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  • Title: Two Noble Kinsmen (Quarto, 1634)

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

    The Two Noble Kinsmen.
    Keep. And hang for't afterward.
    Pal. By this good light
    1030Had I a sword I would kill thee.
    Keep, Why my Lord?
    Pal. Thou bringst such pelting scuruy news continually
    Thou art not worthy life; I will not goe.
    Keep. Indeede yon must my Lord.
    1035Pal. May I see the garden?
    Keep. Noe.
    Pal. Then I am resolud, I will not goe.
    Keep. I must constraine you then: and for you are dange-
    Ile clap more yrons on you.
    1040Pal. Doe good keeper.
    Ile shake 'em so, ye shall not sleepe,
    Ile make ye a new Morrisse, must I goe?
    Keep. There is no remedy.
    Pal. Farewell kinde window.
    1045May rude winde never hurt thee. O my Lady
    If ever thou hast felt what sorrow was,
    Dreame how I suffer. Come; now bury me.
    Exeunt Palamon, and Keeper
    Scæna 3.
    Enter Arcite.

    1050Arcite. Banishd the kingdome? tis a benefit,
    A mercy I must thanke 'em for, but banishd
    The free enjoying of that face I die for,
    Oh twas a studdied punishment, a death
    Beyond Imagination: Such a vengeance
    1055That were I old and wicked, all my sins
    Could never plucke upon me. Palamon;
    Thou ha'st the Start now, thou shalt stay and see
    Her bright eyes breake each morning gainst thy window,
    And let in life into thee; thou shalt feede
    1060Vpon the sweetenes of a noble beauty,
    That nature nev'r exceeded, nor nev'r shall:
    Good gods? what happines has Palamon?
    Twenty to one, hee'le come to speake to her,
    And if she be as gentle, as she's faire,