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  • Title: Troilus and Cressida (Modern)
  • Editor: William Godshalk
  • ISBN: 1-55058-301-8

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    Author: William Shakespeare
    Editor: William Godshalk
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    Troilus and Cressida (Modern)

    3519.1[5.10]
    3520Sound retreat. Shout.
    Enter Agamemnon, Ajax, Menelaus, Nestor, Diomed, and the rest marching [to a drum beat].
    Agamemnon
    Hark. Hark. What shout is that?
    Nestor
    Peace, drums.
    [Drums cease.]
    3525[Greek] Soldiers
    Achilles. Achilles. Hector's slain. Achilles.
    Diomed
    The bruit is, Hector's slain, and by Achilles.
    Ajax
    If it be so, yet bragless let it be;
    Great Hector was a man as good as he.
    Agamemnon
    March patiently along. Let one be sent
    3530To pray Achilles see us at our tent.
    If in his death the gods have us befriended,
    Great Troy is ours, and our sharp wars are ended.
    Exeunt [marching].