The Two Noble Kinsmen

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Enter the Queenes with the Hearses of theirMusic. Enter the Queens with the hearses of their TNK I.v.1.1
Knightes, in a Funerall Solempnity, &c.knights, in a funeral solemnity, with attendants TNK I.v.1.2
SONG TNK I.v.1.3
Vrnes, aud odours, bring away,Urns and odours bring away; TNK I.v.1
Vapours, sighes, darken the day;Vapours, sighs, darken the day; TNK I.v.2
Our dole more deadly lookes than dyingOur dole more deadly looks than dying;dole (n.)
grief, sorrow, sadness
TNK I.v.3
deadly (adv.)
with a resemblance of death
Balmes, and Gummes, and heavy cheeres,Balms and gums and heavy cheers,cheer (n.)

old form: cheeres
face, look, expression
TNK I.v.4
gum (n.)

old form: Gummes
substance used as incense in ceremonies
heavy (adj.)
sorrowful, sad, gloomy
Sacred vials fill'd with teares,Sacred vials filled with tears,vial (n.)
phial, small bottle, flask
TNK I.v.5
And clamors through the wild ayre flying.And clamours through the wild air flying. TNK I.v.6
Come all sad, and solempne Showes,Come all sad and solemn showssad (adj.)
serious, grave, solemn
TNK I.v.7
That are quick-eyd pleasures foes;That are quick-eyed pleasure's foes; TNK I.v.8
We convent nought else but woes.We convent naught else but woes,convent (v.)
bring together, assemble, convene
TNK I.v.9
We convent, &c.We convent naught else but woes. TNK I.v.10
This funeral path, brings to your housholds grave:This funeral path brings to your household's grave.bring (v.)
lead, go, conduct [someone]
TNK I.v.11
Ioy ceaze on you againe: peace sleepe with him.Joy seize on you again; peace sleep with him. TNK I.v.12
And this to yours.And this to yours. TNK I.v.13.1
Yours this way: Heavens lendYours this way. Heavens lend TNK I.v.13.2
A thousand differing waies, to one sure end.A thousand differing ways to one sure end. TNK I.v.14
This world's a Citty full of straying Streetes,This world's a city full of straying streets,straying (adj.)
winding, twisting, rambling
TNK I.v.15
And Death's the market place, where each one meetes.And death's the market-place, where each one meets. TNK I.v.16
Exeunt severally.Exeunt severallyseverally (adv.)
separately, individually
TNK I.v.16.1
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