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Tro. Have I not tarried?
Pan. Ay, the bolting; but you must tarry the leavening.
Tro. Still have I tarried.
Pan. Ay, to the leavening: but here's yet in the word—hereafter, the kneading, the making of the cake, the heating of the oven, and the baking; nay, you must stay the cooling too, or you may chance to burn your lips.
Tro. Patience herself, what goddess e'er she be, Doth lesser blench at sufferance than I do.
At Priam's royal table do I sit;
And when fair Cressid comes into my thoughts,
So, traitor!-when she comes !-When is she thence?
Tro. I was about to tell thee,-When my heart,
But sorrow, that is couch'd in seeming gladness,
Pan. An her hair were not somewhat darker than Helen's, (well, go to,) there were no more comparison between the women,-But, for my part, she is my kinswoman; I would not, as they term it, praise her,But I would somebody had heard her talk yesterday," as I did. I will not dispraise your sister Cassandra's wit; but
Tro. O Pandar us! I tell thee, Pandarus,When I do tell thee, There my hopes lie drown'd, Reply not in how many fathoms deep
They lie indrench'd. I tell thee, I am mad
Her eyes, her hair, her cheek, her gait, her voice;
Writing their own reproach; To whose soft seizure
Hard as the palm of ploughman! This thou tell'st
As true thou tell'st me, when I say-I love her;
Thou lay'st in every gash that love hath given nie
Pan. I speak no more than truth.
Tro. Thou dost not speak so much.
Pan. 'Faith, I'll not meddle in't. Let her be as she is if she be fair, 'tis the better for her; an she be not, she has the mends in her own hands.
Tro. Good Pandarus! How now, Pandarus?
Pan. I have had my labour for my travel; illthought on of her, and ill-thought on of you: gone between and between, but small thanks for my la
Tro. What, art thou angry, Pandarus? what, with
Pan. Because she is kin to me, therefore, she's not so fair as Helen: an she were not kin to me, she would De as fair on Friday, as Helen is on Sunday. But what care I? I care not, an she were a black-a-moor; tis all one to me.
Tro. Say I, she is not fair?
Pan. I do not care whether you do or no. She's
fool to stay behind her father; let her to the Greeks; and so I'll tell her the next time I see her for my part, I'll meddle nor make no more in the matter. Tro. Pandarus,—
Pan. Not I.
Tro. Sweet Pandarus,
Pan. Pray you, speak no more to me; I will leave all as I found it, and there an end.
[Exit PANDARUS. An alarum. Tro. Peace, you ungracious clamours! peace, rude
Fools on both sides! Helen must needs be fair,
It is too starv'd a subject for my sword.
But Pandarus-O gods, how do you plague me!
Alarum. Enter ENEAS.
Ene. How now, prince Troilus? wherefore not afield?
Tro. Because not there; This woman's answer
For womanish it is to be from thence.
Troilus, by Menelaus.
Tro. Let Paris bleed: 'tis but a scar to scorn;
Paris is gor'd with Menelaus' horn.
[Alarum. Ene. Hark! what good sport is out of town to-day! Tro. Better at home, if would I might, were may.— But, to the sport abroad ;-Are you bound thither? Ene. In all swift haste.
Come, go we then together. [Exeunt.
SCENE II.-The same. A street.
Enter CRESSIDA and ALEXAnder.
Queen Hecuba, and Helen.
Cres. Who were those went by?
Cres. And whither go they?
Up to the eastern tower
He chid Andromache, and struck his armourer;
In Hector's wrath.
What was his cause of anger? Alex. The noise goes, this: There is among the
A lord of Trojan blood, nephew to Hector;
Good; And what of him?
Alex. They say he is a very man per se,
And stands alone.
Cres. So do all men; unless they are drunk, sick, or have no legs.
Alex. This man, lady, hath robbed many beasts of their particular additions; he is as valiant as the lion, churlish as the bear, slow as the elephant: a man into whom nature hath so crouded humours, that his valour is crushed into folly, his folly sauced with discretion : there is no man hath a virtue that he hath not a glimpse of; nor any man an attaint, but he carries some stain of it: he is melancholy without cause, and merry against the hair: He hath the joints of every thing; but every thing so out of joint, that he is a gouty Briareus, many hands and no use; or purblind Argus, all eyes and no sight.
Cres. But how should this man, that makes me smile, make Hector angry?
Alex. They say, he yesterday coped Hector in the battle, and struck him down; the disdain and shame whereof hath ever since kept Hector fasting and waking.
Cres. Who comes here?
Alex. Madam, your uncle Pandarus.
Alex. As may be in the world, lady.
Cres. Good morrow, uncle Pandarus.