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Troilus and Cressida

Troilus and Cressida Translation Act 5, Scene 6

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Enter AJAX

AJAX

Troilus, thou coward Troilus, show thy head!

AJAX

Troilus, you coward Troilus, show yourself!

Enter DIOMEDES

DIOMEDES

Troilus, I say! where's Troilus?

DIOMEDES

Troilus, I say! Where's Troilus?

AJAX

What wouldst thou?

AJAX

What do you want with him?

DIOMEDES

I would correct him.

DIOMEDES

I want to correct him.

AJAX

Were I the general, thou shouldst have my officeEre that correction. Troilus, I say! what, Troilus!

AJAX

You aren't taking the pleasure of killing him away from me. Troilus, I say! Where are you, Troilus!

Enter TROILUS

TROILUS

O traitor Diomed! turn thy false face, thou traitor,And pay thy life thou owest me for my horse!

TROILUS

Oh it is the traitor Diomedes! Turn your deceitful face towards me, you traitor, and die for stealing my horse!

DIOMEDES

Ha, art thou there?

DIOMEDES

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AJAX

I'll fight with him alone: stand, Diomed.

AJAX

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DIOMEDES

He is my prize; I will not look upon.

DIOMEDES

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TROILUS

Come, both you cogging Greeks; have at you both!

TROILUS

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Enter HECTOR

HECTOR

Yea, Troilus? O, well fought, my youngest brother!

HECTOR

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Enter ACHILLES

ACHILLES

Now do I see thee, ha! have at thee, Hector!

ACHILLES

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HECTOR

Pause, if thou wilt.

HECTOR

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ACHILLES

I do disdain thy courtesy, proud Trojan: 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.

ACHILLES

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Exit

HECTOR

Fare thee well:I would have been much more a fresher man,Had I expected thee. How now, my brother!

HECTOR

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Re-enter TROILUS

TROILUS

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 to-day.

TROILUS

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Exit

Enter one in sumptuous armour

HECTOR

Stand, stand, thou Greek; thou art a goodly mark: No? wilt thou not? I like thy armour well; I'll frush it and unlock the rivets all, But I'll be master of it: wilt thou not, beast, abide? Why, then fly on, I'll hunt thee for thy hide.

HECTOR

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Exeunt

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Tom hill
About the Translator: Tom Hill

Tom Hill lives in his native London where he has just finished studying for an MA in Shakespeare Studies at King's College London and Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. He has worked in education both in the UK and in Asia. His favorite Shakespeare play is The Merchant of Venice.