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


The Two Noble Kinsmen.
2920He lispes in's neighing able to entice
A Millars Mare,
Hee'l be the death of her.
Doctor. What stuffe she utters?
Iaylor. Make curtsie, here your love comes.
2925Wooer. Pretty soule
How doe ye? that's a fine maide, ther's a curtsie.
Daugh. Yours to command ith way of honestie;
How far is't now to'th end o'th world my Masters?
Doctor. Why a daies Iorney wench.
2930Daugh. Will you goe with me?
Wooer. What shall we doe there wench?
Daugh. Why play at stoole ball,
What is there else to doe?
Wooer. I am content
2935If we shall keepe our wedding there.
Daugh. Tis true
For there I will assure you, we shall finde
Some blind Priest for the purpose, that will venture
To marry us, for here they are nice, and foolish;
2940Besides my father must be hang'd to morrow
And that would be a blot i'th businesse
Are not you Palamon?
Wooer. Doe not you know me?
Daugh. Yes, but you care not for me; I have nothing
2945But this pore petticoate, and too corse Smockes.
Wooer. That's all one, I will have you.
Daugh. Will you surely?
Wooer. Yes by this faire hand will I.
Daugh. Wee'l to bed then.
2950Wooer. Ev'n when you will.
Daugh. O Sir, you would faine be nibling.
Wooer. Why doe you rub my kisse off?
Daugh. Tis a sweet one,
And will perfume me finely against the wedding.
2955Is not this your Cosen Arcite?
Doctor. Yes sweetheart,
And I am glad my Cosen Palamon
Has