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The Princes orgillous, their bigb blood cbafod,
DRA i fix-gated city, ... old edit. Theob. emend.
Stis ... old edit, Theob. emend.
SCENE Troy and the Grecian Camp.
Author, and since by Chaucer. Pope. It is also found in an old English Story-book of the three
destructions of Troy, from which many of ibe circumstances in this Play are borrow'd, they being to be found no where else.
Priam's Palace within the Walls of Troy, but fupposed to bave a situation a little distant from
the rest of the City.
Enter Pandarus and Troilus.
ALL here my varlet, I'll unarm again.
Why should I war without the walls of Troy, с That find such cruel battle here within ?
Each Trojan that is master of his heart,
Pan. Will this geer ne'er be mended ?
Tamer (a) Before this Play of Troilas and Cressida printed in 1609 is a Bookfeller's preface, fhewing that forf impression to have been before rbe Play bad been acted, and that it was published without Shakespear's knowledge from a copy that had fallen into the Bookseller's hands. Mr. Dryden thinks this one of the first of our Author's Plays : But on the contrary, it may be judg' from the foremention'd Preface ibat it was one of his last; and the great number of observations, both moral and politick, (with which ihis piece is crowded more than any other of his) seems to confirm that opinion. Pope.