The Two Noble Kinsmen


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Act I
Act II
Act III
Act IV
Act V

Music. Enter the Queens with the hearses of their

knights, in a funeral solemnity, with attendants

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Urns and odours bring away;

Vapours, sighs, darken the day;

Our dole more deadly looks than dying;
deadly (adv.) 2 with a resemblance of death
dole (n.) 1 grief, sorrow, sadness

Balms and gums and heavy cheers,
cheer (n.) 4 face, look, expression
gum (n.) 1 substance used as incense in ceremonies
heavy (adj.) 1 sorrowful, sad, gloomy See Topics: Frequency count

Sacred vials filled with tears,
vial (n.) phial, small bottle, flask

And clamours through the wild air flying.

Come all sad and solemn shows
sad (adj.) 1 serious, grave, solemn See Topics: Frequency count

That are quick-eyed pleasure's foes;

We convent naught else but woes,
convent (v.) 1 bring together, assemble, convene

We convent naught else but woes.


THIRD QUEEN

This funeral path brings to your houshold's grave.
bring (v.) 2 lead, go, conduct [someone]

Joy seize on you again; peace sleep with him.


SECOND QUEEN

And this to yours.


FIRST QUEEN

                         Yours this way. Heavens lend

A thousand differing ways to one sure end.


THIRD QUEEN

This world's a city full of straying streets,
straying (adj.) winding, twisting, rambling

And death's the market-place, where each one meets.
severally (adv.) separately, individually See Topics: Stage directions

Exeunt severally

 
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