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I'll give you something else.
Dio. I will have this; Whose was it?
'Tis no matter.
will. But, now you have it, take it. Dio.
Whose was it? Cres. By all Diana's waiting-women yonder, And by herself, I will not tell you
whose. Dio. To-morrow will I wear it on my helm; And grieve his spirit, that dares not challenge it. Tro. Wert thou the devil, and worst it on thy
horn, It should be challeng’d. Cres. Well, well, 'tis done, 'tis past;—And yet
it is not; I will not keep my word. Dio.
Why then, farewell; Thou never shalt mock Diomed again, Cres. You shall not go :-One cannot speak a
word, But it straight starts you. Dio.
I do not like this fooling. Ther. Nor 1, by Pluto : but that that likes not you, pleases me best.
Dio. What, shall I come? the hour?
Ay, come :-0 Jove!
Farewell till then. Cres. Good night. I pr’ythee, come.
[E.rit DIOMEDES. Troilus, farewell! one eye yet looks on thee; But witli my heart the other eye doth see.
. By all Diuna's wailing-women yonder,] i. e. the stars which she points to
Ah! poor our sex! this fault in us I find,
[Exit CRESSIDA. Ther. A proof of strength she could not publish
Ulyss. All's done, my lord.
Why stay we then
I cannot conjure, Trojan.'
Most sure she was.
and ears ;
' I cannot conjure, Trojan.] That is, I cannot raise spirits in the form of Cressida.
for womanhood !] i. e. for the sake of womanhood. 3 To stubborn criticks - ) Critick has here, probably, the sig. nification of Cynick.
Ulyss. What hath she done, prince, that can
soil our mothers ?
• If there be rule in unity itself,] If it be true that one individual cannot be two distinct persons.
where reason can revolt
Without revolt ;] The words loss and perdition are used in their common se nse, but they mean the loss or perdition of reason.
6 - a thing in separate-} i.e. the plighted troth of lovers. Troilus considers it inseparable, or at least that it ought never to be broken.
knot, five-finger-tied,] A knot tied by giving her hand to Diomed.
The fragments, scraps, the bits, and greasy reliques Of her o'er-eaten faith, are bound to Diomed.
Ulyss. May worthy Troilus be half attach'd With that which here his passion doth express ?
Tro. Ay, Greek; and that shall be divulged well In characters as red as Mars his heart Inflam'd with Venus : never did young man fancy With so eternal and so fix'd a soul. Hark, Greek ; As much as I do Cressid love, So much by weight hate I her Diomed : That sleeve is mine, that he'll bear on bis helm; Were it a casque compos’d by Vulcan's skill, My sword should bite it: not the dreadful spout, Which shipmen do the hurricano call Constring'd in mass by the almighty sun, Shall dizzy with more clamour Neptune's ear In his descent, than shall my prompted sword Falling on Diomed.
Ther. He'll tickle it for his concupy.'
Tro. O Cressid! O false Cressid ! false, false, false, Let all untruths stand by thy stained name, And they'll seem glorious. Ulyss.
0, contain yourself ; Your passion draws ears hither.
Enter ÆNEAS. Æne. I have been seeking you this hour, my lord: Hector, by this, is arming hin in Troy ; Ajax, your guard, stays to conduct Tro. Have with you, prince :-My courteous
lord, adieu :
. May worthy Troilus-] Can Troilus really feel, on this occasion, half of what he utters ? A question suitable to the calm Ulysses. JOHNSON.
concupy.) A cant word, formed by our author from concupiscence.
Farewell, revolted fair !-and, Diomed,
Ulyss. I'll bring you to the gates.
[Ereunt TROILUS, ÆNEAS, and ULYSSES. Ther. 'Would, I could meet that rogue Diomed! I would croak like a raven; I would bode, I would bode. Patroclus will give me any thing for the intelligence of this whore: the parrot will not do more for an almond, than he for a commodious drab. Lechery, lechery; still, wars and lechery; nothing else holds fashion: A burning devil take them.
[Erit. SCENE III.
Troy. Before Priam's Palace. ,
Enter Hector and ANDROMACHE.
in : By all the everlasting gods, I'll go. And. My dreams will, sure, prove ominous to the
day. Hect. No more,
Enter CASSANDRA. Cas.
Where is my brother Hector: And. Here, sister; arm’d, and bloody in intent: Consort with me in loud and dear petition,
and wear a castle on thy head!) i. e. defend thy head with armour of more than common security.
dear petition, Dear, on this occasion, seems to mean important, consequential.