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Lovers parting in the Morning.

Troil. (6) O Creffida! but that the bufy day, Wak'd by the lark, has rous'd the ribald crows, And dreaming night will hide our joys no longer, I would not from thee.

Crefs. Befhrew the witch! with venomous wights she stays,

Tedious as hell; but flies the grafps of love,
With wings more momentary swift than thought,
Lover's Farewel.

Injurious time, now with a robber's hafte,
Crams his rich thiev'ry up, he knows not how.
As many farewels as be ftars in heav'n,
With distinct breath and confign'd kiffes to them,
He fumbles up all in one loose adieu;
And scants us with a fingle famish'd kiss ;
Distasted with the falt of broken tears.

Troilus's Character of the Grecian Youths.

The Grecian youths are full of fubtle qualities, They're loving, well compos'd, with gifts of nature Flowing, and fwelling o'er with arts and exercife; How novelties may move, and parts with perfon Alas!-a kind of godly jealoufy

(Which, I beseech you call a virtuous fin) Makes me afraid.

SCENE VIII. A Trumpeter.

Now crack thy lungs, and split thy brazen pipe; Blow, villain, till thy fphered-bias cheek

(6) Troi!, &c.] See Romeo and Juliet, p. 212.


Out-fwell the cholick of puft Aquilon:
Come, ftretch thy cheft, and let thy eyes pout blood;
Thou blow'ft for Hector.

Diomede's Manner of walking.

'Tis he, I ken the manner of his gate He rifes on his toe: that spirit of his In aspiration lifts him from the earth.

Defcription of Creffida.

(7) There's language in her eye, her cheek, her lip:

Nay her foot fpeaks; her wanton spirits look out
At every joint, and motive of her body:
Oh, these encounterers! So glib of tongue,
They give a coafting welcome ere.it comes;
And wide unclafp the tables of their thoughts.
To every ticklish reader; fet them down.
For fluttish fpoils of opportunity,
And daughters of the game.

The Character of Troilus..

The youngest fon of Priam, a true knight; Not yet mature, yet matchlefs; firm of word; Speaking in deeds, and deedlefs in his tongue;

(7) There's, &c.] Nothing can exceed this defcription of a war ton woman. Richard (in the Beginning of Richard the Third) fpeaking of Jane Shore, says,

We fay that Shores wife hath a pretty foot,
A cherry lip, a paffing-pleafing tongue,

But in Isaiah there is a defcription, of the wanton daughters of Zion, which is peculiarly beautiful. "Because the daughters of Zion are haughty, and walk with ftretch'd-forth necks, and wanton eyes, walking,, and mincing as they go, and making a tinkling with their feet, &c. See Chap. iii. Ver. 16.


Not foon provok'd, nor being provok'd, foon calm'a
His heart and hand both open, and both free;
For what he has, he gives; what thinks, he fhews;
Yet gives he not, 'till judgement guide his bounty 3
Nor dignifies an impair thought with breath:
Manly as Hector, but more dangerous;
For Hector in his blaze of wrath fubfcribes
To tender objects: but he in heat of action
Is more vindicative than jealous love.

SCENE IX. Hector in Battle.

I have, thou gallant Trojan, feen thee oft,
Labouring for destiny, make cruel way
Through ranks of greekish youth; and I have feen

As hot as Perfeus, fpurthy Phrygian steed,
Bravely defpifing forfeits and fubduements,
When thou haft hung thy advanced fword in th' air,
Not letting it decline on the declin'd:

That I have faid unto my standers-by,
Lo, Jupiter is yonder, dealing life!

And I have feen thee pause and take thy breath,
When that a ring of Greeks have hem'd thee in,
Like an Olympian wrestling,


Honour more dear than Life.

(8) Mine honour keeps the weather of my fate; Life every man holds dear, but the brave man Holds honour far more precious-dear than life.

(8) Mine Honour, &c.] See the firft paffage in Julius Cæfar, and the note,


Pity to be difcarded in War.

For love of all the gods

Let's leave the hermit pity with our mothers;
And when we have our armour buckled on,
The venom'd vengeance ride upon our swords !

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