Troilus and Cressida (1602-3)


Act V, Scene 9

Another part of the plains.

[Enter AGAMEMNON, AJAX, MENELAUS, NESTOR, DIOMEDES,] [p]and others, marching. Shouts within]

Agamemnon Hark! hark! what shout is that?

Nestor Peace, drums!
[Within]
Achilles! Achilles! Hector's slain! Achilles.

Diomedes The bruit is, Hector's slain, and by Achilles.

Ajax If it be so, yet bragless let it be;
Great Hector was a man as good as he.

Agamemnon March patiently along: let one be sent
To pray Achilles see us at our tent.
If in his death the gods have us befriended,
Great Troy is ours, and our sharp wars are ended.

[Exeunt, marching]

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