The Bodleian First Folio

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Reference: 2¶6r - Tragedies, p. [23]

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Troylus and Cressida. Fall all together. Priam. Come Hector, come, goe backe: Thy wife hath dreampt: thy mother hath had visions; Cassandra doth foresee; and 1 my selfe,
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Am like a Prophet suddenly enrapt, to tell thee that this day is ominous: Therefore come backe.
Hect. Æneas is a field, And I do stand engag'd to many Greekes,
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Euen in the faith of valour, to appeare This morning to them.
Priam.

I, but thou shalt not goe,

Hect. I must not breake my faith: You know me dutifull, therefore deare sir,
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Let me not shame respect; but giue me leaue To take that course by your consent and voice, Which you doe here forbid me, Royall Priam.
Cass.

O Priam, yeeld not to him.

And.

Doe not deere father.

Hect.
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Andromache I am offended with you: Vpon the loue you beare me, get you in.
Exit Andromache Troy. This foolish, dreaming, superstitious girle, Makes all these bodements. Cass. O farewell, deere Hector:
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Looke how thou diest; looke how thy eye turnes pale: Looke how thy wounds doth bleede at many vents: Harke how Troy roares; how Hecuba cries out; How poore Andromache shrils her dolour forth; Behold distraction, frenzie, and amazement,
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Like witlesse Antickes one another meete, And all cry Hector, Hectors dead: O Hector!
Troy.

Away, away.

Cas. Farewell: yes, soft: Hector I take my leaue; Thou do'st thy selfe, and all our Troy deceiue. Exit. Hect.
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You are amaz'd, my Liege, at her exclaime: Goe in and cheere the Towne, weele forth and fight: Doe deedes of praise, and tell you them at night.
Priam.

Farewell: the gods with safetie stand about

thee.

Alarum. Troy.
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They are at it, harke: proud Diomed, beleeue I come to loose my arme, or winne my sleeue.
Enter Pandar. Pand.

Doe you heare my Lord? do you heare?

Troy.

What now?

Pand.

Here's a Letter come from yond poore girle.

Troy.
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Let me reade.

Pand.

A whorson tisicke, a whorson rascally tisicke,

so troubles me; and the foolish fortune of this girle, and

what one thing, what another, that I shall leaue you one

o'th's dayes: and I haue a rheume in mine eyes too; and

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such an ache in my bones; that vnlesse a man were curst,

I cannot tell what to thinke on't. What sayes shee

there?

Troy. Words, words, meere words, no matter from the heart; Th'effect doth operate another way.
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Goe winde to winde, there turne and change together: My loue with words and errors still she feedes; But edifies another with her deedes.
Pand.

Why, but heare you?

Troy. Hence brother lackie; ignomie and shame
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Pursue thy life, and liue aye with thy name.
A Larum Alarum . Exeunt.

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[Act 5, Scene 4] Enter Thersites in excursion. Ther.

Now they are clapper‑clawing one another, Ile

goe looke on: that dissembling abhominable varlet. Dio­ mede , has got that same scuruie, doting, foolish yong

knaues Sleeue of Troy, there in his Helme: I would faine

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see them meet; that, that same yong Troian asse, that loues

the whore there, might send that Greekish whore‑mai­

sterly villaine, with the Sleeue, backe to the dissembling

luxurious drabbe, of a sleeuelesse errant. O'th'tother side,

the pollicie of those craftie swearing rascals; that stole

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old Mouse‑eaten dry cheese, Nestor: and that same dog‑

foxe Vlisses is not prou'd worth a Black‑berry. They set

me vp in pollicy, that mungrill curre Aiax against that

dogge of as bad a kinde, Achilles. And now is the curre

Aiax prouder then the curre Achilles, and will not arme

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to day. Whereupon, the Grecians began to proclaime

barbarisme; and pollicie growes into an ill opinion.

Enter Diomed and Troylus.

Soft, here comes Sleeue, and th'other.

Troy. Flye not: for should'st thou take the Riuer Stix,
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I would swim after.
Diom. Thou do'st miscall retire: I doe not flye; but aduantagious care Withdrew me from the oddes of multitude: Haue at thee? Ther.
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Hold thy whore Grecian: now for thy whore Troian: Now the Sleeue, now the Sleeue.
Enter Hector. Hect. What art thou Greek? art thou for Hectors match? Art thou of bloud, and honour? Ther.

No, no: I am a rascall: a scuruie railing knaue:

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a very filthy roague.

Hect.

I doe beleeue thee, liue.

Ther.

God a mercy, that thou wilt beleeue me; but a

plague breake thy necke———for frighting me: what's be­

come of the wenching rogues? I thinke they haue

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swallowed one anoth er. I would laugh at that mira­

cle————yet in a fort, lecherie eates it selfe; Ile seeke them.

Exit.
[Act 5, Scene 5] Enter Diomed and Seruants. Dio. Goe, goe, my seruant, take thou Troylus Horse; Present the faire steede to my Lady Cressid: Fellow, commend my seruice to her beauty;
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Tell her, I haue chastis'd the amorous Troyan. And am her Knight by proofe.
Ser.

I goe my Lord.

Enter Agamemnon. Aga. Renew, renew, the fierce Polidamus Hath beate downe Menon: bastard Margarelon
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Hath Doreus prisoner. And stands Calossus‑wife wauing his beame, Vpon the pashed courses of the Kings: Epistropus and Cedus, Polixines is slaine; Amphimacusand Thous deadly hurt;
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Patroclus tane or slaine, and Palamedes Sore hurt and bruised; the dreadfull Sagittary Appauls our numbers, haste we Diomed To re‑enforcement, or we perish all.
Enter Nestor. Nest. Coe Goe beare Patroclus body to Achilles,
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And bid the snaile‑pac'd Aiax arme for shame: There is a thousand Hectors in the field: Now here he fights on Galathe his Horse, And there lacks worke: anon he's there a foote, And there they flye or dye, like scaled sculs, Before

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[Act 5, Scene 5] Enter Diomed and Seruants. Dio. Goe, goe, my seruant, take thou Troylus Horse; Present the faire steede to my Lady Cressid: Fellow, commend my seruice to her beauty;
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Tell her, I haue chastis'd the amorous Troyan. And am her Knight by proofe.
Ser.

I goe my Lord.

Enter Agamemnon. Aga. Renew, renew, the fierce Polidamus Hath beate downe Menon: bastard Margarelon
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Hath Doreus prisoner. And stands Calossus‑wife wauing his beame, Vpon the pashed courses of the Kings: Epistropus and Cedus, Polixines is slaine; Amphimacusand Thous deadly hurt;
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Patroclus tane or slaine, and Palamedes Sore hurt and bruised; the dreadfull Sagittary Appauls our numbers, haste we Diomed To re‑enforcement, or we perish all.
Enter Nestor. Nest. Coe Goe beare Patroclus body to Achilles,
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And bid the snaile‑pac'd Aiax arme for shame: There is a thousand Hectors in the field: Now here he fights on Galathe his Horse, And there lacks worke: anon he's there a foote, And there they flye or dye, like scaled sculs,
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Before the belching Whale; then is he yonder, And there the straying Greekes, ripe for his edge, Fall downe before him, like the mowers swath; Here, there, and euery where, he leaues and takes; Dexteritie so obaying appetite,
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That what he will, he does, and does so much, That proofe is call'd impossibility.
Enter Vlisses. Vlis. Oh, courage, courage Princes: great Achilles Is arming, weeping, cursing. vowing vengeance; Patroclus wounds haue rouz'd his drowzie bloud,
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Together with his mangled Myrmidons, That noselesse, handlesse, hackt and chipt, come to him; Crying on Hector. Aiax hath lost a friend, And foames at mouth, and he is arm'd, and at it: Roaring for Troylus; who bath done to day,
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Mad and fantasticke execution; Engaging and redeeming of himselfe. With such a carelesse force, and forcelesse care, As if that luck in very spight of cunning, bad him win all.
 

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