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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)

    I would now aske ye how ye like the Play,
    But as it is with Schoole Boyes, cannot say,
    I am cruell fearefull: pray yet stay a while,
    3340And let me looke upon ye: No man smile?
    Then it goes hard I see; He that has
    Lov'd a yong hansome wench then, show his face:
    Tis strange if none be heere, and if he will
    Against his Conscience let him hisse, and kill
    3345Our Market: Tis in vaine, I see to stay yee,
    Have at the worst can come, then; Now what say ye?
    And yet mistake me not: I am not bold
    We have no such cause. If the tale we have told
    (For tis no other) any way content ye)
    3350(For to that honest purpose it was ment ye)
    We have our end; and ye shall have ere long
    I dare say many a better, to prolong
    Your old loves to us: we, and all our might,
    Rest at your service, Gentlemen, good night.