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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.
    Therefore come back.
    3275Hec. AEneas is afield,
    And I do stand, engagd to many Greekes,
    Euen in the faith of valour to appeare,
    This morning to them.
    Priam I but thou shalt not goe.
    3280Hec. I must not breake my faith,
    You know me dutifull, therefore deere sir,
    Let me not shame respect, but giue me leaue
    To take that course by your consent and voice,
    Which you do here forbid me royall Priam.
    3285Cass. O Priam yeeld not to him.
    And. Do not deere father.
    Hec. Andromache I am offended with you,
    Vpon the loue you beare me get you in. Exit Androm.
    3290Troy. This foolish dreaming superstitious girle,
    Makes all these bodements.
    Cas. O farewell deere Hector.
    Looke how thou dy'est looke how thy eye turnes pale.
    Looke how thy wounds do bleed at many vents,
    3295Harke how Troy roares, how Hecuba cries out,
    How poore Andromache shrils her dolours foorth,
    Behold, destruction, frenzie, and amazement,
    Like witlesse antiques one another meete,
    And all crie Hector, Hectors dead, O Hector.
    3300Troyl. Away, away.
    Cas. Farewell, yet soft:Hector I take my leaue,
    Thou do'st thy selfe and all our Troy deceaue?
    Hec. You are amaz'd my liege, at her exclaime,
    Goe in and cheere the towne,
    3304.1Weele forth and fight,
    3305Do deeds worth praise, and tell you them at night.
    Priam. Farewell, the gods with safetie stand about thee.
    Troyl. They are at it harke, proud Diomed beleeue.
    I come to loose my arme, or winne my sleeue.
    3310Enter Pandar.
    L2 Pand.