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mine honesty ; my maik, to defend my beauty; and you, to defend all these : and at all these wards I lie, at a thousand watches.
Pan. Say one of your watches.
Cre. Nay, I'll watch you for that; and that's one of the chiefest of them coo; if I cannot ward what I would not have hit, I can watch you for telling how I took the blow; unless it swell past hiding, and then it is past watching
Pan. You are such another!
Enter Troilus' Boy.
Boy. Sir, my lord would instantly speak with you.
Boy. At your own house; there he unarms him.
Pan. Good boy, tell him I come (Exit Boy]: I doubt he be hurt.-Fare ye well, good niece.
Cre. Adieu, uncle.
Pan. I'll be with you, niece, by and by.
Cre. To bring, uncle,-
Pan. Ay, a token from Troilus.
Cre. By the fame token
you are a bawd.
[Exit Pandarus. Words, vows, gifts, tears, and love's full sacrifice, He offers in another's enterprize : But more in Troilus thousand fold I see Than in the glass of Pandar's praise may be ; Yet hold I off. Women are angels, woping ; Things won are done, joy's soul lies in the doing : That she belov'd knows nought, that knows not this, Men prize the thing ungain’d more than it is: 'That she was never yet, that ever knew
so sweet, as when desire did sue :
Therefore this maxim out of love I teach,
Atchievement is, command; ungain'd, beseech:
Then though 'my heart's content firm love doth bear,
Nothing of that shall from mine eyes appear. [Exeunt.
Trumpets. Enter Agamemnon, Nestor, Ulyses, Menelaus, ,
What grief hath set the jaundice on your cheeks ?
The ample proposition, that hope makes
In all designs begun on earth below,
Fails in the promis'd largenesse checks and disasters
Grow in the veins of actions highest rear'd ;
As knots, by the conflux of meeting sap,
Infect the found pine, and divert his grain
- Tortive and errant from his course of growth.
Nor, princes, is it matter new to us,
That we come sort of our suppose so far,
That, after seven years' siege, yet Troy walls stand ;
Sith every action that hath gone before,
Whereof we have record, trial did draw
Bias and thwart, not answering the aim,
And that unbodied figure of the thought
That gav't surmised shape. Why then, you princes,
Do you with cheeks abalh'd behold our works;
And think them shames, which are, indeed, nought else
But the protractive trials of
Atchievement is,]-The language after conqueft is peremptory;
of courtship, submisíve.
my beart's content firm love doth bear, ]—my bosom is full fraught with love. m Tortive] -winding, twisted.
To find persistive constancy in men ?
The fineness of which metal is not found
In fortune's love : for then, the bold and coward,
The wise and fool, the artist and unread,
The hard and soft, feem all affin'd and kin:
But, in the wind and tempest of her frown,
Distinction, with a broad and powerful fan,
Puffing at all, winnows the light away ;
And what hath mass, or matter, by itself
Lies, rich in virtue, and unmingled.
Neft. With "due observance of thy godlike seat,
Great Agamemnon, Nestor shall apply
Thy latest words. In the reproof of chance
Lies the true proof of men : The sea being smooth,
How many shallow bauble boats dare fail
Upon her patient breast, making their way
With those of nobler bulk !
But let the ruffian Boreas once enrage
The gentle Thetis, and, anon, behold
The strong-ribb’d bark through liquid mountains cue,
Bounding between the two moist elements,
Like Perseus' horse: Where's then the faucy boat,
Whose weak untimber'd fides but even now
Co-rival'd greatness ? either to harbour fled,
Or made a toast for Neptune. Even so
Doch valour's shew, and valour's worth, divide
In storms of fortune: For, in her ray
and brightness, The herd hath more annoyance by 9 the brize, Than by the tyger : but when splitting winds Make flexible the knees of knotted oaks, • due obfervance of thy godlike fear, ]-deference to thy superior station. • reproof ]-rebuffs. P the two moist elements,]—the sea and air. 9, the brize,)-the gad-fly. “ The brize upon her, like a cow in June." ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, Act III. S. 8. Scar.
And flies flee under shade, Why, then, the thing of
As rowz’d with rage, with rage doth sympathize,
And with an accent tun'd in self-fame key,
"Returns to chiding fortune.
Thou great commander, nerve and bone of Greece,
Heart of our numbers, soul and only spirit,
In whom the tempers and the minds of all
Should be shut up,-hear what Ulysses speaks.
Besides the applause and approbation
The which,-most mighty for thy place and sway,–
[To Agamemnon. And thou most reverend for thy stretcht-out life,
[To Nestor. I give to both your speeches,— ' which were such, As Agamemnon and the hand of Greece Should hold up high in brass; and such again, As venerable Nestor, hatch'd in silver, Should with a bond of air (strong as the axle-tree On which heaven rides) knit all the Greekish ears To his experienc’d tongue,-yet let it please both, Thou great,—and wise,- to hear Ulysses speak. Agam, Speak, prince of Ithaca; Wand be’t of less ex
pect That matter needless, of importless burden,
't be thing of courage, ]— the fierce tyger roars most in storms. • Returns)-its own notes.
i wbich were such, &c.]-As that Agamemnon's ought to be engraven on a table of brass, supported on the one side by the Prince, and on the other by Greece, in token of that perfect harmony which subfifts between them; and for Neftor's a silver medal should be voted, exhibiting him in the attitude of haranguing his countrymen, and rivetting their attention by his eloquence, that powerful bond of air.
Though great and wife.
and we lefs.
Divide thy lips ; than we are confident,
When rank Thersites opes his mastiff jaws,
We shall hear music, wit, and oracle.
Ulyl. Troy, yet upon her basis, had been down,
And the great Hector's sword had lack'd a master,
But for these instances.
* The specialty of rule hath been neglected ;
And, look, how many Grecian tents do stand
Upon this plain, so many hollow factions.
When that the general is not like the hive,
To whom the foragers shall all repair,
What honey is expected ? ? Degree being vizarded,
The unworthiest Thews as fairly in the mask.
The heavens themselves, the planets, and · this center,
Observe degree, priority, and place,
"Insisture, course, proportion, season, form,
Office, and custom, in all line of order:
And therefore is the glorious planet, Sol,
In noble eminence enthron'd and spher'd
Amidst the other ; whose med'cinable eye
Corrects the ill aspects of planets evil,
And posts, like the commandment of a king,
Sans check, to good and bad : But, when the planets,
In evil mixture, to disorder wander,
What plagues, and what portents ? what mutiny ?
What raging of the sea? shaking of earth?
Commotion in the winds ? frights, changes, horror,
* The Specially of rule]-The peculiar rights of fovereignty.
y When tbat the general, &c.]-When an army is not under a control similar to that of a hive of bees, and the commander's tent ceases to be the seat of public resort, for the benefit of the whole body.
z Degree being vizar ded,]-Distinction of rank being destroyed.
* ibis center,)-the carth, then thought the center of the universal system.
In evil mixture,]-Forming unfavourable conjunctions.