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The Princes orgillous, their high blood cbafod,
DRA i fix-gated city, ... old edit. Theob. emend.
Stis ... old edit, Theob. emend.
SCENE Troy and the Grecian Camp.
Autbor, 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 the circumstances in this Play are borrow'd, they being to be found no where else.
• TROIL US and CRESSIDA.
A C T I.
Priam's Palace within the Walls of Troy, but fupposed to bave a htuation a little distant fron
the rest of the City.
Enter Pandarus and Troilus.
ALL here my varlet, I'll unarm again.
Pan. Will this geer ne'er be mended ?
Tamer (a) Before this Play of Troilus and Cressida printed in 1609 is a Bookfeller's preface, fhewing that forft imprefion to have been before the Play bad been a&ted, and that it was published without Shakespear's knowledge from a copy that had fallen into the Bookseller's bands. 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 bat it was one of his last; and the great number of observations, both moral and politick, (with which ibis piece is crowded more than ery orber of bis seems to confirm that opinion, Pope.