The Two Noble Kinsmen
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Enter Iaylors daughter.Enter Gaoler's Daughter TNK III.iv.1
Daugh.DAUGHTER 
I am very cold, and all the Stars are out too,I am very cold, and all the stars are out too, TNK III.iv.1
The little Stars, and all, that looke like aglets:The little stars and all, that look like aglets.aglet (n.)(plural) tiny shining ornaments worn on a dress, spanglesTNK III.iv.2
The Sun has seene my Folly: Palamon;The sun has seen my folly. Palamon! TNK III.iv.3
Alas no; hees in heaven; where am I now?Alas no; he's in heaven. Where am I now? TNK III.iv.4
Yonder's the sea, and ther's a Ship; how't tumblesYonder's the sea, and there's a ship; how't tumbles! TNK III.iv.5
And ther's a Rocke lies watching under water;And there's a rock lies watching under water; TNK III.iv.6
Now, now, it beates upon it; now, now, now,Now, now, it beats upon it; now, now, now,beat (v.)
old form: beates
strike
TNK III.iv.7
Ther's a leak sprung, a sound one, how they cry?There's a leak sprung, a sound one; how they cry!sound (adj.)large, severe, seriousTNK III.iv.8
Vpon her before the winde, you'l loose all els:Spoon her before the wind, you'll lose all else;spoon (v.)let run [with little or no sail]TNK III.iv.9
Vp with a course or two, and take about Boyes.Up with a course or two, and tack about, boys.tack about (v.)
old form: take
change course, run against the wind
TNK III.iv.10
course (n.)sail attached to the lower yards of a sailing ship
Good night, good night, y'ar gone; I am very hungry,Good night, good night, you're gone. I am very hungry. TNK III.iv.11
Would I could finde a fine Frog; he would tell meWould I could find a fine frog; he would tell me TNK III.iv.12
Newes from all parts o'th world, then would I makeNews from all parts o'th' world; then would I make TNK III.iv.13
A Carecke of a Cockle shell, and sayleA carrack of a cockleshell, and sailcarrack, carack (n.)
old form: Carecke
galleon, large merchant ship, also fitted out for war
TNK III.iv.14
By east and North East to the King of Pigmes,By east and north-east to the King of Pygmies, TNK III.iv.15
For he tels fortunes rarely. Now my FatherFor he tells fortunes rarely. Now my father,rarely (adv.)splendidly, beautifully, excellentlyTNK III.iv.16
Twenty to one is trust up in a triceTwenty to one, is trussed up in a tricetruss up (v.)
old form: trust
hang, string up
TNK III.iv.17
To morrow morning, Ile say never a word.Tomorrow morning; I'll say never a word. TNK III.iv.18
Sing.(She sings) TNK III.iv.19
For ile cut my greene coat, afoote above my knee,For I'll cut my green coat, a foot above my knee, TNK III.iv.19
And ile clip my yellow lockes; an inch below mine eie.And I'll clip my yellow locks, an inch below mine ee;ee (n.)
old form: eie
[northern form of] eye
TNK III.iv.20
hey, nonny, nonny, nonny,Hey, nonny, nonny, nonny. TNK III.iv.21
He's buy me a white Cut, forth for to rideHe s' buy me a white cut, forth for to ride,cut (n.)work-horse, nagTNK III.iv.22
And ile goe seeke him, throw the world that is so wideAnd I'll go seek him, through the world that is so wide; TNK III.iv.23
hey nonny, nonny, nonny.Hey nonny, nonny, nonny. TNK III.iv.24
O for a pricke now like a Nightingale,O for a prick now, like a nightingale,prick (n.)
old form: pricke
thorn, prickle, barb
TNK III.iv.25
to put my breast / Against. I shall sleepe like a Top else.To put my breast against; I shall sleep like a top else. TNK III.iv.26
Exit.Exit TNK III.iv.26
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