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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.
    Iay. What thinke you of her Sir?
    Doct. I think she has a perturbed minde, which I(cannot minister to.
    Iay. Alas, what then?
    Doct. Vnderstand you, she ever affected any man, ere
    2585She beheld Palamon?
    Iay. I was once Sir, in great hope, she had fixd her
    Liking on this gentleman my friend.
    Woo. I did thinke so too, and would account I had a(great
    Pen-worth on't, to give halfe my state, that both
    2590She and I at this present stood unfainedly on the
    Same tearmes.
    Do. That intemprat surfeit of her eye, hath distemperd(the
    Other sences, they may returne and settle againe to
    Execute their preordaind faculties, but they are
    2595Now in a most extravagant vagary. This you
    Must doe, Confine her to a place, where the light
    May rather seeme to steale in, then be permitted; take
    Vpon you (yong Sir her friend) the name of
    Palamon, say you come to eate with her, and to
    2600Commune of Love; this will catch her attention, for
    This her minde beates upon; other objects that are
    Inserted tweene her minde and eye, become the prankes
    And friskins of her madnes; Sing to her, such greene
    Songs of Love, as she sayes Palamon hath sung in
    2605Prison; Come to her, stucke in as sweet flowers, as the
    Season is mistres of, and thereto make an addition of
    Som other compounded odours, which are grateful to the
    Sence: all this shall become Palamon, for Palamon can
    Sing, and Palamon is sweet, and ev'ry good thing, desire
    2610To eate with her, crave her, drinke to her, and still
    Among, intermingle your petition of grace and acceptance
    Into her favour: Learne what Maides have beene her
    Companions, and play-pheeres, and let them repaire to
    Her with Palamon in their mouthes, and appeare with
    2615Tokens, as if they suggested for him, It is a falsehood
    She is in, which is with fasehoods to be combated.
    This may bring her to eate, to sleepe, and reduce what's
    Now out of square in her, into their former law, and
    K3 Regiment