PROLOGUE
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IN Troy there lyes the Scene: From Iles of GreeceIn Troy there lies the scene. From isles of GreeceTC prologue.1
The Princes Orgillous, their high blood chaf'dThe princes orgulous, their high blood chafed,TC prologue.2
Haue to the Port of Athens sent their shippesHave to the port of Athens sent their shipsTC prologue.3
Fraught with the ministers and instrumentsFraught with the ministers and instrumentsTC prologue.4
Of cruell Warre: Sixty and nine that woreOf cruel war. Sixty and nine that woreTC prologue.5
Their Crownets Regall, from th' Athenian bayTheir crownets regal from th' Athenian bayTC prologue.6
Put forth toward Phrygia, and their vow is madePut forth toward Phrygia, and their vow is madeTC prologue.7
To ransacke Troy, within whose strong emuresTo ransack Troy, within whose strong immuresTC prologue.8
The rauish'd Helen, Menelaus Queene,The ravished Helen, Menelaus' queen,TC prologue.9
With wanton Paris sleepes, and that's the Quarrell.With wanton Paris sleeps – and that's the quarrel.TC prologue.10
To Tenedos they come,To Tenedos they come,TC prologue.11
And the deepe-drawing Barke do there disgorgeAnd the deep-drawing barks do there disgorgeTC prologue.12
Their warlike frautage: now on Dardan PlainesTheir warlike fraughtage; now on Dardan plainsTC prologue.13
The fresh and yet vnbruised Greekes do pitchThe fresh and yet unbruised Greeks do pitchTC prologue.14
Their braue Pauillions. Priams six=gated City,Their brave pavilions. Priam's six-gated city,TC prologue.15
Dardan and Timbria, Helias, Chetas, Troien,Dardan and Timbria, Helias, Chetas, Troien,TC prologue.16
And Antenonidus with massie StaplesAnd Antenorides, with massy staplesTC prologue.17
And corresponsiue and fulfilling BoltsAnd corresponsive and fulfilling bolts,TC prologue.18
Stirre vp the Sonnes of Troy.Stir up the sons of Troy.TC prologue.19
Now Expectation tickling skittish spirits,Now expectation, tickling skittish spiritsTC prologue.20
On one and other side, Troian and Greeke,On one and other side, Trojan and Greek,TC prologue.21
Sets all on hazard. And hither am I come,Sets all on hazard. And hither am I come,TC prologue.22
A Prologue arm'd, but not in confidenceA Prologue armed, but not in confidenceTC prologue.23
Of Authors pen, or Actors voyce; but suitedOf author's pen or actor's voice, but suitedTC prologue.24
In like conditions, as our Argument;In like conditions as our argument,TC prologue.25
To tell you (faire Beholders) that our PlayTo tell you, fair beholders, that our playTC prologue.26
Leapes ore the vaunt and firstlings of those broyles,Leaps o'er the vaunt and firstlings of those broils,TC prologue.27
Beginning in the middle: starting thence away,Beginning in the middle; starting thence awayTC prologue.28
To what may be digested in a Play:To what may be digested in a play.TC prologue.29
Like, or finde fault, do as your pleasures are,Like or find fault; do as your pleasures are;TC prologue.30
Now good, or bad, 'tis but the chance of Warre.Now good or bad, 'tis but the chance of war.TC prologue.31
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