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PROLOGVE.PROLOGUE 
New Playes, and Maydenheads, are neare a kin,
New plays and maidenheads are near akin, TNK prologue.1
Much follow'd both, for both much mony g'yn,
Much followed both, for both much money gi'en,TNK prologue.2
If they stand sound, and well: And a good Play
If they stand sound and well. And a good play – TNK prologue.3
(Whose modest Sceanes blush on his marriage day,
Whose modest scenes blush on his marriage day,TNK prologue.4
And shake to loose his honour) is like hir
And shake to lose his honour – is like herTNK prologue.5
That after holy Tye, and first nights stir
That after holy tie and first night's stirTNK prologue.6
Yet still is Modestie, and still retaines
Yet still is modesty, and still retainsTNK prologue.7
More of the maid to sight, than Husbands paines;
More of the maid to sight than husband's pains.TNK prologue.8
We pray our Play may be so; For I am sure
We pray our play may be so; for I am sureTNK prologue.9
It has a noble Breeder, and a pure,
It has a noble breeder, and a pure,TNK prologue.10
A learned, and a Poet never went
A learned, and a poet never wentTNK prologue.11
More famous yet twixt Po and silver Trent.
More famous yet 'twixt Po and silver Trent.TNK prologue.12
Chaucer (of all admir'd) the Story gives,
Chaucer, of all admired, the story gives;TNK prologue.13
There constant to Eternity it lives;
There constant to eternity it lives.TNK prologue.14
If we let fall the Noblenesse of this,
If we let fall the nobleness of this,TNK prologue.15
And the first sound this child heare, be a hisse,
And the first sound this child hear be a hiss,TNK prologue.16
How will it shake the bones of that good man,
How will it shake the bones of that good man,TNK prologue.17
And make him cry from under ground, O fan
And make him cry from under ground, ‘ O, fanTNK prologue.18
From me the witles chaffe of such a wrighter
From me the witless chaff of such a writerTNK prologue.19
That blastes my Bayes, and my fam'd workes makes lighter
That blasts my bays and my famed works makes lighterTNK prologue.20
Then Robin Hood? This is the feare we bring;
Than Robin Hood!’ This is the fear we bring;TNK prologue.21
For to say Truth, it were an endlesse thing,
For, to say truth, it were an endless thing,TNK prologue.22
And too ambitious to aspire to him;
And too ambitious, to aspire to him.TNK prologue.23
Weake as we are, and almost breathlesse swim
Weak as we are, and almost breathless swimTNK prologue.24
In this deepe water. Do but you hold out
In this deep water, do but you hold outTNK prologue.25
Your helping hands, and we shall take about,
Your helping hands, and we shall tack about,TNK prologue.26
And something doe to save us: You shall heare
And something do to save us; you shall hearTNK prologue.27
Sceanes though below his Art, may yet appeare
Scenes, though below his art, may yet appearTNK prologue.28
Worth two houres travell. To his bones sweet sleepe:
Worth two hours' travail. To his bones sweet sleep;TNK prologue.29
Content to you. If this play doe not keepe,
Content to you. If this play do not keepTNK prologue.30
A little dull time from us, we perceave
A little dull time from us, we perceiveTNK prologue.31
Our losses fall so thicke, we must needs leave.
Our losses fall so thick we must needs leave.TNK prologue.32
EPILOGVE.EPILOGUE
I would now aske ye how ye like the Play,I would now ask ye how ye like the play,TNK epilogue.1
But as it is with Schoole Boyes, cannot say,But, as it is with schoolboys, cannot say;TNK epilogue.2
I am cruell fearefull: pray yet stay a while,I am cruel fearful. Pray yet stay awhile,TNK epilogue.3
And let me looke upon ye: No man smile?And let me look upon ye. No man smile?TNK epilogue.4
Then it goes hard I see; He that hasThen it goes hard, I see. He that hasTNK epilogue.5
Lov'd a yong hansome wench then, show his face:Loved a young handsome wench, then, show his face – TNK epilogue.6
Tis strange if none be heere, and if he will'Tis strange if none be here – and if he willTNK epilogue.7
Against his Conscience let him hisse, and killAgainst his conscience, let him hiss, and killTNK epilogue.8
Our Market: Tis in vaine, I see to stay yee,Our market. 'Tis in vain, I see, to stay ye.TNK epilogue.9
Have at the worst can come, then; Now what say ye?Have at the worst can come, then! Now, what say ye?TNK epilogue.10
And yet mistake me not: I am not boldAnd yet mistake me not. I am not bold;TNK epilogue.11
We have no such cause. If the tale we have toldWe have no such cause. If the tale we have told – TNK epilogue.12
(For tis no other) any way content ye)For 'tis no other – any way content ye,TNK epilogue.13
(For to that honest purpose it was ment ye)For to that honest purpose it was meant ye,TNK epilogue.14
We have our end; and ye shall have ere longWe have our end; and ye shall have ere longTNK epilogue.15
I dare say many a better, to prolongI dare say many a better, to prolongTNK epilogue.16
Your old loves to us: we, and all our might,Your old loves to us. We, and all our might,TNK epilogue.17
Rest at your service, Gentlemen, good night.Rest at your service. Gentlemen, good night.TNK epilogue.18
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