JUPITER, CLEANTHIS, SOSIE
I shall take this opportunity of appearing to Alcmene to banish
the sorrow in which she wishes to indulge, and, under the pretence
that brings me here, I will gratify my passion with the delight of a
reconciliation with her. Alcmene is upstairs, is she not?
Yes; she is thoroughly upset and wishes to be left alone: she
has forbidden me to follow her.
Whatever prohibition she may have given you does not concern me.
So far as I can see, his grief has beaten a quick retreat.