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


The Two Noble Kinsmen.
Will I file off, you shall have garments, and
1405Perfumes to kill the smell o'th prison, after
When you shall stretch your selfe, and say but Arcite
I am in plight, there shall be at your choyce
Both Sword, and Armour.
Pal. Oh you heavens, dares any
1410So noble beare a guilty busines! none
But onely Arcite, therefore none but Arcite
In this kinde is so bold.
Arc. Sweete Palamon.
Pal. I doe embrace you, and your offer, for
1415Your offer doo't I onely, Sir your person
Without hipocrisy I may not wish
Winde hornes of Cornets.
More then my Swords edge ont.
Arc. You heare the Hornes;
1420Enter your Musicke least this match between's
Be crost, er met, give me your hand, farewell.
Ile bring you every needfull thing: I pray you
Take comfort and be strong.
Pal. Pray hold your promise;
1425And doe the deede with a bent brow, most crtaine
You love me not, be rough with me, and powre
This oile out of your language; by this ayre
I could for each word, give a Cuffe: my stomach
not reconcild by reason,
1430Arc. Plainely spoken,
Yet pardon me hard language, when I spur
Winde hornes.
My horse, I chide him not; content, and anger
In me have but one face. Harke Sir, they call
1435The scatterd to the Banket; you must guesse
I have an office there.
Pal. Sir your attendance
Cannot please heaven, and I know your office
Vnjustly is atcheev'd.
1440Arc. If a good title,
I am perswaded this question sicke between's,
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