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heaven liless thee from a tutor, iind dlsoipUne
come iiui near thee I Let thy blood be thy direc-
tion till thy death! then if sli«. that lays tliea
out, say»— thou art a fair coiae, HI be sworn and
awtira upooX she never shrouded any but lasars.
Amen. Wbere's AcliiUesf

I*air. What, art thoa devout* wast thoo in

. Ay; The heavens hear me!

£tafrr Achillea.

ArhU. Whotitheral

Patr. TherMles, my lord.

ileM{.Wliere,wheraT— Art thoa come? Why.
my ch e eae, my diKestiua, why hast thou not served
tlmelf into my table so niaoy meals? Coma;
whai% Ajnmeuuioo T

Ther. Thy oumniander, Achilles ;~ Then tell
Be, Patrudus. what's Achilles 7

Ptttr. Tivr lord. Ihenutea; Then tell me, I pray
thee. wliat% thyself?

Ther. Thy kuower. Patrodus; Then tell me,
Fatroclus what art thoa?

J'uir. Iliou niuyest tell. U

AckiL O. tell. telL

Ther. Fll decline the whole qoealioa. Aitamem-
Dou commands Achilles ; AcTidles is my lord ; 1
am Patrodus' knower ; and Patrudus is a IboL

I'tttr. You rascal !

Ther. Paace. fbd ; 1 have not done.

AckiL Ue is a pnvilegeil man —Proceed, Thar-

Ther. AinunemnoD is u (ovA : Achilles is a fool ;
Theisitea is a fod : and, us aforesaid, Patrodus is
a fool.

AchU. Df rtve this ; coma.

Ther. AguMmnau u a fool to oflfcr to command
Achillea; Achilles is a fuul to be oonimaiided of
Asamemnoo ; TherKites is a foul Ui serve such a
AmiI : and Patrudus is a fod piwittve.

Patr. Why am I a fuol ?

Ther. Make that demand of the provar.— It sof-
iosenia,thoaari. Look you. who comes here ?

Makr Agamaannn, Ulysaea. Nestor, Pkanedes,


Ada. Patrodus. ni qieak with nobody :~Comc

b with ma. I'hersilea [Sxtt.

Ther. Here is such patchery,sneh Jualinc. and

««ich knavery ! all the arcument is, a cuckolu, and

whooa ; A food quarrel, to draw emaiuus fiw-

tloDS. and bleed to death upon. Now the .
nvo on the subject! and war and lecbery
found all! l^

Where is Achilles f


tbediysff. W
Bchervcon- ^

Patr Within his tent ; bat iI1-dispoa*d, my hud.

Agam. Let it be known to him, that we are
He Ann oar mesaemrera, and we lay by [hara.
Our appertainments. visitinic of him :
Let him he t«>ld so : lest, perchance, he think
Wedare not move the questioa of oar place.
Or know not what we are.

Patr. I shall say ao to him.


Uk9$. We saw him at tte opening of his tent;

e is not sick.

Ajax. Yes. lion-sick : sick of prnod heart : jroa
may call it mdanchdy. if you will favour the
man : but, bv my head, lis pride : But why. why f
let bun show os a oaase.— A word, my lord.

[ Take$ Agamemnon asUk.

Ntei. What movea A^ thus u> hay at him ?

Otm- Achillea liath inveigled his fod from

Ne$t. Who? llienitea? [hhn.

Ulm- He.

Ne$L Then vrill A)>z lack matter, if be have
lost his anranient.

Ulfu. No : yoa see. he is his argament, that
has his arniment : Achillea.

Sat. A II the better ; their freetioo is more our
wish than tlieir focticm : But it was a strung oom«
poeure. a foul cookl disunite.

Ul9i». The amity, that wisdom knits not, folly
nay aaady untie. Hare comes Patrodna.

Jb-cNler Attrodaa.
Nett. No Achillea with him.
C/i^ I'he elephant luith joints, hot none for
courtesy : his lega are lega for necessity, not for

Patr. Achilles bids me say— he is much sorry.
If any thing mora thnn ynor aport and pleasure
Did move your greoioess, and this noble state,
I'o call upon him : he hopes it is no other.
But, for your health and your digesticm sake.
An aner^iuner's breath.

Afom. Hear you. Patrodus ;—

We are too well acquainted with these answers:
But his evasttm, winirM thus swift with scum,
Caiimit outfty our apprehensions.
Mudi attribute he bnth : and moeh the reason
Why wo asnrilie it to him : yet all his viitnes,~
Not virtoously on his own part beheld,—
Do. in our eyes, begin to lose their gkaa;
Yea. like foir fruit in an unwholesome didi.
Are like to rot uutasted Go and tell him.
We oiime to apeak with him : And you shall nnt
If you do sajr— we think him over-proud isim
And under-honest ; in selAa«omptioo areatrr
I'han in the note of Judgment ; and worthier iImui

Here tend tlie savage stremreness ha puts on ;
DwKuise the hotjr strength of their otmniMiid,
And underwrite in au observing kind
His humorous predominance ; yea. watdi
HtB pettish lanes, his ebbs, his llowa. as if
The passage and whole carnage of this artioa
Kode on hia tide. Go. tell him this : aial add.
That, if he overbold his price 8i> mneh,
We*U none of him : bat let him. hke an engmt
Not portable, lie under this report-
Bring aouon hither, tliis cannot gi> to war :
A stirring dwarf we do allowance mve
Befiira a sleepmg giant :— Tell him so.

Patr. 1 shall, ai


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Act II.)


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That we hare stotAU what we do fear to keep I
Bat, tkievM, unworthy of a thing so str *
That in their ooantry did them that dia

Bat, thieves, unworthy of a thing so stolen,
That in their ooantry did them that diiKrace,
We fear to warrtiDt m our native place f


Ca$. [ Within 1 Cry, 'I'n^ans, cry !

Pri. What noise 1 what shriek is this I

TVo. Tis car mad sister, I do know her voice.

Cm. IWithm.] Cnr,'l'n«ansl

iiKt ItkiCassaiidm

Enter Cassandra, ravbtg.
Cu. Ciy. TrctM** oiy I lend me ten thoosiud

And I win All them with prophetick tears.
UtcL Peace, sister, peace.
Cos. Yimns and boys, midw^e and wrinkled

Sift mfiucy. that nothing canat bnt ory.
Add to my danioura! let tia pay betimes
A moiety o( that masaof munn to come.
Ciy, Tn^ans, cry ! practise vuur eyes with tear*!
Troy must not he. nor goudiy llion ataod ;
Oar flre-brand brother, Paris, bums ns aU.
Cry. Tna'aas, crv i a Helen, and a wne :
Cry, ciy I Troy boms, or else let Helen f

Bed. Now, yoathAil Troilus, do not 'these
Of divination in oar sister work
Some tottchea of lemorae T or is yoar blood
So madly hot. that no disooarse of reaaon.
Nor fear of bad success m a bad cause.
Can qualify the same ?

7>o. Why, brtither Hector,

We may not think the Juatneas uf each act
Such and no other tlian event doth form it ;
Nor oooe delect the ouarage of our minds,
Becaoee CMsandrn's mad ; her brain-sick lap-

Cannot diataata the goodaesa ai a ouarral.
Which hath our aeveral honouis sill engaged
To make it gracious. For mv private part,
1 am no more touch 'd than all Priam's sons;
And Jove forbid, there should be done amount ua
Siich thinga aa might ofleiid the weakest spleen
I'u fight for and maintain I

Far. Elae night the world oonvhice of levity
As well my undertakings aa your counaols ;
But I attest Uia gods, your full consent
Gave winga to my prupenaioa. and cut olT
All fears attending on so dire a proijeat.
Per what, alaa, can tlieee my single arms T
A'hat prcKNignation is in c

I'o ******* UM posh and eni

rhia quarrel wookl excite t Vet, I inoteat,
•Verelalcmetoji " •— —

I one man's valour.

1 enmitv a( thoee


ind had oa ampie power aa I have will.

i the diOeultiee,

'aria aboold ne'er retract what he hath done,
'or faint in the poiaoit
PrL Paris, you speak

ik« ona h — ot t ed on your sweet deliglits :
ua hnv* tiM boo^ stdU but thsee the gall;

to Im valiant, is no pnu»e at all.

Par. Sir, I pmpoae not merely to myself
b« plaaaaraa aooh a beauty brinas with it ;
ut I would have the soil <a her niir rape
'ip'd oS, in honourably keeping her.
hat trvoaua were it to the ranaaok'd queen,
agraoa to your great worths, aod ahame to me,
9w to dalivar her poassssion on.

1 taroM of baoa cooipahioaT Gan it be,
lai no d oga n arata a strain as thia

oqld OQoa act fMtiag in your generons boaomaT
lara^ not tha me a naa t qrfrtt on our party.
Ithoat n baart to dare, or swonl to draw,

When Helea is defended ; nor none so noble,
Whoee life were ill beetow'd. or deuih unfanf d.
Where Helen is the subject : tlieu. I say.
Wall mav wa fight for her. whom, we know wall
The worid'a lane ^poces cannot pnralleL
Ac. Paria, and Truilua, you nave both sakl
And on the oanae and question now m hand
Have gkn'd,— but superfioiully ; not much
Unlike young men. whom AnsioUe thought
Unfit to hear moral philosophy ;
The reaaona you allege do more conduce
1'o tna hot passion or distemper'd blood.
Than to make up a free detennination
Twixt right and wrong: f

Have ears more deaf than adders to the voice

Of any true decisinn. Nature craves

All dnea be reuUerd to Uieir ownen; Now

What nearer debt in all humanity.

Tlian wife is to the huslwnd ? if this law

Of nature be corrupted througli affection :

And that great nunds. of panuil indulgeooe

To their benumbed wills, resivt the same ;

There is a law in earli well-order'd naiion.

To curb those raging appetitee tliat are

Meet disobedient and refractory.

If Helen then be wife tu Sparta's king.—

As it is known she is,— these moral laws

Of natore, and of nations, speak aloud

To have her bark retura'd : Thus to persist

In doing wrong, eztenuatee not wrong.

Bat makea it much axure heavy. Hector^

Is this, in Way of truth : yet, ne'ertheless.
My spniely bratlireii. 1 prupend to you
Id n»oluti(in to keep Helen still :
Kor tin a cauae that hath no meim dependence
Upon our ioint and several dignities-
Tro. Why, there you toucu'd the life of oar

Were it not glory that we more affected
Tliau the performance of our heaving spleens,
1 would not wish a drop of I'nijan blood
Spent mora in her defence. But, worthy HectM",
Siie IS a tlienie of honour and renown ;
A spur to Viilmnt and mngiiauimous deeds :
Whose present ciiunucu may beat down our foea.
And fame, in lime Ui niMne, canonise us :
For, I presume, brave Hector would not loee
So rich advantage of a proinis'd glory,
• ' ' 'of Uu

As smiles upon the furehwal v .
For the wide worm's revenue.

BaeL I am yours,

Yon valiant offspring of great Priamus.—
I have a rotsting chollenae sent amongst
The dull and fectious nobles of the Greeks,
Will strike amaxement to tlieir drowsv spinta :
I waa advertisU, their great general slept,
Wlulst emulation in the army crept;
Thia, 1 preaome, will waka him. [JS

SCENE IIL— TV Grecian Camp. Bcfera AohiU

Aifer Tbersitea.
Tker. How now, ThersitaaT what, loot fai the
labyrinth of thv fuiy? Shall the elephant AJax
cany it thusT be beats me. and I rail at him : O
worthy satisfecTionl Nroukl it were otherwise;
that I could beat him, whilst he railed at me :
'Sfoot. I'll leara to conjure and nuse darila, but
I'll see some issae of my spiteAil ezacraiioua.
Then tliera's Achillea,—* rare enaineer. If 1 V<»y
be nut taken till theee two uudenuMia it, tha


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•haU haw a irraat oatoh, if ha kwtek oat either
of yottr bniiw ; 'a were as ffood crack a furtj uut
with DO kernel. „.

Aekd Wind, with me too. TheialteaT

Tktr There** Ulywee and «»U .NeKor,— whoee
wit was luoukly ere rour rrandsirea had naila oo
their tiies,— yoke you lUte draught osen, and make
yiHi piouf h up the wiua.

ildkO-W bet, what!

Tker. Yee, good Mwih ; To. AchillesI to. AJazi

jbax I ahall cot out your tonne.

YW. Tis no matter; I ehaU apeak aa miieh aa
thoo. aAerwarda. .

/•Wr. NomorBWorda,Themtee; peaoe.

Tker. 1 wiU hoM my peace when AofaiUea*
bracli hall me, whaU 1 1 _

jdW. There', for yo«.Pateoclua.

T»er. I will aee you hanaed, like dotpoloa, ere

I come any mora to your tente : I will keep where

then ia wit atinins, and leave the Action of fonU.


Pmir A good riddance.

AduL Marry, thia, sir, ia proclaimed through
•U our boat:
That llector, by the first hour of the sun.
WdU with a t^lmpe^ twixt our tonta and Troy,
To-morrow ntunung call aome knight to arma.
That hath a atomad; and aoch a one, that dare
llaintain^I know not what: tie traah : Fkre-

Jbax, Farewell. Who shall anawer him f

Adui. 1 know not, it is pot to lottery ; olhar-

He knew hat

Ajax. O, n

of it.

menning yoo : — 111 go learnmore

SCENE IL— Tray. A Room m Priam^ Palmot.

Saier Priam, Hector, Troilua. Paria, and

prL After so many hours. UTes. speeches spent.
Thus once again i^ya Noator Arum the Greeks;
; mm^mUdoma9ffi»—

Womtii, ftiemds, ottd what etm door that u em

So hU diftmkm of tkuemmonml »er,—
8koU be Mrnck <#.— Hector, what say you tot T
UKi. llKMixh no man lesaer fean the Greeka
than I,

ocheih my particular, yet,


) hMly of more aoAer bowela,

J to sock iu the aease of fear.

Ui cry out— H^Ae *NSisv is*flf ;Wis«0 7

M- w : The wound of peace n surety,

ire : but modeM doutit b» ceil'd

I uf tHe wise, the teat ih«t Mearches

cm of tlie wufst. Ut Helun go :

ffrt sword was drawn aUnit ihisqoae-

Evety Utile m^U 'monast manr thousand dian
Hath been aa dear aa Helen ; 1 nicen of ihuv
If we have lost so niaiiy tenthxof ours.
To guard a thing not oore; nut worth to ua,

JActH. >

ma, V

And buckle-in a waist moat fathomless,

With spans and inches so diminutive

As fears and reasaosT fye. for godly shame!

UtL No marvel, though you bite so sharp at

reasuOs, [ther

Yon are so empty of them. Should not our fs-

Bear the great sway of his aflbirs with reasons,

Becanae your qieech hath none, that teUa him

aof [priest,

Tro. You are fbrdreams and alumbers, brother
You fx your gloves vithraaaoo. Here are your

You know, an enemy intends you harm ;
You know, a aword eniploy'd is perilous,
And rroson flies the object of all harm :
Who marvels then, when Helenus beholds
A Grecian and ha sword, if he do eet
The very wings of reaaoa to his heels ;
Ajnd fly like chidden Meroory fttwi Jove.
Or Uke a star dia-otbM 1— Nay, if we talk of rea-
son, [honour
Lett shut our gates, and aleep : Manhood and
Should have hare hearta, would they but fia
" rthougfate

With this Ciamm'd fwmmtu , iombwi ■nu

Make livers pale, and lustibood dioecL
HoeL Brother, she is not worth what she doth

Tlie h «»i«j iwg [coat

7Vo. What is aught, but as tisvalned!

EkcL But value dMrells mit in particular will :

It hokls his estimate and dignity

As well wherein lis precious oi itself

As in the prix^ : tw mad kl(»latry.

To make the service greater tiian the god ;

And the will dtoles, that is attributive

To what mfectiottsly itself sfiects.

Without some image of the affected merit.

Tro. 1 take to-day a wife, and my
la led on in th4 ounduct of my wiU:
My will enkindled by mine eyes and ears.
IVo traded jiiloto twixt the dangerous sborea
Of will and judnneut : How may 1 avoid.
Allhoi^ my wUI dwtaate what it elected.
The wife I choee 7 there can be no evasion
To blench from this, and to atand firm by hon-
We tara not back the aflks upon the merchant.
When we have soU'd them :

> Thei

it »Kir name, the value of one tm

What merit's in thatrsasoo. which denies
llwyieMangof herupT w_-v^,

TV; Fjpe,<ye,myhro»h«rl

Weigh you the worth and honour of a king
Sn great as our drsad lather, in a scale
Of oiHSinHm iMineee ? will you wHh couaten sum
The peal proportiua of hw infinite t

We do not throw in mireapective sieve.
Because we now are fulL It was thought meet,
Paris should do some vengeence on the Greeks :
Your brsath with full consent belbed his Mils;
'lite seas and winds (okl wranglers) took a truce.
And did him eervice: he tcrach'd the ports de-
sirVl : [tive.

And, for an old aunt, whian the Grseks held cap-
He ortKurht a Grecian queen, wbuee youth and

Wrinkka Apollo's, and makes pale the momiaa.
Why keep we her T the Grecwns keep oar aunt :
Is she worth keepiwt T why. she is a pearl.
Whoee price hath lauuchVl above a thoueand

And tnrn'd rrown'd kings t» merehanta!
If yooll avouch, twaa wisdom I'ans went,
(As you most need*, for you ail cry'd— (»a. fa,)
If ytiull confess, Ite brought h<Mw noble urias.
(As you must needs, for yuu ail clapped your

And ory'd— ieeslismile/) why do you now
The isane of your proper wadums rate ;
And do a deed thai fortune never did.
Bestar the esiimatioo which you pmM
HtSmr than aea and laud! O ihef. utaet ban •

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Nm. I Me than not wiih my oUI •ym; what
•re tli«7 r (HmUmT)

Wm Wiial gUtrj oar AnhillM shams fhNil
Were Im not protMl, w« all should share with him :
But be alrsady is ux> insoleut :
Anil we were Dettcr paroh iu Afriok son.
Than in the pride and salt soom of his eyea,
Slioold be 'soApe Hector fnir : If he were foU'd.
Why, then we did our nmin opinion crush
In taint of oar best man No. make a lotteiy:
And, hj deriee, let hlunkiiih AJax draw
I'be sort to tight with Hecuw : Ainom^ ooraelTes,
Give him allnwaiioe ttr the better man,
FiH- (hnt will physidc the great m/nnidoa.
Who bntils hi loud applause ; Nnd make hira lUl
Hi» orest, that prouder ihiui blue Iris beudSi
If the dull hrahUoas AJax come safe olt
We'll dress him up hi roioee : If he fiul.
Yet go we under oor opinion still
That we hare better men. Bot, hit or miss.
Our pntject's life this shape of senee assumes,—
ijax, emphfy'd, plaoks down AehiUee' pturaes.
™est Clyies.

Now I benn ti> relish thy adrioe;
And f will give a twta of it fbrthwHh
Tb Agamemnon : go we to him straight.
Two curs slmll tame each other; Pnde alooe
Most tarre the uiastUb on. as tware their bona.


SCENE L—AttoUmpart qftkt Oreoan Osav.
£iUir AJHX attd Tberatea.

iiac: Thersites,—

TW. Agamemiiou,— how if he had boibf ftiOt
aU over, mnernlly T

jUax. TherMles.

TW. And tlioMil»i>ilndidninr— Sayso.— did
Wit the general run then I were nut that abotohy

i^u. Di«.

7Vr Then would come some matter fhim
him ; I see inme now.

Ajax. Tliou Mtoh-wolf% son, canst thoa not
baarl Feel then. (StriAo Aim.

Ther. The plaitoe of Greece apon thee, thoa
mongrel beef-witted lord 1

Atax. i>tieak then, thou onsalted leaven, speak :
I will heat thee into handsomeness.

Ther. I shall sooner rail thee mto wit and hoU-
naas : bot, I think, thy horn wilt sooner om an
••ratioOi than Uiou learn a prayer without book.
lliou canst strike, canat tbout a red mamin
u thy Jade*s tnck* I
Ammx. Toads stool, leam me the proclamation.
7 Vr. Duet thoo think, 1 have no sense, tlioo
••'nkoet me thosT

Atax. The pn*olamation.->
Tker. Thou art prudaimed a foot, I think.
Ajux. Do not, porcupine, do not; my flngera

T%er. I would, thou didst itdi firom head to
Ibot. and 1 had the scratctiing of thee; I would
make thee the loathaomest scan in Greece. When
Chno art forth m the incuraiuM, thou stnkest as
alow as another.

■AM* I say. the proclamation.—
'i%er. I'hou grumblest and raileat tnry hour
am Aehilles; and thou art as full of envv at his
greatne—. as Cerherns is at Proserpina's baao^,
mjt that thoa barkest at him.

Max. MistrsssTherMtes!

Tker. ThiNi shooldst strike him.

Aiax. Cobloafr

7W. He wookl pan thee taito shivere with Ms
fist, as a saiior breaks a hiscoiL

Aiax. You whoresuu curl {Btatrng Asa.

TW. Do, da

Aiax. TluM stool fur a witch t

Titer. Ay, do. do; thou sudde«»-witted kirdi
thoa hast no more brain than I have in mine
elbows; on asHineKO may tutor tliee: Thou
scurvy vnliiuit assl tlioo art here put to tlirash
Trqptns; and Uiou art bpoght and sold among
tlione of any wit. like a Barhoriau skive. If thoa
use to beat me. 1 will begin at tliy heel, and tell
what thoa an by inches, thou thing of no bowehk

Ajox. Yoadog!

Thar, You scurvy lord I

4i»x. Yoocur!

Ther. Mare his khot! do,rMd en 6s s ;do><
do, da

Enter Achilles ami norudas.

ilcM. Why, how now, Ajax T witerefore do yoe
How now, 1*hemtee7 what's the matter, man f

Ther. You see him there, do you f

Advl. Ay: what's the matter I

Ther. Nay, look uinni liim.

ArJuL So I do; Wliul's tlie matter?

TT$er. N»T, hot reganl him weU.

AchiL V/iai why I do sa

Ther. Hut yet you look nut well upon him : he,
whosoever yoa take him to be, 1m is AjiUi.

Adui. 1 know that, fooi

Tker. Ax, but tlial fiM>l knows not himself.

Max. Therefore I beat tliae.

Ther. La k>, lo, lo, what nwidieams of wit he
•IS have « "" "

uttere I his evasions have oare thus long,
bobbed his brain, more than he has beat hiy bones:
1 will buy nine spiirrows fur a penny, and his pta
wtater is not wtirtli the nmth port of a sparrow.
This kml, AehiUea.— AJax,— who wean his wit ia
his belly, and his guto m his head, — 111 tell yoa
what 1 iwiy of him.

AchtL What?

Ther. 1 say, this Alaz

Achil. Nay, good Aiax.

f Ajax pjftn lo strike Ami, AcbiUes i

Ther. Has not so much wit-^

AchiL Nay, 1 must hold yoa.

Ther. As wiU stop the eye of Helaali needle

— "^ MU he conx "^^


Arr. I wonid I
the Jbol wiU not:

Ajtix. O thou damned oar ! I shall——

AduL Wdl vou set your wit to a fool's T

Tter. No, I wanant you: for a futd's will

i*air. Good words, Thersites.

AekiL What^ the quarrel?

Ajax. I bade the viki owl go learo me the tea>
our of the prudamaiioo. and he rails upon niv

ther. 1 serve thee nut

Ajax. Wei U go to. go ta

'ther. I serve here voiuataiy.

AchU Your last aarvice was soflbrance, 'twas
not voluntary; no man is beaten votuniary ; A;;u
was here the voluntary, and yoa as ondsr an tm>

Vmr. Even soT— a grsat deal of yoar wit iia>
lies in your sinswa, or alas there he Uan. Uaciut

for whom he comes to fight.
ArhU. Ftoace^fooll

ive peace and quietaess, hot
he there; that be; kaik oa


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A»\ bill ihe dMok be rmOr wMi a t

llmlwi m moruiiiK whea Me coldly _,„


Whidi in th«t end in office, wmidfoK mm f

WiiMi is th« hJKh end migtitj Afntmemnon T

ilfMR. This Trnf Ml aourvs as ; ur Uie men of
Are ceremonious ooortieis. iTrojr

JSite. Coartiera as finee. as dehnnsir. onsmi'd.
Ax hendinc anireb ; lhat% their fiime in peace :
But when ihej would seem soldien. Iher have
galla, raoraml.

Good amai.stTtNif Joints, tmeswurds: and Jove%
NoihinB so full or heert. But peace. vSiiees,
Peace. Trqi«n ; laj tiij flncer on thv lips 1
'fbe worCMneas or praise dwtMins nis wiiith.
If thet the praisM himself bnnir the pruise foftli :
Unt what the repiuiax enomy ouniaiends,
IImU breath (aow Mows ; Uwt pnuse, sole pure.
timBMcends. [Amtasi

Agam. Sir, jrou of Trof , call you yountelf

^sosi. sir, you or iToy , e
JOK. Ay, Greek, that is ray n
4US8I. lVhat%yoar

Mm. 8ir, paidon ; *Us (ur As

._He Dears Bol privatety that, comes ftvm

hat%yoar aflhir. 1 prqr you f
; *Us Mr Asamemuon's ears.


JBmt. Nor I tram Trm mme not to
I hnnira trumpet to awnae his ear;
To eeC his senM oo the atieaiive beat,
And tlieo to speak.

Agam. Speak fhinkly as the wind ;

It is not Agamemnon^ sleepiay h«»ur:
That ihou shall know. 'I'njfan, he n awake.
He tells thee so himseir.

JBm. Trumpet, blow loud,

Send tliy brsss tokw tlirougli all these laiy

tents :—
And erety Oreek of mettle, let him know.
What Troy means (hirly. shaU be tooke atoud.

We have, itreat Agamemnon, here in Troy

A pnnoe eallHl Hector, (Pnam is his (kthar,)
Who in th« dull and kiaf-«iintinoed truoe
Is rusty ntiwn; he bade me take a inmipet,
And to th« purpuee sprak. Kings, pnutVM, kmls !
If then; be one, amung the fiurlst of Ure«oe,
That holds his honour higher than his ease ;
'I hat seeks his praise more than he f«nn his beril ;
'Hiat knows his vukiur, and knows not liw fear ;
'Hiat loves lus mistrsM mure than in confesaiun,
(Wiih tniaut TOWS to her own lips he loves )
And dare avow her beau^ and her worth,
lu other arms than hers— to him thai challenge.
Hector, in view of lYuiiMis and of Greeks,
ShaU make it good, or do ha best lo do it.
He liath a Udy. wiaer, fiurer, truer,
1'han ever Greek did compeae in his arms;
And will to-morrow with hki trtmipel call,
Mid- way between your tents and walls of Troy,
1 o rouse a Greaan that is true in love :
If any cuuie. Hector alisll howiur him ;
If none, he'll sny in I'rujr. when he retiree,
lite Grecian dames are sun-burn'd. and not worth
llie splinter of a lance. Kveu so mnch.

iti/est 'l*hisshalllN)Uild our loveiB. lord Annas;
If none of them liave s«iul in vuch a kind.
We left them ail at home : But we are soMien;
And may thai aoidier u mere recreant prove,
lliMt means not, hsili nut, ur is not in l»ve I
If then one is. or bath, or meaiw tu be.
That one meets Hedor ; if none ebw, I am be.

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