Act 1, Scene IV

Scene: An Aisle of the Temple of Vesta

Enter CRATES, NEANTHES, ERATON, and SOSICLES, disguised.

Crates.
She must pass through this cloister; suddenly
And boldly seize upon her.
Neanthes.
Where's the prince?
Crates.
He does expect us at the place I shew'd you.

Enter MERIONE and Servant.

I hear one's footing; peace, 'tis she.
Merione.
Now leave me;
[Exit Servant.
I know the way; though, Vesta witness with me,
I never trod it with such fear.—Help, help!
[They seize her.
Crates.
Stop her mouth close; out with the light; I'll guide you.
[Exeunt.