Such as they haue in Fetters, and at leafure
Determine of their punifhment.
Leofthenes. Friend, to you 135 I leaue the difpofition of what's mine:
I cannot thinke I am fafe without your Sifter,
Shee's only worth my thought; and till I fee
What fhe has fuffred, I am on the racke,
And Furies my tormentors. pray you leaue mee.140
Pifander. I know, I am purfu'd, nor would I flye,
Although the Ports were open, and a Conuoy
Ready to bring me off: the bafeneffe of
Thefe villaines, from the pride of all my hopes,
Haue throwne me to the bottomleffe Abiffe 5 Of horror, and defpayre; had they ftood firme, I could haue bought Cleoras free confent,
With the fafetie of her Fathers life, and Brothers:
And forc'd Leofthenes to quit his claime,
And kneele a Suitor for mee.
Timandra. You muft not thinke, 10 What might haue beene, but what muft now be practic'd, And fuddenly refolue.
Pifander. All my poore fortunes
Are at the ftake, and I muft runne the hazard.
Vnfeene, conuey me to Cleora's Chamber,
For in her fight, if it were poffible, 15 I would be apprehended: doe not inquire The reafon why, but helpe me.
Timandra. Make hafte, one knockes,
Ioue turne all to the beft: you are welcome Sir.
Leofthenes. Thou giu'ft it in a heauy tone.
Timandra. Alas, Sir,
Wee haue fo long fed on the bread of forrow, 20 Drinking the bitter water of afflictions, Made loathfome to, by our continued feares,