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Look, how thy wounds do bleed at many vents!
leare: Thou dost thyself and all our Troy deceive. [Exit.
Hect. You are amaz’d, my liege, at her exclaim: Go in, and cheer the town: we'll forth, and fight; Do deeds worth praise, and tell you them at night. Pri. Farewell: the gods with safety stand about
As Troilus is going out, enter, from the other side,
hear! Tro. What now? Pan. Here's a letter from yon' poor girl.
Tro. Let me read. · Pan. A whoreson ptisick, a whoreson rascally, ptisick so troubles me, and the foolish fortune of this girl; and what one thing, what another, that I shall leave you one o'these days: And I have a rheum in mine eyes too; and such an ache in my bones, that, unless a man were cursed,' I cannot tell what to think on't.-What says she there?
i-cursed,] i. e. under the influence of a malediction, such as mischievous beings have been supposed to pronounce upon
those who had offended them. STEEVENS.
Tro. Words, words, mere words, no matter from the heart;
[Tearing the letter. The effect doth operate another way.-Go, wind, towind, there turn and change together. My love with words and errors still she feeds; But edifies another with her deeds.
Between Troy and the Grecian Camp.
Alarums: Excursions. Enter THERSITES. Ther. Now they are clapper-clawing one another; I'll go look on. That dissembling abominable varlet, Diomed, has got that same scurvy doting foolish young knave's sleeve of Troy there, in his helm: I would fain see them meet; that that same young Trojan ass, that loves the whore there, might send that Greekish whoremasterly villain, with the sleeve, back to the dissembling luxurious drab, on a sleeveless errand. O'the other side, The policy of those crafty swearing rascals,—that stale old mouse-eaten dry cheese, Nestor; and that same dog-fox, Ulysses, -is not proved worth a blackberry : — They set me up, in policy, that mongrel cur, Ajax, against that dog of as bad a kind, Achilles: and now is the cur Ajax prouder than the cur Achilles, and will not arm to-day; whereupon the Grecians begin to proclaim barbarism,” and policy grows into an ill opinion. Soft! here come sleeve, and t'other.
- to proclaim barbarism,] To set up the authority of ignorance, to declare that they will be governed by policy no longer.
Enter DIOMEDES, Troilus following.
Thou dost miscall retire :
Ther. Hold thy whore, Grecian!—now for thy whore, Trojan !-- now the sleeve, now the sleeve!
[Exeunt Troilus and Dicmedes, fighting.
Hect. What art thou, Greek? art thou for Hec
tor's match? Art thou of blood, and honour?
Ther. No, no :-I am a rascal; a scurvy railing knave; a very filthy rogue. Hect. I do believe thee;-live.
[Exit. Ther. God-a-mercy, that thou wilt believe me; But a plague break thy neck, for frighting me! What's become of the wenching rogues? I think, they have swallowed one another: I would laugh at that miracle. Yet, in a sort, lechery eats itself. I'll seek them.
Enter DIOMEDES and a Servant. Dio. Go, go, my servant, take thou Troilus' horse; Present the fair steed to my lady Cressid: Fellow, commend my service to her beauty;
Tell her, I have chastis'd the amorous Trojan,
I go, my lord.
[Exit Servant. Enter AGAMEMNON. Agam. Renew, renew! The fierce Polydamus Hath beat down Menon: bastard Margarelon Hath Doreus prisoner; And stands colossus-wise, waving his beam, Upon the pashed* corses of the kings Epistrophus and Cedius: Polixenes is slain; Amphimachus, and Thoas, deadly hurt; Patroclus ta'en, or slain; and Palamedes Sore hurt and bruis'd: the dreadful Sagittary Appals our numbers; haste we, Diomed, To reinforcement, or we perish all.
Enter NESTOR. Nest. Go, bear Patroclus' body to Achilles; And bid the snail-pac'd Ajax arm for shame.There is a thousand Hectors in the field: Now here he fights on Galathe his horse, And there lacks work; anon, he's there afoot, And there they fly, or die, like scaled scullss Before the belching whale; then is he yonder, And there the strawy Greeks, ripe for his edge, Fall down before him, like the mower's swath: Here, there, and every where, he leaves, and takes; Dexterity so obeying appetite,
waving his beam,] i. e. his lance like a weaver's beam, Goliath's spear
scaled sculls -] Sculls are great numbers of fishes swimming together. Scaled means here dispersed, put to flight.
the mower's swath:] Swath is the quantity of grass cut down by a single stroke of the mower's scythe.
That what he will, he does; and does so much,
Enter AJAX. Ajax. Troilus, thou coward Troilus ! [Exit. Dio.
Ay, there, there. Nest. So, so, we draw together.
Where is this Hector? Come, come, thou boy-queller, show thy face ; Know what it is to meet Achilles angry. Hector! where's Hector? I will none but Hector.
boy-queller,] i. e, murderer of a boy.