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blush, and fetches her wind fo short, as if Me werel Cre. They say, all lovers fwear more performfrayed with a sprite : I'll fetch her. It is the ance than they are able, and yet reserve an ability prettiest villain the fetches her breath as short that they never perform ; vowing more than the as a new-ta'en sparrow. [Exit Pundarus. perfection of ten, and discharging less than the Troi. Even such a passion doth embrace my 5 tenth part of one. They that have the voice of borom :
lions, and the act of hares, are they not monsters? My heart beats thicker than a feverous puise ; Troi. Are there such? such are not we: Praise And all my powers do their bestowing lose,
us as we are tarted, allow us as we prove; our Like vaffalage at unawares encount'ring
head shall go bare, 'till merit crown it: no perThe eye of majesty.
10 fection in reversion thall have a praise in present : Enter Pandarus, and Crisida.
we will not name desert, before his birth; and bePas. Come, come, what need you blushing born, bis addition thall be humble 4. Few shame's a baby. Here she is now: swear the words to fair faith: Troilus shall be such to Creffsid, paths now to her, that you have sworn to me. as what envy can say worit, shall be a mock for What, are you gone again ? you must be watch'd 15 his truth; and what truth can speak trueft, not ere you be made tame', must you ? Come your truer than Troilus. ways, come your ways; an you draw back Chr. Will you walk in, my lord ? ward, we'll put you i' the files ?:-Why do you
Re-enter Pandarus. not speak to her -Come, draw this curtain, and let's see your picture. Alas the day, how loth 20 Pan. What, blushing still have you not done you are to offend day-light! an 'twere dark, you'd talking yet? close sooner. So, fo; rub on, and kiss the mir Cre. Well, uncle, what folly I commit, I detress. How now, a kiss in fee-farm! build there, dicate to you. Carpenter; the air is sweet. Nay, you shall Pan. I thank you for that; if my lord get a fight your hearts out, ere I part you. The faul-251boy of you, you'll give him me: Be true to my con as the tercel, for all the ducks i' the river 3 : lord ; if he finch, chide me for it. go to, go to.
Troi. You know now your hostages; your unTroi. You have bereft me of all words, lady. cle's word, and my firm faith.
Pan. Words pay no debts, give her deeds: Pan. Nay, I'll give my word for her too; but she'll bereave you of the deeds too, if fhe cail 30'our kindred, though they be long ere they are your activity in question. What, billing again? woo’d, they are constant, being won: they aro here's-- In witness subereof the parties interchange - burrs, I can tell you ; they'll stick where they are ably Come in, come in; I'll go get a fire.
thrown. [Exit Pandarus.
Cre. Boldness comes to me now, and brings me Cre. Will you walk in, my lord ?
heart: Troi. O Crellida, how often have I wish'd me Prince Troilus, I have lov'd you night and day, thus?
For many weary months.
Cre. Hard to seem won; but I was won, my
Cre. More dregs than water, if my fears have I love you now; but not, 'till now, so much eyes.
But I might master it:in faith, I lye;
Too headitrong for their mother : See, we fools !
. O, let my lady apprehend no fear: in all So And yet, good faith, I wish'd myself a man;
Of speaking first. Sweet, bid me hold my tongue; Troi. Nothing, but our undertakings; when For, in this rapture, I shall surely speak we vow to weep feas, live in fire, eat rocks, The thing I Mall repent. See, fee, your filence, tame tygers ; thinking it harder for our mistress 55 Cunning in dumbness, from my weakness draws to devise imposition enough, than for us to under My very soul of counsel: Stop my mouth. 80 any difficulty imposed. This is the monftru Troi. And thall, albeit sweet mufick issues thence. ofity in love, lady,--that the will is infinite, and Pan. Pretty, i'faith. the execution confin'd; that the defire is boundless, Cre. My lord, I do beseech you, pardon me; and the act a flave to limit.
60'Twas not my purpose, thus to beg a kiss : Alluding to the manner of taming hawks. 2 Alluding to the custom of putting men fufpected of cowardice in the middle places. - 3 Pandarus means, that he'll match his niece against her lover for any bett. The tercel is the male hawk; by the faulcon we generally understand the female,
4 We will give him no high or pompous titles.
never see truly.
er te reat - you
I am asham'd;- heavens! what have I done? |From false to false, among false maids in love
, (falce izing this For tbis time will I take my leave, my lord. Upbraid my falfhood! when they have said
fres app Troi. Your leave, sweet Cressid?
As air, as water, wind, or sandy earth, Pan. Leave! an you take leave 'till to-morrow As fox to lamb, as wolf to heifer's calf, morning,
5 Pard to the hind, or step-dame to her son; Cre. Pray you, content you.
Yea, let them say, to stick the heart of falfhood, Troi. What offends you, lady?
As false as Crellid.
ham Ka Cre. Sir, mint own company.
Par. Go to, a bargain made : seal it, seal it:
bring us Troi. You cannot mun yourself.
I'll be the witness.Here I hold your hand; Cre. Let me go and try :
10 here, my cousin's. If ever you prove false to one I have a kind of self resides with you;
another, since I have taken such pains to bring But an unkind self, that itself will leave,
you together, let all pitiful goers-between be call.
cieerd To be another's fool. I would be gone :
led to the world's end after my name, call them Where is my wit? I speak I know not what. all-Pandars; let all inconftant men be Troilus's,
Troi. Well know they what they speak, that 15 all false women Crellids, and all brokers-between speak so wisely.
Pandars! say amen. Cre. Perchance, my lord, I few more craft Trai. Amen. than love;
Pan. Amen. Whereupon I will thew you a
Libre (As, if it can, I will presume in you)
Bed, chamber, Pandar to provide this geer! To feed for aye her lamp and fames of love;
tie benu 251
S CE N E III.
The Grecian Camp.
Enter Agamemnon, Ulysses, Dioned, Neftor, Ajax, Might be affronted' with the match and weight
Menelaus, and Calcbas. Of such a winnow'd parity in love;
Cal. Now, princes, for the service I have dopo How were I then uplifted! but, alas,
you, I am as true as truth's fimplicity,
The advantage of the time prompts me aloud And fimpler than the infancy of truth. |35To call for recompence. Appear it to your mind, Cre. In that I'll war with you.
That, through the sight I bear in things, to Jove Troi. O virtuous fight,
fright! I have abandon’d Troy, left my possesions, When right with right wars who shall be mon Incurr'd a traitor's name ; expos’d myself, True swains in love shall, in the world to come, From certain and posseft conveniences, Approve their truths by Troilus : when their 40 To doubtful fortunes ; sequestring from me all rhymes,
That time, acquaintance, custom, and condition, Full of proteft, of oath, and big compare,
Made tame and most familiar to my nature;
And here, to do you service, am become
Na As fun to day, as turtle to her mate,
|45|1 do beseech you, as in way of taste, As iron to adamant, as earth to the center, To give me now a little benefit, Yet after all comparisons of truth,
Out of those many register'd in promise, As truth's authentic author to be cited,
Which, you say, live to come in my behalf. As true as Troilus ihall crown up the verse,
Aga. What would'At thou of us, Trojan? make And sanctify the numbers.
demand. Cre. Prophet may you be!
Cal. You have a Trojan prisoner, callod Antenor If I be false, or swerve a hair from truth,
Yesterday took; Troy holds him very dear. When time is old and hath forgot itself,
Oft have you (often have you thanks therefore) When water-drops have worn the stones of Troy, Defir'd my Creflid in right great exchange, And blind oblivion (wallow'd cities up,
55 Whom Troy hath ftill deny'd: But this Antenary And mighty states characterless are grated I know, is such a wrest in their affairs, To dusty nothing; yet let memory,
That their negociations all must llack, "I wish,“ my integrity might be met and matched with such equality and force of pure uomingled love." 1 This is an ancient proverbial fimile. 3 Formerly neither Towing, planting, nor grafting, were ever undertaken without a scrupulous attention to the increase or waning of the moon, as may be proved by the following quotation from Scott's Discoverie of Witchcraft : « The poore husbandman perceiveth that the increase of the moone maketh plants fruitfuit: fo as in the full moone they are in the best ftrength; decaicing in the wane; and in the conjunktion to utterlie witber and vade."
Wanting his manage; and they will almost |He shall as soon read in the eyes of others, there any laGive us a prince of blood, a son of Priam, As feel in his own fall: for men, like butterflies, Led In change of him: let him be sent, great princes, Shew not their mealy wings, but to the summer ;
And he thall buy my daughter; and her presence And not a man, for being simply man, datz
Shall quite strike off all service I have done, 5 Hath any honour; but's lionour'd for those honours
That are without him, as place, riches, favour,
Prizes of accident as oft as merit :
The love that lean'd on them as Nippery too,
10 Doth one pluck down another, and together t you proties
Withal, bring word—if Hector will to-morrow Die in the fall. But 'tis not so with me: kan och
Be answer'd in his challenge : Ajax is ready. Fortune and I are friends; I do enjoy
Diom. This shall I undertake; and 'tis a burden At ample point all that I did poffels, (out
Save these men's looks; who do, methinks, find
Achil. What are you reading ?
Uix]]. A ftrange fellow here
Cannot make boast to have that which be liath,
Nor feels not what he owes, but by reflection; poration
To use between your strangeness and his pride, 25 As when his virtues Mining upon others
To the first giver.
Acbil. This is not strange, Ulysses.
Aga. We'll execute your purpose, and put on 30 The bearer knows not, but commends itielf
To others' eyes : nor doth the eye itself
Till it hath travellid, and is marry'd there
[ral? It is familiar; but at the author's drift:
That no man is the lord of any thing,
(Though in and of him there is much consisting)
l'Till he communicate his parts to others :
Nor doth he of himsell know them for aught
45'Till he behold them form'd in the applause
The voice again; or like a gate of steel
Fronting the sun, receives and renders back
50 His figure and his heat. I was much rapt in this;
(bend, Heavens, what a man is there! a very horse;
What things again most dear in the esteem,
And poor in worth! Now shall we see to-morrow
* i. c. Her presence fball ftrike off, or recompence i be service I bave done, even in these labcurs which were
2 i.e. bowever excellently endowed, with however dear or precious parts enriched or
While some men leave to do!
Acbil. Of this my privacy
Ulyf. But 'gainst your privacy
The reasons are more potent and heroical :
Achil. Ha! known?
Uly]: Is that a wonder ? And great Troy shrinking.
The providence that's in a watchful state, Acbil. I do believe it: for they pass'd by me, 10 Knows almost every grain of Pluto's gold; As misers do by beggars; neither gave to me Finds bottom in the uncomprehensive deeps ; Good word, nor look: What are my deeds forgot? Keeps place with thought; and almost, like the • Ulyd: Time hath, my lord, a wallet at his back,
gods, Wherein he puts alms for oblivion,
Does thoughts unveil in their dumb cradles. A great-fiz'd monster of ingratitudes : [vour'd 15 There is a mystery (with whom relation Those scraps are good deeds past; which are de Durst never meddle 4) in the foul of state; As fast as they are made, forgot as soon
Which hath an operation more divine, As done : Perseverance, dear my lord,
Than breath, or pen, can give expressure to : Keeps honour bright: To have done, is to hang All the commerce that you have had with Troy, Quite out of fashion, like a rusty mail
120 As perfectly is ours, as yours, my lord; In monumental mockery. Take the instant way; And better would it fit Achilles much, For honour travels in a streight fo narrow,
To throw down Hector, than Polyxena : Where one but goes abreaft: keep then the path : But it must grieve young Pyrrhus now at home, For emulation hath a thousand íons,
When Fame Thall in our islands found her trump; That cne by one pursue; If you give way, 125 And all the Greekish girls shall tripping fing, Or hedge afide from the direct forthright,
** Great Hector's fifter did Achilles win; Like to an entred tide, they all rush by,
p" But our great Ajax bravely beat down him." And leave you hindmost;
Farewell, my lord : I as your lover speak; Or like a gallant horse fallen in first rank,
The fool Aides o'er the ice that you should break. Lie there for pavement to the abjeet rear,
Exit. O'errun and trampled on: Then what they do in Patr. To this effect, Achilles, have I mov'd you: present,
A woman impudent and mannith grown Though less than yours in past,must o’er-top yours: Is not more loath'd than an effeminate man For time is like a fashionable hoft,
in time of action. I stand condemn'd for this: That nightly makes his parting guest by the hand; 35 They think, my little stomach to the war, And with his arms out-stretch'd, as he would fly, And your great love to me, restrains you thus : Grasps in the comer: Welcome ever smiles, Sweet, rouse yourself; and the weak wanton Cupid And farewel goes out fighing. O, let not virtue seek Shall from your neck unloose his amorous fold, Remuneration for the thing it was; for beauty, wit, And, like a dew-drop from the lion's mane, High birth, vigour of bone, desert in service, 140 Be shook to air. Love, friendship, charity, are subjects all
Acbil. Shall Ajax fight with Hector? [by him. To envious and calumniating time.
Patr. Ay; and, perhaps, receive much honour One touch of nature makes the whole world kin, Achil. I fee, my reputation is at stake; That all, with one consent, praise new-born gawds, My fame is Trendly gor'd. Though they are made and moulded of things past; 45 Patr. O, then heware;
[selves: And thew to duft, that is a little gilt,
Those wounds heal ill, that men do give themMore laud than gilt o'er-dufted.
Omission to do what is necessary
Achil. Go call Therfites hither, sweet Patroclus :
Toinvite the Trojan lords after the combat, If thou wouldst not entomb thyself alive,
To see us here unarm'd: I have a woman's longing, And cafe thy reputation in thy tent;
55 An appetite that I am sick withal, Whose glorious deeds, but in these fields of late, To see great Hector in his weeds of peace; Made emulous missions 2 'mongst the gods them To talk with him, and to behold his visage, And drave great Mars to faction. (felves, Even to my full of view. A labour sav'd!
"To creep is to keep out of fight, from whatever motive. The meaning is, Some men keep ext of notice in the ball of fortune, while others, though they but play ibe ideor, are always in ber eye, in the way of distinction. 2 The meaning of 17 /ion, Dr. Jolinion says, seems to be disparches of the gods from beaven about mortal business, such as often happened at the liege of Troy. 3 Polyxena, in the a& of marrying whom, he was afterwards killed by Paris. 4 i. e. There is a secret administration of affairs, which no kiftiry was ever able to discover. Si. e. By neglecting our duty we commifficu or enable that danger of dishonour, which could not reach us before, to lay hold upon us.
nour'd captain-general of the Grecian army, AgaTber. A wonder!
memnon, &c. Do this. Acbil. What?
Patr. Jove bless great Ajax!
5 Patr. I come from the worthy Achilles.
mufick will be in him when Hector has knock'd
2 5lout his brains, I know not: But, I am sure, none; Acbil. Thou must be my embassador to him, unless the filer Apollo get his sinews to make Therfites.
catlings 2 on.
And I myself fee not the bottom of it.
[Exeunt Achilles, and Patroclus.
Sess the word Æneas.
S CE N E I.
Æne. Health to you, valiant sir,
During all question 3 of the gentle truce:
aneber, Paris, Deipbubus, Antenor, and Diemed, As heart can think, or courage execute.
50 Dis. The one and other Diomed embraces.
Our bloods are now in calm; and, so long, health:
But when contention and occasion meet,
By Jove, I'll play the hunter ior thy life,
With all my force, pursuit, and policy.
With his face backward. In humane gentleness,
Welcome, indeed! By Venus' hand I swear,
-Jove, let Æneas live, Did haunt you in the field.
lif to my sword his fate be not the glory, 2 A catling fignifies a small lute-string made of catgur. 3 Question here means intercourse, interchange of conversation.
1 With a fly look.