Troilus and Cressida

  • Troilus & Cressida: Prologue

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    Prologue

    In Troy, there lies the scene. From isles of Greece

  • The princes orgulous, their high blood chaf'd,

  • Have to the port of Athens sent their ships

  • Fraught with the ministers and instruments

  • Of cruel war. Sixty and nine, that wore

  • Their crownets regal, from th' Athenian bay

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    Put forth toward Phrygia, and their vow is made

  • To ransack Troy, within whose strong immures

  • The ravish'd Helen, Menelaus' queen,

  • With wanton Paris sleeps'and that's the quarrel.

  • To Tenedos they come,

  • And the deep-drawing barks do there disgorge

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    Their warlike fraughtage. Now on Dardan plains

  • The fresh and yet unbruised Greeks do pitch

  • Their brave pavilions. Priam's six-gated city,

  • Dardan and Timbria, Helias, Chetas, Troien,

  • And Antenorides, with massy staples

  • And corresponsive and fulfilling bolts