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and so distracted with remorse Hippolyta rushes out to save her contemner. Finding him in the custody of the Governor she confesses all, and is forgivenin consideration of services past: 'The hundred thousand Crowns you lent the City was a good then, which I ballance with your ill now; I also forgive your instrument the Jew.' The leniency towards the Jew is a dramatic necessity; he is reserved for further service. Amoldo then is released and with a good grace feigns to make his peace with Hippolyta. He accompanies her home and makes the staggering discovery of the presence of his chaste wife Zenocia in the house of vice. He succeeds in obtaining an interview with her there. Their mutual explanations are both espied and overheard by Hippolyta above and Leopold below, whilst the ubiquitous Zabulon wastes some of his valuable time in securing for Leopold a Bravo, to disfigure Arnoldo so as to leave him an object unfit for Hippolyta's love. This however proves to be an expensive job, and when Leopold hears from the confessions of the lovers how utterly Arnoldo despises the lascivious beauty, he realizes that there is at least no call for jealousy. To Hippolyta her eavesdropping is less reassuring; her raging fit returns on hearing Arnoldo promise that he will rescue Zenocia. She comes forward and orders her servants to pinion Arnoldo, whilst Zabulon is to strangle the slave Zenocia to her husband's face. Zenocia being a bondwoman this is considered within the law. Zenocia forbids her husband to pray to the White Devil for her life, or attempt to save her by yielding to the foul woman's desire. At his other ear

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