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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 Cresseida.
    Hect. Good night sweet Lord Menelaus.
    Ther. Sweet draught, sweet quoth a, sweet sinke, sweet sure.
    Achil. Good night and welcome both to those that go or
    tarry. Aga. Good night. Exeunt Agam: Menelaus.
    Achil. Old Nector tarries, and you to Diomed.
    Keepe Hector company an houre or two.
    Dio. I cannot Lord, I haue important businesse,
    2955The tide whereof is now, good night great Hector.
    Hect. Giue me your hand.
    Vlis. Follow his torch, he goes to Calcas tent, ile keepe you
    company. Troy. Sweet sir you honor me?
    2960Hect. And so good night.
    Achil. Come, come, enter my tent. Exeunt.
    Ther. That same Diomeds a false hearted roague, a most vn-
    iust knaue, I will no more trust him when hee leeres, then I
    will a serpent when hee hisses, hee will spend his mouth and
    2965promise like brabler the hound, but when he performes, As-
    tronomers foretell it, it is prodigious, there will come some
    change, the Sonne borrowes of the Moone when Diomed
    keepes his word, I will rather leaue to see Hector then not
    to dog him, they say hee keepes a Troyan drab, and vses the
    2970traytor Calcas tent. Ile after----nothing but letchery all in-
    continent varlots.
    Enter Diomed.
    Dio. What are you vp here ho? speake? Chal. Who calls?
    Dio. Diomed, Chalcas I thinke wher's your daughter?
    Cal. She comes to you.
    Vlis. Stand, where the torch may not discouer vs.
    Troy. Cressid comes forth to him. Enter Cressid.
    Dio. How now my charge.
    Cres. Now my sweet gardian, harke a word with you.
    Troy. Yea so familiar?
    2985Vlis. Shee will sing any man at first sight.
    Ther. And any man may sing her, if hee can take her Cliff,
    she's noted. Dio. Will you remember?
    Cal. Remember yes:
    2990Dio: Nay but do then and let your minde be coupled with(your words.
    Troy. What shall she remember. Ulis. List?
    Cres. Sweet hony Greeke tempt me no more to folly.
    K2 Ther.