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Jul. whereas i'm compass'd around With mirth, my Soul lies concealed in colours of Grief, Whence, just like the fowl of evening, with part close Eyes She peeps, and sickens on the sight of Day. [Aside. input Servant. Seru. Sir, a few gents and women are with no, Who to do honour to this marriage ceremony come to provide a Masque. guy. "Tis good; hope 'um they'd pass over the phrases, and fall to Dancing; TO The Poetry of the Foot takes so much of overdue. Serv. The Poet, Sir, will take that very ailing, he is on the Door, with th' Argument o' th' Masque In Verse. guy. Which of the Wits is it that made it? Serv. not one of the Wits, Sir; 'tis one of many Poets. guy. What topic has he selected? Seru. The Rape of Proserpine. input Gonsalvo. guy. Welcome, welcome, you've been lengthy anticipated. Gons. I staid to determine th' Unlading of a few Rarities that are inside: 70 overdue. ]Qz-4, F, D; ~ : Qi. seventy five selected? ] Qj-4, D; ~ . Qi-s, F. a hundred and forty III, i The Rival girls Madam, your pardon that i used to be see you later absent, so Jul. you needn't ask it on your absence, Sir. Gons. nonetheless merciless, Julia: Jul. The danger's right here, and Roderick no longer right here: it's not that i am griev'd to Dye; yet i'm griev'd To imagine him fake. guy. Bid 'urn start. [Aside. The Musique performs. A Cupid descends in quick movement, and Speaks those Verses. Cup. Thy Conquests, Proserpine, have stretch'd too a long way; Amidst Heav'ns peace thy attractiveness makes a conflict: For whilst, final evening, I to Joves Pallace went, (The brightest a part of the entire Firmament) so rather than all these Gods, whose thick hotel Fill'd up the presence of the Thund'rer's court docket; There Jove and Juno all forsaken sate, Pensive, like Kings of their declining country: but (wanting Pow'r) they might safeguard the convey, via listening to Pray'rs from a few few males less than: Mortals to Jove could their Devotions pay; The Gods themselves to Proserpine do Pray. To Sicily the Rival pow'rs hotel; 'Tis Heav'n the place ever Ceres retains her courtroom. a hundred Phcebus and Mercury are either at strife, The Courtliest of our Gods who need a spouse: yet Venus, what ere Kindness she pretends, but, (like all women, resentful in their Friends,) Has, via my reduction, contriv'd a black layout, The God of Hell should still Ravish Proserpine: Beauties, pay attention; Venus won't ever endure one other Venus shining in her Sphere. After Cupids Speech, Venus and Ceres descend within the gradual Machines; Ceres drawn via Dragons, Venus via Swans. ailing, i The Rival girls 141 After them Phoebus and Mercury descend in speedy movement. Then Cupid turns to Julia, and Speaks. Cup. The Rival Deities are come to woo A Proserpine, who has to be came upon lower than: no may you (fair Nymph) turn into this chuffed hour, In identify a Goddess as you're in pow'r, Then to this alteration the King of colors will owe A fairer Proserpine than Heav'n can express. Julia, first Whisper'd via Amideo, is going into the Dance, perform'd by way of Cupid, Phoebus, Mercury, Ceres, Venus, Julia. in the direction of the tip of the Dance, Rodorick within the behavior of Pluto, rises from under in a black Chariot all Flaming, and drawn through black Horses; he Ravishes Julia, who personated Proserpine, and as he's sporting her away, his Vizard falls of}: Hippolito first discovers him.