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Princes:Princes,TC I.iii.1
What greefe hath set the Iaundies on your cheekes?What grief hath set the jaundice on your cheeks?TC I.iii.2
The ample proposition that hope makesThe ample proposition that hope makesTC I.iii.3
In all designes, begun on earth belowIn all designs begun on earth belowTC I.iii.4
Fayles in the promist largenesse: checkes and disastersFails in the promised largeness: checks and disastersTC I.iii.5
Grow in the veines of actions highest rear'd.Grow in the veins of actions highest reared,TC I.iii.6
As knots by the conflux of meeting sap,As knots, by the conflux of meeting sap,TC I.iii.7
Infect the sound Pine, and diuerts his GraineInfect the sound pine, and divert his grainTC I.iii.8
Tortiue and erant from his course of growth.Tortive and errant from his course of growth.TC I.iii.9
Nor Princes, is it matter new to vs,Nor, princes, is it matter new to usTC I.iii.10
That we come short of our suppose so farre,That we come short of our suppose so farTC I.iii.11
That after seuen yeares siege, yet Troy walles stand,That, after seven years' siege, yet Troy walls stand;TC I.iii.12
Sith euery action that hath gone before,Sith every action that hath gone beforeTC I.iii.13
Whereof we haue Record, Triall did drawWhereof we have record, trial did drawTC I.iii.14
Bias and thwart, not answering the ayme:Bias and thwart, not answering the aimTC I.iii.15
And that vnbodied figure of the thoughtAnd that unbodied figure of the thoughtTC I.iii.16
That gaue't surmised shape. Why then (you Princes)That gave't surmised shape. Why then, you princes,TC I.iii.17
Do you with cheekes abash'd, behold our workes,Do you with cheeks abashed behold our works,TC I.iii.18
And thinke them shame, which are (indeed) nought elseAnd call them shame, which are, indeed, naught elseTC I.iii.19
But the protractiue trials of great Ioue,But the protractive trials of great JoveTC I.iii.20
To finde persistiue constancie in men?To find persistive constancy in men? – TC I.iii.21
The finenesse of which Mettall is not foundThe fineness of which metal is not foundTC I.iii.22
In Fortunes loue: for then, the Bold and Coward,In fortune's love: for then the bold and coward,TC I.iii.23
The Wise and Foole, the Artist and vn-read,The wise and fool, the artist and unread,TC I.iii.24
The hard and soft, seeme all affin'd, and kin.The hard and soft, seem all affined and kin;TC I.iii.25
But in the Winde and Tempest of her frowne,But in the wind and tempest of her frown,TC I.iii.26
Distinction with a lowd and powrefull fan,Distinction, with a broad and powerful fan,TC I.iii.27
Puffing at all, winnowes the light away;Puffing at all, winnows the light away,TC I.iii.28
And what hath masse, or matter by it selfe,And what hath mass or matter by itselfTC I.iii.29
Lies rich in Vertue, and vnmingled.Lies rich in virtue and unmingled.TC I.iii.30
Speak Prince of Ithaca, and be't of lesse expect:Speak, Prince of Ithaca; and be't of less expectTC I.iii.70
That matter needlesse of importlesse burthenThat matter needless, of importless burden,TC I.iii.71
Diuide thy lips; then we are confidentDivide thy lips than we are confidentTC I.iii.72
When ranke Thersites opes his Masticke iawes,When rank Thersites opes his mastic jawsTC I.iii.73
We shall heare Musicke, Wit, and Oracle.We shall hear music, wit, and oracle.TC I.iii.74
The Nature of the sicknesse found (Ulysses)The nature of the sickness found, Ulysses,TC I.iii.140
What is the remedie?What is the remedy?TC I.iii.141
What Trumpet? Looke Menelaus.What trumpet? Look, Menelaus.TC I.iii.213
What would you 'fore our Tent?What would you 'fore our tent?TC I.iii.215
Euen this.Even this.TC I.iii.217
With surety stronger then Achilles arme,With surety stronger than Achilles' armTC I.iii.220
'Fore all the Greekish heads, which with one voyce'Fore all the Greekish lords, which with one voiceTC I.iii.221
Call Agamemnon Head and Generall.Call Agamemnon head and general.TC I.iii.222
How?How?TC I.iii.225.2
This Troyan scornes vs, or the men of TroyThis Trojan scorns us, or the men of TroyTC I.iii.233
Are ceremonious Courtiers.Are ceremonious courtiers.TC I.iii.234
Sir, you of Troy, call you your selfe Aneas?Sir, you of Troy, call you yourself Aeneas?TC I.iii.245
What's your affayre I pray you?What's your affair, I pray you?TC I.iii.247
He heares nought priuatly / That comes from Troy.He hears naught privately that comes from Troy.TC I.iii.249
Speake frankely as the winde,Speak frankly as the wind;TC I.iii.253.2
It is not Agamemnons sleeping houre;It is not Agamemnon's sleeping hour.TC I.iii.254
That thou shalt know Troyan he is awake,That thou shalt know, Trojan, he is awake,TC I.iii.255
He tels thee so himselfe.He tells thee so himself.TC I.iii.256.1
This shall be told our Louers Lord Aneas,This shall be told our lovers, Lord Aeneas.TC I.iii.284
If none of them haue soule in such a kinde,If none of them have soul in such a kind,TC I.iii.285
We left them all at home: But we are Souldiers,We left them all at home, but we are soldiers,TC I.iii.286
And may that Souldier a meere recreant proue,And may that soldier a mere recreant proveTC I.iii.287
That meanes not, hath not, or is not in loue:That means not, hath not, or is not in love.TC I.iii.288
If then one is, or hath, or meanes to be,If then one is, or hath, or means to be,TC I.iii.289
That one meets Hector; if none else, Ile be he.That one meets Hector; if none else, I'll be he.TC I.iii.290
Faire Lord Aneas, / Let me touch your hand:Fair Lord Aeneas, let me touch your hand;TC I.iii.304
To our Pauillion shal I leade you first:To our pavilion shall I lead you first.TC I.iii.305
Achilles shall haue word of this intent,Achilles shall have word of this intent;TC I.iii.306
So shall each Lord of Greece from Tent to Tent:So shall each lord of Greece, from tent to tent.TC I.iii.307
Your selfe shall Feast with vs before you goe,Yourself shall feast with us before you go,TC I.iii.308
And finde the welcome of a Noble Foe. And find the welcome of a noble foe.TC I.iii.309
Where is Achilles?Where is Achilles?TC II.iii.75
Let it be knowne to him that we are here:Let it be known to him that we are here.TC II.iii.77
He sent our Messengers, and we lay byHe shent our messengers, and we lay byTC II.iii.78
Our appertainments, visiting of him:Our appertainments, visiting of him.TC II.iii.79
Let him be told of, so perchance he thinkeLet him be told so, lest perchance he thinkTC II.iii.80
We dare not moue the question of our place,We dare not move the question of our place,TC II.iii.81
Or know not what we are.Or know not what we are.TC II.iii.82
Heare you Patroclus:Hear you, Patroclus:TC II.iii.111.2
We are too well acquainted with these answers:We are too well acquainted with these answers;TC II.iii.112
But his euasion winged thus swift with scorne,But his evasion, winged thus swift with scorn,TC II.iii.113
Cannot outflye our apprehensions.Cannot outfly our apprehensions.TC II.iii.114
Much attribute he hath, and much the reason,Much attribute he hath, and much the reasonTC II.iii.115
Why we ascribe it to him, yet all his vertues,Why we ascribe it to him; yet all his virtues,TC II.iii.116
Not vertuously of his owne part beheld,Not virtuously of his own part beheld,TC II.iii.117
Doe in our eyes, begin to loose their glosse;Do in our eyes begin to lose their gloss,TC II.iii.118
Yea, and like faire Fruit in an vnholdsome dish,Yea, like fair fruit in an unwholesome dish,TC II.iii.119
Are like to rot vntasted: goe and tell him,Are like to rot untasted. Go and tell himTC II.iii.120
We came to speake with him; and you shall not sinne,We came to speak with him, and you shall not sinTC II.iii.121
If you doe say, we thinke him ouer proud,If you do say we think him over-proudTC II.iii.122
And vnder honest; in selfe-assumption greaterAnd under-honest, in self-assumption greaterTC II.iii.123
Then in the note of iudgement: & worthier then himselfeThan in the note of judgement; and worthier than himselfTC II.iii.124
Here tends the sauage strangenesse he puts on,Here tend the savage strangeness he puts on,TC II.iii.125
Disguise the holy strength of their command:Disguise the holy strength of their command,TC II.iii.126
And vnder write in an obseruing kindeAnd underwrite in an observing kindTC II.iii.127
His humorous predominance, yea watchHis humorous predominance – yea, watchTC II.iii.128
His pettish lines, his ebs, his flowes, as ifHis pettish lunes, his ebbs, his flows, as ifTC II.iii.129
The passage and whole carriage of this actionThe passage and whole carriage of this actionTC II.iii.130
Rode on his tyde. Goe tell him this, and adde,Rode on his tide. Go tell him this; and addTC II.iii.131
That if he ouerhold his price so much,That if he overhold his price so much,TC II.iii.132
Weele none of him; but let him, like an EnginWe'll none of him; but let him, like an engineTC II.iii.133
Not portable, lye vnder this report.Not portable, lie under this report:TC II.iii.134
Bring action hither, this cannot goe to warre:‘ Bring action hither; this cannot go to war.TC II.iii.135
A stirring Dwarfe, we doe allowance giue,A stirring dwarf we do allowance giveTC II.iii.136
Before a sleeping Gyant: tell him so.Before a sleeping giant.’ Tell him so.TC II.iii.137
In second voyce weele not be satisfied,In second voice we'll not be satisfied;TC II.iii.139
We come to speake with him, Ulisses enter you.We come to speak with him. Ulysses, enter you.TC II.iii.140
No more then what he thinkes he is.No more than what he thinks he is.TC II.iii.142
No question.No question.TC II.iii.145
No, Noble Aiax, you are as strong, asNo, noble Ajax; you are as strong, asTC II.iii.147
valiant, as wise, no lesse noble, much more gentle, andvaliant, as wise, no less noble, much more gentle, andTC II.iii.148
altogether more tractable.altogether more tractable.TC II.iii.149
Your minde is the cleerer Aiax, and yourYour mind is the clearer, Ajax, and yourTC II.iii.152
vertues the fairer; he that is proud, eates vp himselfe;virtues the fairer. He that is proud eats up himself.TC II.iii.153
Pride is his owne Glasse, his owne trumpet, his ownePride is his own glass, his own trumpet, his ownTC II.iii.154
Chronicle, and what euer praises it selfe but in the deede,chronicle; and whatever praises itself but in the deed,TC II.iii.155
deuoures the deede in the praise.devours the deed in the praise.TC II.iii.156
What's his excuse?What's his excuse?TC II.iii.161.1
Why, will he not vpon our faire request,Why will he not, upon our fair request,TC II.iii.165
Vntent his person, and share the ayre with vs?Untent his person, and share the air with us?TC II.iii.166
Let Aiax goe to him.Let Ajax go to him. – TC II.iii.176.2
Deare Lord, goe you and greete him in his Tent;Dear lord, go you and greet him in his tent;TC II.iii.177
'Tis said he holds you well, and will be led'Tis said he holds you well, and will be led,TC II.iii.178
At your request a little from himselfe.At your request, a little from himself.TC II.iii.179
O no, you shall not goe.O, no, you shall not go.TC II.iii.202
He will be the Physitian that He will be the physician thatTC II.iii.211
should be the patient.should be the patient.TC II.iii.212
Goe we to Counsaile, let Achilles sleepe;Go we to council. Let Achilles sleep;TC II.iii.262
Light Botes may saile swift, though greater bulkes draw deepe. Light boats sail swift, though greater hulks draw deep.TC II.iii.263
What would'st thou of vs Troian? make demand?What wouldst thou of us, Trojan? Make demand.TC III.iii.17
Let Diomedes beare him,Let Diomedes bear him,TC III.iii.30.2
And bring vs Cressid hither: Calcas shall haueAnd bring us Cressid hither; Calchas shall haveTC III.iii.31
What he requests of vs: good DiomedWhat he requests of us. Good Diomed,TC III.iii.32
Furnish you fairely for this enterchange;Furnish you fairly for this interchange;TC III.iii.33
Withall bring word, if Hector will to morrowWithal bring word if Hector will tomorrowTC III.iii.34
Be answer'd in his challenge. Aiax is ready.Be answered in his challenge. Ajax is ready.TC III.iii.35
Weele execute your purpose, and put onWe'll execute your purpose, and put onTC III.iii.50
A forme of strangenesse as we passe along,A form of strangeness as we pass along – TC III.iii.51
So doe each Lord, and either greete him not,So do each lord, and either greet him not,TC III.iii.52
Or else disdainfully, which shall shake him more,Or else disdainfully, which shall shake him moreTC III.iii.53
Then if not lookt on. I will lead the way.Than if not looked on. I will lead the way.TC III.iii.54
What saies Achilles, would he ought with vs?What says Achilles? Would he aught with us?TC III.iii.57
The better.The better.TC III.iii.61
Here art thou in appointment fresh and faire,Here art thou in appointment fresh and fair,TC IV.v.1
Anticipating time. With starting courage,Anticipating time. With starting courage,TC IV.v.2
Giue with thy Trumpet a loud note to TroyGive with thy trumpet a loud note to Troy,TC IV.v.3
Thou dreadfull Aiax, that the appauled aireThou dreadful Ajax, that the appalled airTC IV.v.4
May pierce the head of the great Combatant,May pierce the head of the great combatant,TC IV.v.5
And hale him hither.And hale him hither.TC IV.v.6.1
Is not yong Diomed with Calcas daughter?Is not yond Diomed, with Calchas' daughter?TC IV.v.13
Is this the Lady Cressid?Is this the Lady Cressid?TC IV.v.17.1
Most deerely welcome to the Greekes, sweete Lady.Most dearly welcome to the Greeks, sweet lady.TC IV.v.18
All. ALL
The Troians Trumpet.The Trojan's trumpet.TC IV.v.64.1
Yonder comes the troope.Yonder comes the troop.TC IV.v.64.2
Which way would Hector haue it?Which way would Hector have it?TC IV.v.71.2
'Tis done like Hector,'Tis done like Hector – TC IV.v.73.1
Here is sir, Diomed: goe gentle Knight,Here is Sir Diomed. – Go, gentle knight;TC IV.v.88
Stand by our Aiax: as you and Lord AneasStand by our Ajax. As you and Lord AeneasTC IV.v.89
Consent vpon the order of their fight,Consent upon the order of their fight,TC IV.v.90
So be it: either to the vttermost,So be it, either to the uttermostTC IV.v.91
Or else a breach: the Combatants being kin,Or else a breath. The combatants being kinTC IV.v.92
Halfe stints their strife, before their strokes begin.Half stints their strife before their strokes begin.TC IV.v.93
What Troian is that same that lookes so heauy?What Trojan is that same that looks so heavy?TC IV.v.95
They are in action.They are in action.TC IV.v.113
His blowes are wel dispos'd there Aiax. His blows are well disposed – there, Ajax!TC IV.v.116
Worthy of Armes: as welcome as to oneWorthy of arms, as welcome as to oneTC IV.v.163
That would be rid of such an enemie.That would be rid of such an enemy! – TC IV.v.164
But that's no welcome: vnderstand more cleereBut that's no welcome: understand more clear,TC IV.v.165
What's past, and what's to come, is strew'd with huskes,What's past and what's to come is strewed with husksTC IV.v.166
And formelesse ruine of obliuion:And formless ruin of oblivion;TC IV.v.167
But in this extant moment, faith and troth,But in this extant moment, faith and troth,TC IV.v.168
Strain'd purely from all hollow bias drawing:Strained purely from all hollow bias-drawing,TC IV.v.169
Bids thee with most diuine integritie,Bids thee with most divine integrityTC IV.v.170
From heart of very heart, great Hector welcome.From heart of very heart, great Hector, welcome.TC IV.v.171
My well-fam'd Lord of Troy, no lesse to you.My well-famed lord of Troy, no less to you.TC IV.v.173
First, all you Peeres of Greece go to my Tent,First, all you peers of Greece, go to my tent;TC IV.v.271
There in the full conuiue you: Afterwards,There in the full convive you. Afterwards,TC IV.v.272
As Hectors leysure, and your bounties shallAs Hector's leisure and your bounties shallTC IV.v.273
Concurre together, seuerally intreat him.Concur together, severally entreat him. – TC IV.v.274
Beate lowd the Taborins, let the Trumpets blow,Beat loud the taborins, let the trumpets blow,TC IV.v.275
That this great Souldier may his welcome know. That this great soldier may his welcome know.TC IV.v.276
We go wrong, we go wrong.We go wrong, we go wrong.TC V.i.63.1
So now faire Prince of Troy, I bid goodnight,So now, fair prince of Troy, I bid good night.TC V.i.67
Aiax commands the guard to tend on you.Ajax commands the guard to tend on you.TC V.i.68
Goodnight.Good night.TC V.i.75
Renew, renew, the fierce PolidamusRenew, renew! The fierce PolydamasTC V.v.6
Hath beate downe Menon: bastard MargarelonHath beat down Menon; bastard MargarelonTC V.v.7
Hath Doreus prisoner.Hath Doreus prisoner,TC V.v.8
And stands Calossus-wise wauing his beame,And stands colossus-wise, waving his beam,TC V.v.9
Vpon the pashed courses of the Kings:Upon the pashed corpses of the kingsTC V.v.10
Epistropus and Cedus, Polixines is slaine;Epistrophus and Cedius. Polyxenes is slain,TC V.v.11
Amphimacus, and Thous deadly hurt;Amphimachus and Thoas deadly hurt,TC V.v.12
Patroclus tane or slaine, and PalamedesPatroclus ta'en or slain, and PalamedesTC V.v.13
Sore hurt and bruised; the dreadfull SagittarySore hurt and bruised; the dreadful SagittaryTC V.v.14
Appauls our numbers, haste we DiomedAppals our numbers. Haste we, Diomed,TC V.v.15
To re-enforcement, or we perish all.To reinforcement, or we perish all.TC V.v.16
Harke, harke, what shout is that?Hark, hark, what shout is that?TC V.ix.1.1
March patiently along; let one be sentMarch patiently along. Let one be sentTC V.ix.7
To pray Achilles see vs at our Tent.To pray Achilles see us at our tent. – TC V.ix.8
If in his death the gods haue vs befrended,If in his death the gods have us befriended,TC V.ix.9
Great Troy is ours, and our sharpe wars are ended.Great Troy is ours, and our sharp wars are ended.TC V.ix.10
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