You hold o're your affections.
Piſander. To my wiſh:
Haue you acquainted her with the feature
Of the Carthaginians, and with what honours
Leoſthettes comes Crown'd home with?
Timandra. With all care 10Piſander. And how does ſhe receaue it?
Timandra. As I gheſſe
With a ſeeming kinde of ioy, but yet appeares not
Tranſported, or proud of his happy fortune.
But when I tell her of the certaine ruine,
You muſt encounter with at their arriuall 15 In Syracuſa, and that death with torments
Muſt fall vpon you, which you yet repent not;
Eſteeming it a glorious martyrdome,
And a reward of pure vnſpotted loue,
Preſeru'd in the white robe of Innocence: 20 Though ſhe were in your power, and yow ſpurr'd on, By inſolent luſt; you rather chore to ſuſer
The fruit vntaſted, for whoſe glad poſſeſſion,
You haue call'd on the furie of your Lord,
Then that ſhe ſhould be grieu'd, or tainted in 25 Her Reputation.
Piſander. Doth it worke compunction?
Pitties ſhe my misfortune?
Timandra. Shee expreſs'd
All ſignes of ſorrow, which (her vow obſeru'd),
Could witneſſe a grieu'd heart. At the firſt hearing
Shee fell vpon her face, rent her faire haire, 30 Her hands held vp to heauen, and vented ſighes, In which ſhee ſilently ſeem'd to complaine,
Of heauens iniuſtice.
Piſander. 'Tis enough: waite carefully,
And vpon all watch'd occaſions, continue
Speech, and difcourſe of me; 'tis time, muſt worke her. 35
Timandra. I'le not be wanting, but ſtill ſtriue to ſerue you.
Piſander. Now, Poliphron, the newes: Exit Timandra.
Poliphron. The conquering Army Enter Poliphron.