Troy. A street before Pandarus’s house.
(Paris; Troilus; Aeneas; Deiphobus; Antenor; Diomedes)
Paris asks Troilus to inform Cressida of her duty, and without protesting Troilus agrees to hand her over, though claiming that doing so will hurt him almost to death. Paris pities him. (13 lines)
Enter Paris, Troilus, Aeneas, Deiphobus, Antenor, Diomedes.
It is great morning, and the hour prefix’d
For her delivery to this valiant Greek
Comes fast upon. Good my brother Troilus,
Tell you the lady what she is to do,
And haste her to the purpose.
Walk into her house.
I’ll bring her to the Grecian presently;
And to his hand when I deliver her,
Think it an altar, and thy brother Troilus
A priest there off’ring to it his own heart.
I know what ’tis to love,
And would, as I shall pity, I could help!
Please you walk in, my lords.