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Nay, he fears where he ought.
For as some men think of women they are wise to hide their thought.
(She turns to Congressman.)
Mortal, I am a goddess. Do not tremble and shrink.
I read your heart about women—all that you wish and think.
Base it is, and unworthy, but I strike you not dead at my feet.
This is my sentence upon you—a punishment meet—
When you tell your thought of Woman, you shall tell the truth.
How you despise her wholly—all but her beauty and youth.
Henceforth when you speak of Woman, you shall tell all your heart.

Congressman (terrified):
I must be silent forever! (A pause.)

Pallas to Cleopatra:
Come, Queen, we may now depart.

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