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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.
    620 Our dole more deadly lookes than dying
    Balmes, and Gummes, and heavy cheeres,
    Sacred vials fill'd with teares,
    And clamors through the wild ayre flying.

    Come all sad, and solempne Showes,
    625That are quick-eyd pleasures foes;
    We convent nought else but woes. We convent, &c.

    3. Qu. This funeral path, brings to your housholds grave:
    Ioy ceaze on you againe: peace sleepe with him.
    2. Qu. And this to yours.
    6301. Qu. Yours this way: Heavens lend
    A thousand differing waies, to one sure end.
    3. Qu. This world's a Citty full of straying Streetes,
    And Death's the market place, where each one meetes.
    Exeunt severally.

    635Actus Secundus.

    Scaena 1. Enter Iailor, and Wooer.
    Iailor. I may depart with little, while I live, some thing I
    May cast to you, not much: Alas the Prison I
    Keepe, though it be for great ones, yet they seldome
    640Come; Before one Salmon, you shall take a number
    Of Minnowes: I am given out to be better lyn'd
    Then it can appeare, to me report is a true
    Speaker: I would I were really, that I am
    Deliverd to be: Marry, what I have (be it what
    645it will) I will assure upon my daughter at
    The day of my death.
    Wooer. Sir I demaund no more then your owne offer,
    And I will estate your Daughter in what I
    Have promised,
    D Iailor.