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And by those claim their greatness, not by blood.
As great in admiration as herself;
So shall she leave her blessedness to one,
(When heaven shall call her from this cloud of darkness,)
Who, from the sacred ashes of her honour,
Shall be, and make new nations: He shall flourish,
Shall see this, and bless heaven.
Thou speakest wonders.] Cran. She shall be, to the happiness of England, An aged princess; many days shall see her, And yet no day without a deed to crown it. 'Would I had known no more! but she must die, She must, the saints must have her; yet a virgin, A most unspotted lily shall she pass
To the ground, and all the world shall mourn her. K. Hen. O lord archbishop,
Thou hast made me now a man; never, before
This happy child, did I get any thing:
This oracle of comfort has so pleas'd me,
That, when I am in heaven, I shall desire
To see what this child does, and praise my Maker.-
Ye must all see the queen, and she must thank ye,
'Tis ten to one, this play can never please
The merciful construction of good women;
Troilus and Cressida.
FROM THE TEXT OF
MR. STEEVENS'S LAST EDITION.
Thersites, a deformed and scurrilous Grecian.
Servant to Troilus; Servant to Paris; Servant to
Helen, wife to Menelaus.
Andromache, wife to Hector.
Cassandra, daughter to Priam; a Prophetess.
Trojan and Greek Soldiers, and Attendants.
SCENE, Troy, and the Grecian Camp before it.