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! Enter Aurora in a black Veil below.
Song in Dialogue.
To drowsie Phæbus cry so loud ?
young Goddess, that lies hard
And shine my Clowd into a Flame.
I must not rise before my hour.
In vain the Persian kneels to thee,
If I had been a Mortal Wife.
For I took Clowds of Smoke and Fire,
[Phoebus enters with his Beams m Phæb. Charge not upon me for a Crime,
That I staid th' utmost point of time,
Where She and Mars embracing lie.
Such privacy: but I am glad
To shine away Aurora's Fear.
[Within Vulcan roars out, No work, Rogues : Phæb. 'Tis Vulcan, in a greater Heat
Than th' Irons by his Cyclops beat :
BAYES. I, Sir. But how would you fancie now to represent an Eclipse ? SMI. Why, that's to be suppos'd.
BAYES. Suppos'd! Ay, you are ever at your suppose : ha, ha, ha. Why, you may as well suppose the whole Play. No it must come in upon the Stage, that's certain ; but in some odd way, that may delight, amuse, and all that. I have a conceipt for't, that I am sure is new, and, I believe, to the purpose.
Johns. How's that?
BAYES. Why, the truth is, I took the first hint of this out of a Dialogue, between Phæbus and Aurora, in the Slighted Maid:' which, by my troth, was very pretty ; though, I think, you'l confess this is a little better.
JOHNS. No doubt on't, Mr. Bayes.
BAYES. But, Sir, you have heard, I suppose, that your Eclipse of the Moon, is nothing else, but an interposition of the Earth, between the Sun and Moon: as likewise your Eclipse of the Sun is caus'd by an interlocation of the Moon, betwixt the Earth and Sun?
SMI. I have heard so, indeed.
BAYES. Well, Sir ; what do me I, but make the Earth, Sun, and Moon, come out upon the Stage, and dance the Hey: hum? And, of necessity, by the very nature of this Dance, the Earth must be sometimes between the Sun and the Moon, and the Moon between the Earth and Sun ; and there you have both your Eclipses. That is new, I gad, ha ?
JOHNS. That must needs be very fine, truly.
And then, Sir, that there may be something in it of a Joque, I make the Moon sell the Earth a Bargain. Come, come out Eclipse, to the tune of Tom Tyler.
Enter the Earth.
To File and Polish Vulcan's Net,
Which he'l catch Mars and Venus in.
At furious Vulcan (halting off
To measure his wife's Bed) they scoff.
'Tis time for Phæbus to be gone ;
[Exeunt Phoebus and Aurora
But to Wire-draw Iron-rods,
Drink, drink, Wine, Lippari-wine. ir R. STAPYLTON. The Slighted Maid, pp. 80-83 Ed. 1661
Luna. Luna that ne'er shines by day.
Dery, dery down,
Hey down, dery down.
Thou pretty, pretty Moon? Luna. To morrow soon, ere it be noon, On Mount Vefuvio.
[Bis. Sol. Then I will shine. Orb. And I will be fine. Luna. And we will drink nothing but Lipary wine. Omnes. And we, &c.
BAYES. So, now, vanish Eclipse, and enter t’other Battel, and fight. Here now, if I am not mistaken, you will see fighting enough.
A battel is fought between foot and great Hobby
horfes. At last, Drawcansir comes in, and kills
Jouts with 'em.
But I, the bloud of thousands, daily spill.
This single Arm more dreadful is, than he. [Exit.
Sirs. I have read of your Hector, your Achilles, and a hundred
'Valeria, Daughter to Maximin, having killd her self for the Love of Porphyrius, when she was to be carry'd off by the Bearers, strikes one of them a Box on the Ear, and speaks to him thus
Hold! are you mad ? you damn'd confounded Dog,