Troilus and Cressida


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Act I
Act II
Act III
Act IV
Act V
Enter Agamemnon, Ajax, Menelaus, Nestor,

Diomedes, and the rest, marching to drumbeats.

Shouts within


AGAMEMNON

Hark, hark, what shout is that?


NESTOR

                         Peace, drums!


SOLDIERS

(shouting within)

Achilles! Achilles! Hector's

slain! Achilles!


DIOMEDES

The bruit is Hector's slain, and by Achilles.
bruit (n.) news, rumour, tidings


AJAX

If it be so, yet bragless let it be;
bragless (adj.) without vain boast, without gloating

Great Hector was a man as good as he.


AGAMEMNON

March patiently along. Let one be sent
patiently (adv.) 2 calmly, with quiet expectation

To pray Achilles see us at our tent. –

If in his death the gods have us befriended,

Great Troy is ours, and our sharp wars are ended.
sharp (adj.) 1 severe, harsh, merciless

Exeunt

 
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