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Achil. Shall Ajax fight with Hector!
Pat. O then beware : Those wounds heal ill that men do give themselvese Omillion to do what is necessary Seals a coinmitsion to'a blank of danger; And danger, like an ague, fubtly taints Even then when we fit' idly in the fun.
Achil. Go call Thersites hither, Tweet Patroclus ; I'll send the fool. to Ajax, and desire hiin T invite the Trojan lords, after the combat, To lee us here unarin'd. I have a woman's longing, An appetite that I ain sick withal, To lee great Hector in the 'weeds of peace; To talk with him, and to behold his visage,
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Ther.. A wonder!
Ther. Ajax goes up and down the field, aking for himself.
Achil. How for?
Ther. He must fight singly to-morrow with Hec. ter, and is to prophetically proud of an heroical cudgelling, that he raves in saying nothing
Achik How can that be?
Ther. Why, be stalks up and down like a peacock, a ftride and a stand; ruminates like an noite ess, that hath no arithmetic but her brain, to set down her reckoning; bites his lip with a politic negard, as, who bould tay, there were wit inchis head, if ’rwould out; and so there is, but it lyes. as coldly in him as fire in a flint, which will not
The iv without knocking. The man's undone for u Ever ; for if Hector break not his neck i'licoin..
bat, la 'll break 't himself in vain-glory. He knows
I said, Good-morrow, Ajax; and he replies, Thanks, Agamemnon What think you of this man, that takes me for the general? He's grown a very land-fish, language-less, a monster.. A plague of npinion! a man may wear it on both fides, like a leather jerkin.
Achil Thou must be iny ambaffador to him,. Therfies.
Iker Who, 1?-why, he'll answer nobody; he prcfefies not anfwering; speaking is for beggars; he wears bis tongue in's arins I will put on his presence : ler Patroclus make his demands to me, you thall see the pageant of Ajax.
4i hil. To him Patroclus. Tell him, I humbly defire the valiant Ajax to invite the most valorous Hector to come unarmid to my tent, and to procure safe conduct for his person of the magnanimous and most illustrious, fix or seven times bonourd, captain-general of the Grecian army, Aga.. meinnon, c. Do this.
Prir. Jove bless great Ajax !"
Patr. 'V'ho most humbly desires you to invite Hector to his tent,
Patr. And to proeure safe conduct from Agameinnon.
Ther. Agamemnon !
Ther: If to: inorrow be a fair dav, bv eleveti, o'clock it will go one way or other; howsoever, he fhall pay for me ere he lias ine.
I Patr. Your answer, Sir: Ther. Fare ve well, with my heart.. Achil. Why, bu: he is not in his une. is he? Ther. No, but he's out of tune tbus. W.!ut my
fic will be in him, when Hector has knock'd out his brains, I know nor; but, I am lure, none; una le is the fouler Apollo get his sinews to make cata. lings on.
Achil. Come, thou Malt bear a letter to him straignt.
Ther. Let me carry another to his horse ; for that's the more capable creature.
- 4chil. My mind is troubled like a fountain stirr’d,And I yleif lee not the bottom of it. [Exit.
Thor 'Would the fountain of your mind were clear again, that I might water an als at it! I had rather be a tick in a theep, than such a valiant ignorance.
Si C.E NE 1,
A Street in Troy.
Enter at one door, Æneas with a torch; at another,
Paris, Dtiphobus, antenor, and Diomedes the Greciani,, with torchesos
Dei. . It is the Lord. Æneas.
cm? Æne. Health to you, valiant Sir, During all question * of the gentle trucca
But when I meet you arm'd, as black defiancer
Din. The one and the other Diomede embraces.
Æne. And thou falt hunt a lion, that will fly With his face backward In humane .gentleness, Welcome to Troy Non, by Anchises life, Welcome, indeed! by Venus' hand I swear, No man alire ean love in such a sort, The thing he means to kill, more excellently.
Dio. We sympathize.Jove, let Æneas liver
Ære. We know each other tvel).
Par. This is the most despightful, gentle greeting,
know not. Par. His purpose meets you; 'twas, to bring this
Greek To Calchas' house, and there to render him, For the enfreed Antenor, the fair Crellid. Let's have your company; or, if you please, Histe threre before. I constantly do think, O: rather call my thought a certain knowledge, My brother. Troilus lodges there to-night. Rouse him, and give him note of our approach, With the whole quality whereof; I fear, We shall be much unwelcome.
Æne. That I assure you :
Par. There is no help;
Æne. Good-morrow all
Par. And tell me, noble Diomede, tell me true,
Dio. Both alike.
Par. You are too bitter to your country-woman..
Dio. She's bitter to her country. Hear ine, Paris ;
Par. Fair Diomede, you do as chapmen do,
* A tamed piece is a piece that hath been broached, and a part ot it drawn out. Revisal. + I believe the poet wrote
• cach heavier for 4 whore.' That is, each of you dragged down to run by. your defructive connection with a whole. Ib.