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, sadnessTNK 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, flaskTNK 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, solemnTNK 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, conveneTNK I.v.9
We convent, &c.We convent naught else but woes. TNK I.v.10
3. Qu.THIRD QUEEN 
This funeral path, brings to your housholds grave:This funeral path brings to your houshold'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
2. Qu.SECOND QUEEN 
And this to yours.And this to yours. TNK I.v.13.1
1. Qu.FIRST QUEEN 
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
3. Qu.THIRD QUEEN 
This world's a Citty full of straying Streetes,This world's a city full of straying streets,straying (adj.)winding, twisting, ramblingTNK I.v.15
And Death's the market place, where each one meetes.And death's the market-place, where each one meets.severally (adv.)separately, individuallyTNK I.v.16
Exeunt severally.Exeunt severally TNK I.v.16
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