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The Grecian chiefs pass by ACHILLES and PATROCLUS with slight notice, when they are standing at the entrance of their tent.

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ACHILL. What mean these fellows? Know they not


(ULYSSES follows, watching the effect of his scheme to mortify ACHILLES' pride.")

ACT III. S. 2.



"THER. Why, he stalks up and down like a peacock,

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good morrow, Ajax, and he replies, thanks, Agamemnon.

I will put on his presence; let Patroclus make demands to me. You shall see the pageant of Ajax.

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ACHILL. Why, but he is not in this tune, is he?"


CRESSIDA given up to the Greeks in exchange for


"TRO. Welcome, Sir Diomed! here is the lady Which for Antenor we deliver you.

At the port, lord, I'll give her to thy hand,
And by the way, possess thee what she is.

I charge thee use her well, even for my charge;
For by the dreadful Pluto, if thou dost not,
Though the great bulk Achilles be thy guard,
I'll cut thy throat.

DIO. O be not moved, Prince Troilus!

to her own worth

She shall be prized;—but that you say—be't so,
I'll speak it in my spirit and honour—no

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ACHILL. I am Achilles.

Is this Achilles?

HECT. Stand fair, I pray thee; let me look on thee.

ACHILL. Behold thy fill.


Nay, I have done already.

ACHILL. Thou art too brief. I will the second time, As I would buy thee, view thee limb by limb."

ACT IV. S. 5.


TROILUS with ULYSSES, watching.—DIOMED and CRESSIDA, with the sleeve given to her by



Nay, do not snatch it from me;

He that takes that must take my heart withal.

Dio. I had your heart before, this follows it.

TRO. I did swear patience.

CRESS. You shall not have it, Diomed; 'faith you shall


I'll give you something else.

Dio. I will have this; whose was it?"

ACT V. S. 2.


ANDROMACHE, CASSANDRA, and PRIAM endeavouring to persuade HECTOR not to go to the field.

"CASS. Lay hold upon him, Priam; hold him fast; He is thy crutch: now if thou lose thy stay,

Thou on him leaning, and all Troy on thee,

Fall all together.


Come, Hector, come, go back:

Thy wife hath dream'd, thy mother hath had visions
Cassandra doth foresee; and I myself

Am like a prophet suddenly enrapt,
To tell thee that this day is ominous :
Therefore come back.

HECT. You know me dutiful; therefore, dear sir,
Let me not shame respect; but give me leave
To take that course, by your consent and voice,
Which you
do here forbid me, royal Priam.
CASS. O, Priam, yield not to him.


Do not, dear father.

HECT. Andromache, I am offended with you;

Upon the love you bear me, get you in."

ACT V. S. 3.


The Battle.-TROILUS engaging DIOMED and AJAX.-The body of PATROCLUS carried off to ACHILLES from HECTOR.

"Go bear Patroclus' body to Achilles.

ACT V. S. 5.

TROILUS. O traitor, Diomed! turn thy false face, thou


And pay thy life thou ow'st me for my horse!

Dio. Ha! art thou there?

AJAX. I'll fight with him alone; stand, Diomed.
Dio. He is my prize, I will not look upon:
Come both, you cogging Greeks, have at you both."

ACT V. S. 6.


ACHILLES arming on seeing the dead body of


"Great Achilles

Is arming, weeping, cursing, vowing vengeance:
Patroclus' wounds have rous'd his drowsy blood."

ACT V. S. 5.

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