After you made your peace, when you were rejoicing at the
delight of having appeased Alcmene's anger.
O Heaven! Every instant, every step, adds something to my
cruel martyrdom; I am so utterly confused that I no longer know
either what to believe or what to say.
All he has just told us, of what has happened at your house,
surpasses what is natural so much, that before doing anything and
before flying into such a passion, you ought to clear up the whole
of this adventure.
Come; you can second my efforts; Heaven has brought you here
most opportunely. Let me see what fortune brings me today; let me
solve this mystery, and know my fate. Alas! I burn to learn it, and
I dread it more than death.