, the captain who first guards and then marries Tellus, Cynthia's rival, may be Sir Henry Lee, the queen's old champion, who first guarded and then bedded Anne Vavasour; or Sir Amyas Paulet, who last guarded but most decidedly did not bed Mary, Queen of Scots.
Tellus, in other words, is being doubly deceptive: first, in feigning affection for hapless Corsites
and promising him her love in return for doing the impossible and, second, in affecting, if only for a minute, genuine regret for the benefit of the audience.
4) Despite Bond's use of Halpin's methodology to discuss Endimion, Bond disagreed with Halpin's identifications of Eumenides, Corsites
, Panelion and Zontes, Tellus, Semele, and Bagoa, and had doubts about Floscula.