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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)

    much as will make you thinke your testerne well be-
    stowd) but for so much worth, as euen poore I know to be
    stuft in it. It deserues such a labour, as well as the best
    Commedy in Terence or Plautus. And beleeue this,
    0.60that when hee is gone, and his Commedies out of sale,
    you will scramble for them, and set vp a new English
    Inquisition. Take this for a warning, and at the perrill
    of your pleasures losse, and Iudgements, refuse not, nor
    like this the lesse, for not being sullied, with the smoaky
    0.65breath of the multitude; but thanke fortune for the
    scape it hath made amongst you. Since by the grand
    possessors wills I beleeue you should haue prayd for them
    rather then beene prayd. And so I leaue all such to bee
    prayd for (for the states of their wits healths)
    0.70that will not praise it.