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  • Title: Troilus and Cressida (Quarto 1, 1609)
  • 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 (Quarto 1, 1609)

    of Troylus and Cresseda.
    Cres. But how should this man that makes me smile, make
    190Hector angry.
    Man They say hee yesterday cop't Hector in the battell
    and stroke him downe, the disdaine and shame whereof
    hath euer since kept Hector fasting and waking.
    195Cres. Who comes here.
    Man Maddam your vncle Pandarus.
    Cres. Hectors a gallant man.
    Man As may be in the world Lady.
    Pand. Whats that? whats that?
    200Cres. Good morrow vncle Pandarus.
    Pan. Good morrow cozen Cressid: what doe you talke of?
    good morrow Alexander: how doe you cozen? when were
    you at Illum?
    Cres. This morning vncle.
    205Pan. What were you talking of when I came? was Hector
    arm'd and gon ere yea came to Illium, Hellen was not vp
    was she?
    Cres. Hector was gone but Hellen was not vp?
    Pan. E'ene so, Hector was stirring early.
    210Cres. That were wee talking of, and of his anger.
    Pan: Was he angry? Cres: So he saies here.
    Pan: True hee was so; I know the cause to, heele lay about
    him to day I can tel them that, & ther's Troylus wil not come
    215farre behind him, let them take heede of Troylus; I can tell
    them that too.
    Cres. What is he angry too?
    Pan: Who Troylus? Troylus is the better man of the two:
    220Cres: Oh Iupiter ther's no comparison.
    Pan: What not betweene Troylus and Hector? do you know
    a man if you see him?
    Cres: I, if I euer saw him before and knew him:
    Pan: Well I say Troylus is Troylus:
    225Cres. Then you say as I say, for I am sure hee is not Hector.
    Pan. No nor Hector is not Troylus in some degrees.
    Cres. Tis iust, to each of them he is himselfe.
    Pan. Himselfe, alas poore Troylus I would he were.
    230Cres. So he is.
    Pan. Condition I had gone bare-foot to India.
    Cres. He is not Hector.
    Pan. Himselfe? no? hee's not himselfe, would a were him-