Troilus and Cressida
Act 5, Scene 6
Another part of the plains.
- Enter Ajax.
- Troilus, thou coward Troilus, show thy head!
- Enter Diomedes.
- Troilus, I say, where’s Troilus?
- What wouldst thou?
- I would correct him.
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- Were I the general, thou shouldst have my office
- Ere that correction. Troilus, I say, what, Troilus!
- Enter Troilus.
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- O traitor Diomed! Turn thy false face, thou traitor,
- And pay thy life thou owest me for my horse.
- Ha, art thou there?
- I’ll fight with him alone. Stand, Diomed.
- He is my prize, I will not look upon.
- Come both you cogging Greeks, have at you both!
- Exeunt fighting.
- Enter Hector.
- Yea, Troilus? O, well fought, my youngest brother!
- Enter Achilles.
- Now do I see thee, ha! Have at thee, Hector!
- They fight.
- Pause if thou wilt.
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- I do disdain thy courtesy, proud Troyan.
- Be happy that my arms are out of use;
- My rest and negligence befriends thee now,
- But thou anon shalt hear of me again;
- Till when, go seek thy fortune.
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- Fare thee well.
- I would have been much more a fresher man,
- Had I expected thee. How now, my brother?
- Enter Troilus.
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- Ajax hath ta’en Aeneas! Shall it be?
- No, by the flame of yonder glorious heaven,
- He shall not carry him; I’ll be ta’en too,
- Or bring him off. Fate, hear me what I say!
- I reck not though I end my life today.
- Enter a Greek Knight in armor.
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- Stand, stand, thou Greek, thou art a goodly mark.
- No? Wilt thou not? I like thy armor well;
- I’ll frush it and unlock the rivets all,
- But I’ll be master of it.
- Exit Greek Knight.
- Wilt thou not, beast, abide?
- Why then fly on, I’ll hunt thee for thy hide.