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Cres. Here come more.

Pan. Asses, fools, dolts! chaff and bran, chaff and bran! porridge after meat! I could live and die i'the eyes of Troilus. Ne'er look, ne'er look; the eagles are gone; crows and daws, crows and daws! I had rather be such a man as Troilus, than Agamem. non and all Greece.

Cres. There is among the Greeks, Achilles; a bet, ter man than Troilus.

Pan. Achilles ? a drayman, a porter, a very camel. Cres. Well, well.

Pan. Weil, well?_Why, have you any discretion? have you any eyes? Do you know what a man is ? Is not birth, beauty, good shape, discourse, manhood, learning, gentleness, virtue, youth, liberality, and such like, the spice and salt that season a man?

Cres. Ay, a minced man: and then to be baked

• Helmet.

with no date* in the pje,-for then the man's date is out.

Pan. You are such a wonian! one knows not at what wardt you lie,

Cres. Upon my back, to defend my belly; upon my wit, to defend my wiles; upon my secrecy, to defend mine honesty; my mask, to defend my beauty; and you, to defend all these : and at all these wards I lie, at a thousand watches.

Pan. Say one of your watches.

Cres. Nay, I'll watch you for that; and that's one of the chiefest of them too : if I cannot ward what I would not have hit, I can watch you for telling how I took the blow; unless it swell past hiding, and then it is past watching.

Pan. You are such another!

Enter Troilus' Boy. Boy. Sir, my lord would instantly speak with you.

Pan. Where?
Boy. At your own house; there he unarms lim.

Pan. Good boy, tell him I come: [Erit Boy.] I
doubt, he be hurt-Fare ye well, good niece.
Cres. Adieu, uncle.
Pan. I'll be with you, niece, by and by.
Cres. To bring, uncle,
Pan. Ay, a token from 'Troilus.
Cres. By the same token you are a bawd.

(Exit Pandarus. Words, vows, griefs, tears, and love's full sacrifice, He offers in another's enterprise: But more in Troilus thousand fold I see Than in the glass of Pandar's praise may be; Yet hold I off. Women are angels, wooing : Things won are done, joy's soul lies in the doing:

• Dates were an ingredient in ancient pastry of almost every kind.

+ Guard.

That she belov'd knows nought, that knows not this,
Men prize the thing ungain'd more than it is :
That she was never yet, that ever knew
Love got so sweet, as when desire did sue:
Therefore this maxim out of love I teach,
Achievement is command; ungain'd, beseech:
Then though my heart's content firm love doth bear,
Nothing of that shall from mine eyes appear.

(Erit.

SCENE III.

The Grecian camp. Before Agamemnon's tent.

Trumpets. Enter Agamemnon, Nestor, Ulysses,

Menelaus, and others.

Agam. Princes, What grief hath set the jaundice on your cheeks ? The ample proposition, that hope makes In ali designs begun on earth below, Fails in the promis'd largeness: checks and disasters Grow in the veins of actions highest rear'd; As knots, by the conflux of meeting sap, Infect the sound pine, and divert his grain Tortive and erraut* from his course of growth. Nor, princes, is it matter new to us, That we come short of our suppose so far, That after seven years' siege, yet Troy walls stand; Sitht every action that hath gone before, Whereof we have record, trial did draw Bias and thwart, not answering the aim, And that unbodied figure of the thought That gav't surmised shape. Why then, you princes, Do you with cheeks abash'd behold our works;

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And think them shames, which are, indeed, bought

else
But the protractive trials of great Jove, .
To find persistive constancy in men?
The fineness of which metal is not found
In fortune's love: for then, the bold and coward,
The wise and fool, the artist and unread,
The hard and soft, seem all affin'de and kin:
But, in the wind and tempest of her frown,
Distinction, with a broad and powerful fan,
Puffing at all, winnows the light away;
And what hath mass, or matter, by itself
Lies, rich in virtue, and unmingled.

Nest. With due observance of thy godlike seatt.
Great Agamemnon, Nestor shall apply
Thy latest words. In the reproof of chance
Lies the true proof of men: The sea being smooth,
How many shallow bauble boats dare sail
Upon her patient breast, making their way
With those of nobler bulk!
But let the rufhan Boreas once enrage
The gentle Thetist, and, anon, behold
The strong-ribb'd bark through liquid mountains cut,
Bounding between the two moist elements,
Like Perseus' horse: Where's then the saucy boat,
Whose weak untimber'd sides but even now
Co-sival'd greatness? either to harbour fled,
Or made a toast for Neptune. Even so
Dotlı valour's show, and valour's worth, divide,
Instorms of fortune: For, in her ray and brightness,
The herd hath more annoyance by the brize,
Than by the tiger: but when the splitting wind
Makes flexible the knees of knotted oaks,
And flies fled under shade, Why, then, the thing of

courage, As rous'd with rage, with rage doth sympathize,

* Joined by affinity.

The throne.
* The daughter of Neptune.
The gad-fly that stings cattle.

G %

And with an accent tun'd in self-same key,
Returns to chiding fortune.
Ulyss. .

Agamemnon,
Thou great commander, nerve and bone of Greece,
Heart of our numbers, soul and only spirit,
In whom the tempers and the minds of all
Should be shut up,-hear what Ulysses speaks.
Besides the applause and approbation
The which,-most miglity for thy place and sway,-

[To Agamemnon. And thou most reverend for thy stretch'd-out life,

[To Nestor.
I give to both your speeches,—which were such,
As Agamemnon and the hand of Greece
Should hold up high in brass; and such again,
As venerable Nestor, hatch'd in silver,
Should with a bond of air (strong as the axletree
On which heaven rides), knit all the Greekish ears
To his experienc'd tongue, yet let it please both,
Thou great, and wise,--to hear Ulysses speak.
Agam. Speak, prince of Ithaca; and be’t of less

expect*
That matter needless, of importless burden,
Divide thy lips; than we are confident,
When rauk Thersites opes his mastiff jaws,
We shall hear musick, wit, and oracle.

Uluss. Troy, yet upon his basis, had been down.
And the great Hector's sword had lask'd a master,
But for these instances.
The specialty of rulet hath been neglected:
And, look, how many Grecian tents do stand
Hollow upon this plain, so many hollow factions.
When that the general is not like the bive,
To whom the foragers shall all repair,
What honey is expected ? Degree being vizarded t.
The unworthiest shows as fairly in tlie mask.
The heavens themselves, the planets, and this centre,

+ Rights of authority.

* Expectation,

Masked.

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