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Act 5, Scene IX

SCENE IX. Another part of the plains.

Enter AGAMEMNON, AJAX, MENELAUS, NESTOR, DIOMEDES, and others, marching. Shouts within
AGAMEMNON
Hark! hark! what shout is that?

NESTOR
Peace, drums!

Within

Achilles! Achilles! Hector's slain! Achilles.

DIOMEDES
The bruit is, Hector's slain, and by Achilles.

AJAX
If it be so, yet bragless let it be;
Great Hector was a man as good as he.

AGAMEMNON
March patiently along: let one be sent
To pray Achilles see us at our tent.
If in his death the gods have us befriended,
Great Troy is ours, and our sharp wars are ended.

Exeunt, marching

William Shakespeare