ACT V SCENE VII

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Troilus and Cressida

ACT V SCENE VIIAnother part of the plains.
[Enter ACHILLES, with Myrmidons]
ACHILLESCome here about me, you my Myrmidons;
Mark what I say. Attend me where I wheel:
Strike not a stroke, but keep yourselves in breath:
And when I have the bloody Hector found,
Empale him with your weapons round about;5
In fellest manner execute your aims.
Follow me, sirs, and my proceedings eye:
It is decreed Hector the great must die.
[Exeunt]
[ Enter MENELAUS and PARIS, fighting: then THERSITES ]
THERSITESThe cuckold and the cuckold-maker are at it. Now,
bull! now, dog! ‘Loo, Paris, ‘loo! now my double-10
henned sparrow! ‘loo, Paris, ‘loo! The bull has the
game: ware horns, ho!
[Exeunt PARIS and MENELAUS]
[Enter MARGARELON]
MARGARELONTurn, slave, and fight.
THERSITESWhat art thou?
MARGARELONA bastard son of Priam’s.15
THERSITESI am a bastard too; I love bastards: I am a bastard
begot, bastard instructed, bastard in mind, bastard
in valour, in every thing illegitimate. One bear will
not bite another, and wherefore should one bastard?
Take heed, the quarrel’s most ominous to us: if the20
son of a whore fight for a whore, he tempts judgment:
farewell, bastard.
[Exit]
MARGARELONThe devil take thee, coward!
[Exit]

Troilus and Cressida, Act 5, Scene 8