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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.
    I will not spare you.
    1825Pal. That's well said.
    Arc. You'l finde it.
    Pal. Then as I am an honest man and love,
    With all the justice of affection
    Ile pay thee soundly: This ile take.
    1830Arc. That's mine then,
    Ile arme you first.
    Pal. Do: pray thee tell me Cosen,
    Where gotst thou this good Armour.
    Arc. Tis the Dukes,
    1835And to say true, I stole it; doe I pinch you?
    Pal. Noe.
    Arc. Is't not too heavie?
    Pal. I have worne a lighter,
    But I shall make it serve.
    1840Arc. Ile buckl't close.
    Pal. By any meanes.
    Arc. You care not for a Grand guard?
    Pal. No, no, wee'l use no horses, I perceave
    You would faine be at that Fight.
    1845Arc. I am indifferent.
    Pal. Faith so am I: good Cosen, thrust the buckle
    Through far enough.
    Arc. I warrant you.
    Pal. My Caske now.
    1850Arc. Will you fight bare-armd?
    Pal. We shall be the nimbler.
    Arc. But use your Gauntlets though; those are o'th least,
    Prethee take mine good Cosen.
    Pal. Thanke you Arcite.
    1855How doe I looke, am I falne much away?
    Arc. Faith very little; love has usd you kindly.
    Pal. Ile warrant thee, Ile strike home.
    Arc. Doe, and spare not;
    Ile give you cause sweet Cosen.
    1860Pal. Now to you Sir,
    Me thinkes this Armo'rs very like that, Arcite,
    H Thou