Archida. Thou art thine owne disposer. Were his honours
And glories centupled, (as I must confesse,
Leoſthenes is most worthy) yet I will not,
How euer I may counſaile, force affection.
|Cleora. It needs not, Sir, I prize him to his worth,||5|
As I am free from violence, in a thought
I am not guilty.
Archida. 'Tis beleeu'd Cleora,
|And much the rather, (our great gods be prais'd for't)||10|
As if I had beene present.
Cleora. May that moue you
To pitty poore Marullo.
Archida. 'Tis my purpose
|To doe him all the good I can, Cleora;||15|
Must haue a publique triall. In the mean time
Be carefull of your selfe, and stand ingag'd
No farther to Leoſthenes, then you may
|Come off with honour: For, being once his wife,||20|
And not dispute'em; e're it be to late,
Confider it duly. I must to the Senate.
|Cleora. I am much distracted; in Leoſthenes||25|
But his excesse of loue, which I haue studied
To cure with more then common meanes, yet still
It growes vpon him. And if I may call
|My suffrings merit, I stand bound to thinke on||30|
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Publication information: Book title: The Bondman: an Antient Storie. Contributors: Philip C. Massinger - Editor, Benjamin Townley Spencer - Editor, Charles Phelps Taft Memorial Fund, University of Cincinnati Graduate School - OrganizationName. Publisher: Princeton University Press. Place of publication: Princeton, NJ. Publication year: 1932. Page number: 143.
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