine <reg orig="eares">ears</reg>,</l>
<l>Yet may <reg orig="inchaunt">enchant</reg> thine.</l></sp>
 <sp who="C"><speaker>Pretus.</speaker>
 
    <l>Beauteous <hi rend="italic">Aurea</hi>,</l>
<l>If I can <reg orig="proue">prove</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> <reg orig="witnesse">witness</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> rude practise,</l>
<l>His life and tortures <reg orig="Il'e">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> commit <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> thee.</l></sp>
 <sp who="W"><speaker>Aurea.</speaker>
 
    <l>What greater <reg orig="witnesse">witness</reg> <reg orig="then">than</reg> <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Q">Queen</reg>. Aurea's</hi> <reg orig="teares">tears</reg>?</l>
    <l>Or why should I hate you <hi rend="italic">Bellerephon</hi>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> (<reg orig="saue">save</reg> this practise) <reg orig="neuer">never</reg> did me wrong?</l></sp>
 <sp who="D"><speaker>Beller.</speaker>
 
<l><reg orig="Oh">O</reg> woman, when thou art <reg orig="giuen">given</reg> <reg orig="vp"><seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg></reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> sin</l>
<l>And <reg orig="shamelesse">shameless</reg> lusts, what brazen impudence,</l>
<l>Hardens thy brow?</l></sp>
 <sp who="W"><speaker>Aurea.</speaker>
 
<l>Shall I <reg orig="haue">have</reg> right of him?</l></sp>
 <sp who="C"><speaker>Pret.</speaker>
 
    <l>Thou shalt: yet let me tell my <hi rend="italic">Aurea</hi>:</l>
<l>This knight hath <reg orig="seru'd">served</reg> me from his infancy,</l>
<l><reg orig="Beene">Been</reg> partner of my breast and secret thoughts.</l>
<l>His sword hath <reg orig="beene">been</reg> the guardian of my state,</l>
<l>And <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> the vertue of his strong right hand,</l>
    <l>I am <reg orig="possest">possessed</reg> of <hi rend="italic">Arges</hi>. I could <reg orig="reade">read</reg> thee</l>
<l>A Chronicle of his great <reg orig="seruices">services</reg></l>
<l>Fresh <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> my thoughts, then <reg orig="giue">give</reg> me <reg orig="leaue">leave</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> pause,</l>
<l>Ere I pronounce sad sentence of his death.</l></sp>
 <sp who="W"><speaker>Aurea.</speaker>
 
<l>Grant me my <reg orig="L">Lord</reg>. but a few <reg orig="priuate">private</reg> words</l>
<l>With this dissembling hypocrite: <reg orig="Il'e">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> tell him</l>
<l>Such instance of his <reg orig="heynous">heinous</reg> enterprise,</l>
 
 
<l>Shall make him blush, and with <reg orig="efeminate">effeminate</reg> <reg orig="teares">tears</reg>,</l>
<l>Publish his riotous wrongs against your bed.</l></sp>
 <sp who="C"><speaker>Pretus.</speaker>
 
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">We</seg> grant you <reg orig="priuacy">privacy</reg>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="W"><speaker>Aurea.</speaker>
 
    <l><reg orig="Neare">Near</reg> <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">us</seg></reg> <hi rend="italic">Bellerophon</hi>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="D"><speaker>Beller.</speaker>
 
<l><reg orig="Oh">O</reg> woman, woman.</l></sp>
 <sp who="W"><speaker>Aurea.</speaker>
 
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">We</seg> are alone, yet wilt thou grant me <reg orig="loue">love</reg>,</l>
<l>Put me <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> hope, and say the time may come,</l>
    <l>And my excuse <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <hi rend="italic">Pretus</hi> shall <reg orig="vnsay">unsay</reg>,</l>
    <l>These loud <reg orig="exclaimes">exclaims</reg>, and blanch this <hi rend="italic">Aethiop</hi> <reg orig="scandall">scandal</reg>,</l>
<l>As white as is thy <reg orig="natiue">native</reg> innocence:</l>
    <l><reg orig="Loue">Love</reg> <reg orig="mee">me</reg>, <reg orig="oh">o</reg> <reg orig="loue">love</reg> <reg orig="mee">me</reg>, my <hi rend="italic">Bellerophon</hi></l>
<l>I sigh <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> thee, I <reg orig="mourne">mourn</reg>, I die <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> thee,</l>
<l><reg orig="Giue">Give</reg> me an <reg orig="answere">answer</reg> swift and peremptory;</l>
<l><reg orig="Gaine">Gain</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> thy grant, life; thy <reg orig="deniall">denial</reg>, death.</l>
<l>Wilt thou take time and <reg orig="limite">limit</reg> <reg orig="mee">me</reg> some hope</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">By</seg> pointing me an <reg orig="houre">hour</reg>?</l></sp>
               
               <sp who="D"><speaker>Belleroph,</speaker> 
<l><reg orig="Neuer">Never</reg>, <reg orig="oh">o</reg> <reg orig="neuer">never</reg>.</l>
<l>First shall the Sun-god <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the Ocean quench,</l>
<l>The <reg orig="daies">day's</reg> bright fire, and <reg orig="o're">over</reg> the face of <reg orig="heauen">heaven</reg></l>
<l>Spread <reg orig="euerlasting">everlasting</reg> <reg orig="darknesse">darkness</reg>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="W"><speaker>Aurea.</speaker>
<l>Say <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> more.</l>
<l><reg orig="Dogge">Dog</reg>, <reg orig="deuill">devil</reg>, <reg orig="euen">even</reg> before my <reg orig="husbands">husband's</reg> face</l>
    <l><reg orig="Darst">Darest</reg> court me, <hi rend="italic">Pretus</hi> canst thou suffer this?</l>
<l><reg orig="Iniurious">Injurious</reg> <reg orig="Traytor">Traitor</reg>, <reg orig="think'st">thinkst</reg> thou my <reg orig="chast">chaste</reg> innocence,</l>
<l>Is <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="bee">be</reg> <reg orig="mou'd">moved</reg> with <reg orig="praiers">prayers</reg>, or <reg orig="brib'd">bribed</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> promises?</l>
<l>Hath the King <reg orig="hir'd">hired</reg> thee <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> corrupt this bed?</l>
<l>Or is he of <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> <reg orig="slauish">slavish</reg> sufferance,</l>
<l>Before his face <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> see <reg orig="mee">me</reg> strumpeted?</l>
    <l><hi rend="italic">Pretus</hi>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> <reg orig="heauen">heaven</reg>, and all the Gods I vow,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="abiure">abjure</reg> thy presence, and confine <reg orig="my selfe">myself</reg></l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">To</seg> lasting <reg orig="widdow-hood">widowhood</reg>, <reg orig="vnlesse">unless</reg> with <reg orig="rigor">rigour</reg></l>
<l>Thou <reg orig="chastice">chastise</reg> this false <reg orig="groome">groom</reg>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="C"><speaker>Pretus.</speaker>
 
    <l><hi rend="italic">Bellerophon</hi></l>
<l>Thou hast <reg orig="presum'd">presumed</reg> too much <reg orig="vpon"><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg></reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> <reg orig="loue">love</reg>,</l>
<l>And made too slight account of <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> high power</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> thy life or death is <reg orig="circumscrib'd">circumscribed</reg>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="D"><speaker>Beller.</speaker>
 
<l>My Lord, I should <reg orig="transgresse">transgress</reg> a <reg orig="Subiects">Subject's</reg> duty,</l>
 
 
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> lay the least <reg orig="grosse">gross</reg> imputation</l>
<l><reg orig="Vpon"><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">Upon</seg></reg> the <reg orig="Queene">Queen</reg>, my beauteous <reg orig="Soueraintesse">Sovereigntess</reg>,</l>
<l>And rather <reg orig="then">than</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> question <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> chaste <reg orig="vertues">virtues</reg></l>
<l>I <reg orig="laie">lay</reg> <reg orig="my selfe">myself</reg> ope <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the strictest <reg orig="doome">doom</reg>,</l>
<l>My <reg orig="seruice">service</reg> hath <reg orig="bene">been</reg> yours, <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">so</seg> shall my life,</l>
<l>I <reg orig="yeeld">yield</reg> it <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> you freely.</l></sp>
 <sp who="C"><speaker>Pretus.</speaker>
 
    <l><hi rend="italic">Aureas</hi> <reg orig="teares">tears</reg>,</l>
<l>Contend with thy supposed innocence</l>
<l>And <reg orig="haue">have</reg> the <reg orig="vpper">upper</reg> hand: <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> see thee die</l>
<l>My <reg orig="setled">settled</reg> <reg orig="loue">love</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> not endure: but worse</l>
<l><reg orig="Then">Than</reg> death can <reg orig="bee">be</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> <reg orig="doome">doom</reg> thy insolence;</l>
<l>Go hence an exile, and <reg orig="returne">return</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> more</l>
<l><reg orig="Vpon"><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">Upon</seg></reg> thy Knight-hood, but expose <reg orig="thy selfe">thyself</reg></l>
    <l><reg orig="Vnto">Unto</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> monstrous beast of <hi rend="italic">Cicily</hi>,</l>
    <l><reg orig="Cal'd">Called</reg> the <hi rend="italic">Chimera</hi>, <reg orig="t'hath">it hath</reg> a <reg orig="Lyons">Lion's</reg> head,</l>
<l><reg orig="Goats">Goat's</reg>  belly, and a <reg orig="poysonous">poisonous</reg> <reg orig="Dragons">Dragon's</reg>  <reg orig="traine">train</reg>.</l>
<l>Fight with <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> beast, whom <reg orig="Hoasts">Hosts</reg> cannot withstand,</l>
<l>And <reg orig="feede">feed</reg>, what Armies cannot <reg orig="satisfie">satisfy</reg>.</l>
<l>My doom<reg orig="'s"> is</reg> <reg orig="irreuocable">irrevocable</reg>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="D"><speaker>Beller.</speaker>
 
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">For</seg> all my <reg orig="seruice">service</reg></l>
<l>A <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> reward, but <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> my innocence,</l>
<l><reg orig="Vertues">Virtues</reg>, and all my honours attributes,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">That</seg> <reg orig="sauadge">savage</reg> Monster I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <reg orig="feede">feed</reg>, or <reg orig="foile">foil</reg>,</l>
<l>Die <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> his <reg orig="iawes">jaws</reg>, or bring home honoured <reg orig="spoile">spoil</reg>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="W"><speaker>Aurea.</speaker>
<l>Yet, yet, thy body <reg orig="meedes">meeds</reg> a better <reg orig="graue">grave</reg>,</l>
<l>And kill not <reg orig="mee">me</reg> too, whom thy grant may <reg orig="saue">save</reg>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="D"><speaker>Beller.</speaker>
 
    <l>A thousand fierce <hi rend="italic">Chimerae's</hi> first <reg orig="I'le">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> <reg orig="feede">feed</reg>,</l>
<l>Ere <reg orig="staine">stain</reg> mine honour with <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> damned deed.</l></sp>
 <sp who="W"><speaker>Aurea.</speaker>
 
<l><reg orig="Againe">Again</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> tempt me, hence base <reg orig="traytor">traitor</reg> <reg orig="flie">fly</reg>,</l>
<l>And as thy guilt's <reg orig="meede">meed</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> monster die.</l></sp>
 <sp who="C"><speaker>Pretus.</speaker>
 
<l>Away with him, <reg orig="'tis">it is</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> <reg orig="milde">mild</reg> sufferance</l>
    <l>Begets this impudence, come beauteous <hi rend="italic">Aurea</hi></l>
<l>Thou shalt <reg orig="bee">be</reg> full <reg orig="reuengde">revenged</reg>, I know him honourable</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> this, and <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <reg orig="performe">perform</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> enterprise</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Which</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> one death brings many: let <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">us</seg></reg> now</l>
<l><reg orig="Inioy">Enjoy</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> conquests, <reg orig="hee">he</reg> shall <reg orig="soone">soon</reg> <reg orig="bee">be</reg> dead,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> with base sleights sought <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> corrupt <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> bed.</l></sp>
 
 
<stage>Enter Perseus, Andromeda, and Danaus.</stage>
 <sp who="E"><speaker>Perseus.</speaker>
 
<l>There stay <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> swift and winged Pegasus,</l>
<l>And <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> the flowers of this <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> <reg orig="Medow">Meadow</reg> <reg orig="grase">graze</reg>,</l>
    <l>Thou <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> first <reg orig="flewst">flewest</reg> out of the <hi rend="italic">Gorgons</hi> <reg orig="bloud">blood</reg>,</l>
    <l>Whose head <reg orig="wee"><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg></reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> <hi rend="italic">Mineruaes</hi> <reg orig="aide">aid</reg> <reg orig="par'd">pared</reg> off,</l>
<l>And since <reg orig="haue">have</reg> <reg orig="fixt">fixed</reg> it <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> <reg orig="Christall">Crystal</reg> <reg orig="sheild">shield</reg>.</l>
<l>This head <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> had the power <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> change <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> stone,</l>
<l>All <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> durst gaze <reg orig="vpon't"><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg> it</reg>; and being <reg orig="plac't">placed</reg> here</l>
<l><reg orig="Retaines">Retains</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> power <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> whom it is <reg orig="vncas'd">uncased</reg>:</l>
    <l>Hath <reg orig="chandge">changed</reg> great <hi rend="italic">Atlas</hi> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> a Mount <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> high,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> with his shoulders <reg orig="hee">he</reg> supports the <reg orig="skie">sky</reg>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="F"><speaker>Dana.</speaker>
    <l><hi rend="italic">Perseus</hi>, great <reg orig="sonne">son</reg> of <hi rend="italic">Ioue</hi> and <hi rend="italic">Danae</hi>.</l>
<l>Famous <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> your <reg orig="atchieuements">achievements</reg> through the world</l>
    <l><hi rend="italic">Mineruaes</hi> <reg orig="fauorite">favourite</reg>, <reg orig="Goddesse">Goddess</reg> of <reg orig="Wisedome">Wisdom</reg>,</l>
    <l>And husband of the <reg orig="sweete">sweet</reg> <hi rend="italic">Andromeda</hi>.</l>
<l>Whom you <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> late from the Sea-monster freed,</l>
<l>After <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> many <reg orig="deedes">deeds</reg> of Fame and Honour,</l>
    <l>Shall <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> <reg orig="returne">return</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> see <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> mother <hi rend="italic">Danae</hi>?</l></sp>
 <sp who="E"><speaker>Perseus.</speaker>
    <l><reg orig="Deere">Dear</reg> brother <hi rend="italic">Danaus</hi>, the renowned issue</l>
    <l>Of King <hi rend="italic">Pellonus</hi> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <hi rend="italic">Naples</hi> <reg orig="raignes">reigns</reg>,</l>
    <l>Where beauteous <hi rend="italic">Danae</hi> is created <reg orig="Queene">Queen</reg>,</l>
    <l>Thither <reg orig="I'le">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> <reg orig="beare">bear</reg> the <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> <hi rend="italic">Andromeda</hi></l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> see <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> Princely mother.</l></sp>
 <sp who="Y"><speaker>Andro.</speaker>
 
    <l><reg orig="Royall">Royal</reg> <hi rend="italic">Perseus</hi>,</l>
<l><reg orig="Truely">Truly</reg> descended from the line of Gods,</l>
<l>Since <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> the slaughter of <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> monstrous Whale,</l>
<l>You freed me from <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> <reg orig="rocke">rock</reg> where I was <reg orig="fixt">fixed</reg></l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> be <reg orig="deuoured">devoured</reg> and made the <reg orig="Monsters">Monster's</reg> prey,</l>
<l>And after <reg orig="wonne">won</reg> me from a thousand hands</l>
    <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">By</seg> <hi rend="italic">Phineus</hi> <reg orig="arme">arm</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> was my first <reg orig="betroathed">betrothed</reg>,</l>
<l>Ingrate were I your fellowship <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="shunne">shun</reg>,</l>
<l>Whom <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> the force of <reg orig="Armes">Arms</reg> you twice <reg orig="haue">have</reg> won.</l></sp>
<stage>Enter Bellerephon.</stage>
 <sp who="E"><speaker>Perseus.</speaker>
 
    <l>Towards <hi rend="italic">Naples</hi> then, but soft, what <reg orig="Knight's">Knight is</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg></l>
 
 
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">So</seg> passionately <reg orig="deiect">deject</reg>? Let <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg> Salute him,</l>
<l>Whence are you gentle Knight?</l></sp>
 <sp who="D"><speaker>Beller.</speaker>
 
    <l>I am of <hi rend="italic">Arges</hi>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="E"><speaker>Perseus.</speaker>
 
<l>But your <reg orig="aduenture">adventure</reg>?</l></sp>
 <sp who="D"><speaker>Beller.</speaker>
 
<l>The <reg orig="infernall">infernal</reg> Monster,</l>
    <l><reg orig="Cal'd">Called</reg> the <hi rend="italic">Chimera</hi> bred <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <hi rend="italic">Cicily</hi>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="E"><speaker>Perseus.</speaker>
 
<l>Thou canst not stake thy life against such <reg orig="oddes">odds</reg>,</l>
    <l>And not be generously <reg orig="deriu'd">derived</reg>, I <hi rend="italic">Perseus</hi></l>
    <l>The <reg orig="sonne">son</reg> of <hi rend="italic">Ioue</hi> and <hi rend="italic">Danae</hi>, offer thee</l>
<l>Assistance <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> this noble enterprise.</l></sp>
 <sp who="D"><speaker>Beller.</speaker>
 
    <l>Are you the noble <hi rend="italic">Perseus</hi>, whom the world</l>
<l><reg orig="Crownes">Crowns</reg> with such praise and <reg orig="royall">royal</reg> <reg orig="hardinesse">hardiness</reg>?</l>
    <l><reg orig="Fam'd">Famed</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> your winged steed, and your <hi rend="italic">Gorgons</hi> <reg orig="sheild">shield</reg>,</l>
    <l>And <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> release of <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> <hi rend="italic">Andromeda</hi>?</l></sp>
 <sp who="E"><speaker>Pers.</speaker>
 
    <l><reg orig="Wee"><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">We</seg></reg> <hi rend="italic">Perseus</hi> are, and this <hi rend="italic">Andromeda</hi>,</l>
    <l>King <hi rend="italic">Cepheus</hi> daughter, rescued <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> sword,</l>
<l>The <reg orig="keene-edged">keen edged</reg> <reg orig="harpe">harp</reg>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="D"><speaker>Beller.</speaker>
 
<l>Let me do you honours</l>
<l>Worthy your State, and tell such <reg orig="newes">news</reg> <reg orig="withall">withal</reg></l>
<l>As shall <reg orig="disturbe">disturb</reg> the quiet of your thoughts,</l>
    <l>I am of <hi rend="italic">Arges</hi> where <hi rend="italic">Acrisius</hi> <reg orig="raigned">reigned</reg>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="E"><speaker>Pers.</speaker>
 
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">Our</seg> <reg orig="Grand-sire">Grandsire</reg>, and <reg orig="raignes">reigns</reg> still.</l></sp>
 <sp who="D"><speaker>Beller.</speaker>
 
    <l>His brother <hi rend="italic">Pretus</hi></l>
<l>Hath cast him both from <reg orig="stile">style</reg> and <reg orig="kingdome">kingdom</reg> too,</l>
    <l>Nor let <hi rend="italic">Bellerephon</hi> <reg orig="himselfe">himself</reg> belie,</l>
<l>It was <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> vertue of this strong right <reg orig="arme">arm</reg></l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Which</seg> he hath thus requited, <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> expose me</l>
<l><reg orig="Vnto">Unto</reg> this strange <reg orig="aduenture">adventure</reg>, the full circumstance</l>
<l>I shall relate at <reg orig="leasure">leisure</reg>,</l></sp>
 <sp who="E"><speaker>Pers.</speaker>
 
    <l>Dares King <hi rend="italic">Pretus</hi></l>
    <l>Depose <hi rend="italic">Acrisius</hi>, knowing <hi rend="italic">Perseus</hi> <reg orig="liues">lives</reg>?</l>
<l>Guide me <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> Knight <reg orig="vnto">unto</reg> my place of birth,</l>
    <l>Where the great King of <hi rend="italic">Arges</hi> <reg orig="liues">lives</reg> <reg orig="captiu'd">captived</reg>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> I may glaze my <reg orig="harpe">harp</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the <reg orig="bloud">blood</reg></l>
    <l>Of Tyrant <hi rend="italic">Pretus</hi>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="D"><speaker>Beller.</speaker>
 
<l>I am <reg orig="sworne">sworn</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> oath</l>
    <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> dare the rude <hi rend="italic">Cycilian</hi> Monster first,</l>
 
 
<l>Whom <reg orig="hauing">having</reg> <reg orig="slaine">slain</reg>, <reg orig="I'le">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> guide you <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the rescue</l>
    <l>Of <reg orig="K.">King</reg>  <hi rend="italic">Acrisius</hi>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="E"><speaker>Perseus.</speaker>
 
<l>Thou hast <reg orig="fir'd">fired</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> <reg orig="bloud">blood</reg>,</l>
    <l>And startled all <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> spirits <hi rend="italic">Bellerephon</hi>,</l>
    <l><reg orig="Wee'l"><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">We</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> mount <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> <hi rend="italic">Pegasus</hi>, and through the <reg orig="ayre">air</reg></l>
    <l><reg orig="Beare">Bear</reg> thee, <reg orig="vnto">unto</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> fell <hi rend="italic">Chimeraes</hi> den:</l>
<l>And <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the slaughter of <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> monstrous beast</l>
    <l>Assist thy valour. Thence <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <hi rend="italic">Arges</hi> <reg orig="flye">fly</reg>,</l>
<l>Where <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> sword <reg orig="th'">the <reg orig="vsurper">usurper</reg></reg> next must <reg orig="dye">die</reg> .</l></sp>
    
 <sp who="D"><speaker>Beller.</speaker>
 
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">We</seg> are proud of your assistance, and <reg orig="withall">withal</reg></l>
<l><reg orig="Assur'd">Assured</reg> of Conquest.</l></sp>
 <sp who="E"><speaker>Perseus.</speaker>
 
    <l><reg orig="Faire">Fair</reg> <hi rend="italic">Andromeda</hi>,</l>
    <l><hi rend="italic">Danaus</hi> shall be your guardiant towards <hi rend="italic">Arges</hi>,</l>
<l>Where after this <reg orig="atchieuement">achievement</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> meet,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="giue">give</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> <reg orig="grand-sire">grandsire</reg> <reg orig="freedome">freedom</reg>. Come, <reg orig="lets">let <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg> part,</l>
    <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">We</seg> through the <reg orig="ayre">air</reg>, you towards <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Darreine">Darren</reg></hi> <reg orig="towre">tower</reg>,</l>
<l>Where <reg orig="Tragicke">Tragic</reg> <reg orig="ruine">ruin</reg> Pretus shall <reg orig="deuoure">devour</reg>.</l></sp>
<stage>Exeunt.</stage>
<stage>Enter K. Pretus, and Q. Aurea.</stage>
 <sp who="C"><speaker>Pretus.</speaker>
 
    <l><hi rend="italic">Aurea</hi>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> were too hasty <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> <reg orig="doome">doom</reg>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="loose">lose</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> knight, whose <reg orig="arme">arm</reg> protected <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">us</seg></reg>,</l>
<l>Whose fame kept all <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> neighbour Kings <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> awe:</l>
<l>Nor was <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> state <reg orig="confirm'd">confirmed</reg>, but <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> his life.</l></sp>
 <sp who="W"><speaker>Aurea.</speaker>
 
<l>Let Traitors perish, and their plots decay,</l>
<l>And <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> still <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> <reg orig="diuine">divine</reg> assistance sway.</l></sp>
 <sp who="C"><speaker>Pretus.</speaker>
 
    <l>But say some Prince should plot <hi rend="italic">Acrisius</hi> rescue,</l>
    <l><reg orig="Inuade">Invade</reg> great <hi rend="italic">Arges</hi>, or siege <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Darreine">Darren</reg></hi> tower,</l>
    <l>Then should <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> wish <hi rend="italic">Bellerephon</hi> <reg orig="againe">again</reg>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> expose their fury, and their pride <reg orig="restraine">restrain</reg>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="W"><speaker>Aurea.</speaker>
 
    <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> cut off all these <reg orig="feares">fears</reg>, cut off <hi rend="italic">Acrisius</hi>,</l>
<l><reg orig="Appeare">Appear</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> him a brother full as <reg orig="mercilesse">merciless</reg></l>
<l>As he a <reg orig="cruell">cruel</reg> father, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> his <reg orig="childe">child</reg>,</l>
    <l>The beauteous <hi rend="italic">Danae</hi> and <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> infant <reg orig="sonne">son</reg>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="C"><speaker>Pretus.</speaker>
 
<l><reg orig="Onely">Only</reg> his <reg orig="ruine">ruin</reg> must secure <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> state,</l>
<l>And he shall <reg orig="dye">die</reg>  <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> cut off future <reg orig="claime">claim</reg></l>
<l><reg orig="Vnto">Unto</reg> this populous <reg orig="kingdome">kingdom</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> <reg orig="enioy">enjoy</reg>.</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">Our</seg> guard, command <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> <reg orig="captiue">captive</reg> brother hither.</l>
    <l>Whom <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> this day must sentence. <reg orig="Oh">O</reg> <hi rend="italic">Bellerephon</hi>!</l>
 
 
<l>Thy wrongs I <reg orig="halfe">half</reg> suspect thy <reg orig="doome">doom</reg>: Repent,</l>
<l>Since all thy acts <reg orig="proclaime">proclaim</reg> thee innocent.</l></sp>
 <sp who="BJ"><speaker>Guar.</speaker>
 
<l>Behold the King your brother.</l></sp>
    <stage>Acrisius brought <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">in</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> the guard.</stage>
 <sp who="C"><speaker>Pretus.</speaker>
 
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">We</seg> thus sentence</l> 
    <l>Thy life <hi rend="italic">Acrisius</hi>, thou <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> hadst the heart</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> thrust thy <reg orig="childe">child</reg> into a <reg orig="mastlesse">mastless</reg> <reg orig="boate">boat</reg>;</l>
<l>With a <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> <reg orig="hopefull">hopeful</reg> Prince, <reg orig="vnto">unto</reg> the fury</l>
<l>And rage of the <reg orig="remorslesse">remorseless</reg> <reg orig="windes">winds</reg> and <reg orig="waues">waves</reg>:</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="doome">doom</reg> these innocent Ladies <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the fire,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> were <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> <reg orig="faultlesse">faultless</reg> guardians; the <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">like</seg> sentence</l>
<l><reg orig="Receiue">Receive</reg> from <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">us</seg></reg>: <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">We</seg> <reg orig="doome">doom</reg> thee imminent death</l>
<l>Without delay or pause. <reg orig="Beare">Bear</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the <reg orig="blocke">block</reg></l>
<l>The tyrant, he <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> could not <reg orig="vse">use</reg> his <reg orig="raigne">reign</reg></l>
<l>With clemency, <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> thus his rage <reg orig="restraine">restrain</reg>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="B"><speaker>Acris.</speaker>
 
<l>Thou <reg orig="shew'st">showest</reg> <reg orig="thy selfe">thyself</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="rigor">rigour</reg> <reg orig="pittifull">pitiful</reg>,</l>
<l>And full of mercy <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> thy cruelty,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> take away <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> life, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="enioy">enjoy</reg></l>
    <l>Were many deaths, <reg orig="hauing">having</reg> my <hi rend="italic">Danae</hi> lost</l>
    <l>With <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> <reg orig="sonne">son</reg> <hi rend="italic">Perseus</hi>: <reg orig="hauing">having</reg> lost my <reg orig="kingdome">kingdom</reg>,</l>
<l>All through the <reg orig="vaine">vain</reg> <reg orig="feares">fears</reg> of <reg orig="Prophetike">Prophetic</reg> <reg orig="spelles">spells</reg>:</l>
<l>Why should I wish a wretched life <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="saue">save</reg>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> may rest happy <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> a <reg orig="peacefull">peaceful</reg> <reg orig="graue">grave</reg>?</l></sp>
    
 <sp who="C"><speaker>Pre.</speaker>
 
<l>What shout is <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg>? the <reg orig="proiect">project</reg>?</l></sp>
<stage>A flourish and a shout. 
   Enter a gentleman.</stage>
               
    <sp who="BL"><speaker>Gentl.</speaker>
<l>Strange and admirable.</l>
<l><hi rend="italic">Bellerephon</hi> and a <reg orig="braue">brave</reg> strange knight,</l>
<l>Both <reg orig="crownd">crowned</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="bloud">blood</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the <hi rend="italic">Chimeraes</hi> <reg orig="spoyle">spoil</reg>,</l>
<l><reg orig="Haue">Have</reg> cleft the <reg orig="ayre">air</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> a swift winged <reg orig="steede">steed</reg>,</l>
<l>And <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> your Court alighted; both their swords</l>
<l><reg orig="Bath'd">Bathed</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the <reg orig="Serpents">Serpent's</reg> <reg orig="bloud">blood</reg>, they brandish still,</l>
<l>As if they yet some monster had <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> kill.</l></sp>
               
 <sp who="C"><speaker>Pretus.</speaker>
    <l><hi rend="italic">Bellerephon</hi> <reg orig="return'd">returned</reg>?</l>
<l>Thou hast <reg orig="amaz'd">amazed</reg> <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">us</seg></reg>.</l></sp>
<stage>Enter Perseus Danaus, and Bellerophon, with Andromeda.
   Kill Pretus and Aurea, beat away the rest of the guard.</stage>
               
 <sp who="E"><speaker>Perseus.</speaker>
    <l>One monster (<reg orig="then">than</reg> the rude <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Chimere">Chimera</reg></hi> more fell)</l>
    <l><reg orig="That's"><seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">That</seg> is</reg> <hi rend="italic">Pretus, Danaes</hi> <reg orig="soone">soon</reg> must send <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> hell.</l></sp>
               
 <sp who="C"><speaker>Pretus.</speaker>
<l>Treason. <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">Our</seg> guard.</l></sp>
 
 
 <sp who="E"><speaker>Perseus.</speaker>
    <l><reg orig="Liues">Lives</reg> there a man, the tyrant <hi rend="italic">Pretus</hi> dead,</l>
<l>Saith <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> the <reg orig="Crowne">Crown</reg> shall not <reg orig="inuest">invest</reg> his head?</l></sp>
               
 <sp who="X"><speaker>All.</speaker>
    <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">We</seg> all stand <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> the King <hi rend="italic">Acrisius</hi>.</l></sp>
               
 <sp who="E"><speaker>Pers.</speaker>
 
<l>Then <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> his <reg orig="generall">general</reg> <reg orig="sufferage">suffrage</reg> once more <reg orig="raigne">reign</reg>,</l>
<l>Since <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> hand <reg orig="th'">the <reg orig="vsurper">usurper</reg></reg> here <reg orig="lyes">lies</reg> <reg orig="slaine">slain</reg>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="B"><speaker>Acris.</speaker>
 
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">Our</seg> <reg orig="hopelesse">hopeless</reg> life, and new <reg orig="inuested">invested</reg> state,</l>
    <l>Strikes not <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> <reg orig="deepe">deep</reg> into <hi rend="italic">Acrisius</hi> <reg orig="ioyes">joys</reg>,</l>
    <l>As when he <reg orig="heares">hears</reg> the name of <hi rend="italic">Danaes</hi> <reg orig="sonne">son</reg>.</l>
    <l><reg orig="Liues">Lives</reg> <hi rend="italic">Danae</hi>?</l></sp>
 <sp who="E"><speaker>Perseus.</speaker>
 
<l><reg orig="Grand-sire">Grandsire</reg>, thy <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> daughter <reg orig="liues">lives</reg></l>
    <l>A potent <reg orig="Queene">Queen</reg>: <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> <hi rend="italic">Perseus</hi> are <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> <reg orig="sonne">son</reg>,</l>
    <l>This <hi rend="italic">Danaus</hi> your <reg orig="hopefull">hopeful</reg> <reg orig="grand-childe">grandchild</reg> too:</l>
    <l>Nor let me quite forget <hi rend="italic">Andromeda</hi>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">By</seg> Perseus sword freed from the huge Sea-whale,</l>
<l>And now ingraft into your <reg orig="royall">royal</reg> line.</l></sp>
 <sp who="B"><speaker>Acris.</speaker>
 
<l><reg orig="Diuide">Divide</reg> my <reg orig="soule">soul</reg> amongst you, and impart</l>
<l>My life, my state, my <reg orig="kingdome">kingdom</reg>, and my heart.</l>
    <l><reg orig="Oh">O</reg> had I <hi rend="italic">Danae</hi> here, my <reg orig="ioyes">joys</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> fill,</l>
<l>I <reg orig="truely">truly</reg> then should be <reg orig="immortalis'd">immortalised</reg>.</l>
    <l>Renowned <hi rend="italic">Perseus, Danaus</hi> inly <reg orig="deere">dear</reg>,</l>
    <l>And you bright Lady, <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> <hi rend="italic">Andromeda</hi>,</l>
<l>You are <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> me a stronger sort of <reg orig="ioy">joy</reg></l>
    <l><reg orig="Then">Than</reg> <hi rend="italic">Darreines</hi> <reg orig="brasse">brass</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> siege can destroy.</l></sp>
 <sp who="F"><speaker>Dana.</speaker>
 
<l>My <reg orig="gran-sires">grandsire's</reg> sight doth promise as much <reg orig="blisse">bliss</reg>,</l>
    <l>As can <hi rend="italic">Elisium</hi>, or those pleasant fields,</l>
<l>Where the <reg orig="blest">blessed</reg> <reg orig="soules">souls</reg> <reg orig="inhabite">inhabit</reg>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="Y"><speaker>Andro.</speaker>
 
<l>You are <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> me</l>
<l>As life <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> earth, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> death eternity.</l></sp>
 <sp who="B"><speaker>Acrisius.</speaker>
 
<l>Let none presume <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> purpose <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="controwle">control</reg>:</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> decree is <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> the <reg orig="doome">doom</reg> of Gods</l>
    <l><reg orig="Fixt">Fixed</reg> and <reg orig="vnchanging">unchanging</reg>: <hi rend="italic">Perseus</hi> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> create</l>
    <l>Great <hi rend="italic">Arges</hi> King, <reg orig="crown'd">crowned</reg> with this wreath of state.</l></sp>
 <sp who="E"><speaker>Perseus.</speaker>
 
<l>With <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">like</seg> applause, and <reg orig="sufferage">suffrage</reg> shall be <reg orig="seene">seen</reg>,</l>
    <l>The <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> <hi rend="italic">Andromeda</hi> <reg orig="crown'd">crowned</reg> <hi rend="italic">Arges</hi> <reg orig="Queene">Queen</reg>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="B"><speaker>Acrisius.</speaker>
 
    <l><reg orig="Onely">Only</reg> the <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Darreine">Darren</reg></hi> tower I still <reg orig="reserue">reserve</reg></l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <reg orig="pennance">penance</reg> me a life <reg orig="retir'd">retired</reg>,</l>
<l>And I <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> shall <reg orig="proue">prove</reg> the Oracle.</l>
<l><reg orig="Faire">Fair</reg> <hi rend="italic">Danaes</hi> <reg orig="sonne">son</reg> instated <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> my throne,</l>
<l>Shall thus confine me <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> an Arch of stone.</l>
<l>There <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> I <reg orig="liue">live</reg>, attended <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> my guard,</l>
<l>And <reg orig="leaue">leave</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> thee the <reg orig="manadge">manage</reg> of my <reg orig="Realme">Realm</reg>.</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">Our</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="noun">will</seg> is law, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> none <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="beares">bears</reg> <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">us</seg></reg> well,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">Will</seg> <reg orig="striue">strive</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> word or action <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> refell.</l></sp>
 <sp who="E"><speaker>Pers.</speaker>
 
<l>The Gods behest with your <reg orig="resolue">resolve</reg> agree</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> increase <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">us</seg></reg> this growing <reg orig="maiesty">majesty</reg>.</l>
<l>Bellerephon, <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> make thee next <reg orig="our selfe">ourself</reg></l>
    <l>Of state <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <hi rend="italic">Arges: Danaus</hi> you shall hence,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="cheere">cheer</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> mother <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> these glad reports,</l>
    <l>And <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> succeed <hi rend="italic">Pelonnus</hi>: but first stay,</l>
<l>Rights due <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">us</seg></reg> ere <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> the state can sway.</l></sp></div2></div1>
         
         <div1 n="1" type="act">
            <div2 n="1" type="scene">

 <sp who="A"><speaker>HOMER.</speaker>
 
    <l><hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Alacke">Alack</reg>! <reg orig="earths">earth's</reg> <reg orig="ioyes">joys</reg> are but 
     <reg orig="short-liu'd">short lived</reg>, and last</hi></l>
    <l><hi rend="italic">But <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> a <reg orig="puffe">puff</reg> of breath <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> (thus) is past.</hi></l>
    <l><hi rend="italic">Acrisius <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> his <reg orig="fortresse">fortress</reg> <reg orig="liues">lives</reg> <reg orig="retir'd">retired</reg>,</hi></l>
    <l><hi rend="italic">Kept with a strong guard: Perseus <reg orig="reignes">reigns</reg> sole King,</hi></l>
    <l><hi rend="italic"><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Who</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="himselfe">himself</reg> one sad night long <reg orig="desir'd">desired</reg></hi></l>
    <l><hi rend="italic"><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> see his <reg orig="grand-sire">grandsire</reg> some <reg orig="gladnewes">glad news</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> bring,</hi></l>
    <l><hi rend="italic">Whom the <reg orig="stearne">stern</reg> warders (<seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the night) <reg orig="vnknowne">unknown</reg>,</hi></l>
    <l><hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Seeke">Seek</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="keepe">keep</reg> <reg orig="backe">back</reg>, whence all his 
     <reg orig="griefe">grief</reg> is <reg orig="growne">grown</reg>.</hi></l></sp>
    
<stage>A dumbe shew.
   Enter 6 warders, to them Perseus, Danaus, Bellerephon and 
   Andromeda. Perseus takes his leaue of them <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> go towards the
   tower: the warders repulse him, he drawes his sword. <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> the tumult
   enter Acrisius <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> pacifie them, and <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the hurly-burly is
   slaine by Perseus, who laments his death. <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">To</seg> them Bellerephon
   and the rest: Perseus makes Bellerephon King of Arges, and
   with Danaus and Andromeda departs.</stage>
    
 <sp who="A"><speaker>HOMER.</speaker>
 
    <l>Perseus <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="repulst">repulsed</reg>, the <reg orig="stardy">sturdy</reg> Warder strikes</hi>,</l>
 
 
    <l><hi rend="italic">This breeds a tumult, out their weapons <reg orig="flye">fly</reg>,</hi></l>
    <l><hi rend="italic">Acrisius <reg orig="heares">hears</reg> their clamours and their <reg orig="shrikes">shrieks</reg> ,</hi></l>
    <l><hi rend="italic">And <reg orig="downe">down</reg> descends this <reg orig="broyle">broil</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="pacifie">pacify</reg>;</hi></l>
    <l>  <hi rend="italic"> Not knowing whence it <reg orig="growes">grows</reg>: and <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> this <reg orig="brall">brawl</reg>,</hi></l>
    <l>  <hi rend="italic"> Acrisius <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> his <reg orig="grand-childes">grandchild's</reg> hand doth fall.</hi></l>
    <l><hi rend="italic">The Oracle<reg orig="'s"> is</reg> <reg orig="fulfil'd">fulfilled</reg>, <reg orig="hee's">he is</reg> <reg orig="turn'd">turned</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> stone,</hi></l>
    <l><hi rend="italic"><reg orig="That's"><seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">That</seg> is</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> his marble <reg orig="graue">grave</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> Danaes <reg orig="sonne">son</reg>;</hi></l>
    <l><hi rend="italic"><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Which</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the Prince breeds such lament and <reg orig="mone">moan</reg>,</hi></l>
    <l><hi rend="italic"><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> longer there <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="reigne">reign</reg> <reg orig="hee'l">he <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> not be <reg orig="wonne">won</reg>:</hi></l>
    <l> <hi rend="italic">  But first Bellerephon he <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <reg orig="inuest">invest</reg>,</hi></l>
    <l> <hi rend="italic">  And after makes his <reg orig="trauels">travels</reg> towards the East.</hi></l>
    <l><hi rend="italic">Of Iupiter now <reg orig="deifi'd">deified</reg> and made</hi></l>
    <l><hi rend="italic">Supreme of all the Gods, <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> next proceed:</hi></l>
    <l><hi rend="italic">Your suppositions now must lend <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg> <reg orig="ayd">aid</reg>,</hi></l>
    <l><hi rend="italic"><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> he can all things (as a God indeed.)</hi></l>
    <l><hi rend="italic"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">Our</seg> <reg orig="sceane">scene</reg> is Thebes: here <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> Alcmena <reg orig="dwels">dwells</reg>,</hi></l>
    <l><hi rend="italic"><seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">Her</seg> husband <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> his warfare <reg orig="thriues">thrives</reg> abroad,</hi></l>
    <l><hi rend="italic">And <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> his <reg orig="chiualry">chivalry</reg> his foes expels.</hi></l>
    <l><hi rend="italic">He absent, now descends <reg orig="th'">the <reg orig="Olimpicke">Olympic</reg></reg> God,</hi></l>
    <l><hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Innamored">Enamoured</reg> of Alcmena, and trans-shapes</hi></l>
    <l><hi rend="italic"><reg orig="himselfe">himself</reg> into <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> husband: Ganimed</hi></l>
    <l><hi rend="italic">He makes assistant <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> his amorous rapes,</hi></l>
    <l><hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Whil'st">Whilst</reg> he <reg orig="preferres">prefers</reg> the earth <reg orig="'fore">afore</reg> Iunoes bed</hi></l>
    <l> <hi rend="italic">  Lend <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg> your wonted patience without <reg orig="scorne">scorn</reg>,</hi></l>
    <l> <hi rend="italic">  <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="finde">find</reg> how Hercules was got and borne.</hi></l></sp>
<stage>Enter Amphitrio with two Captaines and Socia with drum and 
   colours: hee brings <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">in</seg> the head of a crowned King, sweares the
   Lords <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the obeysance of Thebes. They present him with a 
   standing bowle, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> hee lockes <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> a Casket, and sending his 
   man with a letter before <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> his wife, with news of his victory. He 
   with his followers, and Blepharo the maister of the ship, marcheth 
   after.</stage>
 <sp who="A"><speaker>HOMER.</speaker>
 
    <l>Creon <hi rend="italic"><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> now <reg orig="reignes">reigns</reg> here, the</hi> Theban <hi rend="italic">King</hi>,</l>
    <l>Alcmenaes <hi rend="italic">husband great</hi> Amphitrio <hi rend="italic">made</hi></l>
 
 
    <l><hi rend="italic">His <reg orig="Generall">General</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">who</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> his Lord doth bring</hi></l>
    <l><hi rend="italic">His <reg orig="enimies">enemy's</reg> head <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> did his land <reg orig="inuade">invade</reg>.</hi></l>
    <l><hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Thinke">Think</reg> him returning home, but sends before</hi></l>
    <l><hi rend="italic"><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">By</seg> letters <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> acquaint his beauteous wife</hi></l>
    <l><hi rend="italic">Of his <reg orig="successe">success</reg>, <reg orig="himselfe">himself</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> sight of shore</hi></l>
    <l><hi rend="italic">Must land this night: where many a <reg orig="doubtfull">doubtful</reg> strife</hi></l>
    <l>  <hi rend="italic"> Amongst them <reg orig="growes">grows</reg>, but Ioue <reg orig="himselfe">himself</reg> <reg orig="discends">descends</reg>,</hi></l>
    <l>  <hi rend="italic"> Cuts off my speech, and <reg orig="heere">here</reg> my Chorus ends.</hi></l></sp>
<stage>Thunder and lightning. Iupiter discends <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> a cloude.</stage>
 <sp who="G"><speaker>Iup.</speaker>
 
<l>Earth before <reg orig="heauen">heaven</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> once more <reg orig="haue">have</reg> <reg orig="preferd">preferred</reg>:</l>
<l>Beauty <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="workes">works</reg> into the hearts of Gods:</l>
<l>As it hath power <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> mad the thoughts of men,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">So</seg> <reg orig="euen">even</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">us</seg></reg> it hath attraction.</l>
    <l>The <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> <hi rend="italic">Alcmena</hi> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> the <reg orig="Sea-mans">Seaman's</reg> <reg orig="Starre">Star</reg></l>
<l>Shooting <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> glistering beauty <reg orig="vp"><seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg></reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <reg orig="heauen">heaven</reg>,</l>
    <l>Hath <reg orig="puld">pulled</reg> from thence the <reg orig="olimpick">olympic</reg> <hi rend="italic">Iupiter</hi></l>
    <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">By</seg> vertue of thy <reg orig="raies">rays</reg>, let <hi rend="italic">Iuno</hi> <reg orig="skold">scold</reg>,</l>
<l>And with <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> clamours fill the <reg orig="eares">ears</reg> of <reg orig="heauen">heaven</reg>,</l>
<l>Let <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg> <reg orig="bee">be</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> a <reg orig="Bachinall">Bachanal</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> rage,</l>
<l>And through <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> <reg orig="christall">crystal</reg> <reg orig="pallace">palace</reg> breath <reg orig="exclaimes">exclaims</reg>,</l>
<l>With <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> <reg orig="quicke">quick</reg> <reg orig="feete">feet</reg> the galaxia <reg orig="weare">wear</reg>,</l>
<l>And with <reg orig="inquisitiue">inquisitive</reg> voice search through the <reg orig="Spheares">Spheres</reg>.</l>
<l><reg orig="Shee">She</reg> shall not find <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">us</seg></reg> here, or should she see <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">us</seg></reg>,</l>
<l>Can <reg orig="shee">she</reg> distinguish <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">us</seg></reg> being thus <reg orig="transhapt">trans-shaped</reg>?</l>
    <l><reg orig="Where's">Where is</reg> <hi rend="italic">Ganimed</hi>? <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> sent him <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="suruey">survey</reg></l>
    <l><hi rend="italic">Amphitrioes</hi> <reg orig="Pallace">Palace</reg>, where <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> <reg orig="meane">mean</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> lodge</l>
<stage>Enter Ganimed shapt like Socia.</stage>
 
    <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> happy time <reg orig="return'd">returned</reg>: now <hi rend="italic">Socia</hi>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="H"><speaker>Gani.</speaker>
 
<l>Indeed <reg orig="that's"><seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> is</reg> my name, as sure</l>
    <l>As <reg orig="your's">yours</reg> is <hi rend="italic">Amphitrio</hi>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="G"><speaker>Iup.</speaker>
 
<l>Three nights I <reg orig="haue">have</reg> put <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> one <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> take <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> fill</l>
    <l>Of <reg orig="daliance">dalliance</reg> with this beauteous <hi rend="italic">Theban</hi> dame.</l>
<l>A <reg orig="powerfull">powerful</reg> <reg orig="charme">charm</reg> is cast <reg orig="or'e">over</reg> Phoebus <reg orig="eies">eyes</reg>:</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Who</seg> <reg orig="sleepes">sleeps</reg> this night within the euxine sea,</l>
<l>And till the third day shall forget his charge</l>
 
 
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> mount the golden chariot of the <reg orig="Sunne">Sun</reg>,</l>
<l>The Antipodes <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">us</seg></reg>, shall <reg orig="haue">have</reg> a day</l>
<l>Of three <reg orig="daies">days'</reg> length. Now at this <reg orig="houre">hour</reg> is fought</l>
    <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">By</seg> <hi rend="italic">Iosua</hi> Duke <reg orig="vnto">unto</reg> the Hebrew Nation,</l>
<l>(<seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Who</seg> are <reg orig="indeede">indeed</reg> the Antipodes <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">us</seg></reg>)</l>
    <l>His famous battle <reg orig="'gainst">against</reg> the <hi rend="italic">Cananites</hi>,</l>
<l>And at his orison the <reg orig="Sunne">Sun</reg> stands still,</l>
    <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> he may <reg orig="haue">have</reg> there slaughter, <hi rend="italic">Ganimed</hi></l>
<l>Go <reg orig="knocke">knock</reg> and get <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">us</seg></reg> entrance.</l></sp>
<stage>Exit Iupiter.</stage>
 <sp who="H"><speaker>Gani.</speaker>
<p>Before I <reg orig="knocke">knock</reg>, let <reg orig="mee">me</reg> a little determine with
   <reg orig="my selfe">myself</reg>, If I be <reg orig="accessary">accessory</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> Iupiter <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> his amorous purpose, I 
   am little better <reg orig="then">than</reg> a <reg orig="parcell">parcel</reg> guilt <reg orig="baud">bawd</reg>, but must excuse 
  <reg orig="my selfe">myself</reg> thus, Ganimed is now not Ganimed, And if this imputation
   be put <reg orig="vpon"><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg></reg> <reg orig="mee">me</reg>, let it light <reg orig="vpon"><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg></reg> Socia, whom I am 
   now <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> personate; but I am too long <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the Prologue of 
   this merry play <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> are <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> act, I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <reg orig="knocke">knock</reg>, and the <reg orig="Seruingmen">Serving-men</reg>
   shall enter.</p></sp>
 
 <sp who="BM"><speaker>1. Seruing.</speaker>
 
<p><seg type="homograph" subtype="interrogative">Who</seg> knocks <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> late?</p></sp>
 <sp who="H"><speaker>Gani.</speaker>
 
    <l><reg orig="Hee">He</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> must <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">in</seg>, open <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <hi rend="italic">Socia</hi>,</l>
    <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Who</seg> brings you <reg orig="newes">news</reg> home of the <hi rend="italic">Theban</hi> <reg orig="warres">wars</reg>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="BM"><speaker>2. Ser.</speaker>
 
<p>Socia returned.</p></sp>
<stage>Enter 3. Seruingmen.</stage>
 <sp who="BM"><speaker>3. Ser.</speaker>
 
<p><reg orig="Vnhurt">Unhurt</reg>, <reg orig="vnslaine">unslain</reg>?</p></sp>
 <sp who="H"><speaker>Gani.</speaker>
 
<p><reg orig="Euen">Even</reg> as you see, and how, and how?</p></sp>
 <sp who="BM"><speaker>1. Ser.</speaker>
 
    <p><hi rend="italic">Socia</hi>? let me <reg orig="haue">have</reg> an <reg orig="armefull">armful</reg> of thee.</p></sp>
 <sp who="H"><speaker>Gani.</speaker>
 
<l><reg orig="Armefuls">Armfuls</reg>, and handfuls too, my <reg orig="boyes">boys</reg>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="BM"><speaker>2. Ser.</speaker>
 
    <p>The news, the news, how doth my Lord <hi rend="italic">Amphitrio?</hi></p></sp>
 <sp who="H"><speaker>Gani.</speaker>
    <p>Nay, how doth my Lady <hi rend="italic">Alcmena</hi>, some of you
       <reg orig="cary">carry</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> word my Lord <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> be <reg orig="heere">here</reg> presently.</p></sp>
 
 <sp who="BM"><speaker>1. Ser.</speaker>
<p><reg orig="I'le">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> be the messenger of these glad <reg orig="newes">news</reg>.</p></sp>
 
 <sp who="BM"><speaker>2. Ser.</speaker>
<p><reg orig="I'le">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> <reg orig="haue">have</reg> a hand <reg orig="in't"><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> it</reg> too.</p></sp>
 
 <sp who="BM"><speaker>3. Ser.</speaker>
<p><reg orig="I'le">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> not be last.</p></sp>
 
<stage>Exeunt Seruingmen.</stage>
 <sp who="H"><speaker>Gani.</speaker>
<p>They are gone <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="informe">inform</reg> their Lady, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">who</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> 
   <reg orig="bee">be</reg> ready <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="intertaine">entertain</reg> a <reg orig="counterfeite">counterfeit</reg> Lord, <hi rend="italic">Iupiter</hi> is preparing
   <reg orig="himselfe">himself</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> meet <hi rend="italic">Alcmena, Alcmena</hi>, she <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> encounter 
   <hi rend="italic">Iupiter</hi>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> beauty hath <reg orig="inchanted">enchanted</reg> him, his metamorphosis
   must beguile <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg>: <reg orig="al's">all is</reg> put <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <reg orig="proofe">proof</reg>, <reg orig="I'le">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> into furnish my Lord
   whilst my fellow <reg orig="seruants">servants</reg> attend their Lady: they come.</p></sp>
 
 
 
<stage>Enter at one dore Alcmena, Thessula, 4. Seruingmen; at the other
   Iupiter shapt like Amphitrio <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> Ganimed.</stage>
 <sp who="Z"><speaker>Alcm.</speaker>
 
    <l>But are you sure you spake with <hi rend="italic">Socia</hi>?</l>
    <l>And did <reg orig="hee">he</reg> tell you of <hi rend="italic">Amphitrioes</hi> health?</l></sp>
    
 <sp who="BM"><speaker>1. Ser.</speaker>
    <p>Madam, I assure you, <reg orig="wee"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg></reg> spake with <hi rend="italic">Socia</hi>, and 
       my <reg orig="L">Lord</reg>. <hi rend="italic">Amphitrio</hi> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> be here instantly.</p></sp>
 
 <sp who="Z"><speaker>Alcm.</speaker>
 
<l><reg orig="Vsher">Usher</reg> me <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">in</seg> a costly banquet straight</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="entertaine">entertain</reg> my Lord, let all the <reg orig="windowes">windows</reg></l>
<l>Glister with lights <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> <reg orig="starres">stars</reg>, cast <reg orig="sweete">sweet</reg> perfumes</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="breath">breathe</reg>  <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <reg orig="heauen">heaven</reg> their odoriferous aires,</l>
<l>And tell the Gods my husband<reg orig="'s"> is</reg> safe <reg orig="return'd">returned</reg>,</l>
    <l>If you be sure <reg orig="'twas">it was</reg> <hi rend="italic">Socia</hi>.</l></sp>
    
 <sp who="BM"><speaker>2. Ser.</speaker>
 
<p>Madam take my life, if it be not true.</p></sp>
 <sp who="Z"><speaker>Alcm.</speaker>
 
    <l>Then praise be <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the highest <hi rend="italic">Iupiter</hi>,</l>
<l>Whose <reg orig="powerfull">powerful</reg> <reg orig="arme">arm</reg> <reg orig="gaue">gave</reg> strength <reg orig="vnto">unto</reg> my Lord</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="worke">work</reg> his safety through these dangerous <reg orig="warres">wars</reg>,</l>
<l>Hang with <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> richest <reg orig="workes">works</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> chambers round,</l>
<l>And let the <reg orig="roome">room</reg> wherein <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> rest <reg orig="to night">tonight</reg>,</l>
    <l>Flow with <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> <reg orig="lesse">less</reg> delight, <reg orig="then">than</reg> <hi rend="italic">Iuno's</hi> bed</l>
    <l>When <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> <reg orig="armes">arms</reg> she claspeth <hi rend="italic">Iupiter</hi>,</l></sp>
 <sp who="G"><speaker>Iup.</speaker>
 
<l><reg orig="I'le">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> fill thy bed with more <reg orig="delighfull">delightful</reg> <reg orig="sweetes">sweets</reg>,</l>
    <l><reg orig="Then">Than</reg> when with <hi rend="italic">Mars</hi> the <hi rend="italic">Ciprian Venus</hi> <reg orig="meetes">meets</reg>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="Z"><speaker>Alcm.</speaker>
 
<l>See how you stir <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> odours, lights, <reg orig="choise">choice</reg> cates,</l>
    <l>Spices, and wines, is not <hi rend="italic">Amphitrio</hi> <reg orig="comming">coming</reg></l>
<l>With honour from the <reg orig="warres">wars</reg>? <reg orig="where's">where is</reg> your attendance?</l>
<l><reg orig="Sweete">Sweet</reg> waters, costly ointments, <reg orig="pretious">precious</reg> bathes,</l>
<l>Let me <reg orig="haue">have</reg> all, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> <reg orig="tast">taste</reg>, touch, smell, and fight,</l>
<l>All his <reg orig="fiue">five</reg> senses <reg orig="wee"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg></reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> feast this night.</l></sp>
 <sp who="G"><speaker>Iup.</speaker>
 
    <l><reg orig="'Tis">It is</reg> time <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="appeare">appear</reg>, <hi rend="italic">Alcmena</hi>:</l></sp>
 <sp who="Z"><speaker>Alcm.</speaker>
 
<l>My <reg orig="deere">dear</reg> Lord.</l></sp>
 <sp who="H"><speaker>Gani.</speaker>
 
<l>It <reg orig="workes">works</reg>, it <reg orig="workes">works</reg>, now <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> Iuno <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> set a</l>
<l><reg orig="Skold">Scold</reg> <reg orig="betweene">between</reg> them.</l></sp>
<stage>A banquet brought in.</stage>
 <sp who="Z"><speaker>Alcm.</speaker>
 
    <l><reg orig="Oh">O</reg> may these <reg orig="armes">arms</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> guarded <hi rend="italic">Thebes</hi> and <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">us</seg></reg>,</l>
<l>Be <reg orig="euer">ever</reg> thus my girdle, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> them</l>
 
 
    <l>I may <reg orig="liue">live</reg> <reg orig="euer">ever</reg> safe, welcome <hi rend="italic">Amphitrio</hi></l>
<l>A banquet, lights, attendance; good my Lord</l>
<l>Tell <reg orig="mee">me</reg> your <reg orig="warres">war's</reg> discourse.</l></sp>
 <sp who="G"><speaker>Iup.</speaker>
 
    <l>Sit <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> <hi rend="italic">Alcmena</hi>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="Z"><speaker>Alcm.</speaker>
 
<l><reg orig="Proceede">Proceed</reg> my dearest <reg orig="loue">love</reg>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="G"><speaker>Iup.</speaker>
 
    <l>I as great <reg orig="Generall">General</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the <hi rend="italic">Theban</hi> King,</l>
    <l><reg orig="March't">Marched</reg> gainst the <hi rend="italic">Teleboans</hi>: <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">who</seg> make head</l>
<l>And offer <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">us</seg></reg> encounter: both <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> Armies</l>
<l>Are cast <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="forme">form</reg>, well fronted, <reg orig="sleeeu'd">sleeved</reg> and <reg orig="wing'd">winged</reg></l>
<l><reg orig="Wee"><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">We</seg></reg> throw <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="vowes">vows</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <reg orig="heauen">heaven</reg>, the Trumpets sound,</l>
<l>The <reg orig="battels">battle's</reg> <reg orig="signall">signal</reg>, now <reg orig="beginnes">begins</reg> the incursions,</l>
<l>The earth beneath <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> armed burdens <reg orig="groanes">groans</reg>,</l>
<l><reg orig="Shootes">Shoots</reg> from each side <reg orig="reuerberat">reverberate</reg> gainst <reg orig="heauen">heaven</reg>,</l>
<l>With <reg orig="Arrowes">Arrows</reg> and with Darts the <reg orig="aire">air</reg> <reg orig="growes">grows</reg> <reg orig="darke">dark</reg></l>
<l>And now confusion ruffles, <reg orig="Heere">Here</reg> the <reg orig="shoutes">shouts</reg></l>
<l>Of Victors sound, there <reg orig="groanes">groans</reg> of death are heard,</l>
<l>Slaughter <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> all sides; still <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> eminent hand</l>
<l>Towers <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the <reg orig="aire">air</reg> a victor, whilst the enemy</l>
<l><reg orig="Haue">Have</reg> their <reg orig="despoyled">despoiled</reg> helmets <reg orig="crown'd">crowned</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> dust.</l>
    <l><reg orig="Wee"><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">We</seg></reg> stand, they fall, yet still King <hi rend="italic">Ptelera</hi></l>
<l><reg orig="Striues">Strives</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> make head, and with a fresh supply</l>
    <l>Takes <reg orig="vp"><seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg></reg> the mid-field: him <hi rend="italic">Amphitrio</hi> fronts</l>
<l>With <reg orig="equall">equal</reg> <reg orig="armes">arms</reg>, <reg orig="wee"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg></reg> the two Generals</l>
    <l>Fight hand <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> hand, but <hi rend="italic">Ioue</hi> omnipotent</l>
<l><reg orig="Gaue">Gave</reg> me his life and head, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> <reg orig="to morrow">tomorrow</reg></l>
    <l>Must <reg orig="giue">give</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> King <hi rend="italic">Creon</hi>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="Z"><speaker>Alcm.</speaker>
 
<l>All my orisons</l>
<l>Fought <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> your side, and with their <reg orig="powerfull">powerful</reg> weight,</l>
<l>Added <reg orig="vnto">unto</reg> the ponder of your sword,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> make it <reg orig="heauy">heavy</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> the Burgonet</l>
    <l>Of slaughtered <hi rend="italic">Ptelera</hi>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="G"><speaker>Iup.</speaker>
 
<l>I <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> my reward,</l>
<l>Had <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> the <reg orig="Subiects">Subjects</reg> of <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> conquered King</l>
<l>A golden cup presented, the choice <reg orig="boule">bowl</reg></l>
    <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> the slaughtered Tyrant <reg orig="vs'd">used</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="quaffe">quaff</reg>. <hi rend="italic">Socia</hi>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="H"><speaker>Gani.</speaker>
 
<l>My Lord.</l></sp>
 <sp who="G"><speaker>Iup.</speaker>
 
    <l>The cup, see <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> <hi rend="italic">Alcmena</hi>.</l></sp>
 
 
 <sp who="H"><speaker>Gani.</speaker>
    <l>This cup <hi rend="italic">Mercury</hi> stole out of <hi rend="italic">Amphitrioes</hi> casket,</l>
       <l>but <reg orig="al's">all is</reg> one as long as it is <reg orig="truely">truly</reg> <reg orig="deliuered">delivered</reg>.</l></sp>
 
 <sp who="Z"><speaker>Alcm.</speaker>
 
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> this rich <reg orig="boule">bowl</reg> <reg orig="I'le">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> <reg orig="onely">only</reg> <reg orig="quaffe">quaff</reg> your health,</l>
<l>Or <reg orig="vse">use</reg>, when <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the Gods I sacrifice.</l>
<l>Is <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> chamber ready?</l></sp>
 <sp who="G"><speaker>Iup.</speaker>
 
<l>Gladly <reg orig="I'de">I would</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> bed,</l>
<l>Where I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> mix with kisses my discourse,</l>
<l>And tell the whole <reg orig="proiect">project</reg>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="Z"><speaker>Alcm.</speaker>
 
<l>Mirth abound,</l>
<l>Through all these golden <reg orig="roofes">roofs</reg> let <reg orig="musicke">music</reg> sound,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="charme">charm</reg> my Lord <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> soft and downy rest.</l></sp>
 <sp who="G"><speaker>Iup.</speaker>
 
<l>Come light <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> <reg orig="sheetes">sheets</reg>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="Z"><speaker>Alcm.</speaker>
 
    <l><hi rend="italic">Amphitrioes</hi> head</l>
<l>Shall <reg orig="heere">here</reg> be pillowed, <reg orig="light's">lights</reg> then and <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> bed.</l></sp>
<stage>Exeunt with Torches.</stage>
 <sp who="H"><speaker>Gani.</speaker>
    <p>Alas <reg orig="poore">poor</reg> <hi rend="italic">Amphitrio</hi> I <reg orig="pitty">pity</reg> thee <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> art <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be made
       cuckold against thy <reg orig="wiues">wife's</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="noun">will</seg>, she is honest <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> worst dishonesty,
       and <reg orig="chast">chaste</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the <reg orig="superlatiue">superlative</reg> degree of inchastity:
       but I am set <reg orig="heere">here</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="keepe">keep</reg> the gate: now <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> my office.</p></sp>
 
<stage>Enter Socia with a letter.</stage>
 <sp who="J"><speaker>Socia.</speaker>
<p><reg orig="Heere's">Here is</reg> a night of nights, I <reg orig="thinke">think</reg> the <reg orig="Moone">Moon</reg>
   stands <reg orig="stil">still</reg> and all the Stars are <reg orig="a sleepe">asleep</reg>, he <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="driues">drives</reg> <hi rend="italic">Charles</hi>
   <reg orig="wayne">wain</reg> is taking a nap <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> his cart, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> they are all at a stand,
   this night hath <reg orig="bene">been</reg> as long as two nights already, and I 
   <reg orig="thinke">think</reg> <reg orig="'tis">it is</reg> now <reg orig="entring">entering</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> the third; I am glad yet <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> out
   of this <reg orig="vtter">utter</reg> <reg orig="darkenes">darkness</reg> I am come <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> see lights <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> my Ladies 
   <reg orig="Pallace">Palace</reg>: there <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> be simple <reg orig="newes">news</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg> when I shall tell
   <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg> my Lord is <reg orig="comming">coming</reg> home.</p></sp>
 
 <sp who="H"><speaker>Gani.</speaker>
    <p><reg orig="'Tis">It is</reg> <hi rend="italic">Socia</hi> and <hi rend="italic">Amphitrioes</hi> man, sent before <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg>
       tell his Lady of <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> husband, I must <reg orig="preuent">prevent</reg> him.</p></sp>
 
 <sp who="J"><speaker>Socia.</speaker>
<p>This night <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <reg orig="neuer">never</reg> <reg orig="haue">have</reg> an end, he <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> hath hired
   a wench <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> lie with him all this night, hath time enough I
   <reg orig="thinke">think</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> take his <reg orig="peny worths">pennyworths</reg>, but <reg orig="I'le">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> <reg orig="knocke">knock</reg>.</p></sp>
 
    <sp who="H"><speaker>Gani.</speaker>
<p>I charge thee not <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> knock here <reg orig="least">lest</reg> thou be knocked.</p></sp>
 
 <sp who="J"><speaker>Socia.</speaker>
<p>What not at my <reg orig="Maisters">Master's</reg> gate.</p></sp>
 
 <sp who="H"><speaker>Gani.</speaker>
<p>I charge thee once more, tell <reg orig="mee">me</reg> whose thou art? 
   whether thou goest, and wherefore thou <reg orig="commest">comest</reg>?</p></sp>
 
 

 <sp who="J"><speaker>Socia.</speaker>
<p>Hither I go, I <reg orig="serue">serve</reg> my <reg orig="Maister">Master</reg>, and come <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> speak
   with my Lady, what art thou the wiser? nay, if thou beest a
   good fellow let me <reg orig="passe">pass</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> thee.</p></sp>
 
 <sp who="H"><speaker>Gani.</speaker>
<p>Whom dost thou <reg orig="serue">serve</reg>?</p></sp>
 
 <sp who="J"><speaker>Socia.</speaker>
    <p>I <reg orig="serue">serve</reg> my Lord <hi rend="italic">Amphitrio</hi>, and am sent <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="hast">haste</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg>
       my Lady <hi rend="italic">Alcmena</hi>.</p></sp>
 
 <sp who="H"><speaker>Gani.</speaker>
<l>Thy name?</l></sp>
 
 <sp who="J"><speaker>Socia.</speaker>
    <p><hi rend="italic">Socia</hi>.</p></sp>
 
 <sp who="H"><speaker>Gani.</speaker>
<p>Base counterfeit take <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg>, can you not be content
   <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> come sneaking <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> one's house <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the night, <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> rob it, but 
   you must likewise rob me of my name?</p></sp>
 
 <sp who="J"><speaker>Socia.</speaker>
<p>Thy name, why, <reg orig="what's">what is</reg> thy name?</p></sp>
 
 <sp who="H"><speaker>Gani.</speaker>
    <p><hi rend="italic">Socia</hi>.</p></sp>
 
 <sp who="J"><speaker>Socia.</speaker>
    <p><hi rend="italic">Socia</hi>, and whom dost thou <reg orig="serue">serve</reg>?</p></sp>
 
 <sp who="H"><speaker>Gani.</speaker>
    <p>My Lord <hi rend="italic">Amphitrio</hi> <reg orig="chiefe">chief</reg> of the <hi rend="italic">Theban</hi> Legions,
       and my Lady <hi rend="italic">Alcmena</hi>, but <reg orig="what's">what is</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> thee?</p></sp>
 
 <sp who="J"><speaker>Socia.</speaker>
<p>Ha, ha, <reg orig="That's"><seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">That</seg> is</reg> a good <reg orig="iest">jest</reg>, but do you <reg orig="heare">hear</reg>, If you
   be <hi rend="italic">Socia</hi> my Lord <hi rend="italic">Amphitrioes</hi> man, and my Lady <hi rend="italic">Alcmenaes</hi>,
   Where dost thou lie.</p></sp>
 
    <sp who="H"><speaker>Gani.</speaker>
<p>Where do I lie? why <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the <reg orig="Porters">Porter's</reg> Lodge.</p></sp>
 
 <sp who="J"><speaker>Socia.</speaker>
<p>You are <reg orig="deceiu'd">deceived</reg>, you lie <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> your <reg orig="throate">throat</reg>, <reg orig="there's">there is</reg>
   but one <hi rend="italic">Socia</hi> belongs <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> this house, and <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> am I.</p></sp>
 
 <sp who="H"><speaker>Gani.</speaker>
<p>Lie <reg orig="slaue">slave</reg>, and wilt out-face <reg orig="mee">me</reg> from my name?
<reg orig="I'le">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> <reg orig="vse">use</reg> you <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> <reg orig="your selfe">yourself</reg> a counterfeit,
<stage>Beats him.</stage>
What art thou? <reg orig="speake">speak</reg>?</p></sp>
    
 <sp who="J"><speaker>Socia.</speaker>
 
<p>I cannot tell.</p></sp>
 <sp who="H"><speaker>Gani.</speaker>
 
<p>Whom dost thou <reg orig="serue">serve</reg>?</p></sp>
 <sp who="J"><speaker>Socia.</speaker>
 
<p>The time.</p></sp>
 <sp who="H"><speaker>Gani.</speaker>
 
<p>Thy name?</p></sp>
 <sp who="J"><speaker>Socia.</speaker>
 
<p>Nothing.</p></sp>
 <sp who="H"><speaker>Gani.</speaker>
 
<p>Thy <reg orig="businesse">business</reg>?</p></sp>
 <sp who="J"><speaker>Socia.</speaker>
 
<p><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="bee">be</reg> beaten.</p></sp>
 <sp who="H"><speaker>Gani.</speaker>
 
<p>And what am I?</p></sp>
 <sp who="J"><speaker>Socia.</speaker>
 
<p>What you <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg>.</p></sp>
 <sp who="H"><speaker>Gani.</speaker>
 
    <p>Am not I <hi rend="italic">Socia</hi>?</p></sp>
 <sp who="J"><speaker>Socia.</speaker>
<p>If you be not, I would you were <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">so</seg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be beaten
   <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> my place.</p></sp>
 
 <sp who="H"><speaker>Gani.</speaker>
<p>I knew my <reg orig="L">Lord</reg>. had <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> <reg orig="seruant">servant</reg> of <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> name but me.</p></sp>
 
 <sp who="J"><speaker>Socia.</speaker>
<p>Shall I <reg orig="speake">speak</reg> a few <reg orig="coole">cool</reg> words, and bar buffeting.</p></sp>
 
 <sp who="H"><speaker>Gani.</speaker>
<p><reg orig="Speake">Speak</reg> freely.</p></sp>
 
 
 
 <sp who="J"><speaker>Socia.</speaker>
<p>You <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> not strike.</p></sp>
 
 <sp who="H"><speaker>Gani.</speaker>
 
<p>Say <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">on</seg>.</p></sp>
 <sp who="J"><speaker>Socia.</speaker>
    <p>I am the party you wot <reg orig="off">of</reg>, I am <hi rend="italic">Socia</hi>, you may
       strike if you <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg>, but <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> beating me (if you be <hi rend="italic">Socia</hi>) I assure
       you, you shall but <reg orig="beate">beat</reg> <reg orig="your selfe">yourself</reg>.</p></sp>
 
 <sp who="H"><speaker>Gani.</speaker>
<p>The <reg orig="fellowes">fellow is</reg> mad.</p></sp>
 
 <sp who="J"><speaker>Socia.</speaker>
<p>Mad, am I not newly landed? sent hither <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> my 
   <reg orig="Maister">Master</reg>? Is not this <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> house? Do I not <reg orig="speake">speak</reg>? Am I not 
   awake? Am I not newly beaten? Do I not <reg orig="feele">feel</reg> it still? And 
   shall I doubt I am not <reg orig="my selfe">myself</reg>? come, come, <reg orig="I'le">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">in</seg> and <reg orig="doe">do</reg>
   my message.</p></sp>
 
 <sp who="H"><speaker>Gani.</speaker>
 
<p>Sirrah, I <reg orig="haue">have</reg> <reg orig="indured">endured</reg> you with much impatience,
   Wilt thou make me <reg orig="beleeue">believe</reg> I am not <hi rend="italic">Socia</hi>?
Was not <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> ships <reg orig="launcht">launched</reg> out off the Persicke <reg orig="hauen">haven</reg>?
Did I not land this night?
<reg orig="Haue">Have</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> not won the <reg orig="Towne">Town</reg> where <reg orig="K.">King</reg>  <hi rend="italic">Ptelera</hi> <reg orig="raign'd">reigned</reg>?
   <reg orig="Haue">Have</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> not <reg orig="orethrowne">overthrown</reg> the <hi rend="italic">Teleboans</hi>?
   Did not my Lord <hi rend="italic">Amphitrio</hi> kill the King hand <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> hand?
And did <reg orig="hee">he</reg> not send <reg orig="mee">me</reg> this night with a letter <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> certify
my Lady <hi rend="italic">Alcmena</hi> of all these <reg orig="newes">news</reg>.</p></sp>
 
 <sp who="J"><speaker>Socia.</speaker>
<p>I <reg orig="beginne">begin</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> mistrust <reg orig="my selfe">myself</reg>, all this is as true as 
   if I had told it <reg orig="my selfe">myself</reg>; but <reg orig="Il'e">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> try him further: What did
   the <hi rend="italic">Teleboans</hi> present my Lord with after the victory.</p></sp>
 
 <sp who="H"><speaker>Gani.</speaker>
<p>With a golden <reg orig="cuppe">cup</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> the King <reg orig="himselfe">himself</reg>
   <reg orig="vs'd">used</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="quaffe">quaff</reg>.</p></sp>
 
 <sp who="J"><speaker>Socia.</speaker>
<p>Where did I put it.</p></sp>
 
 <sp who="H"><speaker>Gani.</speaker>
<p><seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">That</seg> I know not, but I put it into a casket, <reg orig="sign'd">signed</reg>
   <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> my <reg orig="Lords">Lord's</reg> Signet.</p></sp>
 
 <sp who="J"><speaker>Socia.</speaker>
 
<p>And <reg orig="what's">what is</reg> the Signet?</p></sp>
    
    <sp who="H"><speaker>Gani.</speaker>
 
<p>The Sun rising from the East <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> his Chariot,
But do you come <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="vndermine">undermine</reg> me you <reg orig="slaue">slave</reg>?</p></sp>
    
 <sp who="J"><speaker>Socia.</speaker>
<p>I must go <reg orig="seeke">seek</reg> some other name, I am <reg orig="halfe">half</reg> <reg orig="hang'd">hanged</reg>
   already, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> my good name is lost; once more <reg orig="resolue">resolve</reg> me, if 
   thou canst tell me what I did alone I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <reg orig="resigne">resign</reg> thee my 
   name: if thou <reg orig="bee'st">beest</reg> <hi rend="italic">Socia</hi>, when the battles began <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="ioyne">join</reg>,
   as <reg orig="soone">soon</reg> as they <reg orig="beganne">began</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> skirmish, what didst thou?</p></sp>
 
 <sp who="H"><speaker>Gani.</speaker>
<p>As <reg orig="soone">soon</reg> as they began <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> fight I began <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="runne">run</reg>.</p></sp>
 
 <sp who="J"><speaker>Socia.</speaker>
<p>Whither?</p></sp>
 
 
 
 <sp who="H"><speaker>Gani.</speaker>
<p>Into my <reg orig="Lords">Lord's</reg> tent, and <reg orig="their">there</reg> hid <reg orig="mee">me</reg> <reg orig="vnder">under</reg> a 
   bed.</p></sp>
 
 <sp who="J"><speaker>Socia.</speaker>
<p>I am gone, I am gone, somebody <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> charity sake
   either lend <reg orig="mee">me</reg> or <reg orig="giue">give</reg> me a name, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> this I <reg orig="haue">have</reg> lost <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> the
   way, and now I <reg orig="looke">look</reg> better <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> he, me; or I, <reg orig="hee">he</reg>; as he hath 
   got my name, <reg orig="hee">he</reg> hath got my shape, countenance, stature,
   and <reg orig="euerything">everything</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> right, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> he can <reg orig="bee">be</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> other <reg orig="then">than</reg> I my
   <reg orig="owne">own</reg> <reg orig="selfe">self</reg>; but when I <reg orig="thinke">think</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> I am I, the same I <reg orig="euer">ever</reg>
   was, know my <reg orig="Maister">Master</reg>, his house, <reg orig="haue">have</reg> <reg orig="sence">sense</reg>, feeling, and
   <reg orig="vnderstanding">understanding</reg>, know my message, my <reg orig="businesse">business</reg>, why should
   I not <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">in</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="deliuer">deliver</reg> my letter <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> my Lady.</p></sp>
 
 <sp who="H"><speaker>Gani.</speaker>
 
<p><seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">That</seg> letter is <reg orig="deliuered">delivered</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> my hand.
My Lady <reg orig="knowes">knows</reg> all, and expects <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> Lord,
And I <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> <reg orig="seruant">servant</reg> <hi rend="italic">Socia</hi> am set <reg orig="heere">here</reg>
<seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="keepe">keep</reg> such idle <reg orig="raskals">rascals</reg> from the gate,
Then <reg orig="leaue">leave</reg> <reg orig="mee">me</reg>, and <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> <reg orig="meanes">means</reg>, or 
 <reg orig="I'le">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> send thee <reg orig="leglesse">legless</reg>,
or <reg orig="armelesse">harmless</reg> hence.</p></sp>
 
 <sp who="J"><speaker>Socia.</speaker>
<p>Nay, thou hast <reg orig="rob'd">robbed</reg> me of enough already, I
   would <reg orig="bee">be</reg> loath <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="loose">lose</reg> my name and <reg orig="limbes">limbs</reg> both <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> one
   night: where <reg orig="haue">have</reg> I <reg orig="miscaried">miscarried</reg>? where <reg orig="bene">been</reg> <reg orig="chang'd">changed</reg>? Did I 
   not <reg orig="leaue">leave</reg> <reg orig="my selfe">myself</reg> behind <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the ship when I came away, <reg orig="I'le">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg>
   <reg orig="euen">even</reg> <reg orig="backe">back</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> my <reg orig="Maister">Master</reg> and see if <reg orig="hee">he</reg> know 
 <reg orig="mee">me</reg>, if <reg orig="hee">he</reg>
   know me, if he call me <hi rend="italic">Socia</hi>, and <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <reg orig="beare">bear</reg> me out <reg orig="in't"><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> it</reg>,
   <reg orig="Il'e">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> come <reg orig="backe">back</reg> and do my message, <reg orig="spight">spite</reg> of him <reg orig="saies">says</reg> nay,
   Farewell <reg orig="selfe">self</reg>.</p></sp>
<stage>Exit.</stage>
    
 <sp who="H"><speaker>Gani.</speaker>
<l>This obstacle, the father of more troubles</l>
<l>I <reg orig="haue">have</reg> put off, and kept him from disturbance</l>
    <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> their adulterate pastimes, <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> <hi rend="italic">Alcmena</hi></l>
    <l>Is great already <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> <hi rend="italic">Amphitrio</hi></l>
    <l>And <reg orig="neere">near</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> time, and if <reg orig="shee">she</reg> <reg orig="proue">prove</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> <hi rend="italic">Iupiter</hi></l>
<l>He <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> his power and God-hood <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> contract</l>
<l>Both births <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> one, <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> make <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> <reg orig="throwes">throws</reg> the <reg orig="lesse">less</reg>:</l>
<l>And at one instant <reg orig="shee">she</reg> shall child two issues,</l>
<l>Begot <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> <hi rend="italic">Ioue</hi> and <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> <hi rend="italic">Amphitrio</hi>.</l>
<l>The house <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> this long <reg orig="charm'd">charmed</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> Hermes rod</l>
    <l>Are stirring and <hi rend="italic">Ioue</hi> glutted with delights,</l>
<l>Ready <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> take his <reg orig="leaue">leave</reg>, through satiate</l>
 
 
<l>With <reg orig="amourous">amorous</reg> dalliance: parting<reg orig="'s"> is</reg> not <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> sweet</l>
<l><reg orig="Betweene">Between</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="louers">lovers</reg>, as when first they meet.</l></sp>
    
<stage>Enter Iupiter, Alcmena, and the seruants.</stage>
    
    <sp who="G"><speaker>Iupit.</speaker>
<l>My <reg orig="deerest">dearest</reg> <reg orig="loue">love</reg> <reg orig="fare-well">farewell</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> Generals</l>
<l>Cannot be absent from <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> charges long:</l>
<l>I stole from <reg orig="th'Army">the army</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> repose with thee,</l>
<l>And must before the <reg orig="Sunne">Sun</reg> mount <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> his Chariot,</l>
<l>Be there <reg orig="againe">again</reg>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="Z"><speaker>Alcm.</speaker>
 
<l>My Lord, you come at midnight,</l>
<l>And you make haste too, <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be gone ere <reg orig="morne">morn</reg>,</l>
<l>You rise before your bed be <reg orig="throughly">thoroughly</reg> <reg orig="warme">warm</reg>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="G"><speaker>Iup.</speaker>
 
    <l>Fairest of <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <hi rend="italic">Theban</hi> Dames, accuse me not,</l>
<l>I left the charge of <reg orig="Souldiers">Soldiers</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> report</l>
<l>The fortune of <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="battailes">battles</reg> first <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> thee:</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Which</seg> should the <reg orig="campe">camp</reg> know, they would lay <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> me</l>
<l>A <reg orig="grieuous">grievous</reg> imputation, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> the beauty</l>
    <l>Of my <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> wife, can with <hi rend="italic">Amphitrio</hi> more</l>
<l><reg orig="Then">Than</reg> can the charge of legions. As my <reg orig="comming">coming</reg></l>
<l>Was secret and <reg orig="conceal'd">concealed</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">so</seg> my <reg orig="returne">return</reg>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Which</seg> shall be short and sudden.</l></sp>
 <sp who="Z"><speaker>Alc.</speaker>
 
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">That</seg> I <reg orig="feare">fear</reg>,</l>
<l>Better I had <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="keepe">keep</reg> you <reg orig="beeing">being</reg> here.</l></sp>
 <sp who="G"><speaker>Iup.</speaker>
 
<l>Nay part <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> must sweet Lady, dry your <reg orig="teares">tears</reg>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="Z"><speaker>Alc.</speaker>
 
<l><reg orig="You'l">You <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> make my <reg orig="minuts">minutes</reg> months, <reg orig="&">and</reg> <reg orig="daies">days</reg> 
 <reg orig="seeme">seem</reg> <reg orig="yeares">years</reg>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="G"><speaker>Iup.</speaker>
 
<l>Your <reg orig="businesse">business</reg> ere <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> part?</l></sp>
 <sp who="Z"><speaker>Alc.</speaker>
 
<l><reg orig="Onely">Only</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> pray</l>
<l>You <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> make haste, not be too long away. <reg orig="Fare-well">Farewell</reg>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="G"><speaker>Iup.</speaker>
 
    <l><reg orig="Fare-well">Farewell</reg>. Come <hi rend="italic">Ganimed</hi>, <reg orig="'tis">it is</reg> done,</l>
    <l>And <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> <hi rend="italic">Alcmena</hi> sped with a <reg orig="yong">young</reg> <reg orig="sonne">son</reg>.</l></sp>
<stage>Exit.</stage>
<stage>Enter Amphitrio, Socia, two Captaines with attendants.</stage>
 <sp who="I"><speaker>Amph.</speaker>
 
<l><reg orig="Oh">O</reg> Gentlemen, was <reg orig="euer">ever</reg> man thus <reg orig="crost">crossed</reg>?</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">So</seg> strangely <reg orig="flowted">flouted</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> an <reg orig="abiect">abject</reg> <reg orig="groome">groom</reg>?</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> either <reg orig="dreames">dreams</reg>, <reg orig="or's">or is</reg> mad: one <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="speakes">speaks</reg> nothing</l>
<l><reg orig="Sauing">Saving</reg> impossibilities, and <reg orig="meerely">merely</reg></l>
<l>False and absurd. Thus thou art here, and there,</l>
 
 
<l>With me, at home, and at one instant both,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> <reg orig="vaine">vain</reg> are these delirements, and <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> me</l>
<l>Most deeply incredible.</l></sp>
 <sp who="J"><speaker>Socia.</speaker>
<p>I am your <reg orig="owne">own</reg>, you may <reg orig="vse">use</reg> me as you please:
   One would <reg orig="thinke">think</reg> I had lost <reg orig="inough">enough</reg> already, <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="loose">lose</reg> my 
   name, and shape, and now <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="loose">lose</reg> your <reg orig="fauour">favour</reg> too. <reg orig="Oh">O</reg>!</p></sp>
 
<sp who="BK"><speaker>1. Capt.</speaker>
 
   <l><reg orig="Fye">Fie</reg> <hi rend="italic">Socia</hi>, you too much forget <reg orig="your selfe">yourself</reg>,</l>
<l>And <reg orig="'tis">it is</reg> beyond all sufferance <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> your Lord,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="vse">use</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> violent hand.</l></sp>
 <sp who="J"><speaker>Socia.</speaker>
 
<p>You may say what you <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg>, but a truth is a truth.</p></sp>
<sp who="BK"><speaker>2. Capt.</speaker>
 
<l>But this is neither true nor probable,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> this one body can <reg orig="deuide">divide</reg> <reg orig="it selfe">itself</reg>,</l>
   <l>And be <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> two set places. Fie <hi rend="italic">Socia</hi>, fie.</l></sp>
 <sp who="J"><speaker>Socia.</speaker>
 
<p>I tell you as it is.</p></sp>
 <sp who="I"><speaker>Amph.</speaker>
 
<l><reg orig="Slaue">Slave</reg> of all <reg orig="slaues">slaves</reg> the basest: <reg orig="vrge">urge</reg> me not,</l>
<l>Persist <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> these absurdities, and I vow</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> cut thy tongue out, <reg orig="haue">have</reg> thee <reg orig="scourg'd">scourged</reg> and beaten,</l>
<l><reg orig="Il'e">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> <reg orig="haue">have</reg> thee <reg orig="flay'd">flayed</reg>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="J"><speaker>Socia.</speaker>
<p>You may <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">so</seg>, you may as well take my skin as another 
   take my name and <reg orig="phisnomy">physiognomy</reg>: all goes one way.</p></sp>
 
 <sp who="I"><speaker>Amph.</speaker>
<l>Tell <reg orig="ore">over</reg> thy tale <reg orig="againe">again</reg>, make it more <reg orig="plaine">plain</reg>.</l>
  <l> Pray gentlemen your <reg orig="eares">ears</reg>.</l></sp>
 
 <sp who="J"><speaker>Socia.</speaker>
<p>Then as I <reg orig="sayd">said</reg> before, <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">so</seg> I say still: I am at home;
   do you <reg orig="heare">hear</reg>? I am <reg orig="heare">here</reg>: do you see? I spake with my Lady 
   at home; yet could not come <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">in</seg> at the gate <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> see <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg>: I
   <reg orig="deliuered">delivered</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg> your letter, and yet <reg orig="haue">have</reg> it still <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> my hand. 
   Is not this <reg orig="plaine">plain</reg>? do you <reg orig="vnderstand">understand</reg> me? I am neither mad
   nor <reg orig="drunke">drunk</reg> but what I <reg orig="speake">speak</reg> is <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> sober <reg orig="sadnesse">sadness</reg>.</p></sp>
 
    <sp who="BK"><speaker>1. Cap.</speaker>
       <p>Fie <hi rend="italic">Socia</hi>, fie, thou art much, too much <reg orig="too"><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg></reg> blame.</p></sp>
 
<sp who="BK"><speaker>2. Cap.</speaker>
<p>How dare you tempt your <reg orig="maisters">master's</reg> patience
   thus?</p></sp>
 
 <sp who="I"><speaker>Amph.</speaker>
<l><reg orig="Thinke">Think</reg> not <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> scape thus: yet once more <reg orig="resolue">resolve</reg> me</l>
<l>And faithfully: <reg orig="Do'st">Dost</reg> thou <reg orig="thinke">think</reg> it possible</l>
<l>Thou canst be here and there? Be <reg orig="sencible">sensible</reg>,</l>
    <l>And tell me <hi rend="italic">Socia</hi>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="J"><speaker>Socia.</speaker>
<p><reg orig="'Tis">It is</reg> possible; nor blame I you <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> wonder: <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> it 
   <reg orig="maruels">marvels</reg> me as much as any <reg orig="heere">here</reg>: Nor did I <reg orig="beleeue">believe</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg>
 <reg orig="Hee">He</reg>, my <reg orig="owne">own</reg> <reg orig="selfe">self</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> is at home, till <reg orig="hee">he</reg> 
 did <reg orig="conuince">convince</reg> me
 with arguments, told me <reg orig="euery">every</reg> thing I did at the siege, <reg orig="remembred">remembered</reg>
 my <reg orig="arrand">errand</reg> better <reg orig="then">than</reg> <reg orig="my selfe">myself</reg>: Nor is water 
 more <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">like</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> water, nor <reg orig="milke">milk</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <reg orig="milke">milk</reg>, <reg orig="then">than</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> He and I
are <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> me and him: <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> when you sent me home about midnight</p></sp>
 
 <sp who="I"><speaker>Amph.</speaker>
<l>What then?</l></sp>
 
 <sp who="J"><speaker>Socia.</speaker>
<p>I stood there <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="keepe">keep</reg> the gate a great while before
   I came at it.</p></sp>
 
    <sp who="BK"><speaker>Capt.</speaker>
<p>The fellow<reg orig="'s"> is</reg> mad.</p></sp>
 
 <sp who="J"><speaker>Socia.</speaker>
<p>I am as you see.</p></sp>
 
 <sp who="I"><speaker>Amph.</speaker>
<l>He hath been <reg orig="strooke">struck</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> some malevolent hand.</l></sp>
 
 <sp who="J"><speaker>Socia.</speaker>
<p>Nay <reg orig="that's"><seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> is</reg> <reg orig="certaine">certain</reg>: <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> I <reg orig="haue">have</reg> been soundly beaten.</p></sp>
 
 <sp who="I"><speaker>Amph.</speaker>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="interrogative">Who</seg> beat thee.</l></sp>
 
 <sp who="J"><speaker>Socia.</speaker>
<p>I my <reg orig="owne">own</reg> <reg orig="selfe">self</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> am at home, how oft shall I 
   tell you?</p></sp>
 
 <sp who="I"><speaker>Amph.</speaker>
 
<l>Sirrah, <reg orig="wee'l"><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> owe you this. Now gentlemen</l>
<l>You <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="haue">have</reg> <reg orig="beene">been</reg> co-partners <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> <reg orig="warres">wars</reg>,</l>
<l>Shall now co-part <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> welcome: <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <reg orig="visite">visit</reg></l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">Our</seg> beauteous wife; with whom (<seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> <reg orig="businesse">business</reg> ended)</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">We</seg> <reg orig="haue">have</reg> <reg orig="leasure">leisure</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="conferre">confer</reg>.</l></sp>
<stage>Enter Alcmena with <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> seruants and Mayd.</stage>
 <sp who="Z"><speaker>Alc.</speaker>
 
<l><reg orig="Haue">Have</reg> you took down those hangings <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> were <reg orig="plac'd">placed</reg></l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="entertaine">entertain</reg> my Lord?</l></sp>
    
    <sp who="BM"><speaker>1 Seru.</speaker>
<l><reg orig="Madame">Madam</reg> they are.</l></sp>
    
 <sp who="Z"><speaker>Alc.</speaker>
<l>And is <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> <reg orig="priuate">private</reg> bed-chamber <reg orig="dis-roab'd">disrobed</reg></l>
<l>Of all <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> beauty? <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="looke">look</reg> ruinous,</l>
<l>Till my <reg orig="Lords">Lord's</reg> presence shall <reg orig="repair't">repair it</reg> <reg orig="againe">again</reg>.</l></sp>
               
    <sp who="BM"><speaker>2. Seru.</speaker>
<l><reg orig="'Tis">It is</reg> done as you directed.</l></sp>
               
 <sp who="Z"><speaker>Alc.</speaker>
<l><reg orig="Euery">Every</reg> chamber,</l>
<l>Office and <reg orig="roome">room</reg>, shall <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> his absence <reg orig="looke">look</reg>,</l>
<l>As if they <reg orig="mist">missed</reg> their <reg orig="maister">master</reg>, and <reg orig="beare">bear</reg> part</l>
<l>With <reg orig="mee">me</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> my resembled <reg orig="widow-hood">widowhood</reg>.</l></sp>
               
    <sp who="BM"><speaker>3. Seru.</speaker>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">That</seg> needs not <reg orig="madame">madam</reg>: See my Lord<reg orig="'s"> is</reg> <reg orig="return'd">returned</reg>.</l></sp>
               
 <sp who="Z"><speaker>Alc.</speaker>
<l>And made such haste <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="leaue">leave</reg> me: I misdoubt</l>
<l>Some <reg orig="tricke">trick</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> this: It is distrust or <reg orig="feare">fear</reg></l>
<l>Of my <reg orig="prou'd">proved</reg> vertue: value it at best,</l>
<l><reg orig="'T">It</reg> can be <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> <reg orig="lesse">less</reg> <reg orig="then">than</reg> idle <reg orig="iealousie">jealousy</reg>.</l></sp>
               
 <sp who="I"><speaker>Amph.</speaker>
    <l>See bright <hi rend="italic">Alcmena</hi>, with my sudden greeting,</l>
<l><reg orig="Il'e">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> rap <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> <reg orig="soule">soul</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <reg orig="heauen">heaven</reg>, and make <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg> <reg orig="surfet">surfeit</reg></l>
<l>With <reg orig="ioyes">joy's</reg> <reg orig="aboundance">abundance</reg>. Beauteous Lady see</l>
    <l><hi rend="italic">Amphitrio</hi> <reg orig="return'd">returned</reg> a <reg orig="Conquerour">Conqueror</reg>,</l>
<l>Glad <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="vnfold">unfold</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> his victorious <reg orig="armes">arms</reg></l>
<l>Thy <reg orig="nine-moneth">nine-month</reg> absent body, whose ripe birth</l>
<l><reg orig="Swels">Swells</reg> with such beauty <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> thy constant <reg orig="wombe">womb</reg>.</l>
<l>How <reg orig="cheeres">cheers</reg> my Lady?</l></sp>
 <sp who="Z"><speaker>Alc.</speaker>
 
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">So</seg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">so</seg>, <reg orig="wee'l"><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> do <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg> your <reg orig="kinde">kind</reg> commends,</l>
<l>You may make bold <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> play <reg orig="vpon"><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg></reg> your friends.</l></sp>
 <sp who="I"><speaker>Amph.</speaker>
 
<l>Ha, what language call you this, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="seemes">seems</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> me</l>
<l>Past <reg orig="vnderstanding">understanding</reg>? I <reg orig="conceiue">conceive</reg> it not,</l>
<l>I <reg orig="reioyce">rejoice</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> see you wife.</l></sp>
 <sp who="Z"><speaker>Alc.</speaker>
 
<l>Yet <reg orig="shals">shall <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">us</seg></reg> <reg orig="haue">have</reg> more?</l>
<l>You do but now, as you <reg orig="haue">have</reg> done before.</l>
<l>Pray <reg orig="flowt">flout</reg> me still, and do <reg orig="your selfe">yourself</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> right,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> tell <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> <reg orig="ore">over</reg> you told me <reg orig="yester-night">yesternight</reg>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="I"><speaker>Amph.</speaker>
 
    <l>What yesternight? <hi rend="italic">Alcmena</hi> this your greeting</l>
<l>Distastes me. I but now, now, with these gentlemen</l>
    <l>Landed at <hi rend="italic">Thebes</hi>, and came <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> do my <reg orig="loue">love</reg></l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">To</seg> thee, before my duty <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> my King.</l>
<l>This <reg orig="strangenesse">strangeness</reg> much amazeth me.</l></sp>
 <sp who="J"><speaker>Socia.</speaker>
    <p><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">We</seg> <reg orig="haue">have</reg> found one <hi rend="italic">Socia</hi>, but <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> are <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">like</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="loose">lose</reg> 
       an <hi rend="italic">Amphitrio.</hi></p></sp>
 
 <sp who="Z"><speaker>Alc.</speaker>
 
<l>Shall I be <reg orig="plaine">plain</reg> my Lord? I take it ill,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> you, whom I <reg orig="receiu'd">received</reg> late <reg orig="yester-night">yesternight</reg>,</l>
<l><reg orig="Gaue">Gave</reg> you my freest welcome, feasted you,</l>
<l><reg orig="Lodg'd">Lodged</reg> you, and but this morning, two <reg orig="houres">hours</reg> since</l>
<l><reg orig="Tooke">Took</reg> <reg orig="leaue">leave</reg> of you with <reg orig="teares">tears</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> your <reg orig="returne">return</reg></l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">So</seg> sudden, should be <reg orig="furnisht">furnished</reg> with such <reg orig="scorne">scorn</reg>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="I"><speaker>Amph.</speaker>
 
<l>Gentlemen, I <reg orig="feare">fear</reg> the <reg orig="madnesse">madness</reg> of my man</l>
<l>Is fled into <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> <reg orig="braine">brain</reg>, be these my <reg orig="witnesse">witness</reg>,</l>
<l>I am but newly landed: <reg orig="witnesse">witness</reg> these</l>
<l>With whom I <reg orig="haue">have</reg> not parted.</l></sp>
<sp who="BK"><speaker>1. Capt.</speaker>
 
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> this <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> needs must take <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> <reg orig="Generals">General's</reg> part,</l>
 
 
<l>And <reg orig="witnesse">witness</reg> of his side.</l></sp>
 <sp who="Z"><speaker>Alc.</speaker>
 
<l>And bring you <reg orig="witnesse">witness</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> suggest your wrongs,</l>
<l>Against you two I can oppose all these.</l>
    <l><reg orig="Receiu'd">Received</reg> I not <hi rend="italic">Amphitrio</hi> <reg orig="yester-night">yesternight</reg>?</l></sp>
    
    <sp who="BM"><speaker>1. Seru.</speaker>
<p>I assure you my Lord remember <reg orig="your selfe">yourself</reg>, you
   were here <reg orig="yester-nighr">yesternight</reg>.</p></sp>
 
 <sp who="X"><speaker>All.</speaker>
 
<l><reg orig="'Tis">It is</reg> most <reg orig="certaine">certain</reg>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="I"><speaker>Amph.</speaker>
 
<l>These <reg orig="villaines">villains</reg> all are <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> my wife <reg orig="suborn'd">suborned</reg>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="seeke">seek</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> mad me. Gentlemen pray list,</l>
<l><reg orig="Wee'l"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">We</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> <reg orig="giue">give</reg> this <reg orig="errour">error</reg> scope: Pray at what time</l>
<l><reg orig="Gaue">Gave</reg> you me <reg orig="entertainement">entertainment</reg> the last night?</l></sp>
 <sp who="Z"><speaker>Alc.</speaker>
 
<l>As though you know not? Well, <reg orig="Il'e">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> fit your <reg orig="humor">humour</reg>,</l>
<l>And tell you what you better know <reg orig="then">than</reg> I.</l>
<l>At <reg orig="mid-night">midnight</reg> .</l></sp>
 <sp who="I"><speaker>Amph.</speaker>
 
<l>At <reg orig="mid-night">midnight</reg>: Pray <reg orig="obserue">observe</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> Gentlemen,</l>
<l>At <reg orig="mid-night">midnight</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> were <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> discourse <reg orig="a boord">aboard</reg></l>
<l>Of my Commission.</l></sp>
<sp who="BK"><speaker>2. Capt.</speaker>
 
<l>I <reg orig="remembr't">remember it</reg> well.</l></sp>
 <sp who="I"><speaker>Amph.</speaker>
 
<l>What did <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> then at <reg orig="mid-night">midnight</reg>?</l></sp>
 <sp who="Z"><speaker>Alc.</speaker>
 
<l>Sate <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> banquet.</l></sp>
               
    <sp who="BM"><speaker>1. Seru.</speaker>
 
<l>Where I waited.</l></sp>
       <sp who="BM"><speaker>2. Seru.</speaker>
 
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">So</seg> did <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> all.</l></sp>
               
 <sp who="I"><speaker>Amph.</speaker>
<l>And I was there at banquet.</l></sp>
               
               <sp who="BM"><speaker>3. Seru.</speaker>
<p>Your Lordship<reg orig="'s"> is</reg> merry: do you make a question
   of <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg>?</p></sp>
 
 <sp who="Z"><speaker>Alc.</speaker>
<l>At banquet you <reg orig="discourst">discoursed</reg> the <reg orig="Inter-view">Interview</reg></l>
<l> <reg orig="Betweene">Between</reg> the <hi rend="italic">Theleboans</hi> and your <reg orig="hoast">host</reg>.</l></sp>
 
 <sp who="I"><speaker>Amph.</speaker>
 
<l>Belike then you can tell <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">us</seg></reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> <reg orig="successe">success</reg>,</l>
<l>Ere <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> are the first <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> bring these <reg orig="newes">news</reg></l>
<l>Can <reg orig="vtter">utter</reg> it.</l></sp>
 <sp who="Z"><speaker>Alc.</speaker>
 
<l>Your Lordship<reg orig="'s"> is</reg> pleasant still.</l>
<l>The <reg orig="battailes">battle is</reg> <reg orig="ioyn'd">joined</reg>, <reg orig="cryes">cries</reg> <reg orig="past">passed</reg>  <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> either side,</l>
    <l>Long was the skirmish <reg orig="doubtfull">doubtful</reg>, till the <hi rend="italic">Thebans</hi></l>
    <l><reg orig="Opprest">Oppressed</reg> the <hi rend="italic">Theleboans</hi>: but the <reg orig="battaile">battle</reg></l>
<l>Was <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> the King renewed: <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">who</seg> face <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> face</l>
    <l>And hand <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> hand, met with <hi rend="italic">Amphitrio</hi>:</l>
<l>You fought, and <reg orig="arme">arm</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <reg orig="arme">arm</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> single combat,</l>
<l><reg orig="Troad">Trod</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> his head a Victor.</l></sp>
 <sp who="I"><speaker>Amph.</speaker>
 
<l>How came you <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> this?</l></sp>
 <sp who="Z"><speaker>Alc.</speaker>
 
<l>As though you told it not.</l></sp>
 
 
 <sp who="I"><speaker>Amph.</speaker>
 
<l>Well then, after banquet?</l></sp>
 <sp who="Z"><speaker>Alc.</speaker>
 
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">We</seg> <reg orig="kist">kissed</reg>, <reg orig="embrac'd">embraced</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> chamber was made ready.</l></sp>
 <sp who="I"><speaker>Amph.</speaker>
 
<l>And then?</l></sp>
 <sp who="Z"><speaker>Alc.</speaker>
 
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">To</seg> bed <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> went.</l></sp>
 <sp who="I"><speaker>Amph.</speaker>
 
<l>And there?</l></sp>
 <sp who="Z"><speaker>Alc.</speaker>
 
<l>You slept <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> these my <reg orig="armes">arms</reg>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="I"><speaker>Amph.</speaker>
 
<l>Strumpet, <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> more.</l>
<l><reg orig="Madnesse">Madness</reg> and impudence contend <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> thee,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Which</seg> shall afflict me most.</l></sp>
 <sp who="Z"><speaker>Alc.</speaker>
 
<l>Your <reg orig="iealousie">jealousy</reg></l>
<l>And this imposterous wrong, <reg orig="heapes">heaps</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> me <reg orig="iniuries">injuries</reg></l>
<l>More <reg orig="then">than</reg> my sex can <reg orig="beare">bear</reg>: you had best deny</l>
<l>The gift you <reg orig="gaue">gave</reg> me too.</l></sp>
 <sp who="I"><speaker>Amph.</speaker>
 
<l><reg orig="Oh">O</reg> <reg orig="heauen">heaven</reg>! what gift?</l></sp>
 <sp who="Z"><speaker>Alc.</speaker>
 
    <l>The golden Cup the <hi rend="italic">Theleboans</hi> King</l>
<l><reg orig="Vs'd">Used</reg> still <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="quaffe">quaff</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">in</seg>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="I"><speaker>Amph.</speaker>
 
<l>Indeed I had such purpose,</l>
<l>But <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> I <reg orig="keepe">keep</reg> safe <reg orig="lock't">locked</reg>. <reg orig="Shew">Show</reg> me the <reg orig="bowle">bowl</reg>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="Z"><speaker>Alc.</speaker>
<l><hi rend="italic">Thessala</hi>, the standing cup <hi rend="italic">Amphitrio</hi> <reg orig="gaue">gave</reg> me</l>
<l>Last night at banquet, <reg orig="ther's">there is</reg> the key.</l></sp>
               
               <sp who="CG"><speaker>Thessal.</speaker>    
<l>I shall.</l></sp>
<sp who="BK"><speaker>1. Capt.</speaker>
<p>My Lord, <reg orig="ther's">there is</reg> much amazement <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the opening
   of these strange doubts, the more you <reg orig="seeke">seek</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="vnfold">unfold</reg>
   them, the more they <reg orig="pusle">puzzle</reg> <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg>.</p></sp>
 
<sp who="BK"><speaker>2. Capt.</speaker>
<l>How came she <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> the notice</l>
<l>And true <reg orig="recitall">recital</reg> of the <reg orig="battailes">battle's</reg> fortune?</l></sp>
               
 <sp who="I"><speaker>Amph.</speaker>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">That</seg> hath this <reg orig="villaine">villain</reg> told <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> my life.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="J"><speaker>Soc.</speaker>
<p>Not I, I <reg orig="disclaime">disclaim</reg> it, <reg orig="vnlesse">unless</reg> it were my tother <reg orig="selfe">self</reg>, I 
   <reg orig="haue">have</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> hand <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> it.</p></sp>
 
<stage>Enter Thessala with the cup.</stage>
    <sp who="CG"><speaker>Thessal.</speaker>
 
<l><reg orig="Madame">Madam</reg>, the <reg orig="bowle">bowl</reg>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="Z"><speaker>Alc.</speaker>
 
    <l><reg orig="Restor't">Restore it</reg> <hi rend="italic">Amphitrio</hi>,</l>
<l>I am not worthy <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be trusted with it.</l></sp>
 <sp who="I"><speaker>Amph.</speaker>
 
<l>The <reg orig="forme">form</reg>, the <reg orig="mettal">metal</reg>, and the <reg orig="grauing">graving</reg> too.</l>
    <l><reg orig="'Tis">It is</reg> <reg orig="somwhat">somewhat</reg> strange. <hi rend="italic">Socia</hi>, the casket <reg orig="streight">straight</reg>.</l></sp>
               
 <sp who="J"><speaker>Socia.</speaker>
<p>Here sir.</p></sp>
 <sp who="I"><speaker>Amph.</speaker>
 
<l>What, is my signet safe?</l></sp>
<sp who="J"><speaker>Soc.</speaker>
<p><reg orig="Vntouch't">Untouched</reg>.</p></sp>
               
 <sp who="I"><speaker>Amph.</speaker>
 
<l>Then <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> I <reg orig="shew">show</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg> <reg orig="streight">straight</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> <reg orig="bowle">bowl</reg></l>
    <l>The <hi rend="italic">Theleboans</hi> <reg orig="gaue">gave</reg> me. <reg orig="Wher's">Where is</reg> my key?</l></sp>
<sp who="J"><speaker>Soc.</speaker>
   <p>Here sir. This is the strangest <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="ere">ever</reg>  I heard, I <hi rend="italic">Socia</hi>
      <reg orig="haue">have</reg> begot another <hi rend="italic">Socia</hi>, my Lord <hi rend="italic">Amphitrio</hi> hath begot
      another <hi rend="italic">Amphitrio</hi>. Now, if this golden <reg orig="bowle">bowl</reg> <reg orig="haue">have</reg> begot another 
      golden <reg orig="bowle">bowl</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> shall be all <reg orig="twin'd">twinned</reg> and doubled.</p></sp>
 
 <sp who="I"><speaker>Amph.</speaker>
 
<l>Behold an empty casket.</l></sp>
 <sp who="Z"><speaker>Alc.</speaker>
 
<l>This notwithstanding you deny your gift,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">Our</seg> meeting, banquet, and <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="sportfull">sportful</reg> night.</l>
<l>Your <reg orig="mornings">morning's</reg>  parting.</l></sp>
 <sp who="I"><speaker>Amph.</speaker>
 
<l>All these I deny</l>
<l>As <reg orig="falce">false</reg>, and past all nature, yet this goblet</l>
<l>Breeds <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> me wonder, with the true report</l>
<l>Of <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="warres">war's</reg> <reg orig="proiect">project</reg>: But I am <reg orig="my selfe">myself</reg></l>
<l>New landed with these <reg orig="Captaines">Captains</reg>, and my men,</l>
<l>Deny all banquets and <reg orig="affaires">affairs</reg> of bed,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Which</seg> thou shalt <reg orig="deerely">dearly</reg> <reg orig="answere">answer</reg>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="Z"><speaker>Alc.</speaker>
 
<l><reg orig="Aske">Ask</reg> your <reg orig="seruants">servants</reg></l>
<l>If I mis-say <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="ought">aught</reg> .</l></sp>
           <sp who="BM"><speaker>1. Seru.</speaker>            
<p>My Lord, there is nothing said <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> my Lady, but 
   <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> are eye-witnesses of, and <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <reg orig="iustifie">justify</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="oathes">oaths</reg>.</p></sp>
 
 <sp who="I"><speaker>Amph.</speaker>
 
<l>And <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> you tempt me still?</l>
<l>Socia, run <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the ship, bring me the <reg orig="maister">master</reg>,</l>
<l>And he shall with these <reg orig="Captaines">Captains</reg> <reg orig="iustifie">justify</reg></l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">On</seg> my <reg orig="behalfe">behalf</reg>, whilst I <reg orig="reuenge">revenge</reg> <reg orig="my selfe">myself</reg></l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">On</seg> these <reg orig="falce">false</reg> <reg orig="seruants">servants</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> support their Lady</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> adulterous practise. <reg orig="Villaines">Villains</reg>, <reg orig="dogges">dogs</reg>.</l></sp>
<sp who="BK"><speaker>1. Capt.</speaker>
<l>Patience my Lord.</l></sp>
<stage>Amphitrio beats <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">in</seg> his men. Exit.</stage>
 <sp who="Z"><speaker>Alc.</speaker>
 
<l>Nay let him still proceed,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> <reg orig="hauing">having</reg> <reg orig="kild">killed</reg> them, I may likewise bleed.</l>
<l>His <reg orig="frensie">frenzy</reg> is my death, life I despise,</l>
<l>These are the fruits of idle <reg orig="iealousies">jealousies</reg>.</l>
<l>Yonder he comes <reg orig="againe">again</reg>,</l>
<stage>Enter Iupiter.</stage>
 
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">So</seg> <reg orig="soone">soon</reg> <reg orig="appeas'd">appeased</reg>,</l>
<l>And from his fury: I shall <reg orig="nere">never</reg> forget</l>
<l>This <reg orig="iniury">injury</reg>, till I <reg orig="haue">have</reg> paid his debt.</l></sp>
 <sp who="G"><speaker>Iupiter.</speaker>
 
    <l>What sad <hi rend="italic">Alcmena</hi>? <reg orig="Pre'thee">Prithee</reg> pardon me,</l>
<l><reg orig="'Twas">It was</reg> but my humour, and I now am sorry.</l>
<l>Nay whither <reg orig="turn'st">turnest</reg> thou?</l></sp>
 <sp who="Z"><speaker>Alcm.</speaker>
 
<l>All the wit I <reg orig="haue">have</reg>,</l>
 
<l>I must <reg orig="expresse">express</reg>: <reg orig="borne">born</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be made a <reg orig="slaue">slave</reg>:</l>
<l>I wonder you can hold your hands, not strike,</l>
<l>If I a strumpet be, and wrong your bed,</l>
<l>Why doth not your rude hand assault this head?</l></sp>
 <sp who="G"><speaker>Iup.</speaker>
 
<l><reg orig="Oh">O</reg> my sweet wife, of what I did <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> sport,</l>
<l><reg orig="Condemne">Condemn</reg> me not: If needs, then chide me <reg orig="for't"><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> it</reg>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="Z"><speaker>Alc.</speaker>
<l>Was it because I was last night <reg orig="to">too</reg> free</l>
<l>Of courteous dalliance, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> you <reg orig="iniure">injure</reg> me?</l>
<l>Was I too <reg orig="lauish">lavish</reg> of my <reg orig="loue">love</reg>? Next night</l>
<l><reg orig="Feare">Fear</reg> not, <reg orig="Il'e">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> <reg orig="keepe">keep</reg> you short of your delight:</l>
<l><reg orig="Il'e">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> <reg orig="learne">learn</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="keepe">keep</reg> you off, and <reg orig="seeme">seem</reg> more coy,</l>
<l>You shall <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> more swim <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="excesse">excess</reg> of <reg orig="ioy">joy</reg>,</l>
<l><reg orig="Looke">Look</reg> <reg orig="for't"><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> it</reg> hereafter.</l></sp>
 <sp who="G"><speaker>Iup.</speaker>
 
<l>Punish me I pray.</l></sp>
 <sp who="Z"><speaker>Alc.</speaker>
 
<l><reg orig="Giue">Give</reg> me my dower and <reg orig="Il'e">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> be gone away:</l>
<l><reg orig="Leaue">Leave</reg> you <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> your harsh <reg orig="humors">humours</reg>, and base strife,</l>
<l><reg orig="Onely">Only</reg> the honour of a <reg orig="vertuous">virtuous</reg> wife</l>
<l><reg orig="Il'e">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> <reg orig="beare">bear</reg> along; my other substance <reg orig="keepe">keep</reg>:</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> a widowed bed <reg orig="Il'e">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> henceforth <reg orig="sleepe">sleep</reg>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="G"><speaker>Iup.</speaker>
 
    <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">By</seg> this right hand, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> you <hi rend="italic">Amphitrio</hi> owe,</l>
<l>My wrongs henceforth shall <reg orig="nere">never</reg> afflict you <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg>.</l>
<l><reg orig="Speake">Speak</reg>, are <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> friends? <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">By</seg> this soft <reg orig="kisse">kiss</reg> I <reg orig="sweare">swear</reg>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">No</seg> Lady <reg orig="liuing">living</reg> is <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> me <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">like</seg> <reg orig="deare">dear</reg>.</l>
<l>These <reg orig="nuptiall">nuptial</reg> <reg orig="brawles">brawls</reg> oft-times more <reg orig="loue">love</reg> beget:</l>
<l>The <reg orig="rauishing">ravishing</reg> pleasures, when last night <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> met</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">We</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> redouble. These hands shall not part</l>
<l>Till <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> be <reg orig="reconcil'd">reconciled</reg>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="Z"><speaker>Alc.</speaker>
 
<l>You <reg orig="haue">have</reg> my heart; nor can my anger last.</l></sp>
 <sp who="G"><speaker>Iup.</speaker>
 
<l><reg orig="Faire">Fair</reg> <reg orig="loue">love</reg> then smile.</l>
<stage>Enter Blepharo and Socia.</stage>
<l>And let <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> lips <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> hearts thus reconcile.</l></sp>
               
 <sp who="D"><speaker>Bleph.</speaker>
 
<l>Thou <reg orig="tel'st">tellest</reg> me wonders.</l></sp>
 <sp who="J"><speaker>Socia.</speaker>
    <p>I assure you there are two <hi rend="italic">Socia's</hi>, and <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <reg orig="ought">aught</reg>  I
       can <reg orig="heare">hear</reg>, there are two <hi rend="italic">Amphitrio's</hi>: <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> were <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> hope <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg>
       <reg orig="haue">have</reg> two golden <reg orig="bowles">bowls</reg>. Now if your ship can get two 
       <reg orig="maisters">masters</reg>, you <reg orig="wil"><seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> be simply <reg orig="furnish't">furnished</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> sea. But see my Lord 
       and my Lady are friends; let <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg> be partakers of their reconcilement.</p></sp>
 
 
 
 <sp who="D"><speaker>Bleph.</speaker>
 
<l><reg orig="Haile">Hail</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the <reg orig="generall">general</reg>: you sent <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> me my Lord.</l></sp>
 <sp who="G"><speaker>Iup.</speaker>
 
    <l>True <hi rend="italic">Blepharo</hi>:</l>
<l>But things are well made <reg orig="euen">even</reg>, and <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> <reg orig="attoned">atoned</reg>,</l>
<l>Your chiefest <reg orig="businesse">business</reg> is <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> feast with <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">us</seg></reg>.</l>
    <l>Attend <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">us</seg></reg> <hi rend="italic">Socia</hi>. <reg orig="Faire">Fair</reg> <hi rend="italic">Alcmena</hi> now</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">We</seg> are both one, <reg orig="combin'd">combined</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> oath and vow.</l></sp>
<stage>Exeunt.</stage>
 <sp who="J"><speaker>Socia.</speaker>
<p><reg orig="Ther's">There is</reg> <reg orig="musicke">music</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> this: If they feast <reg orig="Il'e">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> feast with
   them, and make my belly amends <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> all the <reg orig="blowes">blows</reg> <reg orig="receiu'd">received</reg>
   <reg orig="vpon"><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg></reg> my <reg orig="backe">back</reg>.</p></sp>
 
<stage>Enter Ganimed.</stage>
               
               <sp who="H"><speaker>Gan.</speaker>
<p><hi rend="italic">Iupiter</hi> and <hi rend="italic">Alcmena</hi> are <reg orig="entred">entered</reg> at the <reg orig="backe">back</reg> gate,
   <reg orig="whil'st">whilst</reg> <hi rend="italic">Amphitrio</hi> is beating his <reg orig="seruants">servants</reg> out at the foregate.
   <reg orig="Als">All is</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="vp-rore">uproar</reg>: I do but watch <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> see him out <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the
   street, <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> shut the gates against him. But yonder is <hi rend="italic">Socia</hi>, <reg orig="I'le">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg>
   <reg orig="passe">pass</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> him without speaking.</p></sp>
 
 <sp who="J"><speaker>Socia.</speaker>
<p>I should <reg orig="haue">have</reg> <reg orig="seene">seen</reg> your face when I <reg orig="haue">have</reg> <reg orig="look't">looked</reg> 
  <reg orig="my selfe">myself</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> a <reg orig="glasse">glass</reg>, your sweet <reg orig="phisnomy">physiognomy</reg>, should be of my acquaintance:
   I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> not <reg orig="passe">pass</reg> him without Conge.</p></sp>
 
<stage>They passe with many strange Conges.</stage>
<stage>Enter Amphitrio, beating before him his seruants,
   the two Captaines, they meet with Ganimed.</stage>
               
 <sp who="I"><speaker>Amph.</speaker>
 
<l><reg orig="Villaines">Villains</reg>, <reg orig="dogges">dogs</reg>, <reg orig="diuels">devils</reg>.</l></sp>
<sp who="BK"><speaker>1. Capt.</speaker>
 
<l>Noble <reg orig="Generall">General</reg>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="I"><speaker>Amph.</speaker>
 
    <l>These wrongs are too <reg orig="indigne">indign</reg>. <hi rend="italic">Socia</hi> <reg orig="return'd">returned</reg>?</l>
    <l><reg orig="Where's">Where is</reg> <hi rend="italic">Blepharo</hi>?</l></sp>
               
               <sp who="H"><speaker>Gan.</speaker>
<p>I <reg orig="haue">have</reg> sought him <reg orig="a boord">aboard</reg>; but he is <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the <reg orig="Citty">City</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg>
   see some of his friends, and <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> not <reg orig="returne">return</reg> till dinner.
   Now <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> a <reg orig="tricke">trick</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> shut the gates <reg orig="vpon"><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg></reg> him.</p></sp>
 
<stage>Exit.</stage>
 <sp who="I"><speaker>Amph.</speaker>
<l>Patience, if thou hast any power <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> earth,</l>
<l>Infuse it here, or I these hypocrites,</l>
<l>These base suggesters of their Ladies wrongs,</l>
<l>Shall <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the death pursue.</l></sp>
<sp who="BK"><speaker>2. Capt.</speaker>
 
<l><reg orig="Finde">Find</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> their punishment</l>
<l>Some more deliberate season: <reg orig="sleepe">sleep</reg> <reg orig="vpon't"><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg> it</reg>,</l>
<l>And <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> an order more direct and <reg orig="plaine">plain</reg></l>
<l>Void of this strange confusion, censure them.</l></sp>
               
 <sp who="I"><speaker>Amphi.</speaker>
<l>Sir, you <reg orig="aduise">advise</reg> well, I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> qualify</l>
<l>This <reg orig="heate">heat</reg> of rage: now I <reg orig="haue">have</reg> <reg orig="beate">beat</reg> them forth</l>
    <l><reg orig="Let's">Let <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">in</seg> and see my wife, <hi rend="italic">Socia</hi> <reg orig="stolne">stolen</reg> hence</l>
<l>And the gates shut, <reg orig="let's">let <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg> <reg orig="knocke">knock</reg>.</l></sp>
<stage>Knockes, enter Ganimed aboue.</stage>
 <sp who="H"><speaker>Gani.</speaker>
<p>What <reg orig="Ruffin's">Ruffian is</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> knocks? you <reg orig="thinke">think</reg> belike
   the <reg orig="nailes">nails</reg> of <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="dores">doors</reg> are as <reg orig="sawcy">saucy</reg> 
 as <reg orig="your selfe">yourself</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> they
   <reg orig="neede">need</reg> beating.</p></sp>

 <sp who="I"><speaker>Amphi.</speaker>
    <l><hi rend="italic">Socia</hi> I am thy Lord <hi rend="italic">Amphitrio</hi>.</l></sp>
               <sp who="H"><speaker>Gani.</speaker>
 
<l>You are a <reg orig="fooles">fools</reg> head of your <reg orig="owne">own</reg>, are you not?</l></sp>
 <sp who="I"><speaker>Amphi.</speaker>
 
<l><reg orig="Ruffin">Ruffian</reg> and <reg orig="foole">fool</reg>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="H"><speaker>Gani.</speaker>
 
<l>Take <reg orig="coxcombe">coxcomb</reg> and <reg orig="asse">ass</reg> along, if you <reg orig="bee">be</reg> not satisfied.</l></sp>
 <sp who="I"><speaker>Amphi.</speaker>
 
<l>Do you <reg orig="condemne">condemn</reg> me now, pray Gentlemen</l>
<l>Do me but right, <reg orig="haue">have</reg> I <reg orig="iust">just</reg> cause <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> rage?</l>
<l>Can you <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="haue">have</reg> <reg orig="perswaded">persuaded</reg> <reg orig="mee">me</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> peace</l>
<l>Brooke this? <reg orig="oh">o</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> some battering engine <reg orig="heere">here</reg></l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="race">raze</reg> my <reg orig="Pallace">Palace</reg> <reg orig="walles">walls</reg>, or some iron <reg orig="Ramme">Ram</reg></l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> plant against these gates,</l></sp>
 <sp who="H"><speaker>Gani.</speaker>
<p>Sirrah, <reg orig="I'le">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> make you <reg orig="eate">eat</reg> these words, stay but
   till I come <reg orig="downe">down</reg>, <reg orig="I'le">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> send you thence with a vengeance, I 
   am now <reg orig="comming">coming</reg>, <reg orig="looke">look</reg> <reg orig="to't"><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> it</reg>, <reg orig="I'le">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> tickle you with your
   counterfeit companions there.</p></sp>
 
<stage>Exit.</stage>
<sp who="BK"><speaker>1. Cap.</speaker>
<p>This is too much, <reg orig="'tis">it is</reg> not <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be <reg orig="indured">endured</reg>.</p></sp>
 
 <sp who="I"><speaker>Amphi.</speaker>
<p>I wish of <reg orig="heauen">heaven</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="haue">have</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> longer life <reg orig="then">than</reg> 
   once more <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> behold him, <reg orig="hee">he</reg> shall pay <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> all the rest.</p></sp>
 
               <sp who="BK"><speaker>2. Cap.</speaker>
<p>He <reg orig="promist">promised</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> come <reg orig="downe">down</reg>.</p></sp>
 
<stage>Enter Socia and Blepharo.</stage>
<sp who="BK"><speaker>1. Cap.</speaker>
<p>And I <reg orig="thinke">think</reg> <reg orig="hee">he</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> <reg orig="harke">hark</reg>, I <reg orig="heare">hear</reg> the 
   gates open.</p></sp>
 
 <sp who="I"><speaker>Amphi.</speaker>
<p><reg orig="Forbeare">Forbear</reg> a little, note the <reg orig="villaines">villain's</reg> <reg orig="humor">humour</reg>.</p></sp>
 
 <sp who="J"><speaker>Socia.</speaker>
<p><reg orig="Al's">All is</reg> quiet within, <reg orig="I'le">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> go <reg orig="helpe">help</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> fetch my <reg orig="Lords">Lord's</reg> 
   <reg orig="stuffe">stuff</reg> from ship, but see, <reg orig="hee's">he is</reg> out of the gates before <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg>, 
   <seg type="homograph" subtype="interrogative">which</seg> way came <reg orig="hee">he</reg>?</p></sp>
 
 <sp who="D"><speaker>Bleph.</speaker>
<p><reg orig="Hee">He</reg> hath made <reg orig="hast">haste</reg> .</p></sp>
 
 <sp who="J"><speaker>Socia.</speaker>
<p>I <reg orig="thinke">think</reg> he hath crept through the key-hole.</p></sp>
 
 <sp who="I"><speaker>Amph.</speaker>
    <p>Nay, <reg orig="I'le">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> be patient <reg orig="feare">fear</reg> not, note my <reg orig="humor">humour</reg>: <hi rend="italic">Socia</hi>.</p></sp>
               
 <sp who="J"><speaker>Socia.</speaker>
<p>My Lord.</p></sp>
 
 <sp who="I"><speaker>Amphi.</speaker>
    <p>My honest <hi rend="italic">Blepharo</hi> <reg orig="I'le">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> <reg orig="talke">talk</reg> with you <reg orig="anone">anon</reg>, my 
       <reg orig="faithfull">faithful</reg> <reg orig="seruant">servant</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">who</seg> <reg orig="past">passed</reg>  this house <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> you, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> you 
     <reg orig="haue">have</reg> 
       power <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="keepe">keep</reg> the <reg orig="Maister">Master</reg> out? tell me, what know you <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> 
       your <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> <reg orig="Mistresse">Mistress</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> you call your Lord <reg orig="coxcombe">coxcomb</reg> and 
       <reg orig="asse">ass</reg>, (nay I am patient still) <hi rend="italic">Amphitrioes</hi> name is <reg orig="heere">here</reg> forgot,
       <reg orig="foole">fool</reg>, <reg orig="ruffin">ruffian</reg> are nothing, them I pardon, now you are 
       <reg orig="downe">down</reg>, when do you <reg orig="beate">beat</reg> me head-long from the gate, and
       these my counterfeit companions hence.</p></sp>
 
 <sp who="J"><speaker>Socia.</speaker>
<p><seg type="homograph" subtype="interrogative">Who</seg> I, I, is your Lordship as wise as God might 
   <reg orig="haue">have</reg> made you, I</p></sp>
 
 <sp who="I"><speaker>Amphi.</speaker>
<p>You see <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> are here still, when <reg orig="doe">do</reg> you strike, 
   what? not: Then <reg orig="I'le">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> <reg orig="beginne">begin</reg> with you.</p></sp>

 <sp who="D"><speaker>Bleph.</speaker>
 
    <p><hi rend="italic">Amphitrio.</hi></p></sp>
 <sp who="J"><speaker>Socia.</speaker>
 
<p>My Lord<reg orig="'s"> is</reg> mad, <reg orig="helpe">help</reg> Gentlemen.</p></sp>
 <sp who="D"><speaker>Bleph.</speaker>
 
    <l>If you be Gentlemen and <reg orig="loue">love</reg> <hi rend="italic">Amphitrio</hi>,</l>
    <l>Or if you know me <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be <hi rend="italic">Blepharo</hi></l>
<l>Your <reg orig="Maister">Master</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> transported you <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> sea</l>
<l><reg orig="Giue">Give</reg> not this <reg orig="madnesse">madness</reg> scope, <reg orig="vpon"><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg></reg> my credit</l>
    <l><hi rend="italic">Socia</hi> is <reg orig="guiltlesse">guiltless</reg> of this <reg orig="falce">false</reg> surmise.</l></sp>
 <sp who="I"><speaker>Amphi.</speaker>
 
    <l>Is <hi rend="italic">Blepharo</hi> <reg orig="turn'd">turned</reg> mad too.</l></sp>
 <sp who="D"><speaker>Bleph.</speaker>
 
<l><reg orig="Generall">General</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="exclamation">no</seg>,</l>
<l>It <reg orig="pitties">pities</reg> me <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> left you late <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> <reg orig="milde">mild</reg></l>
<l>And <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> such <reg orig="peacefull">peaceful</reg> conference with your wife</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">So</seg> suddenly <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="finde">find</reg> you <reg orig="lunaticke">lunatic</reg>,</l>
<l>Pray <reg orig="helpe">help</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> bind him Gentlemen.</l></sp>
 <sp who="I"><speaker>Amphi.</speaker>
 
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">So</seg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">so</seg>, am I <reg orig="abus'd">abused</reg> or <seg type="homograph" subtype="fossil">no</seg>, <reg orig="speake">speak</reg> fellow <reg orig="souldiers">soldiers</reg>.</l></sp>
<sp who="BK"><speaker>1. Cap.</speaker>
 
<l>Insufferable, and yet <reg orig="forbeare">forbear</reg> your rage,</l>
<l><reg orig="Breath">Breathe</reg> , <reg orig="breath">breathe</reg> , <reg orig="vpon't"><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg> it</reg> and find some other <reg orig="leasure">leisure</reg></l>
<l>These errors <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> determine.</l></sp>
<stage>Enter Iupiter, Alcmena, Ganimed before, all the seruants running fearefully.</stage>
 <sp who="I"><speaker>Amphi.</speaker>
 
<l>Well, I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="J"><speaker>Socia.</speaker>
 
<p><reg orig="Yonder's">Yonder is</reg> my brother, my same <reg orig="selfe">self</reg>.</p></sp>
 <sp who="D"><speaker>Bleph.</speaker>
 
    <l>Two <hi rend="italic">Socia's</hi>, two <hi rend="italic">Amphitrioes</hi>.</l></sp>
<sp who="BK"><speaker>1. Cap.</speaker>
 
<l><reg orig="Coniuring">Conjuring</reg>, witch-craft.</l></sp>
 <sp who="G"><speaker>Iup.</speaker>
 
<l>Friends and my fellow <reg orig="souldiers">soldiers</reg>, you <reg orig="haue">have</reg> dealt</l>
<l><reg orig="Vnfriendly">Unfriendly</reg> with <reg orig="mee">me</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="besiedge">besiege</reg> my house</l>
 
 
<l>With these <reg orig="exclaimes">exclaims</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> bring <reg orig="Imposters">Impostors</reg> hither.</l>
    <l>Is there <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> law <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <hi rend="italic">Thebes?</hi> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <hi rend="italic">Creon</hi> suffer me</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">For</seg> all my <reg orig="seruice">service</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be <reg orig="iniur'd">injured</reg> thus?</l></sp>
 <sp who="I"><speaker>Amph.</speaker>
 
<l><reg orig="Bee'st">Beest</reg> thou <reg orig="infernall">infernal</reg> <reg orig="hagge">hag</reg>, or fiend incarnate,</l>
<l>I <reg orig="coniure">conjure</reg> thee.</l></sp>
               
 <sp who="G"><speaker>Iup.</speaker>
<l>Friends, I <reg orig="appeale">appeal</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> you:</l>
<l>When <reg orig="haue">have</reg> you <reg orig="knowne">known</reg> me mad? when rage and <reg orig="raue">rave</reg>?</l>
<l>Shall my humanity and <reg orig="mildnesse">mildness</reg> thus</l>
<l>Be <reg orig="recompenst">recompensed</reg>? <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be <reg orig="out-brau'd">out-braved</reg>, <reg orig="out-fac'd">out-faced</reg></l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">By</seg> some deluding Fairy? <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="haue">have</reg> my <reg orig="seruants">servants</reg></l>
<l>Beat from my gates? my <reg orig="Generall">General</reg> house <reg orig="disturb'd">disturbed</reg>,</l>
<l>My wife full <reg orig="growne">grown</reg>, and groaning, ready now</l>
    <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="inuoke">invoke</reg> <hi rend="italic">Lucina</hi>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be <reg orig="check't">checked</reg> and <reg orig="scorn'd">scorned</reg>?</l>
    <l>Examine all my deeds, <hi rend="italic">Amphitrioes</hi> <reg orig="mildnesse">mildness</reg></l>
<l>Had <reg orig="neuer">never</reg> reference <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> this <reg orig="Iuglers">Juggler's</reg> rage.</l></sp>
               
<sp who="BK"><speaker>1. Capt.</speaker>
   <p>Sure this is the <reg orig="Generall">General</reg>, he was <reg orig="euer">ever</reg> a <reg orig="milde">mild</reg> Gentleman:
      <reg orig="Il'e">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> follow him.</p></sp>
    
<sp who="BK"><speaker>2. Capt.</speaker>
   <p>There can be but one <hi rend="italic">Amphitrio</hi>, and this <reg orig="appeares">appears</reg>
      <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be he <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> his noble carriage.</p></sp>
 
 <sp who="D"><speaker>Bleph.</speaker>
    <p>This is <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> <hi rend="italic">Amphitrio</hi> I conducted <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> sea:</p></sp>
 
               <sp who="BM"><speaker>1. Seru.</speaker>
<p>My Lord was <reg orig="neuer">never</reg> mad-man. This shall be my 
   <reg orig="maister">master</reg>.</p></sp>
 
 <sp who="X"><speaker>All.</speaker>
<l>And mine.</l></sp>
 
 <sp who="Z"><speaker>Alc.</speaker>
<p>This is my husband.</p></sp>
 
<sp who="J"><speaker>Soc.</speaker>
<p><reg orig="Il'e">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> <reg orig="euen">even</reg> make bold <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> go with the best.</p></sp>
 
    <sp who="H"><speaker>Gan.</speaker>
       <p>Soft sir, the true <hi rend="italic">Socia</hi> must <reg orig="goe">go</reg> with the true <hi rend="italic">Amphltrio.</hi></p></sp>
 
 <sp who="I"><speaker>Amph.</speaker>
    <l><reg orig="Oh">O</reg> thou omnipotent thunder! strike <hi rend="italic">Amphitrio</hi>,</l>
<l>And free me from this labyrinth.</l></sp>
 <sp who="G"><speaker>Iup.</speaker>
<l>Gentlemen,</l>
<l>My house is free <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> you; <reg orig="onely">only</reg> <reg orig="debar'd">debarred</reg></l>
<l>These <reg orig="Counterfets">Counterfeits</reg>: These gates <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> them exclude,</l>
<l>Stand open <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> you: Enter, and taste <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> bounty,</l>
    <l>Attend <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">us</seg></reg>. <reg orig="'Lasse">Alas</reg> <reg orig="poore">poor</reg> <hi rend="italic">Amphitrio</hi>,</l>
<l>I must <reg orig="confesse">confess</reg> I do thee too much wrong,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> keep thee <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> these maze of doubts <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> long;</l>
    <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Which</seg> here shall end: <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> <hi rend="italic">Iuno</hi> I espy,</l>
 
 
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Who</seg> all <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> amorous pastimes sees from <reg orig="hye">high</reg>:</l>
<l>As she descends, <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">so</seg> must I mount the <reg orig="spheares">spheres</reg></l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> stop <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg>, lest she thunder <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> <reg orig="eares">ears</reg>.</l></sp>
<stage>Exeunt all but Amphitrio and Socia.</stage>
 <sp who="I"><speaker>Amph.</speaker>
 
<l>What art thou?</l></sp>
<sp who="J"><speaker>Soc.</speaker>
 
<p>Nay, what art thou?</p></sp>
 <sp who="I"><speaker>Amph.</speaker>
 
<l>I am not <reg orig="my selfe">myself</reg>.</l></sp>
<sp who="J"><speaker>Soc.</speaker>
<p>You would not <reg orig="beleeue">believe</reg> me when I <reg orig="sayd">said</reg> I was not 
   <reg orig="my selfe">myself</reg>: why should I <reg orig="beleeue">believe</reg> you?</p></sp>

 <sp who="I"><speaker>Amph.</speaker>
    <l>Art thou <hi rend="italic">Socia</hi>?</l></sp>
 
<sp who="J"><speaker>Soc.</speaker>
<p><reg orig="That's"><seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">That</seg> is</reg> more <reg orig="then">than</reg> I can <reg orig="resolue">resolve</reg> you: <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> the world
   is <reg orig="growne">grown</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> dangerous, a man dares scarce make bold with
   his <reg orig="owne">own</reg> name; but I am he was sent with a letter <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> my 
   Lady.</p></sp>
 
 <sp who="I"><speaker>Amph.</speaker>
 
<l>And I am he <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> sent thee with <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> letter,</l>
    <l>Yet dare not say I am <hi rend="italic">Amphitrio</hi>;</l>
<l>My wife, house, friends, my <reg orig="seruants">servants</reg> all deny me.</l></sp>
<sp who="J"><speaker>Soc.</speaker>
<p>You, <reg orig="haue">have</reg> reason <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="loue">love</reg> me the better, since none
   <reg orig="stickes">sticks</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> you but I.</p></sp>
 
 <sp who="I"><speaker>Amph.</speaker>
 
<l>Let all yon starry structure from his basses</l>
<l><reg orig="Shrinke">Shrink</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the earth, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> the whole face of <reg orig="heauen">heaven</reg></l>
    <l>Falling <reg orig="vpon"><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg></reg> <reg orig="forlorne">forlorn</reg> <hi rend="italic">Amphitrio</hi>,</l>
<l>May <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> a marble <reg orig="monumentall">monumental</reg> stone,</l>
<l><reg orig="Lye">Lie</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> me <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> my <reg orig="graue">grave</reg> <reg orig="Eternall">Eternal</reg> <reg orig="sleepe">sleep</reg></l>
<l>Cast a <reg orig="nocturnall">nocturnal</reg> <reg orig="filme">film</reg> before these eyes,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> they may <reg orig="nere">never</reg> more gaze <reg orig="vpon"><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg></reg> yon <reg orig="heauens">heavens</reg>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> <reg orig="haue">have</reg> beheld my shame: or <reg orig="sleepe">sleep</reg> or death</l>
<l>Command me shut these <reg orig="opticke">optic</reg> <reg orig="windowes">windows</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">in</seg>:</l>
<l>My <reg orig="braine">brain</reg> is <reg orig="coffin'd">coffined</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> a bed of lead,</l>
    <l><reg orig="'Tis">It is</reg> cold and <reg orig="heauy">heavy</reg>; be my pillow <hi rend="italic">Socia</hi>:</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> I must <reg orig="sleepe">sleep</reg>.</l></sp>
<sp who="J"><speaker>Soc.</speaker>
<p>And <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">so</seg> must I, pray make <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> <reg orig="noyse">noise</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> waking me
   or my <reg orig="maister">master</reg>.</p></sp>
 
<stage> They sleepe.</stage>
<stage>Iuno and Iris descend from the heauens.</stage>
 <sp who="BA"><speaker>Iuno.</speaker>
    <l><hi rend="italic">Iris</hi> away, I <reg orig="haue">have</reg> found <reg orig="th'adulterer">the adulterer</reg> now:</l>
    <l>Since <hi rend="italic">Mercury</hi> <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> <hi rend="italic">Ioe's</hi> keeper slew,</l>
    <l>The hundred-eyed <hi rend="italic">Argus</hi>, I <reg orig="haue">have</reg> none</l>
 
 
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="dogge">dog</reg> and watch him when he <reg orig="leaues">leaves</reg> the <reg orig="heauens">heavens</reg>.</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">No</seg> sooner did I <reg orig="misse">miss</reg> him, but I sought</l>
<l><reg orig="Heauen">Heaven</reg>, sea, and earth: I <reg orig="brib'd">bribed</reg> the <reg orig="sunne">sun</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> day,</l>
<l>And <reg orig="starres">stars</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> night; but all their <reg orig="iealous">jealous</reg> eyes</l>
<l>He with <reg orig="thicke">thick</reg> mists hath blinded, and <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">so</seg> <reg orig="scap't">scaped</reg>.</l>
<l>Iris my <reg orig="Raine-bow">Rainbow</reg> threw <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> circle round,</l>
<l>If he had <reg orig="beene">been</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> earth, <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="haue">have</reg> <reg orig="clasp't">clasped</reg> him <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">in</seg>,</l>
<l>And kept him <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the circle of <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> <reg orig="armes">arms</reg></l>
    <l>Till she had <reg orig="cal'd">called</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <hi rend="italic">Iuno:</hi> But <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> search</l>
<l>He <reg orig="soone">soon</reg> deluded <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> his <reg orig="slye">sly</reg> trans-shapes.</l>
    <l>And till I saw here two <hi rend="italic">Amphitrioes</hi>,</l>
    <l>I had not once suspected him <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <hi rend="italic">Thebes</hi>.</l>
<l><reg orig="Roab'd">Robed</reg> all <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> wrath, and clad <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> scarlet fury,</l>
<l>I come <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be <reg orig="aueng'd">avenged</reg> <reg orig="vpon"><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg></reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> strumpet</l>
    <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> durst presume <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> adulterate <hi rend="italic">Iunoes</hi> bed.</l>
    <l>Pull me from <reg orig="heauen">heaven</reg> (<reg orig="faire">fair</reg> <hi rend="italic">Iris</hi>) a <reg orig="blacke">black</reg> cloud,</l>
<l>From <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> <reg orig="Il'e">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> fashion me a <reg orig="beldams">beldame's</reg> shape,</l>
<l>And such a <reg orig="powerfull">powerful</reg> <reg orig="charme">charm</reg> <reg orig="Il'e">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> cast <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg>,</l>
<l>As <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> bastard-brats shall <reg orig="nere">never</reg> be borne;</l>
<l>But make <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> <reg orig="wombe">womb</reg> their <reg orig="Tombes">Tombs</reg>.</l></sp> <stage>Iris away.</stage>
               
 <sp who="BB"><speaker>Iris.</speaker>
<l>I <reg orig="flye">fly</reg> <reg orig="Madame">Madam</reg>.</l></sp>
<stage>Exit Iris.</stage>
 <sp who="BA"><speaker>Iuno.</speaker>
 
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="exclamation">No</seg>, these are mortals, and not them I <reg orig="seeke">seek</reg>.</l>
    <l>I <reg orig="feare">fear</reg> me if he <reg orig="heare">hear</reg> of me <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <hi rend="italic">Thebes</hi>,</l>
<l>He (with his Minion) <reg orig="streight">straight</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> mount the <reg orig="heauens">heavens</reg>.</l>
<l>But let him seat him <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> the loftiest spire</l>
<l><reg orig="Heauen">Heaven</reg> hath: or place me <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the lowest of hell,</l>
<l><reg orig="Il'e">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> reach him with my clamours.</l></sp>
 <sp who="J"><speaker>Socia.</speaker>
 
<p>Hey-ho, now am I <reg orig="dream'd">dreamed</reg> of a scold.</p></sp>
<stage>Enter Iris with a habit.</stage>
 <sp who="BA"><speaker>Iuno.</speaker>
 
    <l>But <hi rend="italic">Iris</hi> is <reg orig="return'd">returned</reg>: Rage, feast thy fill,</l>
<l>Till I the mother <reg orig="sley">slay</reg>, the bastards kill.</l></sp>
<stage>Exit Iuno.</stage>
<stage>Thunder and lightning. All the seruants run out of the house affrighted,
   the two Captains and Blepharo, Amphitrio and Socia
   amazedly awake: Iupiter appeares <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> his glory vnder a 
   Raine-bow, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> whom they all kneele.</stage>
 <sp who="G"><speaker>Iup.</speaker>
 
<l>The Thunderer, Thunderers, and the Lord of <reg orig="feare">fear</reg>,</l>
 
 
    <l>Bids thee not <reg orig="feare">fear</reg> at all <hi rend="italic">Amphitrio</hi>.</l>
    <l><hi rend="italic">Ioue</hi>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> against the <hi rend="italic">Theleboans</hi> <reg orig="gaue">gave</reg> thee</l>
<l>The <reg orig="palme">palm</reg> of Conquest, and hath <reg orig="crown'd">crowned</reg> thy <reg orig="browes">brows</reg></l>
<l>With a victorious wreath, commands thy peace</l>
    <l>With <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> <hi rend="italic">Alcmena</hi>, she <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="neuer">never</reg> <reg orig="bosom'd">bosomed</reg></l>
<l><reg orig="Mortall">Mortal</reg>, <reg orig="saue">save</reg> thee; The <reg orig="errours">errors</reg> of thy <reg orig="seruants">servants</reg></l>
<l><reg orig="Forbeare">Forbear</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> punish, as forgot <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">us</seg></reg>,</l>
<l>And <reg orig="finde">find</reg> <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">us</seg></reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> thy prayers <reg orig="propicious">propitious</reg>.</l>
    <l>Thy wife full <reg orig="growne">grown</reg>, <reg orig="inuokes">invokes</reg> <hi rend="italic">Lucinaes</hi> <reg orig="ayd">aid</reg>:</l>
<l>Send <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">in</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="cheare">cheer</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> <reg orig="painefull">painful</reg> <reg orig="throwes">throws</reg>.</l>
<l>Hers, and thy Orisons <reg orig="wee'l"><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> <reg orig="beare">bear</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <reg orig="heauen">heaven</reg>;</l>
<l>And they <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> all your greatest doubts and <reg orig="feares">fears</reg>,</l>
<l>Shall <reg orig="haue">have</reg> <reg orig="accesse">access</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> <reg orig="immortall">immortal</reg> <reg orig="eares">ears</reg>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="I"><speaker>Amph.</speaker>
 
    <l><hi rend="italic">Ioue</hi> is <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> patron, and his power <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> awe,</l>
<l>His <reg orig="maiesty">majesty</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> wonder: <seg type="homograph" subtype="noun">will</seg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> law.</l></sp>
 <sp who="G"><speaker>Iup.</speaker>
 
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">Our</seg> Act thus ends, <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> would <reg orig="haue">have</reg> all things <reg orig="euen">even</reg>,</l>
<l>Smile you <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> earth whilst <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> <reg orig="reioyce">rejoice</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="heauen">heaven</reg>.</l>
 </sp></div2></div1>
    
    <div1 n="3" type="act">
       <div2 n="1" type="scene">

<stage>Enter Homer one way, Iuno another.</stage>
 <sp who="A"><speaker>Homer.</speaker>
 
    <l><hi rend="italic">Behold where Iuno comes, and with a spell</hi></l>
    <l><hi rend="italic">Shuts <reg orig="vp"><seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg></reg> the <reg orig="wombe">womb</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> Ioues 
     <reg orig="sonne">son</reg> must <reg orig="passe">pass</reg>:</hi></l>
    <l><hi rend="italic"><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> whilst <reg orig="shee">she</reg> <reg orig="Crosse-leg'd">Cross-legged</reg> sits (as old <reg orig="wiues">wives</reg> tell,</hi></l>
    <l><hi rend="italic">And with <reg orig="clutch't">clutched</reg> hands) there is <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> way alas</hi></l>
    <l><hi rend="italic"><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">For</seg> <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> Alcmena's childing. All those <reg orig="wiues">wives</reg></hi></l>
    <l><hi rend="italic"><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> <reg orig="heare">hear</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> <reg orig="painfull">painful</reg> <reg orig="throwes">throes</reg>, are <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> 
     <reg orig="dispaire">despair</reg>:</hi></l>
    <l><hi rend="italic">Yet <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> <reg orig="wombe">womb</reg> the <reg orig="Ioue-bred">Joue-bred</reg> Issue <reg orig="striues">strives</reg>:</hi></l>
    <l><hi rend="italic">Three <reg orig="dayes">days</reg> are past, <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> <reg orig="paines">pains</reg> still greater are.</hi></l>
    <l><hi rend="italic">But note a <reg orig="womans">woman's</reg> wit, though Iuno smile.</hi></l>
    <l><hi rend="italic">A <reg orig="Beldams">Beldame's</reg> <reg orig="braine">brain</reg> the <reg orig="Goddesse">Goddess</reg> shall beguile.</hi></l></sp>
          
 <sp who="BA"><speaker>Iuno.</speaker>
 
    <l>Ha, ha! Now <hi rend="italic">Ioue</hi> with thy omnipotence,</l>
<l>Make (if thou canst) way <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> thy bastards birth,</l>
<l>Whose passage I thus <reg orig="binde">bind</reg>, and <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> this knot</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Which</seg> till their deaths, shall <reg orig="neuer">never</reg> be <reg orig="dissolu'd">dissolved</reg>,</l>
 
 
<l>I <reg orig="haue">have</reg> power <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> strangle all the <reg orig="charmes">charms</reg> of hell.</l>
<l>Nor powers of <reg orig="heauen">heaven</reg> shall <reg orig="streight">straight</reg> me, till the deaths</l>
<l>Of yon <reg orig="adulteresse">adulteress</reg> and <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> <reg orig="mechall">mechal</reg> brats.</l>
<l>Laugh Gods and men, sea, earth, and <reg orig="ayre">air</reg> make <reg orig="ioy">joy</reg>,</l>
    <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> <hi rend="italic">Iuno</hi> thus <hi rend="italic">Alcmena</hi> can destroy.</l></sp>
<stage>Enter the Midwife, Galantis with two or three other
   aged women.</stage>
          <sp who="BC"><speaker>Galan.</speaker>   
<p><reg orig="Haue">Have</reg> you <reg orig="obseru'd">observed</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> sit <reg orig="crosse-leg'd">cross-legged</reg> <reg orig="euer">ever</reg> 
   since my Lady began <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> <reg orig="trauell">travel</reg>? I suspect witch-craft, <reg orig="Il'e">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg>
   <reg orig="haue">have</reg> a <reg orig="tricke">trick</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="rouze">rouse</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg>.</p></sp>
 
          <sp who="BP"><speaker>Mid.</speaker>
<p><seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">No</seg> doubt but did she open <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> knees and fingers,
   my Lady should <reg orig="haue">have</reg> safe <reg orig="deliuery">delivery</reg>.</p></sp>
 
 <sp who="BC"><speaker>Gal.</speaker>
<p>Trust <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> my wit, <reg orig="Il'e">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">in</seg> <reg orig="&">and</reg> find a <reg orig="meanes">means</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> startle <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg>.</p></sp>
          
          <sp who="BW"><speaker>Beld</speaker>
 
<l>Note how the Beldame smiles, and <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> clutches</l>
<l>Strangles my <reg orig="Ladies">Lady's</reg> birth: some friend <reg orig="remoue">remove</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="BA"><speaker>Iuno.</speaker>
 
<l>Ha, ha, he, their <reg orig="teares">tears</reg> my <reg orig="griefes">griefs</reg> recure,</l>
<l>Thus I <reg orig="reuenge">revenge</reg> me of their deeds impure.</l></sp>
<stage>Enter Galantis merry.</stage>
 <sp who="BC"><speaker>Gal.</speaker>
    <l>Now <hi rend="italic">Ioue</hi> be <reg orig="prais'd">praised</reg>, and Ladies dry your <reg orig="teares">tears</reg>,</l>
<l>And gentle <reg orig="Madame">Madam</reg> come <reg orig="reioyce">rejoice</reg> with <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">us</seg></reg>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="BA"><speaker>Iuno.</speaker>
 
<l>Why, <reg orig="what's">what is</reg> the matter?</l></sp>
 <sp who="BC"><speaker>Gal.</speaker>
 
    <l>I cannot hold my <reg orig="ioy">joy</reg>: <reg orig="thankes">thanks</reg> <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> <hi rend="italic">Lucina</hi></l>
    <l><reg orig="Goddesse">Goddess</reg> of child-birth, <hi rend="italic">Ioue</hi> and all be <reg orig="prais'd">praised</reg>,</l>
    <l><hi rend="italic">Alcmena</hi> is <reg orig="deliuered">delivered</reg>, brought <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> bed</l>
<l>Of a fine chopping boy.</l></sp>
<stage>Iuno riseth.</stage>
 <sp who="BA"><speaker>Iuno.</speaker>
 
<l>Is my spell <reg orig="faild">failed</reg>? how could I curse and <reg orig="teare">tear</reg>?</l></sp>
          
          <sp who="BP"><speaker>Mid.</speaker>
<l>The witch is <reg orig="rouz'd">roused</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">in</seg> and see what <reg orig="newes">news</reg>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="BC"><speaker>Gal.</speaker>
<p>Stay stay, <reg orig="Il'e">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> go see what <reg orig="cofort's">comfort is</reg> within: <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> when I 
   came out I left my <reg orig="poore">poor</reg> Lady <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> midst of all <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> torment.</p></sp>
 
 <sp who="BA"><speaker>Iuno.</speaker>
 
<l>What edge of <reg orig="steele">steel</reg>, or Adamantine <reg orig="chaine">chain</reg>,</l>
<l>Hath <reg orig="forc'd">forced</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> two the vertue of my <reg orig="charme">charm</reg>?</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Which</seg> Gods and <reg orig="diuels">devils</reg> <reg orig="gaue">gave</reg> <reg orig="vnite">unite</reg> consent</l>
    <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> be infract? <reg orig="Oh">O</reg> <reg orig="powerfull">powerful</reg> <hi rend="italic">Iupiter</hi>!</l>
<l>I <reg orig="feare">fear</reg> thy hand<reg orig="'s"> is</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> this.</l></sp>
<stage>Enter Galantis extreamely laughing.</stage>
 
 
    <sp who="BW"><speaker>Beld.</speaker>
 
<l>How the witch <reg orig="stormes">storms</reg>!</l></sp>
 <sp who="BA"><speaker>Iuno.</speaker>
 
<l>What <reg orig="meanes">means</reg> the wretch <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> hold <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> sides <reg orig="&">and</reg> laugh,</l>
    <l>And still <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> point at me? How now <hi rend="italic">Galantis</hi>?</l></sp>
 <sp who="BC"><speaker>Gal.</speaker>
<p><reg orig="That's"><seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">That</seg> is</reg> my name indeed: (hold heart, hold) you are a
   witch, are you? you sat <reg orig="crosse-leg'd">cross-legged</reg>, did you? my Lady could
   not <reg orig="bee">be</reg> brought <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> bed, could she? And now <hi rend="italic">Gallantis</hi> hath
   <reg orig="gul'd">gulled</reg> you, hath she?</p></sp>
 
 <sp who="BA"><speaker>Iuno.</speaker>
<l>The <reg orig="morrall">moral</reg>.</l></sp>
 
 <sp who="BC"><speaker>Gal.</speaker>
<p><reg orig="Il'e">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> tell thee; I suspecting thy <reg orig="trechery">treachery</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> my Lady,
   brought <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">in</seg> <reg orig="counterfet">counterfeit</reg> <reg orig="newes">news</reg> she was brought <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> bed, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> 
   you (<reg orig="gooddy">goody</reg> witch) <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> sooner heard, but rose <reg orig="vp"><seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg></reg>; <reg orig="&">and</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> sooner 
   you had cast your <reg orig="armes">arms</reg> abroad, but my Lady was <reg orig="deliuered">delivered</reg> 
   of two goodly <reg orig="boyes">boys</reg>, one <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> my Lord <hi rend="italic">Amphitrio</hi>,
   but the other the <reg orig="brauest">bravest</reg> chopping lad -- laugh the beldam
   out of <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> skin, <reg orig="&">and</reg> then <reg orig="returne">return</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> comfort my Lady.</p></sp>
 
<stage>Exeunt</stage>
 <sp who="BA"><speaker>Iuno.</speaker>
 
<l><reg orig="Oh">O</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> should be <reg orig="subiect">subject</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the Fates!</l>
<l>And though being Gods, yet <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> their power be <reg orig="crost">crossed</reg>.</l>
    <l><hi rend="italic">Galantis</hi>, <reg orig="Il'e">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> be first <reg orig="reueng'd">revenged</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> thee</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">For</seg> this derision, and <reg orig="trans-forme">transform</reg> thy shape</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">To</seg> some <reg orig="fowle">foul</reg> monster, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> shall <reg orig="beare">bear</reg> thy name.</l>
<l>And are the bastards <reg orig="borne">born</reg>? They <reg orig="haue">have</reg> <reg orig="past">passed</reg>  the <reg orig="wombe">womb</reg>,</l>
    <l>They shall not <reg orig="passe">pass</reg> the cradle. <hi rend="italic">Iris Ho</hi>.</l></sp>
    

<stage>Enter Iris.</stage>
 <sp who="BB"><speaker>Iris.</speaker>
 
<l><reg orig="Madame">Madam</reg>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="BA"><speaker>Iuno.</speaker>
 
    <l>Fly into <hi rend="italic">Affricke</hi>, from the <reg orig="mountaines">mountains</reg> there</l>
<l><reg orig="Chuse">Choose</reg> me two <reg orig="venemous">venomous</reg> serpents, of the blood</l>
    <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> <hi rend="italic">Perseus</hi> <reg orig="dropt">dropped</reg> out of the Gorgons head</l>
<l>When <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> his winged horse, with <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> new <reg orig="spoyle">spoil</reg></l>
    <l>He <reg orig="crost">crossed</reg> the <hi rend="italic">Affricke</hi> climate: thou shalt know them</l>
    <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">By</seg> their fell <reg orig="poyson">poison</reg>, and their fierce aspect. When <hi rend="italic">Iris</hi>?</l></sp>
 <sp who="BB"><speaker>Iris.</speaker>
 <l>I am gone.</l></sp>
 <sp who="BA"><speaker>Iuno.</speaker>
    <l>Haste <hi rend="italic">Iris</hi>, <reg orig="flye">fly</reg> with expeditions wings,</l>
<l>These brats shall <reg orig="dye">die</reg>  <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> their <reg orig="inuenomed">envenomed</reg> stings.</l></sp>
          
 <sp who="A"><speaker>Homer.</speaker>
 
    <l><hi rend="italic">The <reg orig="iealous">jealous</reg> <reg orig="Goddesse">Goddess</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the Chamber <reg orig="throwes">throws</reg></hi></l>
    <l><hi rend="italic">The <reg orig="poysonous">poisonous</reg> serpents, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">who</seg> <reg orig="soone">soon</reg> wound and kill</hi></l>
    <l><hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Yong">Young</reg> Ipectetes, whom Amphitrio owes.</hi></l>
    <l><hi rend="italic">But Hercules, whom Ioue with power doth fill,</hi></l>
 
 
    <l><hi rend="italic">You first shall <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> his infant-cradle see,</hi></l>
    <l><hi rend="italic">Ere <reg orig="growne">grown</reg> a man, famous <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <reg orig="chiualrie">chivalry</reg>.</hi></l></sp>
          
<stage>The Nurses bring yong Hercules <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> his Cradle, and leaue him.
   Enter Iuno and Iris with two snakes, put them <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the childe
   and depart: Hercules strangles them: <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> them Amphitrio, admiring
   the accident.</stage>
          
          <sp who="A"><speaker>Hom.</speaker>
 
             <l><hi rend="italic">He <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> could <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> his cradle serpents kill,</hi></l>
             <l><hi rend="italic"><seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">Will</seg> (being <reg orig="growne">grown</reg>) the world with wonders fill.</hi></l>
             <l><hi rend="italic">Imagine him full <reg orig="growne">grown</reg>, and nobly <reg orig="train'd">trained</reg></hi></l>
             <l><hi rend="italic"><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">By</seg> King Euristeus, the bold youth <reg orig="proclaimes">proclaims</reg></hi></l>
             <l><hi rend="italic">Pastimes of exercise, where he hath <reg orig="gain'd">gained</reg></hi></l>
             <l><hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Chiefe">Chief</reg> praise and <reg orig="palme">palm</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> these <reg orig="Olimpicke">Olympic</reg> games.</hi></l>
             <l><hi rend="italic">Them <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> must next, as his first grace present</hi></l>
             <l><hi rend="italic">With Iuno, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> his fame <reg orig="maleuolent">malevolent</reg>:</hi></l></sp>
          
<stage>Enter, after great shouts and flourishes, Iuno and 
   King Euristeus.</stage>
          
 <sp who="BA"><speaker>Iuno.</speaker>
    <l><reg orig="Harke">Hark</reg>, <reg orig="harke">hark</reg> <hi rend="italic">Euristeus</hi>, how the yelling throats</l>
<l>Of the rude rabble, <reg orig="deifie">deify</reg> his praise:</l>
<l>Their lofty clamours, and their shrill applauses</l>
<l>Strike <reg orig="'gainst">against</reg> the <reg orig="cleare">clear</reg> and azure <reg orig="floores">floors</reg> of <reg orig="heauen">heaven</reg>,</l>
<l>And thence against the earth <reg orig="reuerberate">reverberate</reg>,</l>
    <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> <hi rend="italic">Iuno</hi> can nor rest <reg orig="aboue">above</reg> nor here,</l>
<l>But still his honours <reg orig="clangor">clangour</reg> strikes mine <reg orig="eare">ear</reg>.</l></sp>
          
<sp who="K"><speaker>Eurist.</speaker>
<l>Patience <reg orig="celestiall">celestial</reg> <reg orig="Goddesse">Goddess</reg>, as I wish</l>
<l>Your <reg orig="powerfull">powerful</reg> aidance when I need it most,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">So</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> your sake I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> impose him dangers,</l>
   <l>Such and <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> great, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> without <hi rend="italic">Ioues</hi> <reg orig="owne">own</reg> hand,</l>
<l>He shall not <reg orig="haue">have</reg> the power <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> scatter them.</l></sp>
          
 <sp who="BA"><speaker>Iuno.</speaker>
<l>If neither tyrants, monsters, <reg orig="sauages">savages</reg>,</l>
<l>Giants nor hell-hounds, can the bastard quell;</l>
<l>Let him be <reg orig="pasht">pashed</reg>, <reg orig="stab'd">stabbed</reg>, strangled, poisoned,</l>
<stage>shouts within.</stage>
 
    <l>Or murdered sleeping. <reg orig="Harke">Hark</reg> <hi rend="italic">Euristeus</hi> still</l>
<l>How their wide <reg orig="throates">throats</reg> his high applauses shrill.</l></sp>
 
 
          <sp who="K"><speaker>Eur.</speaker>
 
<l><reg orig="Th'earth">The earth</reg> shall not breed a monster, nor the <reg orig="heauens">heavens</reg></l>
<l>Threaten a danger shall not <reg orig="taske">task</reg> his life.</l></sp>
 <sp who="BA"><speaker>Iuno.</speaker>
 
<l>Thou <reg orig="chim'st">chimest</reg> me <reg orig="spheare-like">sphere-like</reg> <reg orig="musicke">music</reg>, I <reg orig="haue">have</reg> 
 <reg orig="rouz'd">roused</reg></l>
<l>A monstrous <reg orig="Lyon">Lion</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> doth range these woods:</l>
    <l>My <reg orig="deere">dear</reg> <hi rend="italic">Euristeus</hi>, make him <reg orig="tugge">tug</reg> with him.</l>
<stage>shouts.</stage>
 
<l>Still doth his praise make the <reg orig="heauen">heaven</reg> resound;</l>
    <l>Farewell <hi rend="italic">Euristeus</hi>, <reg orig="Il'e">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> not see him <reg orig="crown'd">crowned</reg>.</l></sp>
<stage>Exit Iuno.</stage>
<stage>Enter the Kings of Greece <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> Euristeus with Garlands, Hercules,
   Theseus, Perithous, Philoctetes, with others from the
   games of Olimpus.</stage>
          
          <sp who="CA"><speaker>1. King.</speaker>  
             <l>These honoured pastimes <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> <hi rend="italic">Olimpus</hi> mount,</l>
             <l>Begun <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> thee the <hi rend="italic">Theban Hercules</hi>,</l>
<l>Shall last beyond all time and memory.</l>
             <l>Thou art <reg orig="vnpeer'd">unpeered</reg>, all <hi rend="italic">Greece</hi> resounds thy praise,</l>
<l>And <reg orig="crowne">crown</reg> thy worth with these <reg orig="greene">green</reg> wreaths of <reg orig="Baies">Bays</reg>.</l></sp>
          
 <sp who="L"><speaker>Herc.</speaker>
<l>More <reg orig="deere">dear</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> me <reg orig="then">than</reg> the best golden Arch</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> <reg orig="ere">ever</reg>  <reg orig="crown'd">crowned</reg> <reg orig="Monarkes">Monarch's</reg> brow, <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> <reg orig="haue">have</reg> begun</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> pastimes, <reg orig="wee'le"><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> proceed <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> acts more <reg orig="dreadfull">dreadful</reg>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="expresse">express</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> power and hardiment:</l>
<l>Though <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> your <reg orig="sufferage">suffrage</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> <reg orig="haue">have</reg> best <reg orig="deseru'd">deserved</reg>;</l>
    <l>Yet merit <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> not all, these <hi rend="italic">Grecian</hi> Princes,</l>
<l>Although <reg orig="degree'd">degreed</reg> below <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">us</seg></reg>, did <reg orig="excell">excel</reg>,</l>
<l>Though not as best, <reg orig="receiue">receive</reg> as those did well.</l>
    <l><hi rend="italic">Theseus, Perithous, Philoctetes</hi>, take</l>
<l>Your <reg orig="valours">valours'</reg> meeds, your praises <reg orig="lowd">loud</reg> did sound,</l>
    <l>Then each one take from <hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi> a <reg orig="crowne">crown</reg>.</l></sp>
          
 <sp who="M"><speaker>Thes.</speaker>
 
    <l><reg orig="Braue">Brave</reg> <hi rend="italic">Theban</hi> youth, <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg>  <reg orig="lesse">less</reg> <reg orig="then">than</reg> 
     <hi rend="italic">Ioues</hi> <reg orig="owne">own</reg> son,</l>
    <l><reg orig="Giue">Give</reg> <hi rend="italic">Theseus</hi> <reg orig="leaue">leave</reg> both <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> admire and <reg orig="loue">love</reg> thee:</l>
<l><reg orig="Lets">Let <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg> henceforth <reg orig="haue">have</reg> one <reg orig="soule">soul</reg>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="L"><speaker>Herc.</speaker>
 
    <l><hi rend="italic">Theseus</hi> commands the heart of <hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi>,</l>
    <l>And all my deeds, next <hi rend="italic">Ioue</hi> omnipotent,</l>
<l><reg orig="Il'e">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> consecrate <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> thee and <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> thy <reg orig="loue">love</reg>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="N"><speaker>Perith.</speaker>
 
<l>Though all <reg orig="vnworthy">unworthy</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be <reg orig="stil'd">styled</reg> the friend</l>
    <l>Of great <hi rend="italic">Alcides</hi>, <reg orig="giue">give</reg> <hi rend="italic">Perithous</hi> <reg orig="leaue">leave</reg></l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> do thee honour, and admire thy worth.</l></sp>
 
 
          <sp who="O"><speaker>Philoct.</speaker>
 
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">That</seg> <hi rend="italic">Philoctetes</hi> <reg orig="begges">begs</reg> of <hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi>.</l>
<l>Thy <reg orig="curtesie">courtesy</reg> equals thy <reg orig="actiue">active</reg> power:</l>
<l>And then <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> both art <reg orig="chiefe">chief</reg> and <reg orig="patternelesse">patternless</reg>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="L"><speaker>Herc.</speaker>
 
    <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">We</seg> prize you as the <reg orig="deerest">dearest</reg> <reg orig="gemmes">gems</reg> of <hi rend="italic">Greece</hi>,</l>
    <l>And all the honours of <hi rend="italic">Alcmenaes</hi> <reg orig="sonne">son</reg></l>
    <l>You shall partake, <reg orig="whil'st">whilst</reg> these <reg orig="braue">brave</reg> <hi rend="italic">Argiue</hi> Kings,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> rang <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">us</seg></reg> plaudits <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> the <reg orig="Olimpike">Olympic</reg> games,</l>
<l>Shall clap <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> <reg orig="triumphes">triumphs</reg> <reg orig="'gainst">against</reg> the <reg orig="dreadful'st">daredevil's</reg> monsters</l>
    <l><reg orig="Heauen">Heaven</reg> can send <reg orig="downe">down</reg>, or <reg orig="deepe">deep</reg> <hi rend="italic">Auerno</hi> belch forth.</l>
<l>As <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> the earth-bred monsters, <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> <reg orig="haue">have</reg> power</l>
    <l><reg orig="Infus'd">Infused</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> <hi rend="italic">Ioue</hi>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="calme">calm</reg> their insolence.</l>
<l>Nor <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> cease, till <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> <reg orig="haue">have</reg> <reg orig="purchas'd">purchased</reg> <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">us</seg></reg></l>
    <l>The name of <hi rend="italic">Tyrant-tamer</hi> through the world.</l></sp>
<sp who="K"><speaker>Eurist.</speaker>
   <l>It glads <hi rend="italic">Euristeus</hi> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be made <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> happy</l>
<l>As <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be Tutor <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> this noble youth.</l>
   <l>Thou hast (<reg orig="witnesse">witness</reg> <hi rend="italic">Olimpus</hi>) <reg orig="prou'd">proved</reg> <reg orig="thy selfe">thyself</reg></l>
<l>The swiftest, <reg orig="actiu'st">activest</reg>, ablest, strongest, <reg orig="conning'st">cunningest</reg></l>
   <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> shaft or dart; <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> when thy step-dame <hi rend="italic">Iuno</hi></l>
<l>Shall <reg orig="vnderstand">understand</reg> how much thou <reg orig="do'st">dost</reg> <reg orig="excell">excel</reg>,</l>
<l>As <reg orig="'twill">it <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> please Ioue, it <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> content <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg> well.</l></sp>
 <sp who="L"><speaker>Herc.</speaker>
 
    <l>May <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> <reg orig="renowne">renown</reg> <hi rend="italic">Euristeus</hi> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> fame,</l>
<l>As <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> shall <reg orig="striue">strive</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> please <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> <reg orig="heauenly">heavenly</reg> dame.</l></sp>
          
          <sp who="K"><speaker>Eur.</speaker>
<l>Set <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">on</seg> then Princes <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the further honours</l>
             <l>Of this bold <hi rend="italic">Theban</hi>: may he still proceed</l>
             <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="crowne">crown</reg> great <hi rend="italic">Greece</hi> with many a noble deed.</l></sp>
<stage>Enter a Heardsman wounded.</stage>
          
 <sp who="M"><speaker>Thes.</speaker>
 
<l>Stay Lords: what <reg orig="meanes">means</reg> this <reg orig="Tragicke">Tragic</reg> spectacle?</l></sp>
          
          <sp who="CH"><speaker>Herds.</speaker>
<l>If <hi rend="italic">Greece</hi>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="whilome">whilom</reg> was <reg orig="esteem'd">esteemed</reg> the spring</l>
<l>Of <reg orig="valor">valour</reg>, and the well of <reg orig="chiualry">chivalry</reg>,</l>
<l>Can <reg orig="yeeld">yield</reg> an army of <reg orig="resolued">resolved</reg> spirits,</l>
<l>Muster them all against one <reg orig="dreadfull">dreadful</reg> beast,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> keeps the <reg orig="forrests">forests</reg> and the woods <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> awe:</l>
<l>Commands the Cleonean continent,</l>
<l><reg orig="Vnpeoples">unpeoples</reg> <reg orig="townes">towns</reg>; And if not interdicted,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> time <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> make all <hi rend="italic">Greece</hi> a <reg orig="wildernesse">wilderness</reg>.</l></sp>
               
 <sp who="L"><speaker>Herc.</speaker>
 
<l><reg orig="Hearesman">Herdsman</reg>, thou hast <reg orig="exprest">expressed</reg> a monstrous beast,</l>
<l>Worthy the <reg orig="taske">task</reg> of <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Ioue-borne">Jove-borne</reg> Hercules</hi>.</l>
<l>What is the <reg orig="sauadge">savage</reg>? <reg orig="speake">speak</reg>.</l></sp>
          
          <sp who="CH"><speaker>Herds.</speaker>
<l>Whether some God,</l>
<l>With <hi rend="italic">Greece</hi> offended, sends him as a <reg orig="murreine">murrain</reg>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> strike <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="heards">herds</reg>; or as a worser plague,</l>
<l>Your people <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> destroy: But a fierce <reg orig="Lyon">Lion</reg></l>
<l><reg orig="Liues">Lives</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the neighbour <reg orig="forrest">forest</reg>, preying there</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">On</seg> man and beast, not satisfied with both.</l>
<l>Ten <reg orig="Heardsmen">Herdsmen</reg> of my <reg orig="traine">train</reg> at once he slew,</l>
<l>And me thus wounded; yet his maw <reg orig="vnstaunch't">unstaunched</reg>,</l>
<l>He still the <reg orig="thicke">thick</reg> <hi rend="italic">Nemean</hi> <reg orig="groues">groves</reg> doth stray,</l>
<l>As if the world were not sufficient pray.</l></sp>
          
<sp who="K"><speaker>Eurist.</speaker>
   <l>This <reg orig="Lyon">Lion</reg> were a <reg orig="taske">task</reg> worthy <hi rend="italic">Ioues</hi> <reg orig="sonne">son</reg>,</l>
   <l><reg orig="Oh">O</reg> free <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg> from this <reg orig="feare">fear</reg> great <hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi>.</l></sp>
          
 <sp who="L"><speaker>Herc.</speaker>
<l>If he be <reg orig="den'd">denned</reg>, <reg orig="Il'e">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> <reg orig="rouze">rouse</reg> the monstrous beast;</l>
<l>If seeking prey, <reg orig="Il'e">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> <reg orig="chace">chase</reg> him through the <reg orig="groues">groves</reg>,</l>
<l>And <reg orig="hauing">having</reg> <reg orig="ouer-run">overrun</reg> the <reg orig="fugitiue">fugitive</reg>,</l>
    <l>Dare him <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> single <reg orig="warre">war</reg>: It fits <hi rend="italic">Ioues</hi> <reg orig="sonne">son</reg></l>
<l><reg orig="Wrastle">Wrestle</reg> with <reg orig="Lyons">Lions</reg>, and <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="tugge">tug</reg> with <reg orig="Beares">Bears</reg>,</l>
<l>Grapple with Dragons, and <reg orig="incounter">encounter</reg> Whales.</l>
    <l>Be he (as <hi rend="italic">Ioues</hi> <reg orig="owne">own</reg> shield) invulnerable,</l>
<l>Or be his breast <reg orig="hoop't">hooped</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">in</seg> with <reg orig="ribbes">ribs</reg> of <reg orig="brasse">brass</reg>,</l>
<l>Be his teeth <reg orig="raser'd">razored</reg>, and his <reg orig="tallons">talons</reg> <reg orig="keene">keen</reg>,</l>
<l>Sending at <reg orig="euery">every</reg> blow, fire from his bones,</l>
<l>Yet I ere night <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> case me <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> his skin.</l>
<l>This is a sport --- </l>
<l><reg orig="Aboue">Above</reg> <reg orig="th'">the </reg>Olimpiads; <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> hunt <reg orig="to day">today</reg></l>
    <l>Yon fierce <hi rend="italic">Nemean</hi> terror, as a game</l>
    <l><reg orig="Becomming">Becoming</reg> <hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi>. <reg orig="Winde">Wind</reg> <reg orig="hornes">horns</reg>, away:</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> now a <reg orig="generall">general</reg> hunting <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> <reg orig="proclaime">proclaim</reg>,</l>
<l>Follow <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">us</seg></reg> Princes, you <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="loue">love</reg> the game.</l></sp>
<stage>Exeunt.</stage>
<stage>Wind hornes. Enter Iuno and Iris aboue <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> a cloud.</stage>
 <sp who="BA"><speaker>Iuno.</speaker>
 
<l>Yon <reg orig="cheerefull">cheerful</reg> <reg orig="noyse">noise</reg> of hunting <reg orig="tels">tells</reg> mine <reg orig="eare">ear</reg></l>
<l><reg orig="Hee's">He is</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the <reg orig="Chace">Chase</reg>: Redouble Ire <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> Ire,</l>
    <l>And <reg orig="teare">tear</reg> the bastard <hi rend="italic">Theban</hi> <reg orig="limbe">limb</reg> from <reg orig="limbe">limb</reg>.</l>
    <l>Where art thou <hi rend="italic">Iris?</hi> tell me from the cloud,</l>
<l>Where I <reg orig="haue">have</reg> <reg orig="plac'd">placed</reg> thee <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> behold the <reg orig="Chace">Chase</reg>.</l></sp>
    <sp who="BB"><speaker>Iris aloft.</speaker>
       <l>Great <hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi></l>
<l>Pursues him through the <reg orig="medowes">meadows</reg>, <reg orig="mountaines">mountains</reg>, <reg orig="rockes">rocks</reg>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="BA"><speaker>Iuno.</speaker>
 
<l>And <reg orig="flyes">flies</reg> the <reg orig="sauadge">savage</reg>? <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> he not <reg orig="turne">turn</reg> head,</l>
    <l>Knowing his skin (<reg orig="saue">save</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> <hi rend="italic">Ioues</hi> Thunderbolt)</l>
<l>Not <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be <reg orig="pierc'd">pierced</reg>? base trembling coward beast.</l></sp>
 <sp who="BB"><speaker>Iris.</speaker>
 
    <l>Now doth the <reg orig="Lyon">Lion</reg> <reg orig="turne">turn</reg> <reg orig="'gainst">against</reg> <hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi></l>
    <l>With violent fury: <reg orig="'lasse">alas</reg> <reg orig="poore">poor</reg> <hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="BA"><speaker>Iuno.</speaker>
 
    <l>Gramercy <hi rend="italic">Iris</hi>, I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <reg orig="crowne">crown</reg> thy brow</l>
<l>With a new case of <reg orig="starres">stars</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> these good <reg orig="newes">news</reg>.</l></sp>
<stage>Shouts within.</stage>
 <sp who="BB"><speaker>Iris.</speaker>
 
    <l><reg orig="Oh">O</reg>! well done <hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi>.</l>
<l>He shakes him from his shoulders <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> a feather.</l>
<l>And <reg orig="hurles">hurls</reg> the <reg orig="Lyon">Lion</reg> flat: The beast <reg orig="againe">again</reg></l>
    <l>Leaps <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> his throat; <hi rend="italic">Alcides</hi> grapples with him.</l>
    <l>The <reg orig="Lyon">Lion</reg> now: Now <hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi> <reg orig="againe">again</reg>.</l>
<l>And now the beast; <reg orig="me thinkes">methinks</reg> the combat<reg orig="'s"> is</reg> <reg orig="euen">even</reg>.</l></sp>
          
 <sp who="BA"><speaker>Iuno.</speaker>
<l>Not yet <reg orig="destroyd">destroyed</reg>?</l></sp>
          
<stage>Shouts within.</stage>
          
 <sp who="BB"><speaker>Iris.</speaker>
    <l>Well, <reg orig="wrastled">wrestled</reg> <hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi>:</l>
<l>He <reg orig="gaue">gave</reg> the monstrous <reg orig="Lyon">Lion</reg> such a fall,</l>
<l>As if a <reg orig="mountaine">mountain</reg> should <reg orig="ore-whelme">overwhelm</reg> <reg orig="withall">withal</reg>.</l>
<l><reg orig="Aboue">Above</reg> him still: he chokes him with his gripes,</l>
<l>And with his ponderous buffets <reg orig="stownds">stounds</reg> the beast.</l></sp>
 <sp who="BA"><speaker>Iuno.</speaker>
<l>Thus is my sorrow, and his fame <reg orig="increast">increased</reg>.</l></sp>
          
 <sp who="BB"><speaker>Iris.</speaker>
<l>Now he hath strangled him.</l></sp>
          
 <sp who="BA"><speaker>Iuno.</speaker>
    <l><hi rend="italic">Iris</hi> <reg orig="discend">descend</reg>.</l>
<l>But though this <reg orig="faile">fail</reg>, <reg orig="Il'e">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> other dangers store,</l>
<l>My <reg orig="Lyon">Lion</reg> <reg orig="slaine">slain</reg>, I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <reg orig="prouide">provide</reg> a <reg orig="Boare">Boar</reg>.</l></sp>
<stage>Enter <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> them at one doore, Euristeus, and the Kings of Greece:
   at the other Hercules, with the Lyons head and skinne,
   Theseus, Perithous, Philoctetes.</stage>
    
 <sp who="L"><speaker>Herc.</speaker>
 
    <l>Thus <hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi> begins his <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Iouiall">Jovial</reg></hi> <reg orig="taskes">tasks</reg>:</l>
<l>The horrid beast I <reg orig="haue">have</reg> <reg orig="torne">torn</reg> out of his skin,</l>
    <l>And the <hi rend="italic">Nemean</hi> terror naked <reg orig="lyes">lies</reg>,</l>
<l><reg orig="Despoyl'd">Despoiled</reg> of his <reg orig="inuinced">invinced</reg> coat of <reg orig="Armes">Arms</reg>.</l></sp>
    
 <sp who="BA"><speaker>Iuno.</speaker>
 
    <l>This head (O <reg orig="wer't">were it</reg> the head of <hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi>)</l>
    <l>Doth grace <hi rend="italic">Alcides</hi> shoulders, and <reg orig="me thinkes">methinks</reg>,</l>
<l><reg orig="Deck'd">Decked</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> these <reg orig="spoyles">spoils</reg>, thou <reg orig="dar'st">darest</reg> the God of <reg orig="Armes">Arms</reg>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="L"><speaker>Herc.</speaker>
 
    <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">To</seg> you great <hi rend="italic">Iuno</hi>, doth <hi rend="italic">Alcmena's</hi> <reg orig="sonne">son</reg></l>
<l>His high laborious valour dedicate.</l>
<l>You might <reg orig="haue">have</reg> heard the <reg orig="Lyon">Lion</reg> <reg orig="roare">roar</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <reg orig="heauen">heaven</reg>;</l>
<l><reg orig="Euen">Even</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the high <reg orig="tribunall">tribunal</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the <reg orig="Shpeares">Spheres</reg>,</l>
<l>Where you sit <reg orig="crown'd">crowned</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="starres">stars</reg>. <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">We</seg> <reg orig="fac'd">faced</reg> the beast,</l>
<l>And when he <reg orig="fixt">fixed</reg> his <reg orig="tallons">talons</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> flesh,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">We</seg> <reg orig="catch't">catched</reg> the monster <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> manly gripes,</l>
<l>And made him thrice <reg orig="breake">break</reg> hold. Long did <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> <reg orig="tugge">tug</reg></l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">For</seg> eminence; but when <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> <reg orig="prou'd">proved</reg> his skin</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> be wound-free, not <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be <reg orig="pierc'd">pierced</reg> with <reg orig="steele">steel</reg>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">We</seg> <reg orig="tooke">took</reg> the <reg orig="sauadge">savage</reg> monster <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> the throat,</l>
<l>And with <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> <reg orig="sinowy">sinewy</reg> puissance strangled him.</l></sp>
<sp who="K"><speaker>Eurist.</speaker>
   <l>Alcides honours <hi rend="italic">Thebes</hi>, and fames whole <hi rend="italic">Greece</hi>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="L"><speaker>Herc.</speaker>
 
<l>There shall not <reg orig="breath">breathe</reg>  a monster here <reg orig="vnawed">unawed</reg>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">We</seg> shall the world <reg orig="affoord">afford</reg> a wonderment,</l>
    <l><reg orig="Vnparalel'd">Unparalleled</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> <hi rend="italic">Theban Hercules</hi>.</l>
<l>This <reg orig="Lyons">Lion's</reg> case shall <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> shoulders hang,</l>
<l><reg orig="Wee'l"><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">We</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> <reg orig="arme">arm</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> body with <reg orig="th'">the <reg orig="vnvulner'd">unvulnered</reg></reg> skin;</l>
<l>And with this massy Club all monsters dare:</l>
<l>And these shall <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> a <reg orig="bloudy">bloody</reg> meteor <reg orig="shew">show</reg></l>
    <l>More <reg orig="dreadfull">dreadful</reg> <reg orig="then">than</reg> <hi rend="italic">Orions</hi> flaming <reg orig="lockes">locks</reg>,</l>
<l><reg orig="T'affright"><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> affright</reg> the <reg orig="Gyants">Giants</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="oppresse">oppress</reg> the earth.</l></sp>
    
    <sp who="K"><speaker>Eur.</speaker>
 
       <l>Let <hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi> <reg orig="meane time">meantime</reg> abide with <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">us</seg></reg>,</l>
       <l>Till King <hi rend="italic">Euristeus</hi> new <reg orig="atchieuements">achievements</reg> <reg orig="finde">find</reg>,</l>
<l>Worthy his valour.</l></sp>
 <sp who="M"><speaker>Thes.</speaker>
<l>Honour me great Prince,</l>
    <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> grace my friend <hi rend="italic">Perithous</hi>, and his <reg orig="ayd">aid</reg>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> be at their high <reg orig="spowsals">spousals</reg>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="N"><speaker>Perith.</speaker>
 
    <l><hi rend="italic">Hypodamia</hi></l>
    <l>Shall <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> this suit assist <hi rend="italic">Perishous</hi>,</l>
    <l>With <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg> the <hi rend="italic">Lapithes</hi>, the <hi rend="italic">Centaurs</hi> <reg orig="meete">meet</reg>,</l>
    <l>Those whom <hi rend="italic">Ixion</hi> got <reg orig="vpon"><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg></reg> a cloud.</l>
    <l>They <reg orig="liue">live</reg> amongst the <reg orig="groues">groves</reg> of <hi rend="italic">Thessaly</hi>,</l>
<l>And <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> their double shapes <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> grace <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> feast.</l></sp>
 <sp who="L"><speaker>Herc.</speaker>
 
    <l><hi rend="italic">Perithous</hi>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> meet the <hi rend="italic">Centaurs</hi> there,</l>
 
 
    <l>And <reg orig="quaffe">quaff</reg> with them <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <hi rend="italic">Hypodamia's</hi> health.</l>
    <l>But wherefore stands bright <hi rend="italic">Iuno</hi> discontent?</l></sp>
 <sp who="BA"><speaker>Iuno.</speaker>
 
<l><reg orig="Oh">O</reg> blame me not, an <reg orig="vncoth">uncouth</reg> <reg orig="sauadge">savage</reg> <reg orig="Boare">Boar</reg></l>
    <l><reg orig="Deuasts">Devastes</reg> the <reg orig="fertill">fertile</reg> <reg orig="plaines">plains</reg> of <hi rend="italic">Thessaly</hi>:</l>
<l>And when the people come <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> implore <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> <reg orig="ayd">aid</reg>,</l>
<l>Their <reg orig="liues">lives</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg>  <reg orig="mortall">mortal</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> dare <reg orig="vndertake">undertake</reg></l>
    <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> combat him; The rough <hi rend="italic">Nemean</hi> <reg orig="Lyon">Lion</reg></l>
<l>Was <reg orig="milde">mild</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> this: he <reg orig="plowes">ploughs</reg> the <reg orig="forrests">forests</reg> <reg orig="vp"><seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg></reg>,</l>
<l>His snowy <reg orig="foame">foam</reg> he scatters <reg orig="ore">over</reg> the <reg orig="hils">hills</reg>,</l>
    <l>And <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> his course <reg orig="or-turnes">overturns</reg> the <hi rend="italic">Dordan</hi> <reg orig="okes">oaks</reg>:</l>
    <l><reg orig="Oh">O</reg> let him <reg orig="dye">die</reg>  <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> mighty <hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi>.</l></sp>
    
 <sp who="L"><speaker>Herc.</speaker>
 
<l><reg orig="Eternall">Eternal</reg> <reg orig="Goddesse">Goddess</reg>, were his <reg orig="sharpned">sharpened</reg> teeth</l>
    <l>More <reg orig="dreadfull">dreadful</reg> <reg orig="then">than</reg> the <reg orig="phangs">fangs</reg> of <hi rend="italic">Cerberus</hi>,</l>
    <l>Or were his bristled-hide <hi rend="italic">Ioues</hi> Thunder <reg orig="proofe">proof</reg>,</l>
<l>Were his head <reg orig="brasse">brass</reg>, or his breast doubly plated</l>
    <l>With <reg orig="'best">best</reg> <hi rend="italic">Vulcanian</hi> armour <hi rend="italic">Lemnos</hi> <reg orig="yeelds">yields</reg>;</l>
<l>Yet shall his <reg orig="braines">brains</reg> rattle beneath my Club.</l>
    <l>The <hi rend="italic">Eremanthian</hi> <reg orig="forrest">forest</reg> where he <reg orig="den's">dens</reg>,</l>
<l>Shall quake with <reg orig="terrour">terror</reg> when <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> beat the beast:</l>
<l>And when <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> cast his <reg orig="backe">back</reg> against the earth,</l>
<l>The ground shall <reg orig="groane">groan</reg> and <reg orig="reele">reel</reg> with as much terror</l>
    <l>As when the <reg orig="Gyant">Giant</reg> <hi rend="italic">Typhon</hi> shakes the earth.</l></sp>
 <sp who="BA"><speaker>Iuno.</speaker>
 
    <l><reg orig="Oh">O</reg> <reg orig="may'st">mayst</reg> thou <reg orig="liue">live</reg> the <hi rend="italic">Theban</hi> <reg orig="Conquerour">Conqueror</reg>.</l>
<l>(<reg orig="Dye">Die</reg>  <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> the fury of <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> <reg orig="sauadge">savage</reg> swine,</l>
<l>And with thy <reg orig="carkasse">carcass</reg> glut his <reg orig="rauenous">ravenous</reg> maw.)</l></sp>
 <sp who="L"><speaker>Herc.</speaker>
 
    <l><hi rend="italic">Perithous</hi>, I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> bring thee <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> thy Bridals</l>
<l>This huge <reg orig="wilde">wild</reg> swine, <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> feast the Centaurs with.</l>
    <l><hi rend="italic">Diana's</hi> wrath shall be <hi rend="italic">Alcides</hi> dish,</l>
    <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Which</seg> <reg orig="hee'l">he <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> present <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <hi rend="italic">Hypodamia</hi>.</l>
    <l><hi rend="italic">Theseus</hi> and <hi rend="italic">Philoctetes</hi>, you consort</l>
    <l><hi rend="italic">Perithous</hi>, and assist the <hi rend="italic">Lapythes</hi></l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> these high preparations: <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">We</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> take</l>
    <l>The <hi rend="italic">Eremanthian</hi> <reg orig="forrest">forest</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> way.</l>
<l><reg orig="Let's">Let <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg> part, and sacred <reg orig="Goddesse">Goddess</reg> wish <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg> well</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> <reg orig="atchieuements">achievements</reg>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="BA"><speaker>Iuno.</speaker>
 
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> be <reg orig="damn'd">damned</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> hell.</l></sp>
<stage>Exeunt.</stage>
 
 
<stage>Enter Ceres and Proserpine attired like the Moone, with
   a company of Swaines, and country Wenches: 
   They sing.</stage>
 
 <stage>Song.</stage>
    <sp who="X"><speaker></speaker>
       <l><hi rend="italic">With <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> Ceres <reg orig="Queene">Queen</reg> of <reg orig="graine">grain</reg></hi></l>
       <l><hi rend="italic">The reaped fields <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> <reg orig="rome">roam</reg>, <reg orig="rome">roam</reg>, <reg orig="rome">roam</reg>,</hi></l>
       <l><hi rend="italic">Each <reg orig="Countrey">Country</reg> Peasant, <reg orig="Nimph">Nymph</reg> and <reg orig="Swaine">Swain</reg></hi></l>
       <l><hi rend="italic">Sing their <reg orig="haruest">harvest</reg> home, home, home;</hi></l>
       <l> <hi rend="italic">  Whilst the <reg orig="Queene">Queen</reg> of plenty <reg orig="hallowes">hallows</reg></hi></l>
       <l> <hi rend="italic">  Growing fields as well as <reg orig="fallowes">fallows</reg>.</hi></l>
 
       <l><hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Eccho">Echo</reg> double all <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="Layes">Lays</reg>,</hi></l>
       <l><hi rend="italic">Make the <reg orig="Champians">Champaigns</reg> sound, sound, sound</hi></l>
       <l><hi rend="italic"><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">To</seg> the <reg orig="Queene">Queen</reg> of harvest praise,</hi></l>
       <l><hi rend="italic"><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> <reg orig="sowes">sows</reg> and <reg orig="reapes">reaps</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> ground, ground, ground.</hi></l>
       <l><hi rend="italic">Ceres <reg orig="Queene">Queen</reg> of plenty <reg orig="hallowes">hallows</reg>,</hi></l>
       <l><hi rend="italic">Growing fields as well as <reg orig="fallowes">fallows</reg>.</hi></l></sp>

 <sp who="BE"><speaker>Ceres.</speaker>
 
    <l>As <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> are <hi rend="italic">Ceres</hi>, <reg orig="Queene">Queen</reg> of all fertility,</l>
    <l>The <reg orig="earthes">earth's</reg> sister, Aunt <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <reg orig="higest">highest</reg> <hi rend="italic">Iupiter</hi>,</l>
<l>And mother <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> this beauteous <reg orig="childe">child</reg> the <reg orig="Moone">Moon</reg>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">So</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> <reg orig="blesse">bless</reg> your <reg orig="haruests">harvests</reg>, <reg orig="crowne">crown</reg> your fields</l>
<l>With plenty and increase: your bearded cares</l>
<l>Shall make their golden <reg orig="stalkes">stalks</reg> of wheat <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> bend</l>
<l>Below their laden riches: with full sickles</l>
<l>You shall <reg orig="receiue">receive</reg> the <reg orig="vsury">usury</reg> of their seeds.</l>
<l>Your <reg orig="fallowes">fallows</reg> and your <reg orig="gleabes">glebes</reg> <reg orig="our selfe">ourself</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> till</l>
<l><reg orig="Frow">From</reg> <reg orig="euery">every</reg> furrow <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> your <reg orig="plow-shares">ploughshares</reg> raze</l>
<l><reg orig="Vpon"><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">Upon</seg></reg> the plenteous earth, <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> <reg orig="sisters">sister's</reg>  breast,</l>
<l>You shall cast <reg orig="vp"><seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg></reg> <reg orig="aboundance">abundance</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> your gratitude</l>
    <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">To</seg> Ceres and the chaste <hi rend="italic">Proserpina</hi>.</l></sp>
    
<sp who="BF"><speaker>Pros.</speaker>
 
<l><reg orig="Whil'st">Whilst</reg> with these <reg orig="swaines">swains</reg> my mother merry-makes,</l>
<l>And from their hands <reg orig="eates">eats</reg> cakes of newest <reg orig="wheate">wheat</reg>,</l>
<l>The firstlings of their vowed sacrifice,</l>
<l><reg orig="Leaue">Leave</reg> me <reg orig="behinde">behind</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> make me various garlands</l>
<l>Of all the <reg orig="choycest">choicest</reg> flowers these <reg orig="medowes">meadows</reg> <reg orig="yeeld">yield</reg>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="decke">deck</reg> my <reg orig="browes">brows</reg>, and keep my face from scorches</l>
 
 
   <l>Of <hi rend="italic">Phoebus</hi> <reg orig="raies">rays</reg>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="BE"><speaker>Ceres.</speaker>
 
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">That</seg> done <reg orig="returne">return</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">us</seg></reg>,</l>
<l><reg orig="Vnto">Unto</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> Temple, where <reg orig="wee'l"><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> feast these <reg orig="swaines">swains</reg>.</l></sp>
    
    <sp who="BF"><speaker>Proserp.</speaker>
 
       <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">No</seg> sooner shall <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> <hi rend="italic">Flora</hi> <reg orig="crowne">crown</reg> my temples,</l>
<l>But I your offerings <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> participate.</l></sp>
 <sp who="BE"><speaker>Ceres.</speaker>
 
<l>Now <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> the <reg orig="heauens">heavens</reg> and earth are both <reg orig="appeas'd">appeased</reg>,</l>
    <l>And the huge Giants <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> assaulted <hi rend="italic">Ioue</hi>,</l>
    <l>Are slaughtered <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> the hand of <hi rend="italic">Iupiter</hi>;</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">We</seg> <reg orig="haue">have</reg> <reg orig="leasure">leisure</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> attend <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> <reg orig="harmelesse">harmless</reg> <reg orig="swaines">swains</reg>:</l>
<l>Set <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">on</seg> then <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> <reg orig="Rurall">Rural</reg> ceremonies.</l>
<stage>Exeunt singing.</stage>
 
    <l><hi rend="italic">Tempests hence, hence winds and <reg orig="hailes">hails</reg>,</hi></l>
    <l><hi rend="italic">Tares, cockle, rotten showers, showers, showers,</hi></l>
    <l><hi rend="italic"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">Our</seg> song shall keep time with <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="flailes">flails</reg>,</hi></l>
    <l><hi rend="italic">When Ceres sings, none lowers, lowers, lowers</hi>.</l>
    <l> <hi rend="italic">She it is whose God-hood <reg orig="hallowes">hallows</reg></hi></l>
    <l> <hi rend="italic">Growing fields as well as <reg orig="fallowes">fallows</reg>.</hi></l></sp>
    
 <sp who="BF"><speaker>Proser.</speaker>
<l><reg orig="Oh">O</reg>! may these <reg orig="medowes">meadows</reg> <reg orig="euer">ever</reg> barren be,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> <reg orig="yeeld">yield</reg> of flowers <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> more variety.</l>
<l>Here neither is the white nor sanguine Rose,</l>
<l>The <reg orig="Straw-berry">Strawberry</reg> flower, the Paunce nor Violet:</l>
<l><reg orig="Me thinkes">Methinks</reg> I <reg orig="haue">have</reg> too <reg orig="poore">poor</reg> a <reg orig="medow">meadow</reg> chose,</l>
<l>Going <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="begge">beg</reg>, I am with a <reg orig="begger">beggar</reg> met</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> wants as much as I: I should do ill</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> take from them <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> need. Here grow <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> more,</l>
<l><reg orig="Then">Than</reg> <reg orig="serue">serve</reg> thine <reg orig="owne">own</reg> <reg orig="despoyled">despoiled</reg> breast <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> still,</l>
<l>The <reg orig="meades">meads</reg> I rob, shall <reg orig="yeeld">yield</reg> me greater store.</l>
<l>Thy flowers thou canst not spare, thy <reg orig="bosome">bosom</reg> lend,</l>
    <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">On</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> rest <reg orig="whil'st">whilst</reg> <hi rend="italic">Phoebus</hi> doth transcend.</l></sp>
<stage>She lyes downe.</stage>
<stage>Thunder. Enter Pluto, his Chariot drawne <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">in</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> Diuels.</stage>
    
 <sp who="R"><speaker>Pluto.</speaker>
<l>What hurly-burly hath <reg orig="beene">been</reg> late <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="heauen">heaven</reg></l>
<l>Against <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> brother <reg orig="loue">love</reg> omnipotent?</l>
    <l>The <reg orig="Gyants">Giants</reg> <reg orig="haue">have</reg> made <reg orig="warre">war</reg>: great <hi rend="italic">Briareus</hi>,</l>
 
 
<l>Whose hundred hands, a hundred swords at once</l>
<l><reg orig="Haue">Have</reg> <reg orig="brandish't">brandished</reg> against <reg orig="heauen">heaven</reg>, is <reg orig="topsie">topsy</reg> 
 <reg orig="turn'd">turned</reg>,</l>
<l>And tumbled headlong from <reg orig="th'">the <reg orig="Olimpicke">Olympic</reg></reg> Towers.</l>
    <l>But <reg orig="big-limb'd">big-limbed</reg> <hi rend="italic">Typhon</hi>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> assaulted most,</l>
<l>And <reg orig="hurl'd">hurled</reg> huge <reg orig="mountaines">mountains</reg> <reg orig="'gainst">against</reg> <reg orig="heauens">heaven's</reg> 
 <reg orig="christall">crystal</reg> gates</l>
    <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> shatter them, <reg orig="wrastled">wrestled</reg> with <hi rend="italic">Ioue</hi> <reg orig="himselfe">himself</reg>:</l>
<l>Whose <reg orig="heeles">heels</reg> <reg orig="tript">tripped</reg> <reg orig="vp"><seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg></reg>, <reg orig="kick't">kicked</reg> <reg orig="'gainst">against</reg> 
 the firmament;</l>
<l>And falling <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> his <reg orig="backe">back</reg>, spread thousand acres</l>
    <l>Of the affrighted earth, <reg orig="astonish't">astonished</reg> <hi rend="italic">Iupiter</hi>,</l>
<l>Lest he should rise <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> make new <reg orig="vp-rores">uproars</reg> there,</l>
    <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">On</seg> his right hand the mount <hi rend="italic">Pelorus</hi> <reg orig="hurle">hurl</reg>:</l>
    <l><reg orig="Vpon"><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">Upon</seg></reg> his left spacious <hi rend="italic">Pachinne</hi> <reg orig="lyes">lies</reg>,</l>
    <l>And <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> his <reg orig="legges">legs</reg>, the land of <hi rend="italic">Liliby</hi>:</l>
    <l>His head the ponderous <reg orig="mountaine">mountain</reg> <hi rend="italic">Aetna</hi> <reg orig="crownes">crowns</reg>,</l>
<l>From <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> the <reg orig="Gyant">Giant</reg> breathes <reg orig="infernall">infernal</reg> fires:</l>
<l>And struggling <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be freed from all these weights,</l>
<l>Makes (as he <reg orig="moues">moves</reg>) huge earth-quakes <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> shake <reg orig="th'earth">the earth</reg></l>
<l>And make <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> <reg orig="kingdomes">kingdoms</reg> tremble. Frighted thence,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">We</seg> <reg orig="haue">have</reg> made ascent <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> take a free <reg orig="suruey">survey</reg></l>
<l>Whether the worlds foundations be still <reg orig="firme">firm</reg>;</l>
<l>Lest being <reg orig="cranied">crannied</reg>, through these <reg orig="concaue">concave</reg> <reg orig="cliffes">cliffs</reg>,</l>
<l>The <reg orig="Sunne">Sun</reg> and <reg orig="starres">stars</reg> may shine, <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> lighten hell.</l>
<l><reg orig="Al's">All is</reg> sound, <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> <reg orig="haue">have</reg> <reg orig="strooke">struck</reg> <reg orig="th'earths">the earth's</reg> basses with <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> mace,</l>
<l>And found the <reg orig="Center">Centre</reg> <reg orig="firme">firm</reg>: <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">Our</seg> Iron Chariot</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> from his shod <reg orig="wheeles">wheels</reg> rusty <reg orig="darknesse">darkness</reg> flings,</l>
<l>Hath with <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> weight, <reg orig="prou'd">proved</reg> <reg orig="mountaines">mountains</reg>, dales and rocks,</l>
<l>And found them <reg orig="no where">nowhere</reg> hollow; All being well,</l>
<l><reg orig="Wee'l"><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">We</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> <reg orig="cleaue">cleave</reg> the earth, and <reg orig="sinke">sink</reg> <reg orig="againe">again</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> hell.</l></sp>
 <sp who="BF"><speaker>Proser.</speaker>
 
    <l><hi rend="italic">Ceres</hi>, <reg orig="oh">o</reg> <reg orig="helpe">help</reg> me father <hi rend="italic">Iupiter</hi>,</l>
<l>Yon <reg orig="vgly">ugly</reg> shape affrights me.</l></sp>
 <sp who="R"><speaker>Pluto.</speaker>
<l>Ha, <reg orig="what's">what is</reg> the matter?</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="interrogative">Who</seg> <reg orig="breath'd">breathed</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> <reg orig="well-turn'd">well-turned</reg> <reg orig="shrike">shriek</reg>, sweet shape, bright</l>
    <l> beauty, <hi rend="italic">Pluto's</hi> heart was <reg orig="neuer">never</reg> soft till now.</l>
<l><reg orig="Faire">Fair</reg> <reg orig="mortall">mortal</reg>.</l></sp>
    
 <sp who="BF"><speaker>Proser.</speaker>
 
<l>Hence <reg orig="foule">foul</reg> fiend.</l></sp>
 <sp who="R"><speaker>Pluto.</speaker>
 
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">By</seg> Lethe, Styx, Cocytus, Acheron,</l>
<l>And all the terrors <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> <reg orig="blacke">black</reg> Region <reg orig="yeelds">yields</reg>,</l>
<l>I see and <reg orig="loue">love</reg>, and at one instant both.</l>
<l><reg orig="Kisse">Kiss</reg> me.</l></sp>
    
 <sp who="BF"><speaker>Proser.</speaker>
<l>Out <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> thee Hell-hound.</l></sp>
 <sp who="R"><speaker>Pluto.</speaker>
 
<l>What are you, beauteous <reg orig="Goddesse">Goddess</reg>?</l></sp>
 <sp who="BF"><speaker>Proser.</speaker>
 
<l>Nothing. <reg orig="Oh">O</reg>!</l>
    <l><reg orig="Helpe">Help</reg> mother, father, <hi rend="italic">Ceres, Iupiter</hi>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="R"><speaker>Pluto.</speaker>
 
    <l>Be what thou canst, thou now art <hi rend="italic">Pluto's</hi> rape,</l>
    <l>And shalt with me <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <hi rend="italic">Orcus</hi>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="BF"><speaker>Proser.</speaker>
 
<l><reg orig="Clawes">Claws</reg> off <reg orig="Diuell">Devil</reg>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="R"><speaker>Pluto.</speaker>
 
    <l>Fetch from my sister <hi rend="italic">Night</hi> a cloud of <reg orig="darknesse">darkness</reg></l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="roabe">robe</reg> me <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">in</seg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> <reg orig="Il'e">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> hide this beauty</l>
<l>From Gods and mortals, till I <reg orig="sinke">sink</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> hell.</l>
<l>Nay, you shall mount my Chariot.</l></sp>
<sp who="BF"><speaker>Pros.</speaker>
   <l><hi rend="italic">Ceres, Ioue</hi>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="R"><speaker>Pluto.</speaker>
 
    <l><hi rend="italic">Ceres</hi> nor <hi rend="italic">Ioue</hi>, nor all the Gods <reg orig="aboue">above</reg></l>
<l>Shall rob me this rich purchase. <reg orig="Yoake">Yoke</reg> my stallions</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> from their nostrils <reg orig="breath">breathe</reg>  <reg orig="infernall">infernal</reg> fumes:</l>
<l>And when they gallop through these <reg orig="vpper">upper</reg> worlds,</l>
    <l>With <reg orig="fogges">fogs</reg> <reg orig="choake">choke</reg> <hi rend="italic">Phoebus</hi>, <reg orig="chace">chase</reg> the <reg orig="starres">stars</reg> 
     from <reg orig="heauen">heaven</reg>,</l>
<l>And while my Ebon Chariot <reg orig="ore">over</reg> the rocks,</l>
<l>Clatters his Iron <reg orig="wheeles">wheels</reg>, make a <reg orig="noyse">noise</reg> more hideous</l>
    <l><reg orig="Then">Than</reg> <hi rend="italic">Panompheus</hi> thunder.</l></sp>
<sp who="BF"><speaker>Pros.</speaker>
 
<l><reg orig="Helpe">Help</reg> <reg orig="heauen">heaven</reg>, <reg orig="helpe">help</reg> earth.</l></sp>
 <sp who="R"><speaker>Pluto.</speaker>
 
<l><reg orig="Cleaue">Cleave</reg> earth, and when I <reg orig="stampe">stamp</reg> <reg orig="vpon"><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg></reg> thy breast</l>
<l><reg orig="Sinke">Sink</reg> me, my <reg orig="brasse-shod">brass-shod</reg> wagon, and <reg orig="my selfe">myself</reg>,</l>
<l>My Coach-steeds, and their traces altogether</l>
<l><reg orig="Ore">Over</reg> head and <reg orig="eares">ears</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> Styx.</l></sp>
 <sp who="BF"><speaker>Proser.</speaker>
 
<l>You Gods, you men.</l></sp>
 <sp who="R"><speaker>Pluto.</speaker>
 
<l><reg orig="Eternall">Eternal</reg> <reg orig="darknesse">darkness</reg> <reg orig="claspe">clasp</reg> me where I dwell</l>
<l><reg orig="Sauing">Saving</reg> these eyes, <reg orig="wee'l"><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> <reg orig="haue">have</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> light <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> hell.</l></sp>
<stage>Exit.</stage>
<stage>Enter Ceres.</stage>
 <sp who="BE"><speaker>Ceres.</speaker>
    <l>Where is my <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> and <reg orig="louely">lovely</reg> <hi rend="italic">Proserpine</hi>?</l>
<l>The feast is done, and she not yet <reg orig="return'd">returned</reg>:</l>
    <l><reg orig="Speake">Speak</reg> <hi rend="italic">Ioues</hi> <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> daughter, whither art thou <reg orig="straid">strayed</reg>?</l>
<l>I <reg orig="haue">have</reg> sought the <reg orig="medowes">meadows</reg>, <reg orig="gleabes">glebes</reg>, and <reg orig="new-reap't">new-reaped</reg> fields,</l>
<l>Yet cannot <reg orig="finde">find</reg> my <reg orig="childe">child</reg>. <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">Her</seg> scattered flowers,</l>
<l>And garland <reg orig="halfe">half</reg> made <reg orig="vp"><seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg></reg>, I <reg orig="haue">have</reg> light <reg orig="vpon"><seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">upon</seg></reg>,</l>
 
 
<l>But <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg> I cannot spy. Behold the trace</l>
<l>Of some strange wagon, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> hath <reg orig="scortch't">scorched</reg> the fields,</l>
<l>And <reg orig="sing'd">singed</reg> the <reg orig="grasse">grass</reg>: these routes the <reg orig="sunne">sun</reg> <reg orig="nere">never</reg> 
 <reg orig="sear'd">seared</reg>.</l>
    <l>Where art thou <reg orig="loue">love</reg>? where art thou <hi rend="italic">Proserpine</hi>?</l>
<l>Hath not thy father Ioue <reg orig="snatch't">snatched</reg> thee <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <reg orig="heauen">heaven</reg></l>
<l><reg orig="Vpon"><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">Upon</seg></reg> his Eagle? I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> search the <reg orig="spheares">spheres</reg></l>
    <l>But I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <reg orig="finde">find</reg> thee out: swift <hi rend="italic">Mercury</hi>,</l>
    <l>Ioues <reg orig="sonne">son</reg>, and <hi rend="italic">Mayas</hi>; <reg orig="speake">speak</reg>, <reg orig="speake">speak</reg> from the clouds,</l>
<l>And tell me if my daughter be <reg orig="aboue">above</reg>.</l></sp>
<stage>Mercury flies from aboue.</stage>
 <sp who="P"><speaker>Mer.</speaker>
 
    <l>Thy clamours (<hi rend="italic">Ceres</hi>) <reg orig="haue">have</reg> ascent through <reg orig="heauen">heaven</reg>;</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Which</seg> when I heard, as swift as lightning</l>
<l>I <reg orig="search't">searched</reg> the regions of the <reg orig="vpper">upper</reg> world,</l>
<l>And <reg orig="euery">every</reg> place <reg orig="aboue">above</reg> the firmament.</l>
<l>I <reg orig="haue">have</reg> <reg orig="past">passed</reg>  the planets, <reg orig="soar'd">soared</reg> quite through the <reg orig="spheares">spheres</reg>;</l>
<l>I <reg orig="haue">have</reg> <reg orig="crost">crossed</reg> the Articke and Antarkicke poles.</l>
    <l>Hot <hi rend="italic">Cancer</hi>, and cold <hi rend="italic">Arctos</hi> I <reg orig="haue">have</reg> <reg orig="search't">searched</reg>,</l>
<l>Past <reg orig="th'">the </reg>Hyperboreans, and the <reg orig="Solsticies">Solstices</reg>,</l>
<l>The <reg orig="Tropiques">Tropics</reg>, Zones, <reg orig="Signes">Signs</reg>, Zeniths, Circles, Lines,</l>
    <l>Yet <reg orig="no where">nowhere</reg> can I <reg orig="finde">find</reg> <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> <hi rend="italic">Proserpine</hi>.</l></sp>
<stage>Exit Mercury.</stage>
 <sp who="BE"><speaker>Ceres.</speaker>
 
<l>If not <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="heauen">heaven</reg>, <reg orig="Il'e">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> next inquire the earth,</l>
    <l>And <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the place where old <hi rend="italic">Oceanus</hi></l>
    <l><reg orig="Layes">Lays</reg> his <reg orig="hoare">hoar</reg> head <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <hi rend="italic">Amphitrites</hi> lap:</l>
<l><reg orig="Il'e">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> <reg orig="trauell">travel</reg> till I <reg orig="finde">find</reg> my <reg orig="girle">girl</reg>.</l>
    <l>Assist me gracious <hi rend="italic">Neptune</hi> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> my search;</l>
    <l>And <hi rend="italic">Tryton</hi>, thou <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> thy shelly Trumpet,</l>
<l>Summons the Sea-gods, answer from the depth,</l>
    <l>If thou hast <reg orig="seene">seen</reg> or heard of <hi rend="italic">Proserpine.</hi></l></sp>
<stage>Exeunt.</stage>
<stage>Enter Tryton with his Trumpe, as from the sea.</stage>
    
    <sp who="Q"><speaker>Tryt.</speaker>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">On</seg> <hi rend="italic">Neptunes</hi> Sea-horse with my <reg orig="concaue">concave</reg> <reg orig="Trumpe">Trump</reg>,</l>
<l>Through all <reg orig="th'Abysse">the abyss</reg>, I <reg orig="haue">have</reg> <reg orig="shril'd">shrilled</reg> thy daughters <reg orig="losse">loss</reg>.</l>
<l>The channels <reg orig="cloath'd">clothed</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> waters, the low <reg orig="citties">cities</reg>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> the <reg orig="water-Nymphes">water-nymphs</reg>, and Sea-gods dwell,</l>
<l>I <reg orig="haue">have</reg> <reg orig="perus'd">perused</reg>; sought through whole woods and <reg orig="forrests">forests</reg></l>
<l>Of <reg orig="leauelesse">leaveless</reg> <reg orig="Corrall">Coral</reg> planted <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the <reg orig="deepes">deeps</reg>,</l>
<l><reg orig="Tost">Tossed</reg> <reg orig="vp"><seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg></reg> the beds of <reg orig="Pearle">Pearl</reg>, <reg orig="rouz'd">roused</reg> <reg orig="vp"><seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg></reg> huge Whales,</l>
<l>And <reg orig="sterne">stern</reg> Sea-monsters from their rocky <reg orig="dennes">dens</reg>.</l>
<l>Those <reg orig="bottomes">bottoms</reg>, <reg orig="bottomlesse">bottomless</reg> <reg orig="shallowes">shallows</reg> and <reg orig="shelues">shelves</reg>:</l>
<l>And all those currents where <reg orig="th'earths">the earth's</reg> springs <reg orig="breake">break</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">in</seg>,</l>
<l>Those <reg orig="plaines">plains</reg> where <hi rend="italic">Neptune</hi> feeds his <reg orig="Porposes">Porpoises</reg>,</l>
<l>Sea-morses, <reg orig="Seales">Seals</reg>, and all his <reg orig="cattell">cattle</reg> else.</l>
<l>Through all <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> <reg orig="ebbes">ebbs</reg> and tides my Trump hath <reg orig="blaz'd">blazed</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg>,</l>
<l>Yet can <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> <reg orig="cauerne">cavern</reg> <reg orig="shew">show</reg> me <hi rend="italic">Proserpine</hi>.</l></sp>
<stage>Exit Tryton.</stage>
    
 <sp who="BE"><speaker>Ceres.</speaker>
<l>If <reg orig="heauen">heaven</reg> nor sea, then search thy <reg orig="bosome">bosom</reg> earth,</l>
    <l><reg orig="Faire">Fair</reg> sister <hi rend="italic">Earth</hi>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> these beauteous fields</l>
<l>Spread <reg orig="ore">over</reg> thy breast; <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> all these <reg orig="fertill">fertile</reg> <reg orig="croppes">crops</reg>,</l>
<l>With <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> my plenty hath <reg orig="inrich't">enriched</reg> thy <reg orig="bosome">bosom</reg>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">For</seg> all those rich and pleasant wreathes of <reg orig="graine">grain</reg></l>
<l>With <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> oft thy Temples I <reg orig="haue">have</reg> <reg orig="crown'd">crowned</reg>:</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">For</seg> all the <reg orig="yearely">yearly</reg> <reg orig="liueries">liveries</reg> and fresh robes</l>
<l><reg orig="Vpon"><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">Upon</seg></reg> thy <reg orig="sommer">summer</reg> beauty I bestow,</l>
<l><reg orig="Shew">Show</reg> me my <reg orig="childe">child</reg>.</l></sp>
<stage>Earth riseth from vnder the stage.</stage>
    
    <sp who="BQ"><speaker>Earth.</speaker>
       <l>Not <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="reuenge">revenge</reg> <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> <hi rend="italic">Ceres</hi></l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> your <reg orig="remorslesse">remorseless</reg> <reg orig="plowes">ploughs</reg> <reg orig="haue">have</reg> <reg orig="rak't">raked</reg> my breast,</l>
<l>Nor <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> your <reg orig="Iron-tooth'd">Iron-toothed</reg> <reg orig="harrowes">harrows</reg> print my face</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">So</seg> full of wrinkles, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> you <reg orig="digge">dig</reg> my sides</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">For</seg> <reg orig="marle">marl</reg> and <reg orig="soyle">soil</reg>, and make me bleed my springs</l>
<l>Through all my <reg orig="open'd">opened</reg> <reg orig="veines">veins</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> weaken me;</l>
<l>Do I <reg orig="conceale">conceal</reg> your daughter: I <reg orig="haue">have</reg> spread</l>
<l>My <reg orig="armes">arms</reg> from sea <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> sea, <reg orig="look't">looked</reg> <reg orig="ore">over</reg> my <reg orig="mountaines">mountains</reg>,</l>
<l><reg orig="Examin'd">Examined</reg> all my pastures, <reg orig="groues">groves</reg>, and <reg orig="plaines">plains</reg>,</l>
<l>Marshes and <reg orig="wowlds">wolds</reg>, my woods and <reg orig="Champian">Champaign</reg> fields,</l>
<l>My <reg orig="dennes">dens</reg> and <reg orig="caues">caves</reg>; and yet from foot <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> head</l>
<l>I <reg orig="haue">have</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> place <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> the <reg orig="Moone">Moon</reg> doth tread.</l></sp>
<stage>Earth sinkes.</stage>
    
    <sp who="BE"><speaker>Ceres.</speaker>
       <l>Then <hi rend="italic">Earth</hi> thou hast lost <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg>: and <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <hi rend="italic">Proserpine</hi></l>
<l><reg orig="Il'e">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> strike thee with a lasting <reg orig="barrennesse">barrenness</reg>.</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">No</seg> more shall plenty <reg orig="crowne">crown</reg> thy <reg orig="fertill">fertile</reg> <reg orig="browes">brows</reg>,</l>
<l><reg orig="Il'e">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> <reg orig="breake">break</reg> thy <reg orig="plowes">ploughs</reg>, thy Oxen <reg orig="murren-strike">murrain-struck</reg>:</l>
<l>With Idle agues <reg orig="Il'e">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> consume thy <reg orig="swaines">swains</reg>,</l>
<l>Sow tares and cockles <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> thy lands of wheat,</l>
<l>Whose <reg orig="spykes">spikes</reg> the weed and <reg orig="cooch-grasse">couch-grass</reg> shall out-grow,</l>
<l>And choke it <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the blade. The rotten showers</l>
 
 
<l>Shall <reg orig="drowne">drown</reg> thy seed, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> the <reg orig="hote">hot</reg> <reg orig="sunne">sun</reg> shall parch,</l>
<l>Or <reg orig="mill-dewes">mildews</reg> rot; and what <reg orig="remaines">remains</reg> shall be</l>
       <l>A prey <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <reg orig="rauenous">ravenous</reg> birds. <reg orig="Oh">O</reg> <hi rend="italic">Proserpine</hi>!</l>
<l>You Gods <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> dwell <reg orig="aboue">above</reg>, and you below,</l>
<l>Both of the woods and gardens, <reg orig="riuers">rivers</reg>, <reg orig="brookes">brooks</reg>,</l>
<l><reg orig="Fountaines">Fountains</reg> and <reg orig="wels">wells</reg>, some one among you all</l>
<l><reg orig="Shew">Show</reg> me <reg orig="her selfe">herself</reg> or <reg orig="graue">grave</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> you I call.</l></sp>
<stage>The riuer Arethusa riseth from the stage.</stage>
    
    <sp who="BI"><speaker>Areth.</speaker>
       <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">That</seg> can the <reg orig="riuer">river</reg> <hi rend="italic">Arethusa</hi> do,</l>
<l>My <reg orig="streames">streams</reg> you know <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> <reg orig="Goddesse">Goddess</reg>, issue forth</l>
<l>From Tartary, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> the Tenarian Isles:</l>
<l>My head<reg orig="'s"> is</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> Hell, where Stygian <hi rend="italic">Pluto</hi> <reg orig="reignes">reigns</reg>,</l>
<l>There did I see the <reg orig="louely">lovely</reg> <hi rend="italic">Proserpine</hi>,</l>
<l>Whom <hi rend="italic">Pluto</hi> hath <reg orig="rap't">raped</reg> hence; behold <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> girdle,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Which</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> the way <reg orig="dropt">dropped</reg> from <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> beauteous <reg orig="waste">waist</reg>,</l>
<l>And scattered <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> my <reg orig="streames">streams</reg>. <reg orig="Faire">Fair</reg> <reg orig="Queene">Queen</reg> <reg orig="adue">adieu</reg>,</l>
<l><reg orig="Crowne">Crown</reg> you my banks with flowers, as I tell true.</l></sp>
<stage>Exit Are.</stage>
 <sp who="BE"><speaker>Ceres.</speaker>
 
<l>Hath <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> <reg orig="infernall">infernal</reg> monster <reg orig="stolne">stolen</reg> my <reg orig="childe">child</reg>?</l>
    <l><reg orig="Il'e">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> mount the <reg orig="spheares">spheres</reg>, and there <reg orig="solicite">solicit</reg> <hi rend="italic">Ioue</hi>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="inuade">invade</reg> the Stygian <reg orig="kingdomes">kingdoms</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="redeeme">redeem</reg></l>
<l>My <reg orig="rauish't">ravished</reg> daughter. If the Gods deny</l>
    <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">That</seg> grace <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <hi rend="italic">Ceres</hi>, <reg orig="Il'e">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> <reg orig="inuoke">invoke</reg> the <reg orig="helpe">help</reg></l>
    <l>Of some bold <reg orig="mortall">mortal</reg>: noble <hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Who</seg> with his Club shall <reg orig="rouze">rouse</reg> <reg orig="th'">the <reg orig="infernall">infernal</reg></reg> King,</l>
<l><reg orig="Dragge">Drag</reg> out the furies with their snaky <reg orig="lockes">locks</reg>,</l>
<l>Strangle <reg orig="hels">hell's</reg> <reg orig="Iudges">Judges</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> their scarlet robes,</l>
<l>And bring a double <reg orig="terrour">terror</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the <reg orig="damn'd">damned</reg>.</l>
<l>Of Gods and Men I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <reg orig="inuoke">invoke</reg> the <reg orig="aides">aids</reg></l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> free my <reg orig="childe">child</reg> from those <reg orig="infernall">infernal</reg> shades.</l></sp>
<stage>Enter Hercules, Theseus, Perithous, Philoctetes, Hypodamia, the
   Centaurs, Nessus, Euritus, Chiron, Cillarus, Antimachus,
   Hippasus. At a banquet.</stage>
    
 <sp who="L"><speaker>Herc.</speaker>
    <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> grace thy feast <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> <hi rend="italic">Hypodamia</hi>,</l>
<l>The Eremanthian <reg orig="forrest">forest</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> <reg orig="haue">have</reg> <reg orig="rob'd">robbed</reg></l>
<l>Of <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> huge <reg orig="Boare">Boar</reg>: you Centaurs doubly <reg orig="shap't">shaped</reg>,</l>
 
 
    <l>Feed with <hi rend="italic">Alcides</hi> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> monstrous swine,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> hath <reg orig="deuour'd">devoured</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> many <reg orig="Swaynes">Swains</reg> and <reg orig="Heards">Herds</reg>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="M"><speaker>Thes.</speaker>
 
    <l>Take <hi rend="italic">Theseus</hi> welcome <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <hi rend="italic">Perithous</hi> sake,</l>
<l>And sit with <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">us</seg></reg> <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> Princes, take your place</l>
    <l>Next you <hi rend="italic">Alcides</hi>; then the Centaurs round.</l></sp>
    
<sp who="CB"><speaker>Antimac.</speaker>
 
<l>Now <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> Ixion, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> <reg orig="grand-sire">grandsire</reg> was,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> <reg orig="dar'd">dared</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="kisse">kiss</reg> the mighty <reg orig="thunderes">thunder's</reg> wife,</l>
<l>And did not <reg orig="feare">fear</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> cuckold Iupiter,</l>
<l>Thou dost the Centaur's honour.</l></sp>
<sp who="CE"><speaker>Ness.</speaker>
 
<l><reg orig="Let's">Let <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg> <reg orig="quaffe">quaff</reg> the <reg orig="brides">bride's</reg> health <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the <reg orig="bloud">blood</reg> of grapes,</l>
<l>Wine begets mirth, and mirth becomes a <reg orig="bridall">bridal</reg>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="N"><speaker>Perith.</speaker>
 
    <l>Fill then <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <hi rend="italic">Nessus</hi> and <hi rend="italic">Antimachus</hi>,</l>
    <l>Let <hi rend="italic">Euritus</hi> and <hi rend="italic">Chiron</hi> pledge it round.</l></sp>
    <sp who="K"><speaker>Eur.</speaker>
 
<l>Fill <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg> all, <reg orig="euen">even</reg> till these empty <reg orig="bowles">bowls</reg></l>
<l><reg orig="Turne">Turn</reg> <reg orig="vp"><seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg></reg> their <reg orig="bottomes">bottoms</reg> <reg orig="'gainst">against</reg> the face of 
 <reg orig="heauen">heaven</reg>.</l></sp>
<sp who="CC"><speaker>Chi.</speaker>
 
   <l>Off shall all this <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <hi rend="italic">Hipodamia's</hi> health,</l>
   <l>The beauteous bride: <reg orig="wil't">wilt</reg> pledge it <hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi>?</l></sp>
    
 <sp who="L"><speaker>Herc.</speaker>
<l>Yes, were it deeper <reg orig="then">than</reg> the golden cup</l>
    <l><hi rend="italic">Ioue</hi> <reg orig="quaffes">quaffs</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> from the hand of <hi rend="italic">Ganimed</hi>.</l>
    <l><hi rend="italic">Silanthus, Hippasus, and Cillarus</hi>,</l>
    <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">To</seg> the <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> <reg orig="Princesse">Princess</reg> of the <hi rend="italic">Lapythes</hi>.</l></sp>
<sp who="CB"><speaker>Anti.</speaker>
 
<l><reg orig="Shee's">She is</reg> <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> indeed, I <reg orig="loue">love</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg>: wine and <reg orig="loue">love</reg></l>
   <l><reg orig="Adde">Add</reg> fire <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> fire. <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">To</seg> <hi rend="italic">Philoctetes</hi> this.</l></sp>
 <sp who="O"><speaker>Phi.</speaker>
 
    <l><reg orig="'Tis">It is</reg> welcome <hi rend="italic">Hippasus</hi>. Here <hi rend="italic">Cillarus</hi>.</l></sp>
<sp who="CD"><speaker>Cil.</speaker> 
   <l><reg orig="Faire">Fair</reg> <hi rend="italic">Hypodamia's</hi> of the Centaurs brood,</l>
   <l>Great <hi rend="italic">Bistus</hi> daughter, <reg orig="neere">near</reg> <reg orig="ally'd">allied</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">us</seg></reg>,</l>
<l><reg orig="Il'e">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> take <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> health.</l></sp>
 <sp who="N"><speaker>Perith.</speaker>
 
    <l>Gramercy <hi rend="italic">Cillarus</hi>:</l>
    <l><reg orig="Il'e">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> do the <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">like</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> <hi rend="italic">Philonome</hi>,</l>
<l>Thy sweet She-Centaur.</l></sp>
<sp who="CD"><speaker>Cil.</speaker>
 
<l>Double this <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="BD"><speaker>Hyp.</speaker>
 
<l><reg orig="Crowne">Crown</reg> all your healths with mirth, let <reg orig="ioyes">joys</reg> abound</l>
    <l>And <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <hi rend="italic">Philonome</hi> let this go round.</l></sp>
<sp who="CB"><speaker>Anti.</speaker>
 
<l><reg orig="Cramercies">Gramercies</reg>, <reg orig="'lasse">alas</reg> my <reg orig="braine">brain</reg> begins <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> swim,</l>
<l>I <reg orig="haue">have</reg> an appetite <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="kisse">kiss</reg> the bride,</l>
<l><reg orig="I">Aye</reg> and I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="M"><speaker>Thess.</speaker>
 
    <l>What <reg orig="meanes">means</reg> <hi rend="italic">Antimachus</hi>?</l></sp>
 
 
<sp who="CB"><speaker>Anti.</speaker>
 
   <l><reg orig="Kisse">Kiss</reg> <hi rend="italic">Hypodamia</hi>, I and -- </l></sp>
 <sp who="M"><speaker>Thes.</speaker>
 
<l><reg orig="That's"><seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">That</seg> is</reg> too much,</l>
<l>And more <reg orig="then">than</reg> any of the Centaurs dare.</l></sp>
<sp who="CD"><speaker>Cil.</speaker>
 
<l>Why? <seg type="homograph" subtype="interrogative">who</seg> should hinder him?</l></sp>
 <sp who="M"><speaker>Thes.</speaker>
 
    <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">That</seg> <hi rend="italic">Theseus</hi> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg>.</l></sp>
<sp who="CB"><speaker>Ant.</speaker>
 
<l>Ha, ha, <reg orig="haue">have</reg> I from the fierce <reg orig="Lyon">Lion</reg> <reg orig="torne">torn</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> whelp?</l>
<l>Brought from the <reg orig="forrests">forests</reg> <reg orig="she-Beares">she-bears</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> my <reg orig="armes">arms</reg>?</l>
<l>And dandled them <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> infants? <reg orig="plaid">played</reg> with them,</l>
<l>And shall I not then dare <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="kisse">kiss</reg> the bride?</l></sp>
 <sp who="L"><speaker>Herc.</speaker>
 
<l>Audacious Centaur, do but touch <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> skirt,</l>
    <l><reg orig="Prophane">Profane</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> garment <hi rend="italic">Hymen</hi> hath put <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">on</seg>;</l>
<l>Or with thy hideous shape once <reg orig="neere">near</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> <reg orig="cheeke">cheek</reg>,</l>
<l><reg orig="Il'e">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> lay <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> huge a ponder <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> thy skull,</l>
<l>As if the basses of the <reg orig="heauen">heaven</reg> should <reg orig="shrinke">shrink</reg>,</l>
<l>And <reg orig="whelme">whelm</reg> <reg orig="ore">over</reg> thee the marble firmament.</l></sp>
<sp who="CB"><speaker>Anti.</speaker>
 
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">That</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> I try.</l></sp>
<sp who="CD"><speaker>Cil.</speaker>
 
   <l>Assist <hi rend="italic">Antimachus</hi>.</l></sp>
<stage>A confused fray with stooles, cups <reg orig="&">and</reg> bowles, the Centaurs are beaten.</stage>
 <sp who="N"><speaker>Peri.</speaker>
 
    <l>Rescue <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <hi rend="italic">Hypodamia</hi>.</l></sp>
<sp who="CC"><speaker>Chi.</speaker>
 
   <l><reg orig="Downe">Down</reg> with the <hi rend="italic">Lapythes</hi>.</l></sp>
<sp who="CE"><speaker>Ness.</speaker>
 
   <l><reg orig="Downe">Down</reg> with <hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="L"><speaker>Herc.</speaker>
 
    <l>You cloud-bred race, <hi rend="italic">Alcides</hi> here <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> stand</l>
    <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> plague you all with his high <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Iouiall">Jovial</reg></hi> hand.</l></sp>
<stage>Alarme. Enter Iuno, with all the Centaurs.</stage>
 <sp who="BA"><speaker>Iuno.</speaker>
 
    <l>And <reg orig="shrinkes">shrinks</reg> <hi rend="italic">Ixions</hi> race? durst he aspire</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">To</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> <reg orig="celestiall">celestial</reg> bed? though <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> his <reg orig="boldnesse">boldness</reg></l>
<l>He now be tortured with the <reg orig="wheele">wheel</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> hell?</l>
    <l>And dare not you withstand base <hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi>?</l>
    <l><reg orig="Currage">Courage</reg> <reg orig="braue">brave</reg> <hi rend="italic">Hyppo-Centaurs</hi>, let the bastard</l>
<l>Be <reg orig="hew'd">hewed</reg> and mangled with <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> conquering <reg orig="arme">arm</reg>.</l>
<l><reg orig="Renue">Renew</reg> the fight, make the Thessalian fields</l>
<l>Thunder beneath your <reg orig="hoofes">hooves</reg>, whilst they imprint</l>
<l><reg orig="Vpon"><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">Upon</seg></reg> the earth, <reg orig="deepe">deep</reg> semi-circled <reg orig="moones">moons</reg>.</l>
<l>Let all your <reg orig="arm'd">armed</reg> race gallop from the <reg orig="hils">hills</reg>,</l>
    <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">To</seg> <reg orig="inmure">immure</reg> the faint <reg orig="deiected">dejected</reg> <hi rend="italic">Lapithes</hi>.</l>
    <l><reg orig="Tis">It is</reg> <hi rend="italic">Iuno</hi>, whom your <reg orig="tortur'd">tortured</reg> <reg orig="grand-sire">grandsire</reg> <reg orig="lou'd">loved</reg>,</l>
<l>Bids you <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <reg orig="Armes">Arms</reg>: lift <reg orig="vp"><seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg></reg> your weapons <reg orig="hye">high</reg></l>
    <l>And <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> their fall may great <hi rend="italic">Alcides</hi> <reg orig="dye">die</reg> .</l></sp>
   
   <sp who="CB"><speaker>Antimac.</speaker>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">Our</seg> <reg orig="grand-sires">grandsire's</reg> <reg orig="wheeles">wheels</reg> <reg orig="cracke">crack</reg> all <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> Centaurs bones,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> <reg orig="flyes">flies</reg> when Iuno <reg orig="giues">gives</reg> <reg orig="incouragement">encouragement</reg>.</l>
      <l><hi rend="italic">Chirus, Latreus, Nessus, Euritus</hi>,</l>
<l>And all <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> race first tumbled <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the clouds</l>
      <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> <reg orig="crown'd">crowned</reg> the <reg orig="mountaine">mountain</reg> <reg orig="toppes">tops</reg> of <hi rend="italic">Thessaly</hi>,</l>
      <l>Make head <reg orig="againe">again</reg>, follow <hi rend="italic">Antimachus</hi>,</l>
<l>Whose <reg orig="braine">brain</reg> through heated with the fumes of wine</l>
      <l><reg orig="Burnes">Burns</reg> with the <reg orig="loue">love</reg> of <hi rend="italic">Hypodamia</hi>.</l>
      <l><hi rend="italic">Theseus, Perithous, and Alcides</hi>, all</l>
<l>Shall <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> this fury <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> the Centaurs fall.</l></sp>
<stage>Alarme. Enter <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> them Hercules, Theseus, Perithous, and Philoctetes.</stage>
 <sp who="L"><speaker>Herc.</speaker>
 
<l>Behold the <reg orig="lust-burn'd">lust-burned</reg> and wine-heated monsters</l>
<l>Once more make head; <reg orig="wee'l"><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> pash them with <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> club.</l>
<l>This <reg orig="Centaure-match">Centaur-match</reg>, it shall <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> ages,</l>
    <l>And times <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> come, <reg orig="renowne">renown</reg> great <hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi>.</l>
<l><reg orig="Vpon"><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">Upon</seg></reg> them, when <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> <reg orig="parlee">parley</reg> with <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> foes:</l>
<l>Tongues peace: <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> <reg orig="breake">break</reg> silence with <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> <reg orig="blowes">blows</reg>.</l></sp>
   
<stage>Alarme. They fight, the Centaurs are all disperst and slaine.
   Enter with victory, Hercules, Theseus, Perithous,
   Philoctetes, Hypodamia, and others.</stage>
   
 <sp who="L"><speaker>Herc.</speaker>
 
    <l>Let <hi rend="italic">Thessaly</hi> resound <hi rend="italic">Alcides</hi> praise,</l>
<l>And all the <reg orig="two-shap't">two-shaped</reg> Centaurs <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="suruiue">survive</reg>,</l>
    <l>Quake when they <reg orig="heare">hear</reg> the name of <hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi>.</l>
    <l>Were these <hi rend="italic">Thessalian</hi> monsters bred at first</l>
    <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">By</seg> <hi rend="italic">Saturne</hi> and <hi rend="italic">Philiris</hi>, as some say,</l>
<l>When <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="equinall">equinal</reg> shape she was <reg orig="deflour'd">deflowered</reg>?</l>
    <l>Or when <hi rend="italic">Ixion</hi>, <reg orig="snatcht">snatched</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <reg orig="heauen">heaven</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> <hi rend="italic">Ioue</hi>,</l>
<l>And feasted <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the <reg orig="hye">high</reg> <reg orig="Olimpicke">Olympic</reg> hall,</l>
    <l>He sought <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> strumpet <hi rend="italic">Iuno</hi>? The <reg orig="heauens">heaven's</reg> <reg orig="Queene">Queen</reg></l>
<l><reg orig="Transform'd">Transformed</reg> a cloud <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> <reg orig="celestiall">celestial</reg> shape,</l>
<l>Of <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> he got the Centaurs. Be they bred</l>
 
 
<l>Of earth or vapour, their <reg orig="hote">hot</reg> fiery <reg orig="braines">brains</reg></l>
    <l>Are now dispurpled <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> <hi rend="italic">Alcides</hi> Club,</l>
    <l>And <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> their deaths <reg orig="renowne">renown</reg> the <hi rend="italic">Lapythes</hi>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="M"><speaker>Thes.</speaker>
    <l><hi rend="italic">Ioues</hi> <reg orig="sonne">son</reg> was borne a <reg orig="terrour">terror</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the world,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> awe the tyrants <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="oppresse">oppress</reg> and sway.</l></sp>
 <sp who="N"><speaker>Perith.</speaker>
    <l>But most <reg orig="indebt"><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> debt</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> thee <hi rend="italic">Perithous</hi> is,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> hast <reg orig="restor'd">restored</reg> a virgin and a bride,</l>
<l>Pure and <reg orig="vntouch't">untouched</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> sleep <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> these my <reg orig="armes">arms</reg>.</l></sp>
   
   <sp who="BD"><speaker>Hypoda.</speaker>
      <l>My tongue shall sound the praise of <hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi>.</l>
<l>My heart <reg orig="imbrace">embrace</reg> his <reg orig="loue">love</reg>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="L"><speaker>Herc.</speaker>
 
    <l><reg orig="Oh">O</reg> had bright <hi rend="italic">Iuno</hi></l>
<l>My <reg orig="louing">loving</reg> step-dame, seated <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the clouds,</l>
<l>Beheld me pash the Centaurs with my club,</l>
<l>It would <reg orig="haue">have</reg> <reg orig="fild">filled</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg> with <reg orig="celestiall">celestial</reg> <reg orig="ioyes">joys</reg>;</l>
<l>Knowing <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> all my deeds of fame and honour</l>
    <l>I consecrate <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg> and <hi rend="italic">Iupiter</hi>.</l>
    <l>Of these proud Centaurs <hi rend="italic">Nessus</hi> is <reg orig="escapt">escaped</reg>,</l>
    <l>The rest all strew the fields of <hi rend="italic">Thessaly</hi>.</l></sp>
<stage>Enter Ceres.</stage>
 <sp who="BE"><speaker>Ceres.</speaker>

    <l><reg orig="Reserues">Reserves</reg> the noble <hi rend="italic">Theban</hi> all his valour</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">For</seg> <reg orig="th'">the </reg>ingrate Iuno, and hath <reg orig="stor'd">stored</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> deed</l>
    <l>Of honour <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <reg orig="deiected">dejected</reg> <hi rend="italic">Ceres</hi> here?</l>
<l>Ceres <reg orig="forlorne">forlorn</reg>, forsaken and <reg orig="despis'd">despised</reg>,</l>
<l>Whom neither obdure <reg orig="heauen">heaven</reg>, <reg orig="relentlesse">relentless</reg> sea,</l>
<l>Nor the rude earth <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <reg orig="pitty">pity</reg>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="L"><speaker>Herc.</speaker>
 
<l><reg orig="Queene">Queen</reg> of plenty,</l>
<l><reg orig="Lye">Lie</reg> it within the strength of <reg orig="mortall">mortal</reg> <reg orig="arme">arm</reg>,</l>
<l>The power of man, or <reg orig="worke">work</reg> of <reg orig="demi-god">demigod</reg>,</l>
<l>I am thy Champion.</l></sp>
 <sp who="BE"><speaker>Ceres.</speaker>
 
<l>From <reg orig="heauen">heaven</reg>, earth and sea,</l>
    <l>Then <hi rend="italic">Ceres</hi> must <reg orig="appeale">appeal</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi>.</l>
    <l>Know then I am <reg orig="rob'd">robbed</reg> of beauteous <hi rend="italic">Proserpine</hi>,</l>
<l>Tartarian Dis hath <reg orig="rap't">raped</reg> my daughter hence;</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Which</seg> when I heard, I <reg orig="skal'd">scaled</reg> the thundered throne,</l>
<l>And made my plaints <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> him, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">who</seg> answered me,</l>
<l>His power was <reg orig="onely">only</reg> <reg orig="circumscrib'd">circumscribed</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="heauen">heaven</reg>,</l>
<l>And Pluto was as absolute <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> hell</l>
<l>As he <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="heauen">heaven</reg> ; nor would he muster Gods</l>
 
 
<l>Against the fiends, <reg orig="ore">over</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> his brother <reg orig="reign'd">reigned</reg>.</l>
    <l>Next made I suit <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="haue">have</reg> <hi rend="italic">Neptune</hi> call his waters,</l>
<l>And with his <reg orig="billowes">billows</reg> <reg orig="drowne">drown</reg> the lower world:</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Who</seg> answered, the <reg orig="firme">firm</reg> <reg orig="channell">channel</reg> bounds his <reg orig="waues">waves</reg>,</l>
<l>Nor is there passage <reg orig="betweene">between</reg> sea and hell,</l>
<l>The earth beneath <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> <reg orig="center">centre</reg> cannot <reg orig="sinke">sink</reg>,</l>
    <l>Nor <reg orig="haue">have</reg> I hope from thence; <reg orig="onely">only</reg> great <hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi></l></sp>
 <sp who="L"><speaker>Herc.</speaker>
    <l>Will <reg orig="vndertake">undertake</reg> what neither <hi rend="italic">Iupiter</hi>,</l>
    <l><hi rend="italic">Neptune</hi>, nor all the Gods dare make their <reg orig="taske">task</reg>:</l>
    <l>The Stygian <hi rend="italic">Pluto</hi> shall restore the <reg orig="moone">moon</reg>,</l>
<l>Or <reg orig="feele">feel</reg> the <reg orig="masse">mass</reg> of this my ponderous club.</l>
<l>Comfort <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> <reg orig="Queene">Queen</reg>, <reg orig="Il'e">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> <reg orig="passe">pass</reg> the poole of Styx,</l>
    <l>And if <reg orig="leane">lean</reg> <hi rend="italic">Charon</hi> wastage shall deny,</l>
<l>The Ferry-man <reg orig="Il'e">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> buffet <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> his barge.</l>
    <l>Three-throated <hi rend="italic">Cerberus</hi> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="keepes">keeps</reg> hell-gates,</l>
<l>Shall (when <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> come <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="knocke">knock</reg>) not dare <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="howle">howl</reg>:</l>
<l>The ghosts already dead, and <reg orig="doom'd">doomed</reg>, shall <reg orig="feare">fear</reg></l>
    <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="dye">die</reg>  <reg orig="againe">again</reg> at sight of <hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi>.</l>
    <l><reg orig="Sterne">Stern</reg> <hi rend="italic">Mynos, Aeachus, and Rhadamant</hi>,</l>
<l>Shall from the <reg orig="dreadfull">dreadful</reg> sessions kept <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> hell,</l>
<l>Be <reg orig="rouz'd">roused</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">us</seg></reg>: <reg orig="wee'l"><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> quake them at <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> <reg orig="barre">bar</reg></l>
<l>Where all <reg orig="soules">souls</reg> stand <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> sentence: the three sisters</l>
    <l>Shall <reg orig="crowch">crouch</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">us</seg></reg>. <hi rend="italic">Ceres</hi>, <reg orig="wee'l"><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg>
     <reg orig="ransacke">ransack</reg> hell,</l>
<l>And Pluto from <reg orig="th'">the <reg orig="infernall">infernal</reg></reg> vaults <reg orig="expell">expel</reg>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="M"><speaker>Thes.</speaker>
 
    <l><hi rend="italic">Theseus</hi> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> this <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <reg orig="ayd">aid</reg> great <hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="N"><speaker>Peri.</speaker>
 
    <l>And <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">so</seg> <hi rend="italic">Perithous</hi> shall.</l></sp>
 <sp who="L"><speaker>Herc.</speaker>
 
    <l>Comfort <reg orig="Queene">Queen</reg> <hi rend="italic">Ceres</hi>,</l>
<l>Whom neither <reg orig="Harpyes">Harpies</reg>, <reg orig="Boares">Boars</reg> or <reg orig="Buls">Bulls</reg> can tame,</l>
<l>The <reg orig="darke">dark</reg> Cimerians must next sound his fame.</l>
    <l><reg orig="Adue">Adieu</reg> bright <hi rend="italic">Hypodamia</hi> lately freed</l>
<l>From the adulterous Centaurs: <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">Our</seg> <reg orig="renowne">renown</reg></l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> yet <reg orig="'tweene">between</reg> <reg orig="heauen">heaven</reg> and earth doth <reg orig="onely">only</reg> shine,</l>
    <l>Hell shall next blaze <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> beauteous <hi rend="italic">Proserpine</hi>.</l></sp>
          
 <sp who="A"><speaker>Homer.</speaker>
    <l>Ere Hercules <hi rend="italic">the Stygian <reg orig="pooles">pools</reg> <reg orig="inuade">invade</reg></hi></l>
    <l><hi rend="italic">A <reg orig="taske">task</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> none but he durst <reg orig="vndertake">undertake</reg>,</hi></l>
    <l><hi rend="italic">Without both earthy and <reg orig="immortall">immortal</reg> <reg orig="ayde">aid</reg>,</hi></l>
    <l><hi rend="italic"><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">We</seg> Ioue present; <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">who</seg> once more doth forsake</hi></l>
    <l><hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Heauen">Heaven</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> a <reg orig="mortall">mortal</reg> beauty; one more rare</hi></l>
    <l><hi rend="italic">Earth <reg orig="yeelded">yielded</reg> not then Semele the <reg orig="faire">fair</reg>.</hi></l>
    <l><hi rend="italic">Whilst Iuno, Hercules with hate pursues,</hi></l>
    <l><hi rend="italic">Neglecting Ioue, he from the <reg orig="spheares">spheres</reg> <reg orig="espyes">espies</reg></hi></l>
    <l><hi rend="italic">This bright Cadmeian, and the <reg orig="groues">groves</reg> doth <reg orig="chuse">choose</reg></hi></l>
    <l><hi rend="italic"><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> court <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">in</seg>: How, and <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> what disguise</hi></l>
    <l><hi rend="italic">You next shall see, they meet first <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the <reg orig="Chace">Chase</reg>,</hi></l>
    <l><hi rend="italic">Where they discourse, acquaint, <reg orig="kisse">kiss</reg>, and <reg orig="imbrace">embrace</reg>.</hi></l>
    
<stage>Dumbe Shew. Enter Somele like a huntresse, with her 
   traine, Iupiter like a wood-man <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> greene: he woes
   her, and winnes her.</stage>
 
    <l><hi rend="italic">What cannot Ioue, <reg orig="infus'd">infused</reg> with power <reg orig="diuine">divine</reg>?</hi></l>
    <l><hi rend="italic">He <reg orig="woes">woos</reg> and <reg orig="winnes">wins</reg>, <reg orig="enioyes">enjoys</reg> the beauteous dame;</hi></l>
    <l><hi rend="italic">The <reg orig="iealous">jealous</reg> Iuno <reg orig="spyes">spies</reg> their <reg orig="loue">love</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> fine,</hi></l>
    <l><hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Leaues">Leaves</reg> off <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> <reg orig="enuy">envy</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> Alcides fame,</hi></l>
    <l>   <hi rend="italic">And <reg orig="'gainst">against</reg> this beauteous Lady <reg orig="armes">arms</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> <reg orig="spleene">spleen</reg>,</hi></l>
    <l>   <hi rend="italic">Quite <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> destroy the bright Cadmeian <reg orig="Queene">Queen</reg>.</hi></l>
    <l><hi rend="italic">Your <reg orig="fauours">favours</reg> still: some here <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> doubt <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> wonder,</hi></l>
    <l><hi rend="italic"><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> see the <reg orig="Thunderers">Thunderer's</reg> <reg orig="loue">love</reg> perish <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> thunder.</hi></l></sp>
<stage>Enter Iuno and Iris.</stage>
 <sp who="BA"><speaker>Iuno.</speaker>
 
    <l>Hast thou found him <hi rend="italic">Iris</hi>?</l></sp>
 <sp who="BB"><speaker>Iris.</speaker>
 
<l><reg orig="Madame">Madam</reg> I <reg orig="haue">have</reg>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="BA"><speaker>Iuno.</speaker>
 
<l>Where?</l></sp>
 <sp who="BB"><speaker>Iris.</speaker>
 
    <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> the house of <hi rend="italic">Cadmus</hi>, courting there</l>
    <l>The fairest of the race, <reg orig="yong">young</reg> <hi rend="italic">Semele</hi>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="BA"><speaker>Iuno.</speaker>
 
    <l>What am I better <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> be <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Queene">Queen</reg> of <reg orig="heauen">heaven</reg></hi>,</l>
    <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> be the sister and the wife of <hi rend="italic">Ioue</hi>,</l>
<l>When <reg orig="euery">every</reg> strumpet <reg orig="braues">braves</reg> my Deity?</l>
<l>Whilst I am busied <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> lay traps and <reg orig="traines">trains</reg></l>
    <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">For</seg> proud <hi rend="italic">Alcmena's</hi> bastard, he takes time</l>
    <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">For</seg> his adulterous rapes. <hi rend="italic">Europa</hi> <reg orig="liues">lives</reg></l>
    <l>Sainted <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> earth, <hi rend="italic">Calisto</hi> shines a <reg orig="starre">star</reg>,</l>
 
 
    <l><reg orig="Iust">Just</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> mine eye, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> name of <hi rend="italic">Lesser <reg orig="Beare">Bear</reg></hi>,</l>
    <l>Io <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <hi rend="italic">Aegypt</hi> is <reg orig="ador'd">adored</reg> a <reg orig="Goddesse">Goddess</reg>:</l>
    <l>And of my <reg orig="seruant">servant</reg> <hi rend="italic">Argus</hi> (<reg orig="slaine">slain</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> <hi rend="italic">Mercury</hi>)</l>
<l>There <reg orig="liues">lives</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> note; <reg orig="saue">save</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> his hundred eyes</l>
<l>I <reg orig="haue">have</reg> transported <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> my <reg orig="peacockes">peacock's</reg> <reg orig="traine">train</reg>.</l>
    <l>Thus fall the friends of <hi rend="italic">Iuno</hi>, whilst his strumpets</l>
<l>Front me <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> earth, or <reg orig="braue">brave</reg> mine eye <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="heauen">heaven</reg>:</l>
    <l>But <hi rend="italic">Semele</hi> shall pay <reg orig="for't"><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> it</reg>. <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> what shape</l>
<l><reg orig="Saw'st">Sawest</reg> thou him court <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> strumpet?</l></sp>
 <sp who="BB"><speaker>Iris.</speaker>
 
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">Like</seg> a wood-man.</l></sp>
 <sp who="BA"><speaker>Iuno.</speaker>
 
    <l>I met him <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> the <reg orig="mountaine">mountain</reg> <hi rend="italic">Erecine</hi>,</l>
    <l>And <reg orig="tooke">took</reg> him <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> the <reg orig="yong">young</reg> <hi rend="italic">Hyppolitus</hi>.</l>
    <l><hi rend="italic">Iris</hi> I <reg orig="hau't">have it</reg>; <reg orig="'tis">it is</reg> plotted <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> my <reg orig="braine">brain</reg>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="haue">have</reg> the strumpet <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> <reg orig="louer">lover</reg> <reg orig="slaine">slain</reg>.</l>
    <l>Of <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> nurse <hi rend="italic">Beroe</hi> <reg orig="Il'e">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> assume the shape,</l>
<l>And <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> <reg orig="meanes">means</reg> <reg orig="auenge">avenge</reg> me <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> this rape.</l></sp>
<stage>Exeunt:</stage>
<stage>Enter Semele with <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> seruants and attendants.</stage>
    
    <sp who="BG"><speaker>Semel.</speaker>
 
       <l><reg orig="Oh">O</reg> <hi rend="italic">Iupiter</hi>! thy <reg orig="loue">love</reg> makes me <reg orig="immortall">immortal</reg>,</l>
<l>The high Cadmeian is my grace,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">To</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> great God exalted, and my issue,</l>
<l>When it takes life, shall be the seed of Gods;</l>
<l>And I shall now be <reg orig="ranck't">ranked</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> equipage</l>
       <l>With <hi rend="italic">Danae, Io, Lada</hi>, and the rest,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> his amours <reg orig="pleas'd">pleased</reg> the thunderer best.</l>
<l><reg orig="Me-thinkes">Methinks</reg> since his <reg orig="imbraces">embraces</reg> <reg orig="fil'd">filled</reg> my <reg orig="wombe">womb</reg>,</l>
<l>There is <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> earth <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> me, I am all <reg orig="diuine">divine</reg>:</l>
<l><reg orig="Ther's">There is</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> me nothing <reg orig="mortall">mortal</reg>, <reg orig="saue">save</reg> this shape,</l>
       <l>Whose beauty hath <reg orig="cal'd">called</reg> <hi rend="italic">Ioue</hi> <reg orig="himselfe">himself</reg> from <reg orig="heauen">heaven</reg>,</l>
<l>The rest all pure, <reg orig="corruptlesse">corruptless</reg> and <reg orig="refin'd">refined</reg>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> hath <reg orig="daz'd">dazed</reg> men, and made <reg orig="th'">the <reg orig="immortall">immortal</reg></reg> <reg orig="blinde">blind</reg>.</l>
<l><reg orig="Leaue">Leave</reg> <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">us</seg></reg>, <reg orig="oh">o</reg> you <reg orig="vnworthy">unworthy</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> attend</l>
       <l>Or wait <reg orig="vpon"><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg></reg> Cadmeian <hi rend="italic">Semele</hi>:</l>
<l>Hebe shall be my <reg orig="hand-mayd">handmaid</reg>, and my wine</l>
       <l>The hand of <hi rend="italic">Ioues</hi> <reg orig="owne">own</reg> cup-bearer shall fill,</l>
       <l><reg orig="Il'e">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> <reg orig="begge">beg</reg> of him the Troian <hi rend="italic">Ganimed</hi></l>
 
 
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> be my page; and when I please <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> ride,</l>
<l>Borrow his Eagle through the <reg orig="ayre">air</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> glide.</l>
       <l>Go call me hither my Nurse <hi rend="italic">Beroe</hi>,</l>
<l>Whom I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> make free-partner <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> my <reg orig="ioyes">joys</reg>.</l></sp>
<stage>Enter Iuno <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the shape of old Beroe.</stage>
    
    <sp who="BM"><speaker>Seru.</speaker>
 
       <l><hi rend="italic">Beroe</hi> attends your grace.</l></sp>
 <sp who="BG"><speaker>Sem.</speaker>
 
<l><reg orig="Oh">O</reg> my <reg orig="deere">dear</reg> nurse! <reg orig="liues">lives</reg> there <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> earth a <reg orig="Princesse">Princess</reg></l>
    <l>Equally <reg orig="lou'd">loved</reg> and <reg orig="grac'd">graced</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> <hi rend="italic">Ioue</hi> <reg orig="himselfe">himself</reg>?</l></sp>
 <sp who="BA"><speaker>Iuno.</speaker>
 
<l>Out <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> thee strumpet, I could <reg orig="teare">tear</reg> those eyes,</l>
<l>Whose beauty drew my husband from the <reg orig="skyes">skies</reg>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="BG"><speaker>Sem.</speaker>
 
    <l>Am I not happy <hi rend="italic">Beroe</hi>?</l></sp>
 <sp who="BA"><speaker>Iuno.</speaker>
 
<l>Were you sure</l>
    <l><reg orig="'Twere">It were</reg> <hi rend="italic">Ioue</hi> <reg orig="himselfe">himself</reg> this <reg orig="gladnesse">gladness</reg> did procure.</l>
<l><reg orig="Madame">Madam</reg>, there many <reg orig="fowle">foul</reg> <reg orig="imposters">impostors</reg> be,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> <reg orig="blinde">blind</reg> the world with their inchastity:</l>
<l>And <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the name of Gods, being scarce good men,</l>
<l><reg orig="Iuggle">Juggle</reg> with <reg orig="Ladyes">Ladies</reg>, and corrupt their <reg orig="honors">honours</reg>.</l>
<l><reg orig="Thinke">Think</reg> you you stripling <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> goes clad <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="greene">green</reg>,</l>
    <l>Is <hi rend="italic">Iupiter</hi>?</l></sp>
 <sp who="BG"><speaker>Sem.</speaker>
 
<l>I know him <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <reg orig="heauens">heaven's</reg> King,</l>
<l>Whose issue <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> my <reg orig="wombe">womb</reg> I <reg orig="feele">feel</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> spring.</l></sp>
 <sp who="BA"><speaker>Iuno.</speaker>
 
<l>I <reg orig="thinke">think</reg> it not; but Lady this I know,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> Gods are <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> <reg orig="lasciuious">lascivious</reg> <reg orig="growne">grown</reg> of late,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> men contend their lusts <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> imitate.</l></sp>
 <sp who="BG"><speaker>Sem.</speaker>
 
    <l>Not <hi rend="italic">Iupiter</hi>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="BA"><speaker>Iuno.</speaker>
 
<l>Things truly reconcile,</l>
<l><reg orig="You'l">You <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> <reg orig="iumpe">jump</reg> with me: how <reg orig="haue">have</reg> you <reg orig="beene">been</reg> the while,</l>
<l>Since you were breeding, now well, sometimes ill,</l>
<l>Subject <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <reg orig="euery">every</reg> imperfection still,</l>
<l>Apt <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> all chances other women be.</l>
<l>When were you <reg orig="lou'd">loved</reg> of the high Deity,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> hath the <reg orig="guift">gift</reg> of strength, power, health, and <reg orig="ioy">joy</reg>,</l>
<l>The least of these could not your state annoy.</l></sp>
 <sp who="BG"><speaker>Sem.</speaker>
 
<l>Thou <reg orig="putst">puttest</reg> me <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> mistrust, and <reg orig="halfe">half</reg> <reg orig="perswad'st">persuadest</reg> me</l>
<l>He is <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> more <reg orig="then">than</reg> <reg orig="mortall">mortal</reg> whom I <reg orig="loue">love</reg>.</l>
<l>How shall I <reg orig="proue">prove</reg> him nurse?</l></sp>
 <sp who="BA"><speaker>Iuno.</speaker>
 
<l><reg orig="Il'e">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> tell you <reg orig="madame">madam</reg>; When you see him next,</l>
 
 
<l><reg orig="Seeme">Seem</reg> with some strange and <reg orig="vncoth">uncouth</reg> passion <reg orig="vext">vexed</reg>,</l>
<l>And beg of him a <reg orig="boone">boon</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> till he grant,</l>
<l><reg orig="Sweare">Swear</reg> he <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> more your <reg orig="fauours">favours</reg> shall <reg orig="inchant">enchant</reg>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="BG"><speaker>Sem.</speaker>
 
    <l><hi rend="italic">Beroe</hi>, what <reg orig="boone">boon</reg>?</l></sp>
 <sp who="BA"><speaker>Iuno.</speaker>
 
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">To</seg> <reg orig="hugge">hug</reg> you <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> state</l>
    <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> <hi rend="italic">Iuno</hi> he <reg orig="imbrac'd">embraced</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> late.</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> descend armed with <reg orig="celestiall">celestial</reg> fire,</l>
<l>And <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> <reg orig="maiesty">majesty</reg> glut his desire.</l>
<l>His right hand <reg orig="arm'd">armed</reg> with lightning, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> his head</l>
<l><reg orig="Heauens">Heaven's</reg> massy <reg orig="crowne">crown</reg>; and <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">so</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> mount your bed.</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbManner">So</seg> are you sure he is a God indeed,</l>
<l><reg orig="Obtaine">Obtain</reg> this <reg orig="boone">boon</reg>, and <reg orig="fairely">fairly</reg> may you speed.</l></sp>
 <sp who="BG"><speaker>Sem.</speaker>
 
    <l>Thou hast <reg orig="fir'd">fired</reg> me <hi rend="italic">Beroe</hi>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="BA"><speaker>Iuno.</speaker>
 
<l>Thou shalt be <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> flame,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">So</seg> great, the Ocean shall not quench the same.</l></sp>
 <sp who="BG"><speaker>Sem.</speaker>
 
    <l><hi rend="italic">Beroe</hi> away, my chamber ready make,</l>
<l><reg orig="Tosse">Toss</reg> <reg orig="downe">down</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> <reg orig="downe">down</reg>: <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">for</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> this night must tumble</l>
    <l>Within the <reg orig="armes">arms</reg> of mighty <hi rend="italic">Iupiter</hi>.</l>
<l>Of whom <reg orig="Il'e">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> <reg orig="begge">beg</reg> <reg orig="th'">the <reg orig="immortall">immortal</reg></reg> sweets of <reg orig="loue">love</reg>,</l>
    <l>Such as from <hi rend="italic">Ioue</hi> <reg orig="Imperiall">Imperial</reg> <hi rend="italic">Iuno</hi> tastes.</l>
<l>Begone without reply, my <reg orig="loue's">love is</reg> at hand.</l></sp>
 <sp who="BA"><speaker>Iuno.</speaker>
 
    <l>Thy <reg orig="death's">death is</reg> <reg orig="vpon"><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg></reg> thy <reg orig="boone">boon</reg>: this <hi rend="italic">Iuno</hi> 
     <reg orig="cheares">cheers</reg>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> my <reg orig="reuenge">revenge</reg> shall mount <reg orig="aboue">above</reg> the <reg orig="spheares">spheres</reg>.</l></sp>
<stage>exit Iuno.</stage>
 <sp who="BG"><speaker>Sem.</speaker>
 
<l>I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> not smile <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> him, lend him a <reg orig="looke">look</reg>,</l>
<l>As the least grace, till he <reg orig="giue">give</reg> free ascent</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> fill me with <reg orig="celestiall">celestial</reg> wonderment.</l></sp>
<stage>Enter Iupiter like a wood-man.</stage>
 <sp who="G"><speaker>Iup.</speaker>
 
<l><reg orig="Oh">O</reg> thou <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="mak'st">makest</reg> earth <reg orig="heauen">heaven</reg>, <reg orig="&">and</reg>
 <reg orig="turn'st">turnest</reg> <reg orig="th'">the <reg orig="imortal">immortal</reg></reg></l>
<l>Into this shape <reg orig="terrestriall">terrestrial</reg>, thou bright issue</l>
    <l>Of old <hi rend="italic">Aegenor</hi>, and the Cadmeian line,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">For</seg> whom, these stony buildings <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> <reg orig="preferre">prefer</reg></l>
    <l>Before <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> <reg orig="Christall">Crystal</reg> structures: <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="mak'st">makest</reg> <hi rend="italic">Ioue</hi></l>
<l>Abandon <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> the high counsels of the Gods</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> treat with thee of <reg orig="loues">love's</reg> <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> blandishments:</l>
    <l><reg orig="Diuinest">Divinest</reg> of thy race, <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> <hi rend="italic">Semele</hi></l>
    <l>Fold <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> thy <reg orig="armes">arms</reg> <reg orig="Olimpicke">Olympic</reg> <hi rend="italic">Iupiter</hi>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="BG"><speaker>Sem.</speaker>
    <l><hi rend="italic">Iupiter</hi>!</l></sp>
 
 <sp who="G"><speaker>Iup.</speaker>
    <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">That</seg> <hi rend="italic">Iupiter</hi> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> with a <reg orig="powerfull">powerful</reg> nod</l>
<l>Shakes the <reg orig="heauens">heaven's</reg> arches, <reg orig="ore">over</reg> the <reg orig="vniuerse">universe</reg></l>
<l>Spreads dread <reg orig="&">and</reg> awe; and when <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> <reg orig="arme">arm</reg> <reg orig="our selfe">ourself</reg></l>
<l>With <reg orig="maiesty">majesty</reg>, make <reg orig="th'earths">the earth's</reg> foundation tremble,</l>
<l>And all mortality <reg orig="flye">fly</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> a <reg orig="smoake">smoke</reg></l>
<l>Before <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> presence <reg orig="vanish't">vanished</reg> and <reg orig="consum'd">consumed</reg>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="BG"><speaker>Sem.</speaker>
 
    <l>Did <hi rend="italic">Semele</hi> behold such <reg orig="Maiesty">Majesty</reg>,</l>
<l>She could <reg orig="beleeue">believe</reg> this were the <reg orig="thunderers">thunderer's</reg> <reg orig="voyce">voice</reg>,</l>
<l>Thou <reg orig="hee">he</reg>?</l></sp>
 <sp who="G"><speaker>Iup.</speaker>
 
    <l>What <reg orig="meanes">means</reg> this <reg orig="strangenesse">strangeness</reg> <hi rend="italic">Semele</hi>?</l>
<l><reg orig="Haue">Have</reg> I <reg orig="preferd">preferred</reg> thy beauty before hers</l>
    <l>Whose state <reg orig="fils">fills</reg> <reg orig="heauen">heaven</reg>, whose food<reg orig="'s"> is</reg> <hi rend="italic">Ambrosia,</hi></l>
    <l><reg orig="Vpon"><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">Upon</seg></reg> whose cup the <reg orig="louely">lovely</reg> <hi rend="italic">Hebe</hi> waits</l>
    <l>When she <reg orig="quaffes">quaffs</reg> <hi rend="italic">Nectar</hi>? whose bright Chariot</l>
<l>Is drawn with painted peacocks through the clouds</l>
<l>And am I thus <reg orig="receiu'd">received</reg>?</l></sp>
 <sp who="BG"><speaker>Sem.</speaker>
    <l>Thou bed with <hi rend="italic">Iuno</hi>?</l>
<l>Base <reg orig="groome">groom</reg>, thou art <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> better <reg orig="then">than</reg> thou <reg orig="seem'st">seemest</reg>,</l>
<l>And thy impostures <reg orig="haue">have</reg> <reg orig="deceiued">deceived</reg> a <reg orig="Princesse">Princess</reg></l>
<l>Greater <reg orig="then">than</reg> <reg orig="ere">ever</reg>  descended from thy line.</l>
<l>Hence from my sight thou earth, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> hast <reg orig="profan'd">profaned</reg></l>
<l>The <reg orig="dreadfull">dreadful</reg> <reg orig="thunderers">thunderer's</reg> name: what see I <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> thee</l>
<l>More <reg orig="then">than</reg> a man, <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="proue">prove</reg> <reg orig="thy selfe">thyself</reg> a God?</l>
<l>Thou <reg orig="deifi'd">deified</reg>? thy presence <reg orig="groome">groom</reg> is <reg orig="poore">poor</reg>,</l>
<l>Thy <reg orig="'hauiour">behaviour</reg> sleight, thy courtship <reg orig="triuiall">trivial</reg>,</l>
<l>Thou hast not a good face, <reg orig="what's">what is</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> thee worth</l>
    <l>The <reg orig="fauour">favour</reg> and the grace of <hi rend="italic">Semele</hi>?</l>
<l>A God? <reg orig="alasse">alas</reg>! thou art scarce a proper man.</l></sp>
 <sp who="G"><speaker>Iup.</speaker>
 
<l>Ha, fails my shape, is he <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> awes the Gods,</l>
    <l>Now valued <reg orig="lesse">less</reg> <reg orig="then">than</reg> man? why <hi rend="italic">Semele</hi></l>
<l><reg orig="Proue">Prove</reg> me and what I can: wouldst thou <reg orig="haue">have</reg> gold?</l>
<l><reg orig="Il'e">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> <reg orig="raine">rain</reg> a richer shower <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> thy <reg orig="bosome">bosom</reg></l>
    <l><reg orig="Then">Than</reg> <reg orig="ere">ever</reg>  I <reg orig="powr'd">poured</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> <hi rend="italic">Danae</hi>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="BG"><speaker>Sem.</speaker>
 
<l>Gold! <reg orig="what's">what is</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg>?</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Which</seg> <reg orig="euery">every</reg> <reg orig="mortall">mortal</reg> Prince can <reg orig="giue">give</reg> his <reg orig="loue">love</reg>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="G"><speaker>Iup.</speaker>
 
<l>Wouldst thou increase thy beauty or thy strength?</l></sp>
 <sp who="BG"><speaker>Sem.</speaker>
 
<l>I am nor <reg orig="fowle">foul</reg> nor <reg orig="sicke">sick</reg>.</l></sp>
 

 <sp who="G"><speaker>Iup.</speaker>
 
<l>Wouldst thou <reg orig="haue">have</reg> God-hood?</l>
<l>I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> translate this beauty <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the <reg orig="spheares">spheres</reg>,</l>
<l>Where thou shalt shine the brightest <reg orig="starre">star</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="heauen">heaven</reg>:</l>
<l><reg orig="Il'e">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> lift thy body from this terrene <reg orig="drosse">dross</reg>,</l>
    <l>And <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> two eagles, swift as <hi rend="italic">Pegasus</hi>,</l>
<l><reg orig="Wee'l"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">We</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> take <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> daily <reg orig="progresse">progress</reg> through the clouds.</l>
<l><reg orig="Il'e">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> <reg orig="shew">show</reg> thee all the planets <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> their <reg orig="ranke">rank</reg>,</l>
<l>The monstrous <reg orig="signes">signs</reg>, the <reg orig="Lyon">Lion</reg>, <reg orig="Ramme">Ram</reg> and Bull,</l>
<l>The <reg orig="blake-scald">black-scaled</reg> Scorpion, and the Cancers <reg orig="clawes">claws</reg>.</l>
<l><reg orig="Aske">Ask</reg> what thou wilt <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="proue">prove</reg> my Deity,</l>
    <l>And take it as thine <reg orig="owne">own</reg> <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> <hi rend="italic">Semele</hi>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="BG"><speaker>Sem.</speaker>
 
<l>Grant me one <reg orig="boone">boon</reg>, <reg orig="lesse">less</reg> <reg orig="then">than</reg> the least of these,</l>
<l>My <reg orig="armes">arms</reg> shall spread thus wide <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="imbrace">embrace</reg> my <reg orig="loue">love</reg>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> my <reg orig="warme">warm</reg> <reg orig="bosome">bosom</reg> I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <reg orig="gloue">glove</reg> thy hand,</l>
<l>And <reg orig="seale">seal</reg> a thousand kisses <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> thy <reg orig="lippes">lips</reg>.</l>
<l>My fingers <reg orig="Il'e">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> <reg orig="intangle">entangle</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> these <reg orig="curles">curls</reg>,</l>
<l>And <reg orig="scarfe">scarf</reg> my <reg orig="Iuory">Ivory</reg> <reg orig="arme">arm</reg> about thy <reg orig="necke">neck</reg>;</l>
<l>And lay <reg orig="my selfe">myself</reg> as prostate <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> thy <reg orig="loue">love</reg>,</l>
<l>As <reg orig="th'earth">the earth</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> <reg orig="grasse-greene">grass-green</reg> apron spreads <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <reg orig="raine">rain</reg>.</l>
<l><reg orig="Speake">Speak</reg>, shall I <reg orig="aske">ask</reg>? or <reg orig="haue">have</reg> you power <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> grant?</l></sp>
 <sp who="G"><speaker>Iup.</speaker>
 
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">By</seg> <reg orig="dreadfull">dreadful</reg> Styx, an oath I cannot change,</l>
<l>But <reg orig="aske">ask</reg> and <reg orig="haue">have</reg>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="BG"><speaker>Sem.</speaker>
 
<l>Then bed with me <reg orig="to night">tonight</reg>,</l>
<l><reg orig="Arm'd">Armed</reg> with the <reg orig="selfe-same">selfsame</reg> God-hood, state and power</l>
    <l>You <hi rend="italic">Iuno</hi> meet.</l></sp>
 <sp who="G"><speaker>Iup.</speaker>
 
<l><reg orig="Blacke">Black</reg> day, accursed <reg orig="houre">hour</reg>,</l>
<l>Thou hast <reg orig="ask't">asked</reg> too much, thy <reg orig="weake">weak</reg> mortality</l>
<l>Cannot <reg orig="indure">endure</reg> the <reg orig="scorthing">scorching</reg> fires of <reg orig="heauen">heaven</reg>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="BG"><speaker>Sem.</speaker>
 
<l>Either you cannot <reg orig="doo't">do it</reg>, as wanting might,</l>
<l>Or loath you are <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> breed me such delight.</l>
<l>Is this your <reg orig="loue">love</reg>?</l></sp>
 <sp who="G"><speaker>Iup.</speaker>
 
<l>Thy death is <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> thy <reg orig="boone">boon</reg>:</l>
<l>But <reg orig="'tis">it is</reg> thy fate, she can it not recall,</l>
<l>Nor I <reg orig="vnsweare">unswear</reg>: the infant <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> <reg orig="wombe">womb</reg></l>
<l>Not yet full <reg orig="growne">grown</reg> and ripe, torments me most:</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">For</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> this rash demand they both are lost.</l></sp>
 <sp who="BG"><speaker>Sem.</speaker>
 
<l><reg orig="Il'e">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> stand it at all dangers, and prepare</l>
 
 
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">For</seg> this <reg orig="nights">night's</reg> sport.</l></sp>
 <sp who="G"><speaker>Iup.</speaker>
 
<l><reg orig="Aboue">Above</reg> my thunders are,</l>
<l>Thither I must, and <reg orig="beeing">being</reg> <reg orig="arm'd">armed</reg>, descend</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="giue">give</reg> this beauty (<seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> <reg orig="rashnesse">rashness</reg>) end.</l></sp>
 <sp who="BG"><speaker>Sem.</speaker>
 
<l>Remember <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> this <reg orig="kisse">kiss</reg> you keep your oath.</l></sp>
 <sp who="G"><speaker>Iup.</speaker>
 
    <l><reg orig="Neuer">Never</reg> did <hi rend="italic">Ioue</hi> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <reg orig="heauen">heaven</reg> ascend <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> loath;</l>
<l>Expect me this sad night.</l></sp>
 <sp who="BG"><speaker>Sem.</speaker>
 
<l>With double <reg orig="ioy">joy</reg>.</l>
<l><reg orig="Celestiall">Celestial</reg> sweets shall <reg orig="surfet">surfeit</reg> me, and cloy</l>
<l>My appetite; the Gods are loath <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> impart</l>
<l>Their pleasures <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg> mortals. Dance my hart,</l>
<l>And swim <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> free delights, my pleasures <reg orig="crowne">crown</reg>,</l>
    <l>This <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Iouiall">Jovial</reg></hi> night shall <hi rend="italic">Semele</hi> <reg orig="renowne">renown</reg>.</l></sp>
<stage>Exit Semele.</stage>
<stage>Iuno and Iris plac'd <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> a cloud aboue.</stage>

 <sp who="BA"><speaker>Iuno.</speaker>
    <l>Come <hi rend="italic">Iris</hi>, <reg orig="ore">over</reg> the loftiest pinnacles</l>
<l>Of this high <reg orig="pallace">palace</reg>, let <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg> mount <reg orig="our selues">ourselves</reg>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> see this noble pastime: <reg orig="Is't">Is it</reg> not <reg orig="braue">brave</reg>?</l></sp>
    
 <sp who="BB"><speaker>Iris.</speaker>
    <l>Hath <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> suit <reg orig="tooke">took</reg> effect? <reg orig="'lasse">alas</reg> <hi rend="italic">Semele</hi>!</l></sp>
    
 <sp who="BA"><speaker>Iuno.</speaker>
<l>Hang, <reg orig="burne">burn</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg> witch, be all such strumpets <reg orig="fir'd">fired</reg></l>
    <l>With <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> <reg orig="lesse">less</reg> heat <reg orig="then">than</reg> wanton <hi rend="italic">Semele</hi>.</l>
    <l><reg orig="Oh">O</reg> <reg orig="'twill">it <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> be gallant sport, <reg orig="wil't">will it</reg> not <hi rend="italic">Iris</hi>?</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> see these golden <reg orig="roofes">roofs</reg> <reg orig="daunce">dance</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the <reg orig="aire">air</reg>.</l>
<l>These pinnacles shall <reg orig="pricke">prick</reg> the <reg orig="floores">floors</reg> of <reg orig="heauen">heaven</reg>,</l>
<l>These spires confused, tumble <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the clouds;</l>
<l>And all <reg orig="flye">fly</reg> <reg orig="vp"><seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg></reg> and shatter at the approach</l>
    <l>Of his great God-hood. <reg orig="Oh">O</reg> <reg orig="'twould">it would</reg> please me <hi rend="italic">Iris</hi></l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> see this wanton with <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> bastard, <reg orig="blowne">blown</reg></l>
<l>And <reg orig="hang'd">hanged</reg> <reg orig="vpon"><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg></reg> the high <reg orig="hornes">horns</reg> of the <reg orig="moone">moon</reg>.</l>
<l>The <reg orig="howre">hour</reg> <reg orig="drawes">draws</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">on</seg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> may from hence espy</l>
<l><reg orig="Th'adultresse">The adultress</reg> <reg orig="sprall">sprawl</reg>, the <reg orig="pallace">palace</reg> <reg orig="vpwards">upwards</reg> fly.</l></sp>
<stage>Enter two maids of Semeles chamber.</stage>
    
<sp who="CF"><speaker>1. Maid.</speaker>
<p><reg orig="Questionlesse">Questionless</reg> my Lady <reg orig="lookes">looks</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> some great 
   guests, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> she makes all this preparation.</p></sp>
 
<sp who="CF"><speaker>1. Maid.</speaker>
<p><reg orig="'Tis">It is</reg> not <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">like</seg> she expects them at supper, because
   she <reg orig="herselfe">herself</reg> is preparing <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> bed.</p></sp>
 
<sp who="CF"><speaker>1. Maid.</speaker>
<p>Did you note how she made <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg> tumble <reg orig="&">and</reg> <reg orig="tosse">toss</reg> 
   the bed before the making of it would please <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg>?</p></sp>
 
<sp who="CF"><speaker>1. Maid.</speaker>
<p>There hath <reg orig="beene">been</reg> tumbling and tossing <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="demonstrative">that</seg> 
   bed hath <reg orig="pleas'd">pleased</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg> better; you know the youth <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="greene">green</reg>, 
   he hath made my Lady <reg orig="looke">look</reg> red ere now.</p></sp>
 
<sp who="CF"><speaker>1. Maid.</speaker>
<p>You know <reg orig="shee">she</reg> is naturally pale; <reg orig="hee">he</reg> did but 
   <reg orig="wrastle">wrestle</reg> with <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> get <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg> a colour.</p></sp>
 
<sp who="CF"><speaker>1. Maid.</speaker>
<p>They youth <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="greene">green</reg> hath <reg orig="giuen">given</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg> a medicine
   <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> the <reg orig="greene">green</reg> <reg orig="sicknesse">sickness</reg>, I warrant <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg>: I am <reg orig="deceiued">deceived</reg>,
   if (when they meet) it go not two <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> one of <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> side.</p></sp>
 
<sp who="CF"><speaker>1. Maid.</speaker>
<p>Why do you <reg orig="thinke">think</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg> with <reg orig="childe">child</reg>.</p></sp>
 
<sp who="CF"><speaker>1. Maid.</speaker>
<p><reg orig="Tis">It is</reg> past thinking, I dare <reg orig="sweare">swear</reg>. But <reg orig="let's">let <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg> attend 
   my lady.</p></sp>
<stage>Enter Semele drawne out <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> her bed.</stage>
    
 <sp who="BG"><speaker>Sem.</speaker>
<l>Away, <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <reg orig="haue">have</reg> none partake <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> pleasures,</l>
<l>Or be <reg orig="eye-witnesse">eye-witness</reg> of these <reg orig="prodigall">prodigal</reg> sweets</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Which</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> this night shall <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="aboundance">abundance</reg> taste.</l>
<l>This is the <reg orig="houre">hour</reg> shall <reg orig="deifie">deify</reg> my earth,</l>
    <l>And make this <reg orig="drosse">dross</reg> <reg orig="immortall">immortal</reg>: <reg orig="thankes">thanks</reg> my <hi rend="italic">Beroe</hi>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> thou hast made me <reg orig="begge">beg</reg> my <reg orig="happinesse">happiness</reg>,</l>
<l><reg orig="Shew'd">Showed</reg> me the way <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <reg orig="immortallity">immortality</reg>,</l>
<l>And taught me how <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> emulate the Gods.</l>
    <l><reg orig="Descen'd">Descend</reg> great <hi rend="italic">Ioue</hi> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> thy full <reg orig="maiesty">majesty</reg>,</l>
<l>And <reg orig="crowne">crown</reg> my pleasures: here behold me <reg orig="spred">spread</reg>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> taste the sweets of thy <reg orig="immortall">immortal</reg> bed.</l></sp>
<stage>Thunder, lightnings, Iupiter descends <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> his maiesty, his 
   Thunderbolt burning.</stage>
    
 <sp who="G"><speaker>Iup.</speaker>
<l>Thus <reg orig="wrapt">wrapped</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="stormes">storms</reg>, and black tempestuous clouds,</l>
<l>Lightning and showers, <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> sit <reg orig="vpon"><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg></reg> the <reg orig="roofes">roofs</reg></l>
<l>And trembling <reg orig="Tarrasses">Terraces</reg> of this high house</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> is not able <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="containe">contain</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> power.</l>
<l>Yet come <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> not with these sharpe thunders <reg orig="arm'd">armed</reg>,</l>
<l>With <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> the sturdy giants <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> <reg orig="ore-threw">overthrew</reg>,</l>
    <l>When <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> the mighty <hi rend="italic">Typhon</hi> <reg orig="sunke">sunk</reg> beneath</l>
<l><reg orig="Foure">Four</reg> populous <reg orig="kingdomes">kingdoms</reg>: these are not <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> fiery,</l>
    <l>The <hi rend="italic">Cyclopes</hi> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="vs'd">used</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> forge <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> bolts,</l>
<l><reg orig="Haue">Have</reg> <reg orig="qualifi'd">qualified</reg> their <reg orig="feruour">fervor</reg>, yet their violence</l>
    <l>Is <reg orig="'boue">above</reg> the strength of mortals. Beauteous <hi rend="italic">Semele</hi>,</l>
<l><reg orig="In steed">Instead</reg> of thee I shall <reg orig="imbrace">embrace</reg> thy <reg orig="smoakes">smokes</reg>,</l>
 
 
<l>And <reg orig="claspe">clasp</reg> a fumy vapour left <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> place</l>
<stage>Thunder and lightning.</stage>
 
<l>Of thy bright beauty, Stormy tempests cease,</l>
<l>The more I <reg orig="frowne">frown</reg>, the more their breathes increase.</l></sp>
 <sp who="BG"><speaker>Sem.</speaker>
 
<l>What terror<reg orig="'s"> is</reg> this? <reg orig="oh">o</reg> thou <reg orig="immortall">immortal</reg> <reg orig="speake">speak</reg>!</l>
<l>My eyes are <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> thy <reg orig="maiesty">majesty</reg> too <reg orig="weake">weak</reg>.</l></sp>
<stage>As he toucheth the bed it fires, and all flyes vp, Iupiter
   from thence takes an abortiue infant.</stage>
    
 <sp who="G"><speaker>Iup.</speaker>
<l><reg orig="Receiue">Receive</reg> thy <reg orig="boone">boon</reg>, now take thy free desire</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> thunder, tempest, <reg orig="smoake">smoke</reg>, and <reg orig="heauenly">heavenly</reg> fire.</l></sp>
    
 <sp who="BA"><speaker>Iuno.</speaker>
<l>Ha, ha, ha.</l>
    <l><reg orig="Faire">Fair</reg> <reg rend="italic" orig="Semele's">Semele is</reg> <reg orig="consum'd">consumed</reg>, <reg orig="'twas">it was</reg> acted well:</l>
    <l>Come, next <reg orig="wee'l"><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> follow <hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> hell.</l></sp>
<stage>Iupiter taking vp the Infant, speakes as he ascends <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> his cloud.</stage>
    
 <sp who="G"><speaker>Iup.</speaker>
    <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">For</seg> <hi rend="italic">Semele</hi> (thus <reg orig="slaine">slain</reg>) the <reg orig="heauens">heavens</reg> shall <reg orig="mourne">mourn</reg></l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> pitchy clouds, the earth <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="barrennesse">barrenness</reg>;</l>
<l>The Ocean (<seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> slaughter) shall <reg orig="weepe">weep</reg> brine,</l>
    <l>And hell resound <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> <reg orig="losse">loss</reg>. <reg orig="Faire">Fair</reg> <hi rend="italic">Semele</hi></l>
<l>Nothing but ashes now; yet this remainder,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> cannot <reg orig="dye">die</reg> , being borne of <reg orig="heauenly">heavenly</reg> seed,</l>
<l>I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <reg orig="conserue">conserve</reg> till his full time of birth:</l>
    <l>His name <reg orig="Il'e">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> <hi rend="italic">Bachus</hi> call, and being <reg orig="growne">grown</reg>,</l>
    <l><reg orig="Stile">Style</reg> him, <hi rend="italic">The God of Grapes</hi>; his <reg orig="Bachenals"></reg>Bachanals</l>
<l>Shall be <reg orig="renown'd">renowned</reg> at feasts, when their light <reg orig="braines">brains</reg></l>
<l>Swim <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the fumes of wine. This all <reg orig="that's"><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> is</reg> left</l>
    <l>Of <hi rend="italic">Semele</hi>, <reg orig="vnto">unto</reg> the <reg orig="heauens">heavens</reg> <reg orig="Il'e">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> <reg orig="beare">bear</reg>,</l>
    <l>Whose death this <hi rend="italic">Motto</hi> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> all mortals lends:</l>
<l>He <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> the Gods <reg orig="dyes">dies</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="'boue">above</reg> man contends.</l></sp>
    
 <sp who="A"><speaker>Homer.</speaker>
    <l><hi rend="italic">Let none the secrets of the Gods inquire,</hi></l>
    <l><hi rend="italic">Lest they (<seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">like</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg>) be <reg orig="strooke">struck</reg> with <reg orig="heauenly">heavenly</reg> fire.</hi></l>
    <l><hi rend="italic">But <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> <reg orig="againe">again</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> Hercules <reg orig="returne">return</reg>,</hi></l>
    <l><hi rend="italic">Now <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> his <reg orig="iourney">journey</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the vaults below,</hi></l>
    <l><hi rend="italic">Where discontented Proserpine doth <reg orig="mourne">mourn</reg>,</hi></l>
    <l><hi rend="italic"><reg orig="There's">There is</reg> made <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="cheere">cheer</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg> an <reg orig="infernall">infernal</reg> show.</hi></l>
 
 
    <l>   <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Hels">Hell's</reg> <reg orig="Iudges">Judges</reg>, Fates and Furies <reg orig="summond">summoned</reg> <reg orig="beene">been</reg></hi></l>
    <l>   <hi rend="italic"><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="giue">give</reg> free welcome <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the Stygian <reg orig="Queene">Queen</reg>.</hi></l>
    
<stage>A dumbe shew of Pluto and all his Diuels, presenting seuerall gifts 
   and shewes <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> cheere, but she continues <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> her discontent.</stage>
 
    <l><hi rend="italic">All this and more (the beauteous <reg orig="Queene">Queen</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="cheare">cheer</reg>)</hi></l>
    <l><hi rend="italic">Pluto <reg orig="deuis'd">devised</reg>, but still <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> <reg orig="griefe">grief</reg> <reg orig="remaines">remains</reg>:</hi></l>
    <l><hi rend="italic"><seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">No</seg> food she tastes within the gloomy <reg orig="spheare">sphere</reg>,</hi></l>
    <l><hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Saue">Save</reg> of a ripe <reg orig="Pomegranat">Pomegranate</reg> some few <reg orig="graines">grains</reg>.</hi></l>
    <l>   <hi rend="italic">The next thing <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> present (sit <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> and well)</hi></l>
    <l>   <hi rend="italic">You shall behold a Holy-day <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> hell.</hi></l></sp>
    
<stage>Enter Theseus, Perithous, and Philoctetes armed.</stage>
 <sp who="M"><speaker>Thes.</speaker>
    <l>Saw you not <hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi>?</l></sp>
    
 <sp who="N"><speaker>Perith.</speaker>
    <l>Noble <hi rend="italic">Theseus</hi> <seg type="homograph" subtype="exclamation">no</seg>.</l>
<l>I left him <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the <reg orig="forrest">forest</reg>, <reg orig="chacing">chasing</reg> there</l>
    <l><hi rend="italic">Dianaes</hi> Hart, and <reg orig="striuing">striving</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> out-run</l>
<l>The swift-foot beast.</l></sp>
 <sp who="M"><speaker>Thes.</speaker>
<l>His <reg orig="actiue">active</reg> <reg orig="nimblenesse">nimbleness</reg></l>
<l>Out-flies the winged bird, out-strips the steed,</l>
<l>Catcheth the hare, <reg orig="&">and</reg> the swift grey-hound tires</l>
<l><reg orig="Out-paceth">Outpaceth</reg> the <reg orig="wilde">wild</reg> Leopard, and exceeds</l>
<l>Beasts of most <reg orig="actiue">active</reg> <reg orig="chace">chase</reg>.</l></sp>
    
 <sp who="O"><speaker>Phi.</speaker>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">We</seg> <reg orig="haue">have</reg> <reg orig="arriu'd">arrived</reg></l>
    <l>At <hi rend="italic">Tenaros</hi>; this is the mouth of hell,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Which</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> my <reg orig="counsell">counsel</reg>, <reg orig="wee'l"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> not <reg orig="seeke">seek</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> enter</l>
    <l>Till <hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi> approach.</l></sp>
    
 <sp who="M"><speaker>Thes.</speaker>
    <l>Not enter <hi rend="italic">Philoctetes</hi>?</l>
    <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">Our</seg> spirits may compare with <hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi>.</l>
<l>Though he exceed <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> strength, I with my sword</l>
    <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">Will</seg> beat against <reg orig="blacke">black</reg> <hi rend="italic">Tartaras</hi> Ebon gates,</l>
<l>And dare the triple-headed <reg orig="dogge">dog</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <reg orig="armes">arms</reg>,</l>
<l><reg orig="Hels">Hell's</reg> <reg orig="tri-shap't">tri-shaped</reg> porter.</l></sp>
    
 <sp who="O"><speaker>Phi.</speaker>
<l>Not <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> my <reg orig="perswasion">persuasion</reg>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="N"><speaker>Peri.</speaker>
<l>Perithous <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> assist his noble friend,</l>
    <l>And <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> this <reg orig="worke">work</reg> <reg orig="preuent">prevent</reg> great <hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi>.</l>
 
 
<l><reg orig="Let's">Let <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg> <reg orig="rouze">rouse</reg> the hell-hound, call him from his lodge,</l>
    <l>And (maugre <hi rend="italic">Cerberus</hi>) enter <reg orig="hels-mouth">hell's-mouth</reg>,</l>
    <l>And thence <reg orig="redeeme">redeem</reg> the <reg orig="rauish't">ravished</reg> <hi rend="italic">Proserpine</hi>.</l></sp>
    
 <sp who="M"><speaker>Thes.</speaker>
    <l>Had <hi rend="italic">Orpheus</hi> power <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> <reg orig="musicke">music</reg> of his <reg orig="harpe">harp</reg>,</l>
    <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> <reg orig="charme">charm</reg> the <reg orig="curre">cur</reg>, pierce <hi rend="italic">Orcus, Pluto</hi> please,</l>
    <l>And at his hands <reg orig="begge">beg</reg> <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> <hi rend="italic">Euridice</hi>:</l>
<l>And shall not <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> as much dare with <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> swords,</l>
<l>As he with <reg orig="fingring">fingering</reg> of his golden strings.</l>
<l>Come, let <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> <reg orig="ioynt">joint</reg> assistance <reg orig="rouze">rouse</reg> the fiend,</l>
<l>Thunder against the rusty gates of hell,</l>
<l>And make the Stygian <reg orig="kingdomes">kingdoms</reg> quake with <reg orig="feare">fear</reg>.</l></sp>
<stage>They beate against the gates. Enter Cerberus.</stage>
    
 <sp who="S"><speaker>Cerb.</speaker>
<l>What <reg orig="mortall">mortal</reg> wretch, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="feares">fears</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="dye">die</reg>  <reg orig="aboue">above</reg></l>
<l>Hath <reg orig="trauel'd">travelled</reg> thus <reg orig="farre">far</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> enquire out death?</l></sp>
    
 <sp who="M"><speaker>Thes.</speaker>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">We</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="haue">have</reg> <reg orig="blaz'd">blazed</reg> the world with deeds of praise</l>
<l>Must fill the Stygian Empire with <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">our</seg> fame;</l>
<l>Then <reg orig="rouze">rouse</reg> thee thou <reg orig="three-throted">three-throated</reg> <reg orig="curre">cur</reg>, and taste</l>
    <l>The strength of <hi rend="italic">Theseus</hi>.</l></sp>
    
 <sp who="S"><speaker>Cerb.</speaker>
<l>These my three empty throats you three shall gorge,</l>
<l>And when my <reg orig="nailes">nails</reg> <reg orig="haue">have</reg> <reg orig="torne">torn</reg> you <reg orig="limbe">limb</reg> from <reg orig="limbe">limb</reg>,</l>
<l><reg orig="Il'e">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> sit and feast my hunger with your flesh.</l>
<l>These <reg orig="phangs">fangs</reg> shall gnaw <reg orig="vpon"><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg></reg> your <reg orig="cruded">crudded</reg> bones,</l>
<l>And with your bloods <reg orig="Il'e">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> <reg orig="smeare">smear</reg> my triple chaps,</l>
<l>Your number fits my heads, and your three bodies</l>
<l>Shall all my <reg orig="three-throars">three throats</reg> set <reg orig="a worke">a-work</reg> at once.</l>
<l><reg orig="Il'">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> worry you; and <reg orig="hauing">having</reg> made you bleed,</l>
<l>First <reg orig="sucke">suck</reg> your <reg orig="iuice">juice</reg>, then <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> your entrails feed.</l></sp>
<stage>Perithous fights with Cerberus, and is slaine.</stage>
    
 <sp who="M"><speaker>Thes.</speaker>
<l>Hold <reg orig="bloudy">bloody</reg> fiend, and spare my noble friend,</l>
    <l>The honour of the worthy <hi rend="italic">Lapythes</hi></l>
<l><reg orig="Lyes">Lies</reg> <reg orig="breathlesse">breathless</reg> here before the gates of hell:</l>
<l>Cease monster, cease <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> prey <reg orig="vpon"><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg></reg> his body,</l>
    <l>And feed <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> <hi rend="italic">Theseus</hi> here.</l></sp>
<stage>Theseus is wounded.</stage>
    
 <sp who="S"><speaker>Cerb.</speaker>
<l><reg orig="Il'e">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> <reg orig="eate">eat</reg> you all.</l></sp>
    
<stage>Enter Hercules.</stage>
    
 <sp who="L"><speaker>Herc.</speaker>
    <l>Stay and <reg orig="forbeare">forbear</reg> your <reg orig="vp-roare">uproar</reg>, till <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> club</l>
<l>Stickle amongst you: <reg orig="whil'st">whilst</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the <reg orig="chace">chase</reg></l>
<l><reg orig="Haue">Have</reg> <reg orig="catch't">catched</reg> the swift and golden headed <reg orig="stagge">stag</reg>;</l>
    <l>These valiant <hi rend="italic">Greekes</hi> <reg orig="haue">have</reg> <reg orig="sunke">sunk</reg> <reg orig="themselues">themselves</reg> beneath</l>
    <l>The <reg orig="vpper">upper</reg> world, as low as <hi rend="italic">Erebus</hi>.</l>
    <l>Whom see <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg>? Theseus wounded, <reg orig="yong">young</reg> <hi rend="italic">Perithous</hi></l>
    <l><reg orig="Torne">Torn</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> the <reg orig="rauenous">ravenous</reg> <reg orig="phangs">fangs</reg> of <hi rend="italic">Cerberus</hi>.</l>
<l>My <reg orig="griefe">grief</reg> <reg orig="conuert">convert</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> rage, and <reg orig="sterne">stern</reg> <reg orig="reuenge">revenge</reg>.</l>
    <l>Come, guard thee well <reg orig="infernall">infernal</reg> <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Caniball">Cannibal</reg></hi>,</l>
<l>At <reg orig="euery">every</reg> stroke <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> lights <reg orig="vpon"><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg></reg> thy skull,</l>
<l><reg orig="Il'e">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> make thee <reg orig="thinke">think</reg> the weight of all the world</l>
<l>And the <reg orig="earths">earth's</reg> huge <reg orig="masse">mass</reg> shall <reg orig="crowne">crown</reg> thee.</l></sp>
    
 <sp who="S"><speaker>Cerb.</speaker>
<l>Welcome <reg orig="mortall">mortal</reg>,</l>
<l>Thou <reg orig="com'st">comest</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> mend my <reg orig="breake-fast">breakfast</reg>, thou wilt <reg orig="yeeld">yield</reg> me </l>
   <l>many a fat bit.</l></sp>
 
 <sp who="L"><speaker>Herc.</speaker>
<l><reg orig="Il'e">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> make thee <reg orig="eate">eat</reg> my club,</l>
<l>And swallow this fell <reg orig="mastiffe">mastiff</reg> <reg orig="downe">down</reg> thy <reg orig="panch">paunch</reg>.</l>
<l>At <reg orig="euery">every</reg> weighty <reg orig="cuffe">cuff</reg> <reg orig="Il'e">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> make thee <reg orig="howle">howl</reg>,</l>
<l>And set all hell <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="vp-roare">uproar</reg>: when thou roarest,</l>
<l>Thy barking <reg orig="groanes">groans</reg> shall make the <reg orig="brasen">brazen</reg> Towers</l>
<l>Where ghosts are <reg orig="tortur'd">tortured</reg>, <reg orig="eccho">echo</reg> with thy sound.</l>
<l>Plutoes <reg orig="blacke">black</reg> guard at <reg orig="euery">every</reg> deadly yell,</l>
<l>Shall frighted run through all the <reg orig="nookes">nooks</reg> of hell.</l></sp>
<stage>Hercules beats Cerberus, and binds him <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> chaines.</stage>
    
 <sp who="L"><speaker>Herc.</speaker>
<l>Keep thou this <reg orig="rauenous">ravenous</reg> hell-hound <reg orig="gyu'd">gyved</reg> <reg orig="&">and</reg> bound,</l>
    <l><reg orig="Hels">Hell's</reg> bowels I must pierce, and <reg orig="rouze">rouse</reg> <reg orig="blacke">black</reg> <hi rend="italic">Dis</hi>,</l>
<l><reg orig="Breake">Break</reg> (with my fists) these Adamantine gates,</l>
<l>The Iron <reg orig="percullis">portcullis</reg> <reg orig="teare">tear</reg>, and with my club</l>
<l><reg orig="Worke">Work</reg> my free passage (maugre all the fiends)</l>
<l>Through these infernals. Lo, I <reg orig="sinke">sink</reg> <reg orig="my selfe">myself</reg></l>
    <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> <hi rend="italic">Charons</hi> barge, <reg orig="Il'e">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> ferry burning Styx,</l>
    <l><reg orig="Ransacke">Ransack</reg> the <reg orig="pallace">palace</reg> where grim <hi rend="italic">Pluto</hi> <reg orig="reignes">reigns</reg>,</l>
<l>Mount his <reg orig="tribunall">tribunal</reg>, made of sable <reg orig="Iet">Jet</reg>,</l>
<l><reg orig="Despight">Despite</reg> his <reg orig="blacke">black</reg> guard, <reg orig="stownd">stound</reg> him <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> his <reg orig="chaire">chair</reg>,</l>
    <l>And from his <reg orig="arme">arm</reg> snatch beauteous <hi rend="italic">Proserpine</hi>.</l>
<l>Ghosts, Furies, Fiends shall all before <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">us</seg></reg> <reg orig="flye">fly</reg>,</l>
<l>Or once more perish, and <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> doubly <reg orig="dye">die</reg> .</l></sp>
    
<stage>Hercules sinkes <reg orig="himselfe">himself</reg>: Flashes of fire; the Diuels appeare at
   euery corner of the stage with seuerall fire-workes. The Iudges
 of hell, eand the three sisters run ouer the stage, Hercules after 
 them: fire-workes all ouer the house. Enter Hercules.</stage>
    
 <sp who="L"><speaker>Herc.</speaker>
<l>Hence <reg orig="rauenous">ravenous</reg> vulture, thou <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> more shalt tire</l>
    <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">On</seg> <reg orig="poore">poor</reg> <hi rend="italic">Prometheus</hi>, Dunae spare your rubs,</l>
    <l>Stand still thou <reg orig="rowling">rolling</reg> stone of <hi rend="italic">Sisiphus</hi>,</l>
    <l>Feed <hi rend="italic">Tantalus</hi> with apples, glut thy <reg orig="panch">paunch</reg>,</l>
<l>And with the shrinking <reg orig="waues">waves</reg> quench thy <reg orig="hote">hot</reg> thirst.</l>
    <l>Thy bones <hi rend="italic">Ixion</hi>, shall <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> more be broke</l>
<l><reg orig="Vpon"><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">Upon</seg></reg> the torturing <reg orig="wheele">wheel</reg>: the Eagles <reg orig="beake">beak</reg></l>
    <l>Shall <hi rend="italic">Titius</hi> spare at sight of <hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi>,</l>
<l>And all the horrid tortures of the <reg orig="damn'd">damned</reg></l>
<l>Shall at the <reg orig="wauing">waving</reg> of <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> club <reg orig="dissolue">dissolve</reg>.</l></sp>
    
<stage>Enter Pluto with a club of fire, a burning crowne, Proserpine,
   the Iudges, the Fates, and a guard of Diuels, all with 
   burning weapons.</stage>

 <sp who="R"><speaker>Pluto.</speaker>
    <l><reg orig="Wer't">Wert</reg> thou <reg orig="Imperiall">Imperial</reg> <hi rend="italic">Ioue</hi>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <reg orig="swaies">sways</reg> the <reg orig="heauens">heavens</reg>,</l>
<l>And <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the starry structure <reg orig="dwel'st">dwellest</reg> <reg orig="aboue">above</reg>,</l>
<l>Thou canst not <reg orig="reuell">revel</reg> here: my flaming <reg orig="Crowne">Crown</reg></l>
<l>Shall <reg orig="scortch">scorch</reg> thy <reg orig="damn'd">damned</reg> <reg orig="soule">soul</reg> with <reg orig="infernall">infernal</reg> fires.</l>
<l>My <reg orig="vassaile">vassal</reg> Furies with their <reg orig="wiery">wiry</reg> strings.</l>
<l>Shall lash thee hence, and with my Ebon club</l>
    <l><reg orig="Il'e">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> ding thee <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the lowest <hi rend="italic">Barathrum</hi>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="L"><speaker>Herc.</speaker>
<l>First shall this engine <reg orig="arm'd">armed</reg> with spikes of <reg orig="steele">steel</reg>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> <reg orig="fore">afore</reg> the gates of hell <reg orig="strooke">struck</reg> flat thy <reg orig="cutte">cut</reg>.</l>
<l>Fall with <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> <reg orig="lesse">less</reg> power <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> thy burning sconce,</l>
    <l><reg orig="Then">Than</reg> should great <hi rend="italic">Ioue</hi> the massy <reg orig="center">centre</reg> <reg orig="hurle">hurl</reg>,</l>
<l>And <reg orig="turne">turn</reg> the <reg orig="worlds">world's</reg> huge frame <reg orig="vpon"><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">upon</seg></reg> thy head.</l></sp>
    
 <sp who="R"><speaker>Pluto.</speaker>
<l><reg orig="Vpon"><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">Upon</seg></reg> him <reg orig="Diuels">Devils</reg>.</l></sp>
    
 <sp who="L"><speaker>Herc.</speaker>
<l><reg orig="Ayd">Aid</reg> me powers <reg orig="Diuine">Divine</reg>,</l>
<l>From these <reg orig="blacke">black</reg> fiends <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> rescue Proserpine.</l>
<stage>Hercules fels Pluto, beats off the Diuils with
   all their fire-workes, rescues Proserpine.</stage>
    <l>Now are <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> King of <hi rend="italic">Orcus, Acherou</hi>,</l>
    <l><hi rend="italic">Cocytus, Styx,</hi> and fiery <hi rend="italic">Phlegeton.</hi></l></sp>
    
<sp who="BF"><speaker>Pros.</speaker>
   <l>Long <reg orig="liue">live</reg> <hi rend="italic">Alcides</hi>, <reg orig="crown'd">crowned</reg> with Godlike honours,</l>
   <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">For</seg> rescuing me out of the <reg orig="armes">arms</reg> of <hi rend="italic">Dis</hi>,</l>
<l>The <reg orig="vnder-world">underworld</reg>, and fiery <reg orig="iawes">jaws</reg> of hell.</l></sp>
    <sp who="X"><speaker>All the ghosts.</speaker>
       <l>Long <reg orig="liue">live</reg> <reg orig="eterniz'd">eternized</reg> noble <hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">That</seg> hath <reg orig="dissolu'd">dissolved</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> torments.</l></sp>
    
    <sp who="T"><speaker>Rha.</speaker>
<l><hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi>, attend <reg orig="th'">the <reg orig="vnchanging">unchanging</reg></reg> <reg orig="doome">doom</reg> of <hi rend="italic">Rhadamunt</hi>,</l>
<l>And if the Gods be <reg orig="subiect">subject</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the Fates,</l>
<l>Needs must thou (noble <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Greeke">Greek</reg></hi>) obey their <reg orig="doome">doom</reg>,</l>
<l>Lo, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> their name, and <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the <reg orig="awfull">awful</reg> <reg orig="voyce">voice</reg></l>
<l>Of <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg> the <reg orig="reuerend">reverend</reg> <reg orig="Iudges">Judges</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> whose <reg orig="doome">doom</reg></l>
<l>Thou once must stand: I charge thee stir not hence,</l>
<l>Till <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> <reg orig="haue">have</reg> <reg orig="censur'd">censured</reg> thee and <hi rend="italic">Proserpine</hi>.</l>
<l>Is not the power of <hi rend="italic">Ioue</hi> <reg orig="confin'd">confined</reg> <reg orig="aboue">above</reg>?</l>
<l>And are not <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> as absolute <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> state</l>
<l>Here <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> the vaults below? <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> alter this</l>
<l>The <reg orig="heauens">heavens</reg> must <reg orig="faile">fail</reg>, the <reg orig="sunne">sun</reg> melt <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> his heat,</l>
<l>The elements <reg orig="dissolue">dissolve</reg>, Chaos <reg orig="againe">again</reg></l>
<l>Confuse the triple <reg orig="Masse">Mass</reg>, all <reg orig="turne">turn</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> nothing:</l>
<l>Now there is order: Gods there are, and <reg orig="Diuels">Devils</reg>:</l>
<l>These reward vertue; the other punish vice.</l>
<l>Alter this course you mingle bad with good,</l>
<l>Murder with <reg orig="pitty">pity</reg>, hate with clemency.</l>
<l><reg orig="Ther's">There is</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> the best <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">no</seg> merit, <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> the offender</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">No</seg> <reg orig="iust">just</reg> infliction.</l></sp>
 <sp who="L"><speaker>Herc.</speaker>
    <l><hi rend="italic">Rhadamant</hi> <reg orig="speakes">speaks</reg> well.</l></sp>
 <sp who="R"><speaker>Pluto.</speaker>
 
    <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">To</seg> whom <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> <hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi> commit this <reg orig="businesse">business</reg>?</l></sp>
 <sp who="L"><speaker>Herc.</speaker>
 
<l>I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg> appeal <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> Ioue, and <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the Planets,</l>
<l>Whose powers, though <reg orig="bownded">bounded</reg>, yet infuse their might</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> <reg orig="euery">every</reg> <reg orig="mortall">mortal</reg>.</l></sp>
    
    <sp who="R"><speaker>Aecus.</speaker>
 
<l>Them the Fates shall summon,</l>
       <l>Of whom this beauteous <reg orig="mayd">maid</reg>, the <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Moone">Moon</reg></hi>, is one,</l>
<l>The lowest of the <reg orig="seuen">seven</reg>: you <reg orig="reuerend">reverend</reg> sisters,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">Who</seg> all things <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> are past be, and <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> come,</l>
<l><reg orig="Keepe">Keep</reg> <reg orig="registred">registered</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="brasse">brass</reg>, assemble there.</l></sp>
 <sp who="L"><speaker>Herc.</speaker>
 
    <l>Be <hi rend="italic">Ceres</hi> <reg orig="pleas'd">pleased</reg>, <hi rend="italic">Alcides</hi> is content:</l>
<l>Nor can she stand <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> better <reg orig="Iustices">Justices</reg>.</l>
<l><reg orig="Then">Than</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the Gods and Planets.</l></sp>
 
 
<stage>Sownd. Enter Saturne, Iupiter, Iuno, Mars, Ph??bus, Venus, and 
   Mercury: they take their place as they are <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> bright. Ceres.</stage>
    
 <sp who="BR"><speaker>Satur.</speaker>
 
    <l>I know this place, why <reg orig="haue">have</reg> you <reg orig="summon'd">summoned</reg> <hi rend="italic">Saturne</hi></l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">To</seg> hell, where he hath <reg orig="beene">been</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="arraigne">arraign</reg> the <reg orig="Moone">Moon</reg>?</l>
<l>These <reg orig="vncoth">uncouth</reg> <reg orig="cauernes">caverns</reg> better suit my <reg orig="sadnesse">sadness</reg></l>
<l><reg orig="Then">Than</reg> my high <reg orig="spheare">sphere</reg> <reg orig="aboue">above</reg>, whence <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> all mortals</l>
<l>I shoot my <reg orig="thicke">thick</reg> and troubled melancholy.</l>
<l>Say, <reg orig="what's">what is</reg> the <reg orig="businesse">business</reg>? say.</l></sp>
    
 <sp who="G"><speaker>Iup.</speaker>
 
    <l><hi rend="italic">Ceres</hi>, thy presence</l>
<l><reg orig="Tels">Tells</reg> me thy suit is <reg orig="'bout">about</reg> thy daughters rape.</l></sp>
 <sp who="BE"><speaker>Ceres.</speaker>
 
<l>Is she not thine? and canst thou suffer <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg></l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> be <reg orig="intoomb'd">entombed</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> hell before <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> time?</l></sp>
 <sp who="BA"><speaker>Iuno.</speaker>
 
<l>Cannot hell swallow your ambitious bastard?</l>
<l>But (maugre all these monsters) <reg orig="liues">lives</reg> he still?</l></sp>
 <sp who="BV"><speaker>Phoeb.</speaker>
 
    <l>I saw grim <hi rend="italic">Pluto</hi> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> my daily <reg orig="progresse">progress</reg></l>
<l>Hurry <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> his chariot <reg orig="ore">over</reg> the earth.</l></sp>
 <sp who="BT"><speaker>Venus.</speaker>
 
<l>What could he <reg orig="lesse">less</reg> do if he <reg orig="lou'd">loved</reg> the Lady?</l></sp>
 <sp who="BS"><speaker>Mars.</speaker>
 
    <l><hi rend="italic">Venus</hi> is all <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <reg orig="loue">love</reg>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="P"><speaker>Mercu.</speaker>
 
    <l>And <hi rend="italic">Mars</hi> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <reg orig="warre">war</reg>,</l>
    <l>Sometimes he <reg orig="runnes">runs</reg> a tilt at <hi rend="italic">Venus</hi> <reg orig="lippes">lips</reg>,</l>
<l>You <reg orig="haue">have</reg> many amorous bickerings.</l></sp>
    
 <sp who="BS"><speaker>Mars.</speaker>
 
    <l>Well spoke <hi rend="italic">Mercury</hi>.</l></sp>
    
 <sp who="BR"><speaker>Saturne.</speaker>
<l>Come <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">we</seg> hither</l>
    <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> trifle, or <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> censure? what would <hi rend="italic">Pluto</hi>?</l></sp>
    
 <sp who="R"><speaker>Pluto.</speaker>
<l><reg orig="Keepe">Keep</reg> whom I <reg orig="haue">have</reg>.</l></sp>
    
 <sp who="BE"><speaker>Ceres.</speaker>
    <l>Canst <reg orig="suffer't">suffer it</reg> <hi rend="italic">Iupiter</hi>?</l></sp>
    
 <sp who="L"><speaker>Herc.</speaker>
    <l>I won <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg> from the scenes of Stygian <hi rend="italic">Pluto</hi>,</l>
<l>And being mine, restore <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> mother.</l></sp>
    
 <sp who="BE"><speaker>Ceres.</speaker>
 
    <l>And shall not <hi rend="italic">Ceres</hi> <reg orig="keepe">keep</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg>? <reg orig="speake">speak</reg> great <hi rend="italic">Ioue</hi></l></sp>
    
 <sp who="G"><speaker>Iup.</speaker>
    <l>Thy censure <hi rend="italic">Rhadamant</hi>.</l></sp>
    
 <sp who="T"><speaker>Rhad.</speaker>
<l>The Fates <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> whom your powers are all <reg orig="conscrib'd">conscribed</reg></l>
<l>Pronounce this <reg orig="doome">doom</reg>: If since <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> first <reg orig="arriue">arrive</reg></l>
<l>She hath tasted any food, she must of force</l>
<l>Be <reg orig="euerlastingly">everlastingly</reg> <reg orig="confin'd">confined</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> hell.</l></sp>
    
 <sp who="R"><speaker>Pluto.</speaker>
    <l><hi rend="italic">Asculaphus</hi>, thou didst attend my <reg orig="Queene">Queen</reg>,</l>
<l>Hath she yet tasted of <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> Stygian fruits</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">That</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> may <reg orig="keepe">keep</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg> still?</l></sp>
    
    <sp who="V"><speaker>Ascu.</speaker>
<p>I saw <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> mouth chaw the moist <reg orig="graines">grains</reg> 
   of a Pomegranate.</p></sp>
    
 <sp who="BE"><speaker>Ceres.</speaker>
    <l><reg orig="Curst">Cursed</reg> <hi rend="italic">Asculaphus</hi>,</l>
<l><reg orig="Il'e">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> <reg orig="adde">add</reg> <reg orig="vnto">unto</reg> thy <reg orig="vglinesse">ugliness</reg>, and make thee</l>
<l>A monster, of all monsters most <reg orig="abhor'd">abhorred</reg>.</l></sp>
    
 <sp who="R"><speaker>Pluto.</speaker>
    <l>Your censures, <reg orig="oh">o</reg> you Gods, is she not <hi rend="italic">Pluto</hi>?</l>
<l><reg orig="Giue">Give</reg> your free censures <reg orig="vp"><seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg></reg>.</l></sp>
    
 <sp who="X"><speaker>All.</speaker>
    <l>She must be <hi rend="italic">Pluto's</hi>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="BE"><speaker>Ceres.</speaker>
 
<l>The Gods are <reg orig="partiall">partial</reg> all.</l></sp>
 <sp who="R"><speaker>Pluto.</speaker>
 
<l>Welcome my <reg orig="Queene">Queen</reg>.</l></sp>
 <sp who="L"><speaker>Herc.</speaker>
 
    <l>What can <hi rend="italic">Alcides</hi> more <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <hi rend="italic">Ceres</hi> <reg orig="loue">love</reg>,</l>
    <l><reg orig="Then">Than</reg> <reg orig="ransacke">ransack</reg> hell, and rescue <hi rend="italic">Proserpine</hi>?</l>
<l>Needs must <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> further conquests here take end,</l>
<l>When Gods and Fates against <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> force contend.</l></sp>
    
 <sp who="BE"><speaker>Ceres.</speaker>
<l><reg orig="Iustice">Justice</reg>, <reg orig="oh">o</reg> <reg orig="iustice">justice</reg>, thou Omnipotent.</l>
    <l>Rob not thy <hi rend="italic">Ceres</hi> of <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> beauteous <reg orig="childe">child</reg>,</l>
<l>Either restore my daughter <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the earth,</l>
<l>Or banish me <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> hell.</l></sp>
    
 <sp who="BR"><speaker>Saturn.</speaker>
    <l><hi rend="italic">Ceres</hi> you are fond,</l>
<l><reg orig="Th'earth">The earth</reg> cannot want your plenty: your fertility</l>
<l>Will worse become hell <reg orig="scortched">scorched</reg> <reg orig="barrennesse">barrenness</reg>.</l>
<l><reg orig="Let's">Let <seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg> <reg orig="breake">break</reg> this Sessions <reg orig="vp"><seg type="homograph" subtype="adverb">up</seg></reg>, I am dull.</l></sp>
    
 <sp who="G"><speaker>Iup.</speaker>
<l>You Gods <reg orig="aboue">above</reg></l>
<l>And powers below, attend the <reg orig="Thunderers">Thunderer's</reg> <reg orig="voyce">voice</reg>,</l>
<l>And <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> moderation lend an <reg orig="eare">ear</reg></l>
    <l>Of <reg orig="reuerence">reverence</reg>. <hi rend="italic">Ceres</hi>, the Fates <reg orig="haue">have</reg> <reg orig="doom'd">doomed</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg></l>
    <l>The Bride of <hi rend="italic">Pluto</hi>; nor is she disparaged</l>
    <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> be the sister of <reg orig="Olimpicke">Olympic</reg> <hi rend="italic">Ioue</hi>.</l>
<l>The rape <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> you call force, <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> title <reg orig="Loue">Love</reg>:</l>
<l>Nor is he <reg orig="lesse">less</reg> <reg orig="degree'd">degreed</reg>, <reg orig="saue">save</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> his lot,</l>
    <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">To</seg> <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">us</seg></reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> sway the <reg orig="heauens">heavens</reg>. <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">So</seg> much <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> <hi rend="italic">Pluto</hi>.</l>
<l>Now beauteous Ceres <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> <reg orig="returne">return</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> you,</l>
<l>Such is your care <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> fill the earth with plenty,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">To</seg> cherish all these fruits, from <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">which</seg> the mortals</l>
<l>Ostend their gratitude <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <reg orig="vs"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">us</seg></reg> the Gods</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> sacrifice and <reg orig="offrings">offerings</reg>, <seg type="homograph" subtype="conjunction">that</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> now</l>
 
 
<l>Thus <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> dread power, <reg orig="mittigate">mitigate</reg> the <reg orig="strictnesse">strictness</reg></l>
<l>Of the Fates <reg orig="doome">doom</reg>: <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> <reg orig="haue">have</reg> not (<reg orig="oh">o</reg> you Gods)</l>
<l>Purpose <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> do <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">our</seg> Stygian brother wrong,</l>
<l>Nor rob the <reg orig="heauens">heavens</reg> the Planet of the <reg orig="Moone">Moon</reg>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">By</seg> whom the seas are <reg orig="sway'd">swayed</reg>: Be she <reg orig="confin'd">confined</reg></l>
<l>Below the earth, where be the <reg orig="ebbes">ebbs</reg> and tides?</l>
<l>Where is <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> power <reg orig="infus'd">infused</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="hearbes">herbs</reg> and plants?</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">In</seg> trees <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">for</seg> buildings? simples <reg orig="phisicall">physical</reg>?</l>
    <l>Or <reg orig="minerall">mineral</reg> mines? Therefore indifferent <hi rend="italic">Ioue</hi></l>
<l>Thus arbitrates: the <reg orig="yeare">year</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> part <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="twelue">twelve</reg>,</l>
    <l><reg orig="Cal'd">Called</reg> <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Moneths">Months</reg> of the <reg orig="Moone">Moon</reg></hi>: 
     <reg orig="twelue">twelve</reg> times a <reg orig="yeare">year</reg></l>
<l>She <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> full <reg orig="splendor">splendour</reg> shall supply <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> <reg orig="orbe">orb</reg>,</l>
    <l>And shine <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> <reg orig="heauen">heaven</reg>: <reg orig="twelue">twelve</reg> times fill <hi rend="italic">Pluto's</hi> <reg orig="armes">arms</reg></l>
    <l>Below <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> hell. When <hi rend="italic">Ceres</hi> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">on</seg> the earth</l>
    <l>Shall want <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> <reg orig="brightnesse">brightness</reg>, <hi rend="italic">Pluto</hi> shall <reg orig="enioy">enjoy</reg> it,</l>
<l>When <reg orig="heauen">heaven</reg> <reg orig="containes">contains</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="personalPronoun">her</seg>, she shall light the earth</l>
<l>From <seg type="homograph" subtype="adjective">her</seg> bright <reg orig="spheare">sphere</reg> <reg orig="aboue">above</reg>. Parted <seg type="homograph" subtype="adverbDegree">so</seg> <reg orig="euen">even</reg>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">We</seg> neither <reg orig="fauour">favour</reg> hell, nor gloze with <reg orig="heauen">heaven</reg>.</l></sp>
    
 <sp who="R"><speaker>Plu.</speaker>
    <l><hi rend="italic">Pluto</hi> is <reg orig="pleas'd">pleased</reg>.</l></sp>
    
 <sp who="BE"><speaker>Ceres.</speaker>
    <l><hi rend="italic">Ceres</hi> at length agreed.</l></sp>
    
 <sp who="BF"><speaker>Proser.</speaker>
    <l><hi rend="italic">Ioue</hi> is all <reg orig="iustice">justice</reg>, and hath well decreed.</l></sp>
    
 <sp who="G"><speaker>Iup.</speaker>
<l>Say all the planets thus?</l></sp>
    
 <sp who="X"><speaker>All.</speaker>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">We</seg> do.</l></sp>
    
 <sp who="G"><speaker>Iup.</speaker>
    <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">Our</seg> Sessions <seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">we</seg> <reg orig="dissolue">dissolve</reg> then. <hi rend="italic">Hercules</hi>,</l>
    <l><seg type="homograph" subtype="royalPlural">We</seg> limit you <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> <reg orig="dragge">drag</reg> hence <hi rend="italic">Cerberus</hi>,</l>
<l><seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">To</seg> the <reg orig="vpper">upper</reg> world, and <reg orig="leaue">leave</reg> thee <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the <reg orig="vniuerse">universe</reg></l>
    <l>Where thou shalt finish all thy <hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Iouiall">Jovial</reg></hi> <reg orig="taskes">tasks</reg>;</l>
<l>Proceed and <reg orig="thriue">thrive</reg>. You <seg type="homograph" subtype="relative">that</seg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> earth belong,</l>
<l>Ascend <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> your mortality with <reg orig="honors">honours</reg>,</l>
    <l>The Gods <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> <reg orig="heauen">heaven</reg>: <hi rend="italic">Pluto</hi> and his <reg orig="keepe">keep</reg> hell,</l>
<l>The <reg orig="Moone">Moon</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">in</seg> both <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">by</seg> <reg orig="euen">even</reg> <reg orig="attonement">atonement</reg> dwell.</l></sp>
    
<stage>Exeunt three wayes Ceres, The seus, Philoctetes, and Hercules 
   dragging Cerberus one way: Pluto, hels Iudges, the Fates 
   and Furies downe <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> hell: Iupiter, the Gods and Planets ascend 
   <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> heauen.</stage>

 
<stage>Enter Homer</stage>
    <sp who="A"><speaker></speaker>
       <l><hi rend="italic"><seg type="homograph" subtype="truePlural">Our</seg> full <reg orig="Sceane's">Scene's</reg> wane, the <reg orig="Moones">Moon's</reg> arraignment ends,</hi></l>
       <l><hi rend="italic">Ioue and his mount, Pluto with his descends.</hi></l>
       <l><hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Poore">Poor</reg> HOMER<reg orig="'s"> is</reg> left <reg orig="blinde">blind</reg>, and hath lost his way,</hi></l>
       <l><hi rend="italic">And <reg orig="knowes">knows</reg> not if he wander or go right,</hi></l>
       <l><hi rend="italic"><reg orig="Unlesse">Unless</reg> your <reg orig="fauours">favours</reg> their <reg orig="cleare">clear</reg>
        <reg orig="beames">beams</reg> display.</hi></l>
       <l><hi rend="italic">But if you <reg orig="daine">deign</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="infinitive">to</seg> guide me through this night,</hi></l>
       <l><hi rend="italic">The acts of Hercules I shall pursue,</hi></l>
       <l><hi rend="italic">And bring him <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> the <reg orig="thrice-raz'd">thrice-razed</reg> <reg orig="wals">walls</reg> of Troy:</hi></l>
       <l><hi rend="italic">His labours and his death <reg orig="Il'e">I <seg type="homograph" subtype="verb">will</seg></reg> <reg orig="shew">show</reg> <seg type="homograph" subtype="preposition">to</seg> you.</hi></l>
       <l><hi rend="italic">But if <reg orig="what's">what is</reg> past your riper <reg orig="iudgements">judgments</reg> cloy,</hi></l>
       <l><hi rend="italic">Here I <reg orig="haue">have</reg> done: if ill, too much: if well,</hi></l>
       <l><hi rend="italic">Pray with your hands guide HOMER out of hell.</hi></l></sp></div2></div1></body>
    <back><div><l>Finis.</l></div></back>

  
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