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fee your picture. Alas the day, how loth you are to offend daylight? an 'twere dark yoưd close sooner. So, fo, rub on, and kiss the mistress; how now, a kifs in fee-farmı? build there carpenter, the air is sweet. Nay, you shall fight your hearts out ere I part you. The faulcon has the tercel, for all the ducks i'th' river: go to, go to.
Troi. You have bereft me of all words, lady.
Pan. Words pay no debts, give her deeds: but she'll bereave you of deeds too,
too, if she call your activity in question : what, billing again? here's in witness whereof the parties interchangeably ---- come in, come in, I'll go get a fire. [Exit Pao.
Cre. Will you walk in, my lord ?
O, my lord. Troi. What should they grant; what makes this pretty abruption? what too curious dreg espies my sweet lady in the fountain of our love?
Cre. More dregs than water, if my fears have eyes.
Cre. Blind fear which seeing reafon leads, finds fafer footing than blind reason stumbling without fear. To fear the worst, ofc cures the worse.
Troi. O let my lady apprehend no fear, in all Cupid's pageant there is presented no monster.
Cre. Nor nothing monstrous neither ?
. Nothing but our undertakings, when we vow to weep seas, live in fire, eat rocks tame tygers; thinking it harder for our mistress to devise imposition enough, than for us to undergo any difficulty imposed. This is the monstrosity in love, lady, that the will is infinite, and the execution confind; that the desire is boundless, and the act a slave to limit.
Cre. They say all lovers swear more performance than they are able, and yet reserve an ability that they never perform:
vowing more than the perfection of ten; and discharging less than the tenth part
They that have the voice of lions, and the act of hares, are they not monsters ?
Troi. Are there such ? such are not we: praise us as we are tasted, allow us as we prove: our head shall go bare, 'till merit crown it; no perfe&tion in reversion shall have a praise in present; we will not name desert before his birth, and being born, his addition shall be humble; few words to fair faith. Troilus shall be such to Cressida; as what envy can say worst, shall be a mock for his truth; and what truth can speak truest, not truer than Troilus. Cre. Will you walk in, my lord?
Pan. What, blushing still : have you not done talking yet? Cre. Well, uncle, what folly I commit, I dedicate to you.
Pan. I thank you for that; if my lord get a boy of you, you'll give him me; be true to my lord; if he flinch, chide me for it.
Troi. You know now your hostages; your uncle's word and
my firm faith.
Pan. Nay, I'll give my word for her too; our kindred, though they be long ere they are woo'd, they are constant being won : they are burrs, I can tell you, they'll stick where they are thrown.
Cre. Boldness comes to me now, and brings me heart:
Troi. Why was my Cresid then so hard to win ?
Cre. Hard to seem won: but I was won, my lord,
My thoughts were like unbridled children, grown
Troi. And shall, albeit sweet musick issues thence. (Kiling
Cre. My lord, I do beseech you pardon me;
Troi. Your leave, sweet Cresid?
Cre. Let me go try:
9 your filence Coming in dumbness, from my weakness draws My soul of counsel from me. ---
Cre. Perchance, my lord, I shew more craft than love,
Troi. O that I thought it could be in a woman;
Cre. In that I'll war with you.
Troi. O virtuous fight! ( True swains in love shall in the world to come
Approve their truths by Troilus; when their rhimes, * Full of protest, of oath, and big compare, ( Want fimilies: truth tired with iteration, • As true as steel, as planets to the moon, " As sun to day, as turtle to her mate, · As ir on to adamant, as earth to th'center: " Yet after all comparisons of truth,
(As truth's authentick author to be cited)
Cre. Prophet may you be!
- When time is old and hath forgot it self,
From false to false, among false maids in love,
As fox to lamb, as wolf to heifer's calf.;
As false as Cressid.
Pan. Go to, a bargain made: seal it, seal it, I'll be the witness. Here I hold your hand; here my cousin's; if ever you prove false to one another, since I have taken such pains to bring you together, let all pitiful goers-between be callid to the world's end after my name: call them all Pandars ; let all constant men be Troilus's, all false women Creslidas, and all brokers between Pandars : say Amen.
Pan. Amen.. Whereupon I will shew. you a chamber, which