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Cres. Enough, my lord; you've said enough. This faithless, perjured, hated Cressida, Shall be no more the subject of your curses : Some few hours hence, and grief had done your work; But then your eyes had missed the satisfaction, Which thus I give you,--thus
[She stabs herself ; they both run to her. Diom. Help save her, help! Cres. Stand off, and touch me not, thou traitor
Cres. Hear him not, heavens;
Troil. She's gone for ever, and she blest me dying! Could she have cursed me worse! she died for me, And, like a woman, I lament for her. Distraction pulls me several ways at once: Here pity calls me to weep out my eyes, Despair then turns me back upon myself, And bids me seek no more, but finish here.
[Points his Sword to his Breast.
Ha, smilest thou, traitor! thou instruct'st me best,
Troil. By my few moments of remaining life,
[To his Soldiers. For heaven and hell have marked him out for me, And I should grudge even his least drop of blood To any other hand.
[TROILUS and DIOMEDE fight, and both Parties
engage at the same time. The Trojans make the Greeks retire, and TROILUS makes D:oMEDE give ground, and hurts him. Trumpets sound. ACHILLES enters with his Myrmidons, on the backs of the Trojans, who fight in a ring, encompassed round. Troilus, singling DIOMEDE, gets him down, and kills him; and ACHILLES kills TROILUS upon him. All the
Trojans die upon the place, Troilus last. Enter AGAMEMNON, MENELAUS, ULYSSES, NESTOR,
AJAX, and Attendants. Achil. Our toils are done, and those aspiring walls, The work of gods, and almost mating heaven, Must crumble into rubbish on the plain.
Agam. When mighty Hector fell beneath thy sword, Their old foundations shook; their nodding towers Threatened from high the amazed inhabitants; And guardian-gods, for fear, forsook their fanes.
Achil. Patroclus, now be quiet; Hector's dead;
And, as a second offering to thy ghost,
Ajax. Revenged it basely :
Ulys. Hail, Agamemnon ! truly victor now!
public good was urged for private ends, And those thought patriots, who disturbed it most; Then, like the headstrong horses of the sun, That light, which should have cheered the world,
consumed it: Now peaceful order has resumed the reins, Old Time looks young, and Nature seems renewed.
Then, since from home-bred factions ruin springs, Let subjects learn obedience to their kings.
SPOKEN BY THERSITES,
These cruel critics put me into passion ;
+ Lilbnrn, the most turbulent, but the boldest and most upright of men, had the merit of defying and resisting the tyranny of the king, of the parliament, and of the protector. He was convicted in the star-chamber, but liberated by the parliament; he was tried on the parliamentary statute for treasons in 1651, and before Cromwell's high court of justice in 1654 ; and notwithstanding an audacious defence, which to some has been more perilous than a feeble cause,--he wasy in both cases, triumphantly acquitted.