Which now you muft not yeeld to.
Leoſthenes. 'Tis apparent,
In fact your Sifters innocent, howeuer
Chang'd by her violent will.
Timagoras. If you belieue ſo, 100 Follow the chafe ftill: And in open court Plead your owne intereft; we ſhall finde the Iudge
Our friend I feare not.
Leoſthenes. Something I fhall fay,
But what -----
Timag. Collect your ſelfe, as we walke thither. Exeunt.
Timoleon, Archidamus, Cleora, Oſſicers.
Timoleon. Tis wondrous ſtrange! nor can it fall within
The reach of my beliefe, a ſlaue ſhould be
The owner of a temperance, which this age
Can hardly paralell in free-borne Lords,
Or Kings proud of their purple.
Archid. 'Tis moſt true. 5
And though at firſt it did appeare a fable,
All circumſtances meet to giue it credit;
Which work ſo on me, that I am compel'd
To be a Sutor, not to be deni'de,
Hee may haue aequall hearing.
Cleora. Sir, you grac'd mee 10
With the title of your Miſtriſſe, but my fortune
Is ſo farre diſtant from command, that I
Lay by the power you gaue me, and plead humbly
For the preſeruer of my fame and honour.
And pray you, Sir, in charity beleeue, 15 That ſince I had ability of ſpeach, My tongue has ſo much beene enur'd to truth,
I know not, how to lye,
Timoleon. I'll rather doubt
The Oracles of the gods, then queſtion, what
Your innocence deliuers: and as farre 20