Gary Taylor, John Jowett, Terri Bourus, and Gabriel Egan (eds), The New Oxford Shakespeare: Critical Reference Edition, Vol. 2

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Critical ApparatusMusicke sounds within. Enter Pandarus and a Seruant.
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Pan. Friend, you, pray you a word: Doe not you follow the yong 2Lord Paris?


Ser. I sir, when he goes before me.


Pan. You depend vpon him I meane?


Ser. Sir, I doe depend vpon the Lord.

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Pan. You depend vpon a noble Gentleman: I must needes praise 7him.


Ser. The Lord be praised.


Pa. You know me, doe you not?


Ser. Faith sir, superficially.


Pa. Friend know me better, I am the Lord Pandarus.


Ser. I hope I shall know your honour better.


Pa. I doe desire it.


Ser. You are in the state of Grace?

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Pa. Grace, not so friend, honor and Lordship are my title: 16What Musique is this?


Ser. I doe but partly know sir: it is Musicke in parts.


Pa. Know you the Musitians.


Ser. Wholly sir.


Pa. Who play they to?


Ser. To the hearers sir.


Pa. At whose pleasure friend?


Ser. At mine sir, and theirs that loue Musicke.

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Pa. Command, I meane friend.


Ser. Who shall I command sir?


Pa. Friend, we vnderstand not one another: I am too courtly, Critical Apparatus27and thou art too cunning. At whose request doe these men play?


Ser. That's too't indeede sir: marry sir, at the request of Paris my 29L. who's there in person; with him the mortall Venus, the heart bloud Critical Apparatus30of beauty, loues [on visible] soule.


Pa. Who? my Cosin Cressida.

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Ser. No sir, Helen, could you not finde out that by her attributes?

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Pa. It should seeme fellow, that thou hast not seen the Lady Critical Apparatus34Cressida. I come to speake with Paris from the Prince Troylus: I will 35make a complementall assault vpon him, for my businesse seethes.


Ser. Sodden businesse, there's a stewed phrase indeede.

Critical ApparatusEnter Paris and Helena.
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Pan. Faire be to you my Lord, and to all this faire 38company: faire desires in all faire measure fairely guide them, especially 39to you faire Queene, faire thoughts be your faire pillow.


Hel. Deere L. you are full of faire words.


Pan. You speake your faire pleasure sweete Queene: faire Prince, 42here is good broken Musicke.


Par. You haue broke it cozen: and by my life you shall make it whole 44againe, you shall peece it out with a peece of your performance. Nel, he 45is full of harmony.


Pan. Truely Lady no.


Hel. O sir.


Pan. Rude in sooth, in good sooth very rude.

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Paris. Well said my Lord: well, you say so in fits.


Pan. I haue businesse to my Lord, deere Queene: my Lord will you 51vouchsafe me a word.


Hel. Nay, this shall not hedge vs out, weele heare you sing certainely.


Pan. Well sweete Queene you are pleasant with me, but, marry 54thus my Lord, my deere Lord, and most esteemed friend your brother 55Troylus.


Hel. My Lord Pandarus, hony sweete Lord.

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Pan. Go too sweete Queene, goe to. Commends himselfe most 58affectionately to you.

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Hel. You shall not bob vs out of our melody: If you doe, our melancholly 60vpon your head.


Pan. Sweete Queene, sweete Queene, that's a sweete Queene Ifaith———


Hel. And to make a sweet Lady sad, is a sower offence.


Pan. Nay, that shall not serue your turne, that shall it not in truth 64la. Nay, I care not for such words, no, no. And my Lord he desires you, 65that if the King call for him at Supper, you will make his excuse.


Hel. My Lord Pandarus?


Pan. What saies my sweete Queene, my very, very sweete Queene?


Par. What exploit's in hand, where sups he to night?


Hel. Nay but my Lord?

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Pan. What saies my [sweete] Queene? my cozen will fall out with you.


Hel. You must not know where he sups.

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Par. With my disposer Cressida.


Pan. No, no; no such matter, you are wide, come your disposer 74is sicke.

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Par. Well, Ile make excuse.


Pan. I good my Lord: why should you say Cressida? no, your Critical Apparatus77poore disposer's sicke.


Par. I spie.

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Pan. You spie, what doe you spie: come, giue me 80an Instrument now sweete Queene.


Hel. Why this is kindely done?

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Pan. My Neece is horrible in loue with a thing you haue sweete 83Queene.


Hel. She shall haue it my Lord, if it be not my Lord Paris.


Pand. Hee? no, sheele none of him, they two are twaine.


Hel. Falling in after falling out, may make them three.


Pan. Come, come, Ile heare no more of this, Ile sing you a song now.

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Hel. I, I, prethee now: by my troth sweet Lord thou hast a fine 89fore-head.


Pan. I you may, you may.


Hel. Let thy song be loue: this loue will vndoe vs al. Oh Cupid, Cupid, 92Cupid.


Pan. Loue? I that it shall yfaith.


Par. I, good now loue, loue, no thing but loue.

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Pan. In good troth it begins so.

Critical Apparatus96        Loue, loue, nothing but loue, still more:

97        For O loues Bow,

98        Shootes Bucke and Doe:

Critical Apparatus99        The Shaft confounds

100        Not that it wounds,

101        But tickles still the sore:

Critical Apparatus102        These Louers cry, oh ho they dye;

103        Yet that which seemes the wound to kill,

104        Doth turne oh ho, to ha ha he:

105        So dying loue liues still,

Critical Apparatus106        O ho a while, but ha ha ha,

107        O ho grones out for ha ha ha———

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Hel. In loue yfaith to the very tip of the nose.


Par. He eates nothing but doues loue, and that breeds hot bloud, and 111hot bloud begets hot thoughts, and hot thoughts beget hot deedes, and 112hot deedes is loue.


Pan. Is this the generation of loue? Hot bloud, hot thoughts, and Critical Apparatus114hot deedes, why they are Vipers, is Loue a generation of Vipers? Sweete 115Lord whose a field to day?


Par. Hector, Deiphœbus, Helenus, Anthenor, and all the gallantry of 117Troy. I would faine haue arm'd to day, but my Nell would not haue it so. Critical Apparatus118How chance my brother Troylus went not?


Hel. He hangs the lippe at something; you know all Lord Pandarus?


Pan. Not I hony sweete Queene: I long to heare how they sped Critical Apparatus121to day: Youle remember your brothers excuse?


Par. To a hayre.


Pan. Farewell sweete Queene.


Hel. Commend me to your Neece.

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Pan. I will sweete Queene.

Sound a retreat.

Par. They're come from fielde: let vs to Priams Hall

Critical Apparatus127To greete the Warriers. Sweet Hellen, I must woe you,

128To helpe vnarme our Hector: his stubborne Buckles,

129With these your white enchanting fingers toucht,

130Shall more obey then to the edge of Steele,

131Or force of Greekish sinewes: you shall doe more

Critical Apparatus132Then all the Iland Kings, disarme great Hector.


Hel. 'Twill make vs proud to be his seruant Paris:

134Yea what he shall receiue of vs in duetie,

135Giues vs more palme in beautie then we haue:

Critical Apparatus136Yea ouershines our selfe.

[Par.] Sweete aboue thought I loue thee.


Notes Settings


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7.0.1 Musicke … within As elewhere, there is no act–scene division in jaggard. It here sets 'Musicke sounds within.' on the same type-line as 'deepe.' and 'Exeunt' (6.238), followed by a blank line and then the entry. But the music belongs to Scene 7: see 7.16ff. The music direction is not in eld.
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7.1 not you jaggard; you not eld
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7.6 noble jaggard; notable eld
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7.15 title jaggard; titles eld
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7.24 friend jaggard; not in eld
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7.27 thou art jaggard; thou eld
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7.30 on visible this edition; inuisible eld, jaggard; visible hanmer; indivisible walker–wilson (Daniel); invincible becket conj. Even allowing for hyperbole, 'invisible soule' seems unlikely: Helen is not invisible, and is about to be seen; she is love's soul embodied. The reading in the text as emended here is especially apt because the Servant is referring to one woman but Pandarus understands another. This is true also of 'indivisible'. But the error would be less easy with that reading; Shakespeare nowhere uses either 'indivisible' or 'divisible'; moreover, the Platonic connotations probably lie beyond Shakespeare's intellectual framework, Plato's works being unknown to him.
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7.30 on = one. A spelling found in the Shakespearian section of Sir Thomas More.
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7.32 you not jaggard; not you eld
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7.33 that thou jaggard; thou eld
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7.34 Cressida jaggard; Cressid eld
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7.36.1 Helena jaggard; Hellen eld
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7.49 well, Taylor emends 'will^', making a question out of 'will … fits', but it is acceptable to understand Paris as commenting on the spoken quality and repetition of Pandarus' previous speech.
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7.57–8 Go … you. capell; verse eld, jaggard: goe to.|
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7.59–60 You … head. hanmer; verse eld, jaggard: melody:|
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7.70 sweete eld (sweet); sweere jaggard
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7.72 With jaggard; Ile lay my life with eld
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7.72, 73 disposer eld, jaggard; dispenser taylor. A triple error (see 7.77) in both texts is unlikely, especially as jaggard is variant on eld hereabouts. OED accepts the word in the sense 'One who disposes with something' (5) without query; 'One who regulates or governs' is also relevant. Paris jokingly suggests that Cressid both controls him and rejects him, as she is disposed.
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7.75 make jaggard; makes eld
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7.77 disposer's eld, jaggard; dispenser's taylor
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7.82 horrible jaggard; horribly eld
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7.88 Lord jaggard; lad eld
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7.95–6 Pan. In … Loue jaggard(B); In … Pan. Loue jaggard(A); Pand: Loue eld (omitting In … so.)
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7.95 Some copies read 'In good' instead of 'Pan. In good'
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7.96 more jaggard; loue still more eld
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7.96 Some copies read 'Pan. Loue,' instead of 'Loue,'
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7.99 Shaft confounds jaggard; shafts confound eld
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7.99 The … wounds, pope; 1 line eld, jaggard
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7.102, 119 oh ho eld, jaggard; Oh, Oh pope
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7.106, 122 Oh ho eld, jaggard; Oh, Oh capell
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7.108 Hey ho. eld and jaggard both print 'hey ho' after a dash on the same type-line as 7.107 in italics, which suggests that the words are part of the song. A whimsically resigned spoken exclamation is more likely. rann first set as a separate prose exclamation.
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7.108 Hey ho. See Textual Notes.
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7.114 Sweete … to day? pope; verse-line eld, jaggard
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7.118–9 How … not? pope; verse-line eld, jaggard
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7.121–2 Youle … excuse? pope; verse-line eld, jaggard
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7.127 woe = woo
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7.132 disarme eld, jaggard; t'disarm dawson. Abbott 349 provides various examples of 'to' omitted from an infinitive.
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7.136 Par. eld (~:); not in jaggard. In jaggard the line that eld attributes to Paris is set as a separate type-line but without the speech prefix. In this it does no more than take over the quarto layout. But the line is much more plausibly spoken, as in eld, by the besotted Paris, as a response to Helen agreeing to disarm Hector.
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7.136 thee jaggard(B); her eld; the jaggard(A)
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7.136 Some copies read 'the' instead of 'thee'
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