Folger MS X.d.206, p5

Back to Scenario of a play set in Thrace and Macedon (Folger MS X.d.206)

(The following transcription is based on Joseph Quincy Adams' in "The Author Plot of an Early Seventeenth Century Play," The Library, 4th ser., 26 (1945-46): 25-27.)


. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Act. 3.

. . . . .Sc. 1.
Svavina mournfull.

. . . . .Sc. 2.
Salohcin wo's and winnes Svavina to make promise: reportes his
wife Ascania sicke.

. . . . .Sc.3.
Ascania feeles ye neglectfull coldnes of Salohcin.

. . . . .Sc.4.
Corintha hauing much obserued Suavina's sadnesse sendeth to
her. whom being come she comfortes: confesseth her loue vnto
Philander but will try him. cleares Suauina's iealousy. and
sendeth for Aristocles.

. . . . .Sc.5.
Aristocles and Svauina exceed for ioy, att meeting. recounting
theire weale and wo. Corintha weepes to sympathize
with theire free passions. and vowes an aemulous but
bond [?] loue to Aristocles. Suavina declares ye promise
made to Salohcin. they all conspire to defeate him. ye manage
whereof <l> is left to Aristocles, but charg'd to be bloudles.

. . . . .Sc.6.
whilst he sitts bet ye two lady's ye two Ks. come in: each iea-
-lous and enuious that Aristocles doth impede theire loues.
they court theire severall mistresses, svavina breifely de-
-ferres him to <ye sibyll's> ye Phoebade Vertumna: where <that>
next night shee'l meete him: and so goes out.
Salohcin <bidds> asketh Phonops if Ascania be deade: he sayth she
shall that <d>night. Salo< >hcin asketh Philander how he speedes
who sayth but coldly and conditionally. Corintha leaues them
Philander's vowe will not suffer him appeare in any sentence
complaints to
against Aristocles and therefore <winne's> Salohcin <to banish
him . . . > who biddes him feare not he will but think
on itt and take care. he biddeth Phonops dispatch him
att advantage. . . . <Sc. 7.>
<Aristocles complaynes of banishment unlook't for.>

. . . . .Sc.7.
Phonops stayeth considering how, and reckoning how many he
had before: resolu's he must now do any. <Philocles>
sayth that
<coming> his two bloudhound's Dolphus and Panascrus
shall att aduantage with his helpe do this.

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<Philocles> Aristocles alone ruminating ye dangers and diffi-
-culty's of rescuing Suavina etc. Phonops hauing dogged
him to ye groue beckoneth his two associates to him they
all putt on vizard's. and rush on him, he defend's
him self kill's two, Phonop's flyeth he followeth and
ouertakes him: Phonop's begges mercy on his knees: chargeth
him to lett him know ye cause. Phonops sayth 'twas
Salohcin: for whom he most do more. Aristocles kicks
him away yett promising silence, so as Phonops do
report him deade to Salohcin, and he resolves to
fly or alter his condition.