CONJUNCTIONS. And emphatic after exclamationsAnd is often found in this emphatic sense after statements implied by ejaculations, such as "faith," "sooth," "alas," &c. Thus
“Catesby. Your friends at Pomfret, they do need the priest.
Hastings. Good faith (it is so), and when I met this holy man
Those men you talk of came into my mind.
This use is found in A.-S.
“Faith, and so we should.