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Shall Ajax fight with Hector?

Shall Ajax fight with Hector?
Ay, and perhaps receive much honor by him.
I see my reputation is at stake;
My fame is shrewdly gored.
O, then, beware!
Those wounds heal ill that men do give themselves.
Omission to do what is necessary
Seals a commission to a blank of danger,
And danger, like an ague, subtly taints
Even then when they sit idly in the sun.
Go call Thersites hither, sweet Patroclus.
I'll send the fool to Ajax and desire him
T' invite the Trojan lords after the combat
To see us here unarmed. I have a woman's longing,
An appetite that I am sick withal,
To see great Hector in his weeds of peace,
To talk with him, and to behold his visage,
Even to my full of view.

Act 3
Scene 3
Line 235

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