Alsemero is at the house of Vermandero, the father of his new bride,
I have news to tell thee, strange news.
JASPERINO I ha' some too,
I think as strange as yours; would I might keep
Mine, so my faith and friendship might be kept in't.
Faith, sir, dispense a little with my zeal,
And let it cool in this.
ALSEMERO This puts me on,
And blames thee for thy slowness.
JASPERINO All may prove nothing,
Only a friendly fear that leapt from me, sir.
ALSEMERO No question it may prove nothing; let's partake it, though.
JASPERINO 'Twas Diaphanta's chance--for to that wench
I pretend honest love, and she deserves it--
To leave me in a back part of the house,
A place we chose for private conference;
She was no sooner gone, but instantly
I heard your bride's voice in the next room to me
And, lending more attention, found Deflores