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All fears attending on so dire a project.
Pri. Paris, you speak
Par. Sir, I propose not merely to myself
Heat. Paris, and Troilus, you have both said well; And on the cause and question now in hand propugnation-defence.
. to pass]-to fuftain. a firain)-a sentiment.
Have "gloz’d, but superficially; not much
Troi. Why, there you touch'd the life of our design:
gloz'd,]-commented. wa free]-impartial. V]-through. y benummed)-inflexible, obstinate.
way of truth:]-in point of striet justice; yet, when viewed as a queition of honour, I concur with you that vote for keeping Helin.
That “the performance of our heaving fpieens,
Heft. I am yours,
Enter Therfites. How now, Thersites? what, lost in the labyrinth of thy fury? Shall the elephant Ajax carry it thus ? he beats me, and I rail at him: O worthy satisfaction ! 'would, it were otherwise, that I could beat him, whilft he rail'd'at me: 'Sfoot, I'll learn to conjure and raise devils, but I'll
a tbe performance of our beaving Spleens,]-the gratification of our resentment.
b a roifting)-a bluitering. emulation]—[edition, discord.
see some issue of my spiteful execrations. Then there's Achilles,-a rare engineer. If Troy be not taken 'till these two undermine it, the walls will stand 'till they fall of themselves. O thou great thunder-darter of Olympus, forget that thou art Jove the king of gods; and, Mercury, lose all the serpentine craft of thy Caduceus ; if ye take not that little little less-than-little wit from them that they have! which short-arm’d ignorance itself knows is so abundant scarce, it will not in circumvention deliver a Ay from a spider, without drawing the maffy iron, and cutting the web. After this, the vengeance on the whole camp! or, rather, the bone-ache ! for that, methinks, is the curse dependant on those that war for a placket. I have said my prayers; and devil envy, say Amen. What, ho! my lord Achilles !
Enter Patroclus. Patr. Who's there? Thersites? Good Thersites, come in and rail.
Ther. If I could have remember'd a gilt counterfeit, thou wouldst not have slipp'd out of my contemplation: but it is no matter, 'Thyself upon thyself! The common curse of mankind, folly and ignorance, be thine in great revenue ! heaven bless thee from a tutor, and discipline come not near thee! Let & thy blood be thy direction 'till thy death! then if she, that lays thee out, says—thou art a fair corse, I'll be sworn and sworn upon't, she never shrowded any but lazars. Amen. Where's Achilles ?
d it will not in circumvention]-it hath not kill enough to do such a feat-The powers of these Greeks lie all in their swords, not in their wits.
a gilt counterfeit, &c.]—such a piece of base metal, thou hadit found a place in my late ejaculation.
Thyself upon tbyself!]-My utmost severity towards thee is com. prized in this short imprecation," remain only the dolt thou art." 8 tby blood ]—thy pasions.
Patr. What, art thou devout ? waft thou in prayer?
Acbil. Where, where?--Art thou come? Why, my cheese, my digestion, why hast thou not serv'd thyself in to my table so many meals ? Come; what's Agamemnon!
Ther. Thy commander, Achilles ;—Then tell me, Patroclus, what's Achilles ?
Patr. Thy lord, Thersites ; Then tell me, I pray thee, what's thyself?
Ther. Thy knower, Patroclus; Then tell me, Patro. clus, what art thou ?
Patr. Thou may'st tell, that know't.
Tber. I'll decline the whole question. Agamemnon commands Achilles ; Achilles is my
I am Patroclus' knower; and Patroclus is a fool.
Patr. You rascal !
Ther. Agamemnon is a fool; Achilles is a fool; Thersites is a fool; and, as aforesaid, Patroclus is a fool.
Achil. Derive this; come.
Tber. Agamemnon is a fool to offer to command Achilles; Achilles is a fool to be commanded of Agamemnon; Thersites is a fool, to serve such a fool; and Patroclus is a fool positive.
Patr. Why am I a fool ?
Tber. Make that demand of thy creator.-It suffices me, thou art. Look you, who comes here? decline]-ioveftigate, * privileg'd man.)-a licensed jefter.