Troilus and Cressida Quotes
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[...] From isles of Greece The princes orgulous, their high blood chafed, Have to the port of Athens sent their ships, Fraught with the ministers and instruments Of cruel war: sixty and nine, that...
The Greeks are strong and skilful to their strength, Fierce to their skill and to their fierceness valiant; But I am weaker than a woman's tear, Tamer than sleep, fonder than ignorance, Less valian...
[...] Hector, whose patience Is, as a virtue, fix'd, to-day was mov'd: He chid Andromache and struck his armorer, (1.2.4-6)
Philosophical Viewpoints Quotes
Her bed is India; there she lies, a pearl: Between our Ilium and where she resides, Let it be call'd the wild and wandering flood, Ourself the merchant, and this sailing Pandar Our doubtful hope, o...
Politics (vs. Personal Life) Quotes
The ravish'd Helen, Menelaus' queen, With wanton Paris sleeps; and that's the quarrel. (Prologue, 9-10)
Art and Culture Quotes
[...] and hither am I come A prologue arm'd, but not in confidence Of author's pen or actor's voice, but suited In like conditions as our argument, To tell you, fair beholders, (Prologue, 22-26)
[...] our play Leaps o'er the vaunt and firstlings of those broils Beginning in the middle, starting thence away To what may be digested in this play. (Prologue, 26-29)
AENEASHow now, Prince Troilus! wherefore not afield?TROILUSBecause not there: this woman's answer sorts,For womanish it is to be from thence. (1.1.104-106)
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