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Of speaking first. Sweet, bid me hold my tongue;
Tro. And shall, albeit sweet musick issues thence.
Cres. My lord, I do beseech you, pardon me;
Tro. Your leave, sweet Cressid ?
Pan. Leave! an you take leave till to-morrow morning,
Cres. Pray you, content you.
Tro. You cannot shun
Cres. Let me go and try: I have a kind of self resides with you; But an unkind self, that itself will leave, To be another's fool. I would be gone: Where is my wit? I know not what I speak. Tro. Well know they what they speak, that speak so
wisely. Cres. Perchance, my lord, I show more craft than
love; And fell so roundly to a large confession, To angle for your thoughts : But you are wise ; Or else you love not: For to be wise, and love, Exceeds man's might; that dwells with gods above.
Tro. O, that I thought it could be in a woman,
Cres. In that I'll war with you.
Tro. O virtuous fight,
Cres. Prophet may you be!
And mighty staies characterless are grated
Pan. Go to, a bargain made: seal it, seal it; I'll be the witness.—Here I hold your hand; here, my cousin's. If ever you prove false one to another, since I have taken such pains to bring you together, let all pitiful goers-between be called to the world's end after my name, call them all-Pandars ; let all constant men be Troiluses, all false women Cressids, and all brokersbetween Pandars! say, amen.
Pan. Amen. Whereupon I will show you a chamber and a bed, which bed, because it shall not speak of your pretty encounters, press it to death : away.
And Cupid grant all tongue-tied maidens here,
[Exeunt, SCENE III.-The Grecian Camp.
Enter AGAMEMNON, ULYSSES, Diomedes, Nestor,
AJAX, MENELAUS, and Calchas. Cal. Now, princes, for the service I have done you, The advantage of the time prompts me aloud To call for recompense. Appear it to your mind, That, through the sight I bear in things, to Jove I have abandon’d Troy, left my possession, Incurr'd a traitor's name; expos’d myself, From certain and possess’d conveniencies, To doubtful fortunes ; séquestring from me all, That time, acquaintance, custom, and condition, Made tame and most familiar to my nature; And here, to do you service, am become As new into the world, strange, unacquainted: I do beseech you, as in way of taste, To give me now a little benefit, Out of those many register'd in promise, Which, you say, live to come in my behalf. Agam. What would'st thou of us, Trojan? make de
mand. Cal. You have a Trojan prisoner, calld Antenor, Yesterday took ; Troy holds him very dear. Oft have you, (often have you thanks therefore,) Desir'd my Cressid in right great exchange, Whom Troy hath still denied : But this Antenor, I know, is such a wrest in their affairs, That their negotiations all must slack, Wanting his manage; and they will almost
Give us a prince of blood, a son of Priam,
Agam. Let Diomedes bear him,
Dio. This shall I undertake; and 'tis a burden
[Ereunt DIOMEDES und CALCHAS.
Enter Achilles and PATROCLUS, before their Tent.
Ulyss. Achilles stands i’the entrance of his tent:-.
Agam. We'll execute your purpose, and put on