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

The Two Noble Kinsmen.
And all his friends; Nor shall he grudge to fall,
Nor thinke he dies with interest in this Lady:
2130Will this content yee?
Pal. Yes: here Cosen Arcite
I am friends againe, till that howre.
Arc. I embrace ye.
Thes. Are you content Sister?
2135Emil, Yes, I must Sir,
Els both miscarry.
Thes. Come shake hands againe then,
And take heede, as you are Gentlemen, this Quarrell
Sleepe till the howre prefixt, and hold your course.
2140Pal. We dare not faile thee Theseus.
Thes. Come, Ile give ye
Now usage like to Princes, and to Friends:
When ye returne, who wins, Ile settle heere,
Who looses, yet Ile weepe upon his Beere.

Actus Quartus.

Scæna 1.
Enter Iailor, and his friend.
Iailor. Heare you no more, was nothing saide of me
Concerning the escape of Palamon?
Good Sir remember.
21501. Fr. Nothing that I heard,
For I came home before the busines
Was fully ended: Yet I might perceive
Ere I departed, a great likelihood
Of both their pardons: For Hipolita,
2155And faire-eyd Emilie, upon their knees
Begd with such hansom pitty, that the Duke
Me thought stood staggering, whether he should follow
His rash o'th, or the sweet compassion
Of those two Ladies; and to second them,
2160That truely noble Prince Perithous
Halfe his owne heart, set in too, that I hope
All shall be well: Neither heard I one question