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Author: William Shakespeare
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Two Noble Kinsmen (Quarto, 1634)


The Two Noble Kinsmen.
and heere ile be and there ile be, for our Towne, and here
againe, and there againe: ha, Boyes, heigh for the wea-
vers.
1. This must be done i'th woods.
11054. O pardon me.
2. By any meanes our thing of learning sees so: where he
himselfe will edifie the Duke most parlously in our behalfes:
hees excellent i'th woods, bring him to'th plaines, his lear-
ning makes no cry.
11103. Weele see the sports, then every man to's Tackle: and
Sweete Companions lets rehearse by any meanes, before
The Ladies see us, and doe sweetly, and God knows what
May come on't.
4. Content; the sports once ended, wee'l performe. Away
1115Boyes and hold.
Arc. By your leaves honest friends: pray you whither
goe you.
4. Whither? why, what a question's that?
Arc. Yes, tis a question, to me that know not.
11203. To the Games my Friend.
2. Where were you bred you know it not?
Arc. Not farre Sir,
Are there such Games to day?
1. Yes marry are there:
1125And such as you neuer saw; The Duke himselfe
Will be in person there.
Arc. What pastimes are they?
2, Wrastling, and Running; Tis a pretty Fellow.
3. Thou wilt not goe along.
1130Arc. Not yet Sir.
4. Well Sir
Take your owne time, come Boyes
1. My minde misgives me
This fellow has a veng'ance tricke o'th hip,
1135Marke how his Bodi's made for't
2. Ile be hangd though
If he dare venture, hang him plumb porredge,
He wrastle? he rost eggs. Come lets be gon Lads.
Exeunt 4.
Arc.