She resolves the Question of which be the more trying Role in conflicting Relationships: to love or to abhor


That Fabio does not love me, though adored, is grief unmatched by any I have known, a lesser hurt,though no less bothersome, is that Silvio loves me, he in turn abhorred. What patience, sorely tried, would not deplore, what ringing ear, assaulted, not bemoan, the ever-plaintive sighs of one disowned, the arrogance of a vain conqueror. If I am bored by Silvio's submission, it bores Fabio to tears that I submit; if from Fabio I forever court permission, Silvio seeks from me what I permit; if dual torment is to be my one condition, both of living and being loved I would be quit.