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Pan. That's true; make no question of that.! Cres. What sneaking fellow comes yonder ? One and fifty hairs, quoth he, and one white: That

TROILUS passes wer. white hair is my father, and all the rest are his sons.

Pan. Where? yonder? that's Deiphobus : 'Tis Jupiter! quoth she, which of these hairs is Paris Troilus! there's a man, niece !-Hem!-Brave my husband. The forked one, quoth he; pluck it Troilus! the prince of chivalry! out, and give it him. But, there was such laugh

Cres, Peace, for shame, peace! ing; and Helen so blushed, and Paris so chafed,

Pan. Mark him; Note him ;-O brave Troiand all the rest so laughed, that it passed. lus I-look well upon him, niece; look you,

Cres. So let it now; for it has been a great how his sword is bloodied, and his helm more while going by.

[day; thirk on't. hacked than Hector's: And how he looks, and Pan. Weil, cousin, I told you a thing yester- how he goes !-0) admirable youth! he ne'er Cres. So I do.

saw three and twenty. Go thy way, Troilus, Pan. I'll be sworn, 'tis true; he will weer go thy way; had I a sister were a grace, or 8 you, an 'twere a man born in April.

daughter a goddess, he should take his choice Cres. And I'll spring up in his tears, an'twere O adınirable man! Paris ?-Paris is dirt to him; a nettle against May. [ A Retreat sounded. and, I warrant, Helen, to change, would give

Pan. Hark, they are coming from the field: an eye to boot. Shall we stand up here, and see them, as they

Forces pass over the stage. pass toward Ilium? good niece, do; sweet

Cres. Here come more. niece Cressida. Cres. At your pleasure.

Pun. Asses, fools, dolts! chaff and bran, chaff Pun. Here, here, here's an excellent place; die i' the eyes of Troilus. Ne'er look, nc'er

and bran! porridge after meat! I could live and here we may see most bravely: I'll tell you them all by their names, as they pass by; but look; the eagles are gone; crows and daws,

crows and daws! I had rather be such a man as mark Troilus above the rest. Æneas passes over the stage.

Troilus, than Agamemnon and all Greece.

Cres. There is among the Greeks, Achilles; a Cres. Speak not so loud.

better man than Troilus.

[camel. Iren. That's Æneas; Is not that a brave mau? he's one of the flowers of Troy, I can tell you;

Pan. Achilles? a drayman, a porter, a very But mark Troilus; you shalt see anon.

Cres. Well, well.

Pan. Well, well ?-Why, have you any disCres. Who's that?

cretion? have you any eyes? Do you know ANTENOR passes over. Pan. That's Antenor: he has a shrewd wit, I discourse, manhood, learning, gentleness, virs

what a man is? Is not birth, beauty, good shape can tell you; and he's a man good enough: tue, youth, liberality, and such like, the spice he's one the soundest judgments in Troy, and salt that season a man? whosoever, and a proper man of person :

Cres. Ay, a minced man: and then to be When comes Troilus ?-1'll show you Troilus, baked with no date in the pie,-for then the anon; if he see me, you shall see hiin nod at me. man's date is ont. Cres. Will he give you the nod ?

Pan, You are such & woman! one knows not Pan. You shall see.

at what ward you lie. Cres. If he do, the rich shall have more.

Cres. Upon my back, to defend my belly ;
HECTOR
Pisses over.

upon my wit to defend my wiles; and upon my Pan. That's Hector, that, that, look you, that; secrecy, to defend mine honesty; my mask, to There's a fellow !-Go thy way, Hector ;--- defend my beauty; and you, to defend all these : There's a brave man, niece. O brave Hector! and at all these wards Ilie, at a thousandwatches. Look, how he looks! there's a countenance :

Pan. Say one of your watches. Is't got a brave man?

Cres. Nay, I'll watch you for that; and that's Cres. O, a brave man!

one of the chiefest of them too; if I canno! Pan. Is'a not? It does a man's heart good-ward what I would not have hit, I can watch you Look you what hacks are on his helmet? look for telling how I took the blow; unless it swell you yonder, do you see? look you there! There's past hiding, and then it is past watching. 110 jesting: there's laying on; take't off who Tan. You are such another! will, as they say: there be liacks!

Enter Troiluis' Boy.
Cres. Be those with swords?

Boy. Sir, my lord would instantly speak with
PARIS passes over.
Pn. Where?

(you. Pun. Swords? any thing, he cares not: an

Doy. At yourown house; there he unarms him. the devil come to him, it's all one: By god's Pan. Good boy, tell him I come: [Exit Boy. lid, it does one's heart good:Yonder comes I doubt he be hurt.--Fare ye well, good niece. Paris, yonder comes Paris : look ye yonder,

Cres. Adieu, uncle. niece; Is't not a gallant man too, is't not?

Pan. I'll be with you, niece, by and by. Why, this is brave now.- Who said he came Cres. To bring, uincle, hurt home to-day? he's not hurt: why this will

Pan. Ay, a token from Troilus. do llelen's heart good now, Ha! would I could

Cres. By the same token-you are a bawd.sce Troilus now !-you shall see Troilus anon.

(Exit PANDARUS. Cres. Who's that?

Words, vows, griefs, tears, and love's full saHELENUS passes over.

He offers in another's enterprise : (critice, Pan. That's Helenus, -I marvel where Troilus But more in Troilus thousand fold I see is: That's Helenus;- I think he went not forth | Than in the glass of Pandar's praise may bo; to day :That's Helenus.

Yet hold I off. Women are angels wooing : Cres. Can Helenus fight, uncle ?

Things won are done, joy's soullies in the doing : Pan. Helenus ? no:-yes, he'll fight indifferent that she belov'd knows nought, that knows uut well :-I marvel, where Troilus is :-Hark; do this, you not hear the people cry, Troilus?-Helenus Men prize the thing ungaind more than it is: is a priest.

That she was never yet, thai over kagi

life,

ears

Love got so sweet, as when desire did sne: Thou great commander, nerve and bone of Therefore this maxim out of love I teach

Greece, Achievement is command; ungrin'd, beseech: Heart of our numbers, soul and only spirit, Then though my heart's contant firm love doth In whom the tempers and the minds of all bear,

Should be shut up,-hear what Ulysses speaks. Nothing of that shall from mine eyes appear. Besides the applause and approbation,

[Exit. The which, -most mighty for thy place and SCENE III.

sway,

[T0 AGAMEMNON.

And thou most reverend for thy strech d-out The Grecian Camp. Before Agamemnon's T'ent.

[TO NESTOE. Trumpets. Enter AGAMEMNON, NESTOR, ULYSSES, I give to both your speeches,--which were such, MENELAUS, and Others.

As Agamemnon and the hand of Greece Agam. Princes,

Should hold up high in brass; and such again, What grief hath set the jaundice on yourcheeks? As venerable Nestor, hatch'd in silver, The ample proposition that hope makes Should with a bond of air (strong as the axletree In all designs begun on earth below, (disasters On which heaven rides) knit all the Greekish Fails in the promis'd largeness; checks and

[both,Grow in the veins of actions highest reard: To his experienc'd tongue,-Fet let it please As knots, by the conflux of meeting sap, Thon great and wise,--to hear Ulysses speak. Infect the sound pine, and divert his grain Agam. Speak, prince of Ithaca; and be't of Tortive and errant from his course of growth,

less expect Nor, princes, is it matter new to us,

That matter needless, of importless burden, That we come short of our suppose so far, Divide thy lips; than we are confident, That after seven years' siege, yet Troy walls When rank Thersites opes his mastiff jaws, stand;

We shall hear musick, wit, and oracle. Sith every action that hath gone before,

Ulyss. Troy, yet upon his basis, had been down, Whereof we have record, trial did draw And the great Hector's sword had lack'd a Bias and thwart, not answering the aim,

But for these instances.

(master, And that unbodied figure of the thought The speciality of rule hath been neglected : That gav'st surmised shape. Why then, you And, look, how many Grecian tents do stand princes,

Hollow upon this plain, so many hollow factions. Do you with cheeks abash'd behold our works; When that the general is not like the hive, And think them shames, which are, indeed, To whom the foragers shall all repair, nought else

What honey is expected? Degree being visarded, But the protractive trials of great Jove,

The unworthiest shows as fairly in the mask. To find persistive constancy in men ?

The heavens themselves, the planets, and this The fineness of which metal is not found Observe, degree, priority, and place, [centre, In fortune's love : for then the bold and coward, Insisture, course, proportion, season, form, The wise and fool, the artist and unread, Office, and custom, in all lino of order: The hard and soft, seem all afin'd and kin: And therefore is the glorious planet, Sol, But, in the wind and tempest of her frown, In noble eminence enthron'd and spher'd Distinction, with a broad and powerful fan, Amidst the other: whose med'cinable eye Puffing at all, winnows the light away;

Corrects the ill aspects of planets evil, And what hath mass, or matter, by itself And posts, like the commandment of a king, Lies rich in virtue, and unmingled.

Sans check, to good and bad : But when the Nest. With due observance of thy godlike seat, In evil mixture, to disorder wander, (planets, Great Agamemnon, Nestor shall apply What plagues, and what portents? what mutiny? Thy latest words. In the reproof of chance What raging of the sea? shaking of earth? Lies the true proof of men: The sea being Commotion in the winds? frights, changes, smooth,

horrors, How many shallow bauble boats dare sail Divert and crack, rend and deracinate Upon her patient breast, making their way The unity and married calm of states (shak'd, With those of nobler bulk;

Quite from their fixture? O, when degree is But let the ruffian Boreas oncc enrage

Which is the ladder of all high designs, The gentle Thetis, and, anon, behold

The enterprise is sick! How could communities, The strong-ribbd bark through liquid moun- Degrees in schools, and brotherhoods in cities, tains cut,

Peaceful commerce from dividable shores, Bounding between the two moist elements, The primogenitive and due of birth, Like Perseus' horse: Where's then the saucy Prerogative of age, crowns, sceptres, lanrels, boat,

But by degree, stand in authentick place? Whose weak untimber'd sides but even now Take but degree away, untune that string, Co-rival'd greatness ? either to harbour fled, And, hark, what discord follows! each thing Or made a toast for Neptune. Even so

meets Doth valour's show, and valour's worth divide, In mere oppugnancy: The bounded waters In storms of fortune; For, in her ray and Should lift their bosoms higher than the shores, brightness,

And make a sop of all this solid globe: The herd hath more annoyance by the brize, Strength should be lord of imbecility, Than by the tiger: but when the splitting wind And the rude son should strike his father dead Makes flexible the knees of knotted oaks, Force should be right; or ratherright and wrong And flies fled under shade, Why, then, the thing (Between whose endless jar justice resides), of courage,

Should lose their names, and so should justice As rous'd with rage, with rage doth sympathise, Theu every thing includes itself in power, (too. And, with an accent tun'd iu self-same kcy, Power into will, will into appetite; Returns to chiding fortune.

And appetite, an universal wolf, l'lyss.

Agamemnon, So doubly seconded with will and power

Must make perforce an universal prey,

How rank soever rounded in with danger. And, last, eat up himself. Great Agamemnon, Ulyss. They tax our policy, and call it cov. This chaos, when degree is suffocate,

ardice; Follows the choking.

Count wisdom as no member of the war; And this neglection of degree it is,

Forestall prescience, and esteem no act That by a pace goes backward, with a purpose But that of hand : the still and mental parts,-It hath to climb. The general's disdain'd That do contrive how many hands shall strike, By him one step below; he, by the next; When fitness calls them on; and know by That next, by him beneath : so every step,

measure Exampled by the first pace that is sick Of their observant toil, the enemies' weight, -Of his superior, grows to an envious fever Why, this hath not a finger's dignity: Of pale and bloodless emulation;

They call this--bed-work, mappery, closet-war: And 'tis this fever that keeps Troy on foot, So that the ram, that batters down the wall, Not her own sinews. To end a tale of length, For the great swing and rudeness of his poise, Troyin our weakness stands, not in hierstrength. Theyplace before his hand that made the engine;

Vesi. Most wiselyhath Ulysses here discoverd Or those, that with the fineness of their souls The fever whereof all our power is sick. By reason guide his execution.

Ayam. The nature of the sickness found, Nest. Let this be granted, and Achilles' horse What is the remedy?

[Ulysses, Makes many Thetis' sons. [Trumpri sounds. Ulyss. The great Achilles, --whom opinion Agam. What trumpet? look, Menelaus.

crowns The sinew and the forehand of our host,

Enter AxEAS. Having his ear full of his airy fame,

Men. From Troy. Grows dainty of his wortli, and in his tent Agam. What would you 'fore our tent ? Lies mocking our desigus: With him, Patroclus, ine.

Is this Upon a lazy bed the livelong day

Great Agamemnon's tent, I pray? Breaks scurril jests;

Agam.

Even this. And with ridiculous and awkward action ine. May one, that is a herald and a prince, (Which, slanderer, he imitation calls)

Do a fair message to his kingly s? He pageants us. Sometime, great Agamemnon, Agam. With surety strongerthanAchilles'arm Thy topless deputation he puts on;

'Fore all the Greekish heads, which with one And like a strutting player, -whose conceit Call Agamemnon head and general. (voice Lies in his hamstring, and doth think it rich Æne. Fair leare, and large security. Ilow may To hear the wooden dialogue and sound | A stranger to those most imperial looks "Twixt his stretch'd footing and the scaffoldage,'Know them froin eyes of other mortals ? Such to-be-pitied and o'er-wrested seeming Agam.

How? He acts thy greatness in: and when he speaks,

ine. Ay; 'Tis like a chime a mending; with terms un- I ask, that I might woken reverence, sguard,

[dropp'd, And bid the cheek be ready with a blush Which,' from the tongue of roaring Typhon Modest as morning when she coldly eyes Would seem hyperboles. At this fusty stuff, The youthful Phobus : The large Achilles, on his press'd bed lolling, Which is that god in office, guiding men ? From bis deep chest laughs out a loud applause; Which is the high and mighty Agunienmon? Cries-Excellent !-'tis Agamemnon just.

Agam. This Trojan scorns us, or the inun of Nunc play me Nestor;-hem, ani stroke thy beard, Are ceremonious courtiers.

[Try As he, being drest to some oratio.

Æne. Courtiers as free, as debonair, unarm'd, That's done;-as near as the extremest ends As bending angels; that's their fame in peace: Of parallels; as like as Vulcan and his wife: But when they would seem soldiers, they have Yei good Achilles still cries, Excellent !

galls,

(Jove's accord :'Tis Nestor right! Now play him me, Patroclus, Good arms, strong joints, true swords; and, Arming to answer in a nighi alarm.

Nothing so full of heart. But peace, Aineas, And then, forsooth, the faint defects of age Peace, Trojan; lay thy finger on thy lips ! Must be the scene of mirth; to cough, and spit, The worthiness of praise distnins his worth, And, with a palsy-fumbling on his gorget, If that the prais'd himself bring the praise forth: Shake in and out the rivet ;-and at this sport But what the repining enemy commends, Sir Valour dies; cries, 0! enough, Patroclus;- That breath fame blows; that praise, sole pure, Or give me ribs of steel! I shall split all

transcends.

[sinens? In pleasure of my spleen. And in this fashion, Agam. Sir, you of Troy, call you yourself All our abilities, gifts, natures, shapes,

Ane. Ay, Greek, that is my name. Severals and generals of grace exact,

Agam.

What's your affair, I pray you ? Achievements, plots, orders, preventions, Ane. Sir, pardon; 'tis for Agamemnon's ears. Excitements to the field, or speech for truce, Agam. He hears nought privately that comes Success, or loss, what is, or is not, serves

from Troy.

[lin : As stuff for these two to make paradoxes. Æne. Nor I from Troy come not to whisper

Vest. And in the imitation of these twain I bring a trumpet to awake bis ear; (Whom, as Ulysses says, opinion crowns To set his sense on the attentive bent, With an imperial voice) many are infect. And then to speak. Ajax is grown self-will'd; and bears his head Agam. Speak frankly as the wind; In such a rein, iu full as proud a place It is not Agamemnon's sleeping hour: As broad Achilles : keeps his tent like him: That thou shalt know, Trojan, he is awake, Makes factious feasts; rails on our state of war, He tells thee so himself. Bold as an oracle: and sets Thersites

Æne.

Trumpet, blow loud, (A slave, whose gall coins slanders like a mint) Send thy brass voice through all these lazy To match us in comparisons with dirt;

tenis; To weaken and discredit our exposure, And every Greek of mettle, let him know,

What Troy means fairly, shall be spoke aloud.| 'Tis dry enough,—will with great speed of judg

[Trumpet sounds. Ay, with celerity, find Hector's purpose (ment, We have, great Agamemnon, here in Troy Pointing on him.

(you? A prince call'd Hector (Priam is his father), Ulyss. And wake him to the answer, think who in this dull and long continued truce Nest.

Yes, Is rusty grown; he bade me take a trumpet, It is most meet; Whom may you else oppose, And to this purpose speak. Kings, princes, lords! That can from Hector bring those honours off, If there be one among the fairest of Greece, If not Achilles? Though 't be a sportful combat, That holds his honour higher than his ease; Yet in the trial much opinion dwells; That seeks his praise morethan he fears his peril; For here the Trojans taste our dear'st repute That knows his valour, and knows not his fear; With their fin'st palate:And trust to me, Ulysses, That loves his mistress more than in confession Our imputation shall be oddly pois'd (With truant vows to her own lips he loves), In this wild action : for the success, And dare avow her beauty and her worth, Although particular, shall give a scantling In other arms than hers-to him this challenge, Of good or bad unto the general; Hector, in view of Trojans and of Greeks, And in such indexes, although small pricks Shall make it good, or do his best to do it, To their subsequent volumes, there is seen He hath a lady, wiser, fairer, truer,

The baby figure of the giant mass Than ever Greek did compass in his arms; Of things to come at large. It is suppos d. And will to-morrow with his trumpet call, He, that meets Hector, issues from our choice: Midway between your tents and walls of Troy, And choice, being mutual act of all our souls, To rouse a Grecian that is true in love: Makes merit her election; and doth boil, If any come, Hector shall honour him; As 'twere from forth us all, a man distillid If none, he'll say in Troy, when he retires, Out of our virtues; Who miscarrying, (part, The Grecian dames are sun-burn'd, and not what heart receives from hence a conquering worth

To steel a strong opinion to themselves? The splinter of a lance. Even so much. Which entertain'd, limbs are his instruments, Agam. This shall be told our lovers, lord In no less working than are swords and bows Æneas:

Directive by the limbs. If none of them have soul in such a kind, Ulyss. Give pardon to my speech :We left them all at home: But we are soldiers: Therefore 'tis meet, Achilles meet not Hector. And may that soldier a mere recreant prove, Let us, like merchants, show our foulest warus That means not, hath not, or is not in love! And think, perchance, they'll sell; if not, If then one is, or hath, or means to be,

The lustre of the better shall exceed, That one meets Hector; if none else, I am he. By showing the worse first. Do not consent,

Nest. Tell him of Nestor, one that was a man That ever Hector and Achilles meet; When Hector's grandsire suck'd: Heis old now; For both our honour and our shame, in this, Put, if there be not in our Grecian host Are dogg'd with two strange followers. One noble man, that hath ove snark of fire Nesi. I see them not with my old eyes; what To answer for his love, Tell him from me,

are they?

(Ilector, I'll hide my silver beard in a gold beaver, Ulyss. What glory our Achilles shares from And in my vanthrace put this wither'd brawn; Were he not proud, we all should share with him: And, meeting him, will tell him that my lady' But he already is too insolent; Was fairer than his grandame, and as chaste And we were better parch in Africk sun, As may be in the world: His youth in flood, Than in the pride and salt scorn of his eyes, I'll prove this truth with my three drops of blood. Should he 'scape lector fair: if he were fuild,

Xne. Now heaven forbid such scarcity of Why, then we did our main opinion crush Ulyss. Amen.

[youth! In taint of our best man. No, make a lottery ; Agam. Fair lord Æneas, let me touch your And, by device, let blockish Ajax draw To our pavilion shall I lead you, sir. [hand; The sort to fight with Hector: Among ourselves, Achilles shall have word of this intent; Give him allowance for the better man, So shall each lord of Greece, from tent to tent; For that will physick the great Myrmidon, Yourself shall feast with us before you go, Who broils in loud applause; and make him fall And find the welcome of a noble foe.

His crest, that prouder than blue Iris bends. (Exeunt all but Ulysses and NESTOR. If the dull brainless Ajax come safe off, Ulyss. Nestor,

We'll dress him up in voices; If he fail, Nest. What says Ulysses ?

Yet go we under our opinion still Ulyss. I have a young conception in my brain, That we have better men. But, hit or miss, Be you my time to bring it to some shape. Our project's life this shape of sense assumes -Nest. What is't?

Ajax, employ'd, plucks down Achilles' plumes. Ulyss. This 'tis :

vest. Ulysses, Blunt wedges rive hard knots: The seeded pride Now I begin to relish thy advice; That hath to this maturity blown up

And I will give a taste of it forth with In rank Achilles, must or now be cropp’d, To Agamemnon: go we to him straight. Or, shedding, breed a nursery of like evil, Two curs shall tame each other: Pride alone To overbulk us all.

Must tarre the mastiffs on, as 't were their bone. Nest. Well, and how ? [sends,

[Exunt. Ulyss, This challenge that the gallant lector However it is spread in general name, Relates in purpose only to Achilles. (stance, Nest. The purpose is perspicuous even as sub

SCENE I. Another part of the Grecian Camp. Whose grossness little characters sum up: And in the publication make no strain,

Enter AJAX anıt THERSITES. But that Achilles, were bis brain as barren Ajax, Thersites, (all over, generalls? As banks of Libya,--though Apollo knows, Ther. Agamennou--how if he had boils? rull

Art Srrond.

Ajax. Thersites,

and his pia mater is not worth the ninth part of Ther. And those boils did run?-Say 80,--did a sparrow. This, lord Achilles, Ajax-who not the general run then? were not that a botchy wears his wit in his belly, and his guts in his 4 jax. Dog,

[core ? head, -I'll tell you what I say of him. Ther. Then would come some matter from Achil. What? him; I see none now.

[hear? Ther. I say, this AjaxAjat. Thou bitch-wolf's son, canst thon not Achil. Nay, good Ajax, Feel then.

[Strikes him. (AJAX offers lo strike him, Achilles interposes. Ther. The plague of Greece upon thee, thou Ther, Has not so much witmongrel beef-witted lord !

Achil. Nay, I must hold you. Ajax. Speak then, thou unsalted leaven, speak! Ther, As will stop the eye of Helen's needle, I will beat thee into handsomeness.

for whom he comes to fight, Ther. I shall sooner rail thee into wit and ho Achil. Peace, fool ! liness: but, I think, thy horse will sooner con Ther. I would have peace and quietness, but an oration, than thou learn a prayer without the fool will not: he there; that he; look you book. Thou canst strike, canst thou ? a red there. murrain o'thy jade's tricks!

Ajar. O thon damned cur! I shallAjar. Toads-stool, learn me the proclamation. Achil. Will you set your wit to a fool's?

Ther. Dost thou think, I have no sense, thou Ther. No, I warrant you: for a fool's will strikest me thus?

Patr. Good words, Thersites, (shame it. Ajnt. The proclamation,

Achil. What's the quarrel ? Ther. Thou art proclaimed a fool, I think. Ajar. I bade the vile owl, go learn me the Ajax. Do not, porcupine, do not; my fingers tenourof the proclamation,and he rails upon me. itch.

Ther. I serve thee not. Ther. I wonld, thou didst itch from head to Ajax. Well, go to, go to. foot, and I had the scratching of thee; I would Ther. I serve here voluntary. make thee the loathsomest scab in Greece. Achil. Your last service was sufferance,'twas When thon art forth in the incursions, thou not voluntary; no man is beaten voluntary : strikest as slow as another.

Ajax was here the voluntary, and you as under djax. I say, the proclamation,

an impress. Ther. Thou grumblest and railest every hour Ther. Even so ?-a great deal of your wit too on Achilles; and thou art as full of envy at his lies in your sinews, or else there be liars, Hector greatness, as Cerberus is at Proserpina's beauty, shall have a great catch, if he knock out either ay, that thou barkest at him.

of your brains; a' were as good crack a fusty Ajax. Mistress Thersites!

nut with no kernel. Ther. Thou shouldst strike him.

Achil. What, with me too, Thersites? Ajax. Cobloaf!

Ther. There's Ulysses, and old Nestor,—whoso Ther. He would pun thee into shivers with wit was mouldy ere your grandsires had nails his fist, as a sailor breaks a biscuit.

on their toes--yoke you like draught oxen, and Ajax. You whoreson cur! [Beating him. make you plough up the wars. Ther. Do, do.

Achil. What, what?

[.Ajax! to! Ajax. Thon stool for a witch!

Ther. Yes, good sooth ; To, Achilles! to, Ther. Ay, do, do; thou sodden-witted lord ! Ajax. I shall cut out your tongue. thou hast no more brain than I have in mine T'her. 'Tis no matter; I shall speak as much elbows: an assinico may tutor thee: Thou as thou afterwards, scurvy valiant ass! thou art here put to thrash Patr. No more words, Thersites; peace. Trojans; and thou art bought and sold among Ther. I will hold my peace when Achilles' those of any wit, like a Barbarian slave. If brach bids me, shall I? thou use to beat me, I will begin at thy heel, Achil. There's for you, Patroclus. and tell what thou art by inches, thou thing of Ther. I will see you hanged, like clotpoles, no bowels, thou !

ere I come any more to your tents; I will keep Ajax. You dog!

where there is wit stirring, and leave the facTh r. You scurvy lord !

tion of fools.

[Exit. Ajax. You cur!

[Beating him. Patr. A good riddance. Ther. Mars his idiot! do, rudeness; do, camel; Achil. Marry this, sir, is proclaimed through do do.

all our host: Enter ACHILLES and PATROCLUS. That Hector, by the first hour of the sun, Achil. Why, how now, Ajax? wherefore do Will, with a trumpet, 'twixt our tents and Trny,

To-morrow morning call some knight to arms, How, now, Thersites? what's the matter, man? That hath a stomach; and such a one, that dare Ther. You see him there, do you?

Maintain I know not what; 'tis trash: Farewell. Achil. Ay; what's the matter?

Ajax. Farewell. Who shall answer him? Ther. Nay, look upon him.

Achil. I know not, it is put to lottery : otherAchil. So I do; w bat's the matter?

He knew his man.

(wise, Ther. Nay, but regard him well.

Ajax. O, meaning you :-I'll go learn more Achil. Well, why I do so.

of it.

(Excunt. Ther. But yet you look not well upon him: for, SCENE II. Troy. A Room in Priam's Palac. whosoever you take him to be, he is Ajax. Achil. I know that, fool.

Enter PRIAM, IIECTOR, TROilus, PARIS, uni Ther, Ay, but that fool knows not himself.

HELENUS. Ajax. Therefore I beat thee.

Pri. After so many hours, lives, specches Ther. Lo, lo, lo, lo, what modicnms of wit spent, he utters! his evasions have ears thus long. I Thus once again says Nestor from the Greeks; have bobbed his brain, more than he has beat Deliver Helen, and all damage elsemuy bones: I will buy nine sparrows for a penny, As honour, loss of time, iravel, expense,

you thus?

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