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Cre. Sir, mine own company.
Cre. Let me go try :
Troi. Well know they what they speak, that speak to
Cre. Perchance, my Lord, I shew more craft than love, · And fell so roundly to a large confession,
To angle for your thoughts: but you are wise,
Troi. O that I thought it could be in a woman,
Cre. In that I'll war with you.
Troi. O virtuous fight!
As 1 Or else
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As fun to day, as turtle to her mate,
Cre. Prophet may you be!
Pan. Go to, a bargain made : feal it, feal it, I'll be the witness. Here I hold your hand , here'my coufin's; if ever you prove false to one another, since I have taken fuch pains to bring you together, let all pitiful goersbetween be called to the world's end after my name ; call them all Pandars : Jet all winconstant men be Troilus's, all false women Cressida's, and all brokers-between Pandars : say Amen.
Troi. Amen ! Cre, Amen!
Pan, Amen! Whereupon I will shew you i'a chamber with a bed ;' which bed, because it shall not fpeak of your pretty encounters, press it to death : away. And Cupid grant all tongue-ry'd maidens here, Bed, chamber, Pandar to provide this geer! [Exeunt,
2 constant 3 a bed-chamber ;
SCE NE VI:
The Grecian camp. Enter Agamemnon, Ulysses, Diomedes, Nestor, Mene
laus, and Calchas. Cal. Now, Princes, for the service I have done you, Th’ advantage of the time prompts me aloud To call for recompence : appear it to you That, through the light I bear in things to come, I have abandon'd Troy, left my poffeffion, Incurr'd a traitor's name, expos’d my self, From certain and poffeft conveniencies, To doubtful fortunes ; sequestred from all, That time, acquaintance, custom, and condition, Made tame and most familiar to my nature : And here to do you service am become As new into the world, strange, unacquainted. I do beseech you, as in way.of taste, To give me now a little benefit, Out of those many registred in promise, Which you say live to come in my behalf.
Aga. What wouldst thou of us, Trojan? make demand.
Cal. You have a Trojan prisoner, call'd Antenor,
lo most accepted 4'pay'.
Aga. Let Diomede bear him, .
Dio. This shall I undertake, and 'tis a burthen
S CE NE VII.
Achilles and Patroclus appear before their Tent.
Aga. We'll execute your purpose, and put on
Achil. What, comes the General to speak with me? You know my mind. I'll fight no more 'gainst Troy.
Aga. What says Achilles? would he ought with us?
Aga. 4 pain.
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Aga. The better.
[Exeunt. Acbil. What mean these fellows ? know they not
Achilles ? Pat. They pass by strangely: they were us'd to bend, To send their smiles before them to Achilles, To come as humbly as they us'd to creep To holy altars.
Achil. What, am I poor of late ? 'Tis certain, Greatness once fall’n out with fortune Must fall out with men too: what the declin'd is, He shall as soon read in the eyes of others, As feel in his own fall: for men, like butter-Aies, Shew not their mealy wings but to the summer ; And not a man, for being simply man, Hath honour, but is honourd by those honours That are without him ; as place, riches, favour, Prizes of accident as oft as merit: Which when they fall, as being Nipp'ry standers, (The love that lean'd on them, as Nipp'ry too) . S'Do'one pluck down another, and together Die in the fall. But 'eis not so with me : Fortune and I are friends, I do enjoy At ample point all that I did poffefs, Save these men's looks, who do methinks find out i Something in me not worth that rich beholding As they have often giv'n. Here is Ulysses. I'll interrupt his reading. Now, Ulysses ! Ulys. Now, Thetis' fon ! Achil. What are you reading ?
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