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And that the times be true. Por.
Then, chanting, Pro.
Then, Up with their notes, they raise the prince of men, Sar. And sing the present prophesy that goes,
Of joining the bright Lily and the Rose.
Do move their heads unto that under song,
Our primrose in, the glory of the spring ;
And interweave the myrtle and the bay.
Chorus takes it from them, and the Masquers prepare
for their figure.
And all the loves of time;
And relishes of rhyme.
The looks, the laughters, and the sports;
That none may say, the triumph halts.
DANCE. Which done, the first prospective, a maritime palace, or the house of OCEANUS is discovered to loud music.
The other above is no more seen.
Here the MEASURES. After which, the second prospective, a sea, is shown
to the former music. Johp. Now turn, and view the wonders of the
deep, Where Proteus' herds, and Neptune's ores do keep, Where all is plough'd, yet still the pasture's green; New ways are found, and yet no paths are seen. Here PROTEUS, PORTUNUS, SARON, go up to the
Ladies with this SONG. Pro. Come, noble nymphs, and do not hide
The joys for which you so provide : Sar. If not to mingle with the men,
What do you here? Go home agen.
By what we see, so curious parts
That you could mean no less.
Or glory in the shell-fish' spoils ;
Whereof to make a stock
Or any better water'd stone,
Of which was formed Neptune's niece,
Like sea-born Venus, love a man ?
Try, put yourselves unto't. Cho. Your looks, your smiles, and thoughts that meet, Ambrosian hands, and silver feet,
Do promise you will dot. .
The REVELS follow.
Which ended, the fleet is discovered, while the three
cornets play. Johp. 'Tis time, your eyes should be refresh'd at
length With something new, a part of Neptune's strength, See yond', his fleet, ready to go or come, Or fetch the riches of the Ocean home, So to secure him, both in peace and wars,
, Till not one ship alone, but all be stars.
Then the last
Of such a night, and for the causes past :
Give Proteus leave to turn unto his wiles.
Dispatch Portunus to the ports.
And Saron to the seas,
And orient gums, to burn unto thy name.
Whilst thou dost keep the earth in firm estate,
AND THUS IT ENDED.