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

The Two Noble Kinsmen.
Doe not you feele it thaw you?
1520Pal. Stay, Ile tell you after a draught or two more.
Arc. Spare it not, the Duke has more Cuz: Eate now.
Pal. Yes.
Arc. I am glad you have so good a stomach.
Pal. I am gladder I have so good meate too't.
1525Arc. Is't not mad lodging, here in the wild woods Cosen
Pal. Yes, for then that have wilde Consciences.
Arc. How tasts your vittails? your hunger needs no sawce
Pal. Not much.
But if it did, yours is too tart: sweete Cosen: what is this?
1530Arc. Venison.
Pal. Tis a lusty meate:
Giue me more wine; here Arcite to the wenches
We have known in our daies. The Lord Stewards daughter.
Doe you remember her?
1535Arc. After you Cuz.
Pal. She lov'd a black-haird man.
Arc. She did so; well Sir.
Pal. And I have heard some call him Arcite. and
Arc. Out with't faith.
1540Pal. She met him in an Arbour:
What did she there Cuz? play o'th virginals?
Arc. Something she did Sir.
Pal. Made her groane a moneth for't; or 2. or 3. or 10.
Arc. The Marshals Sister,
1545Had her share too, as I remember Cosen,
Else there be tales abroade, you'l pledge her?
Pal. Yes.
Arc. A pretty broune wench t'is-There was a time
When yong men went a hunting, and a wood,
1550And a broade Beech: and thereby hangs a tale: heigh ho.
Pal. For Emily, upon my life; Foole
Away with this straind mirth; I say againe
That sigh was breathd for Emily; base Cosen,
Dar'st thou breake first?
1555Arc. you are wide.
Pal. By heaven and earth, ther's nothing in thee honest.