The Two Noble Kinsmen
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Enter Arcite, with Meate, Wine, and Files.Enter Arcite, with meat, wine, and files TNK III.iii.1
I should be neere the place, hoa. Cosen Palamon.I should be near the place. Ho, cousin Palamon! TNK III.iii.1
Enter Palamon.Enter Palamon TNK III.iii.2
Arcite.Arcite? TNK III.iii.2.1
The same: I have brought you foode and files,The same. I have brought you food and files; TNK III.iii.2.2
Come forth and feare not, her'es no Theseus.Come forth and fear not, here's no Theseus. TNK III.iii.3
Not none so honest Arcite.Nor none so honest, Arcite. TNK III.iii.4.1
That's no matter,That's no matter; TNK III.iii.4.2
Wee'l argue that hereafter: Come take courage,We'll argue that hereafter. Come, take courage; TNK III.iii.5
You shall not dye thus beastly, here Sir drinkeYou shall not die thus beastly. Here, sir, drink,beastly (adv.)like an animal, in a beastly mannerTNK III.iii.6
I know you are faint, then ile talke further with you.I know you are faint; then I'll talk further with you. TNK III.iii.7
Arcite, thou mightst now poyson me.Arcite, thou mightst now poison me. TNK III.iii.8.1
I might.I might; TNK III.iii.8.2
But I must feare you first: Sit downe, and good nowBut I must fear you first. Sit down, and good now, TNK III.iii.9
No more of these vaine parlies; let us notNo more of these vain parleys; let us not,parle, parley (n.)negotiation, meeting [between enemies under a truce, to discuss terms]TNK III.iii.10
parle, parley (n.)
old form: parlies
argument, altercation, exchange
Having our ancient reputation with usHaving our ancient reputation with us,ancient, aunchient (adj.)former, earlier, pastTNK III.iii.11
Make talke for Fooles, and Cowards, To your health, &c.Make talk for fools and cowards. To your health! TNK III.iii.12
He drinks TNK III.iii.13
Doe.Do. TNK III.iii.13.1
Pray sit downe then, and let me entreate youPray sit down then, and let me entreat you, TNK III.iii.13.2
By all the honesty and honour in you,By all the honesty and honour in you, TNK III.iii.14
No mention of this woman, t'will disturbe us,No mention of this woman, 'twill disturb us. TNK III.iii.15
We shall have time enough.We shall have time enough.pledge (v.)drink a toast to, drink toTNK III.iii.16.1
Well Sir, Ile pledge you.Well, sir, I'll pledge you. TNK III.iii.16.2
He drinks TNK III.iii.17
Drinke a good hearty draught, it breeds good blood man.Drink a good hearty draught, it breeds good blood, man. TNK III.iii.17
Doe not you feele it thaw you?Do not you feel it thaw you? TNK III.iii.18.1
Stay, Ile tell youStay, I'll tell you TNK III.iii.18.2
after a draught or two more.After a draught or two more. TNK III.iii.19.1
Spare it not,Spare it not; TNK III.iii.19.2
the Duke has more Cuz: Eate now.The Duke has more, coz. Eat now. TNK III.iii.20.1
Yes.Yes. TNK III.iii.20.2
He eats TNK III.iii.20
I am gladI am glad TNK III.iii.20.3
you have so good a stomach.You have so good a stomach.stomach (n.)appetite, desire [for food]TNK III.iii.21.1
I am gladderI am gladder TNK III.iii.21.2
I have so good meate too't.I have so good meat to't.mad (adj.)strange, bizarre, weirdTNK III.iii.22.1
Is't not mad lodging,Is't not mad lodging, TNK III.iii.22.2
here in the wild woods CosenHere in the wild woods, cousin? TNK III.iii.23.1
Yes, for thenYes, for them TNK III.iii.23.2
that have wilde Consciences.That have wild consciences.wild (adj.)
old form: wilde
erratic, irregular, unruly
TNK III.iii.24.1
How tasts your vittails?How tastes your victuals? TNK III.iii.24.2
your hunger needs no sawce I see,Your hunger needs no sauce, I see. TNK III.iii.25.1
Not much.Not much; TNK III.iii.25.2
But if it did, yours is too tart: sweete Cosen:But if it did, yours is too tart, sweet cousin. TNK III.iii.26
what is this?What is this?lusty (adj.)tasty, flavourful, well-flavouredTNK III.iii.27.1
Venison.Venison. TNK III.iii.27.2
Tis a lusty meate:'Tis a lusty meat; TNK III.iii.27.3
Giue me more wine; here Arcite to the wenchesGive me more wine. Here, Arcite, to the wencheswench (n.)girl, lassTNK III.iii.28
We have known in our daies. The Lord Stewards daughter.We have known in our days! The lord steward's daughter –  TNK III.iii.29
Doe you remember her?Do you remember her? TNK III.iii.30.1
After you Cuz.After you, coz. TNK III.iii.30.2
She lov'd a black-haird man.She loved a black-haired man. TNK III.iii.31.1
She did so; well Sir.She did so; well, sir? TNK III.iii.31.2
And I have heard some call him Arcite. andAnd I have heard some call him Arcite, and –  TNK III.iii.32
Out with't faith.Out with't, faith. TNK III.iii.33.1
She met him in an Arbour:She met him in an arbour. TNK III.iii.33.2
What did she there Cuz? play o'th virginals?What did she there, coz? Play o'th' virginals?virginals (n.)small keyboard instrumentTNK III.iii.34
Something she did Sir.Something she did, sir. TNK III.iii.35.1
Made her groane a moneth for't;Made her groan a month for't –  TNK III.iii.35.2
or 2. or 3. or 10.Or two, or three, or ten. TNK III.iii.36.1
The Marshals Sister,The marshal's sister TNK III.iii.36.2
Had her share too, as I remember Cosen,Had her share too, as I remember, cousin, TNK III.iii.37
Else there be tales abroade, you'l pledge her?Else there be tales abroad; you'll pledge her?tale (n.)false rumour, story, tittle-tattleTNK III.iii.38.1
pledge (v.)drink a toast to, drink to
Yes.Yes. TNK III.iii.38.2
A pretty broune wench t'is-There was a timeA pretty brown wench 'tis. There was a timebrown (adj.)
old form: broune
brunette, brown-haired
TNK III.iii.39
When yong men went a hunting, and a wood,When young men went a-hunting – and a wood, TNK III.iii.40
And a broade Beech: and thereby hangs a tale:And a broad beech – and thereby hangs a tale –  TNK III.iii.41
heigh ho.Heigh ho! TNK III.iii.42.1
For Emily, upon my life; FooleFor Emily, upon my life! Fool, TNK III.iii.42.2
Away with this straind mirth; I say againeAway with this strained mirth; I say again,strained (adj.)
old form: straind
forced, artificial, feigned
TNK III.iii.43
That sigh was breathd for Emily; base Cosen,That sigh was breathed for Emily. Base cousin,base (adj.)dishonourable, low, unworthyTNK III.iii.44
Dar'st thou breake first?Darest thou break first?break (v.)
old form: breake
break one's promise, not keep one's word
TNK III.iii.45.1
wide (adj.)wide of the mark, mistaken
you are wide.You are wide. TNK III.iii.45.2
By heaven and earth,By heaven and earth, TNK III.iii.45.3
ther's nothing in thee honest.There's nothing in thee honest. TNK III.iii.46.1
Then Ile leave you:Then I'll leave you; TNK III.iii.46.2
you are a Beast now:You are a beast now. TNK III.iii.47.1
As thou makst me, Traytour.As thou makest me, traitor. TNK III.iii.47.2
Ther's all things needfull, files and shirts, and, perfumes:There's all things needful; files, and shirts, and perfumes. TNK III.iii.48
Ile come againe some two howres hence, and bringI'll come again some two hours hence, and bring TNK III.iii.49
That that shall quiet all,That that shall quiet all. TNK III.iii.50.1
A Sword and Armour.A sword and armour! TNK III.iii.50.2
Feare me not; you are now too fowle; farewell.Fear me not. You are now too foul; farewell.fear (v.)
old form: Feare
doubt, mistrust
TNK III.iii.51
foul (adj.)
old form: fowle
dirty, miry, muddy
Get off your Trinkets, you shall want nought;Get off your trinkets; you shall want naught.want (v.)lack, need, be withoutTNK III.iii.52.1
Sir ha:Sirrah –  TNK III.iii.52.2
Ile heare no more.I'll hear no more. TNK III.iii.53.1
Exit.Exitkeep touch (v.)
old form: keepe
keep [one's] promise, prove reliable
TNK III.iii.53
If he keepe touch, he dies for't.If he keep touch, he dies for't. TNK III.iii.53.2
Exit.Exit TNK III.iii.53
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