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Ulyss. No you see, he is his argument, that has his argument ; Achilles.
Nest. All the better; their fraction is more our wish, than their faction: But it was a strong composure, a fool could disunite.
Ulyss. The amity, that wisdom knits not, folly may easily untie. Here comes Patroclus.
Nest. No Achilles with him.
Ulyss. The elephant hath joints, but none for courtesy: his legs are legs for necessity, not for flexure.
Patr. Achilles bids me say,he is much sorry,
Hear you, Patroclus;-
himself Here tend + the savage strangeness i he puts on; Disguise the holy strength of their command,
And underwrite* in an observing kind
[Erit. Agam. In second voice we'll not be satisfied, We come to speak with him.-Ulysses, enter.
[Erit Ulysses. Ajax. What is he more than another? Agam. No more than what he thinks he is.
Ajar. Is he so much? Do you not think, he thinks hiinself a better man than I am ?
Agam. No question.
Ajax. Will you subscribe his thought, and sayhe is ?
Agam. No, noble Ajax; you are as strong, as valiant, as wise, no less noble, much more gentle, and altogether more tractable.
Ajax. Why should a man be proud? How doth pride grow? I know not what pride is.
Agam. Your mind's the clearer, Ajax, and your virtues the fairer. He that is proud, eats up himself: pride is his own glass, his own trumpet, his own chronicle; and whatever praises itself but in the deed, devours the deed in the praise.
Ajar. I do hate a proud man, as I hate the en. gendering of toads. Nest. And yet he loves himself: Is it not strange?
Ulyss. Achilles will not to the field to-morrow.
He doth rely on none;
Agam. Why will he not, upon our fair request, Untent his person, and share the air with us? Ulyss. Things small as nothing, for request's sake
Let Ajax go to him.-
Ulyss. O' Agamemnon, let it not be so !
By going to Achilles :
[Aside. Dio. And how his silence drinks up this applause!
[Aside. Ajax. If I go to him, with my arm'd fist I'll pashi
him Over the face.
Agam. O, no, you shall not go.
pride: Let me go to him. Ulyss. Not for the worth that hangs upon our
quarrel. Ajar. A paltry, insolent fellow,Nest.
How he describes Himself!
(Aside. Ajax. Can he not be sociable ? Ulyss.
The raven Chides blackness.
I will let his humours blood. *Agam. He'll be physician, that should be the patient.
[Aside. Ajax. An all men Were o'my mind,Ulyss. Wit would be out of fashion.
(Aside. Ajax. He should not bear it so, He should eat swords first: Shall pride carry it?
*, + The sign in the zodiac into which the sun enters June 21. 'And Cancer reddens with the solar blaze.'
Comb or curry.
Nest. An'twould, you'd carry half. [Aside. Ulyss.
He'd have ten shares.
(Aside. Ajax. I'll knead him, I will make him supple:Nest. He's not yet thorough warm : force* him
with praises : Pour in, pour in; his ambition is dry. (Aside. Ulyss. My lord, you feed too much on this dis. like.
Wherefore should you so?
Ulyss. Know the whole world, he is as valiant. Ajax. A whoreson dog, that shall paltert thus
What a vice
If he were proud?
Ay, or surly borne?
composure; Praise him that got thee, she that gave thee suck: Fam'd be thy tutor, and thy parts of nature Thrice-fam'd, beyond all erudition : But he that disciplin'd thy arms to fight, Let Mars divide eternity in twain, And give him half; and, for thy vigour, Bull-bearing Milo his addition ý yield