The Two Noble Kinsmen

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Enter Emilia alone, with 2. Pictures.Enter Emilia alone, with two pictures TNK IV.ii.1
Yet I may binde those wounds up, that must openYet I may bind those wounds up, that must open TNK IV.ii.1
And bleed to death for my sake else; Ile choose,And bleed to death for my sake else; I'll choose, TNK IV.ii.2
And end their strife: Two such yong hansom menAnd end their strife. Two such young handsome men TNK IV.ii.3
Shall never fall for me, their weeping Mothers,Shall never fall for me; their weeping mothers, TNK IV.ii.4
Following the dead cold ashes of their SonnesFollowing the dead cold ashes of their sons, TNK IV.ii.5
Shall never curse my cruelty: Good heaven,Shall never curse my cruelty. Good heaven, TNK IV.ii.6
What a sweet face has Arcite? if wise natureWhat a sweet face has Arcite! If wise Naturenature (n.)
natural order, ungoverned state, way of the world [often personified]
TNK IV.ii.7
With all her best endowments, all those beutiesWith all her best endowments, all those beauties TNK IV.ii.8
She sowes into the birthes of noble bodies,She sows into the births of noble bodies, TNK IV.ii.9
Were here a mortall woman, and had in herWere here a mortal woman, and had in her TNK IV.ii.10
The coy denialls of yong Maydes, yet doubtles,The coy denials of young maids, yet doubtless TNK IV.ii.11
She would run mad for this man: what an eye?She would run mad for this man. What an eye, TNK IV.ii.12
Of what a fyry sparkle, and quick sweetnes,Of what a fiery sparkle and quick sweetness,quick (adj.)
lively, animated, vivacious
TNK IV.ii.13
sweetness (n.)

old form: sweetnes
delight, pleasure, charm
Has this yong Prince? Here Love himselfe sits smyling,Has this young prince! Here love himself sits smiling. TNK IV.ii.14
Iust such another wanton Ganimead,Just such another, wanton Ganymedewanton (adj.)
carefree, light-hearted, frolicsome, playful
TNK IV.ii.15
Ganymede (n.)
beautiful boy, son of a Trojan prince, taken by Jove to be cup-bearer to the gods
Set Love a fire with, and enforcd the godSet Jove afire with, and enforced the godJove (n.)
[pron: johv] alternative name for Jupiter, the Roman supreme god
TNK IV.ii.16
Snatch up the goodly Boy, and set him by himSnatch up the goodly boy, and set him by him, TNK IV.ii.17
A shining constellation: What a brow,A shining constellation. What a brow,brow (n.)
appearance, aspect, countenance
TNK IV.ii.18
[the stars were thought to influence people and events] disposition, character, temperament
Of what a spacious Majesty he carries?Of what a spacious majesty, he carries, TNK IV.ii.19
Arch'd like the great eyd Iuno's, but far sweeter,Arched like the great-eyed Juno's, but far sweeter,Juno (n.)
Roman supreme goddess, wife of Jupiter, associated with the Moon, childbirth, marriage, and female identity
TNK IV.ii.20
Smoother then Pelops Shoulder? Fame and honourSmoother than Pelops' shoulder! Fame and honour, TNK IV.ii.21
Me thinks from hence, as from a PromontoryMethinks, from hence, as from a promontorymethinks(t), methought(s) (v.)

old form: Me thinks
it seems / seemed to me
TNK IV.ii.22
Pointed in heaven, should clap their wings, and singPointed in heaven, should clap their wings, and singpointed (adj.)
ending in a point, coming to a peak
TNK IV.ii.23
To all the under world, the Loves, and FightsTo all the under world the loves and fightsunder-world (n.)

old form: under world
earth, terrestrial world
TNK IV.ii.24
Of gods, and such men neere 'em. Palamon,Of gods and such men near 'em. Palamon TNK IV.ii.25
Is but his foyle, to him, a meere dull shadow,Is but his foil; to him, a mere dull shadow.mere (adj.)

old form: meere
complete, total, absolute, utter
TNK IV.ii.26
foil (n.)

old form: foyle
setting, background which sets something off to advantage [as dull metal sets off a gem]
Hee's swarth, and meagre, of an eye as heavyHe's swarth and meagre, of an eye as heavymeagre (adj.)
thin, slight, scrawny
TNK IV.ii.27
swart, swarth (adj.)
swarthy, dusky, of dark complexion
heavy (adj.)
sorrowful, sad, gloomy
As if he had lost his mother; a still temper,As if he had lost his mother; a still temper,temper (n.)
frame of mind, temperament, disposition
TNK IV.ii.28
still (adj.)
lethargic, indolent, sluggish
No stirring in him, no alacrity, No stirring in him, no alacrity,stirring (n.)
liveliness, animation, vivacity
TNK IV.ii.29
Of all this sprightly sharpenes, not a smile;Of all this sprightly sharpness not a (n.)
trace, sign, hint
TNK IV.ii.30
Yet these that we count errours may become him:Yet these that we count errors may become him;error (n.)

old form: errours
defect, flaw, blemish
TNK IV.ii.31
become (v.)
grace, honour, dignify
Narcissus was a sad Boy, but a heavenly:Narcissus was a sad boy, but a heavenly.sad (adj.)
serious, grave, solemn
TNK IV.ii.32
heavenly (adj.)
beautiful, delightful, sublime
Narcissus (n.)
handsome youth who fell in love with his own reflection in a pool; he pined away and was turned into a flower
Oh who can finde the bent of womans fancy?O, who can find the bent of woman's fancy?fancy (n.)
love, amorousness, infatuation
TNK IV.ii.33
bent (n.)
direction, turning, inclination
I am a Foole, my reason is lost in me,I am a fool; my reason is lost in me, TNK IV.ii.34
I have no choice, and I have ly'd so lewdlyI have no choice, and I have lied so lewdlychoice (n.)
ability to choose, skill in choosing
TNK IV.ii.35
lewdly (adv.)
stupidly, foolishly
That women ought to beate me. On my kneesThat women ought to beat me. On my knees TNK IV.ii.36
I aske thy pardon: Palamon, thou art alone,I ask thy pardon; Palamon, thou art alonealone (adv.)
only, solely, uniquely
TNK IV.ii.37
And only beutifull, and these the eyes,And only beautiful, and these the eyes, TNK IV.ii.38
These the bright lamps of beauty, that commandThese the bright lamps of beauty, that command TNK IV.ii.39
And threaten Love, and what yong Mayd dare crosse 'emAnd threaten love, and what young maid dare cross 'em?cross (v.)

old form: crosse
cross the path of, intercept, encounter
TNK IV.ii.40
cross (v.)

old form: crosse
contradict, challenge, go against
What a bold gravity, and yet invitingWhat a bold gravity, and yet inviting, TNK IV.ii.41
Has this browne manly face? O Love, this onlyHas this brown manly face! O love, this only TNK IV.ii.42
From this howre is Complexion: Lye there Arcite,From this hour is complexion. Lie there, Arcite;complexion (n.)
appearance, look, colouring
TNK IV.ii.43
Thou art a changling to him, a meere Gipsey.Thou art a changeling to him, a mere gypsy,changeling (n./adj.)
unsightly person [>> sense 1: an ugly or deformed child left by fairies in exchange for a beautiful one]
TNK IV.ii.44
mere (adj.)

old form: meere
complete, total, absolute, utter
And this the noble Bodie: I am sotted,And this the noble body. I am sotted,sotted (adj.)
turned into a fool, besotted
TNK IV.ii.45
Vtterly lost: My Virgins faith has fled me.Utterly lost; my virgin's faith has fled (n.)
constancy, fidelity, loyalty
TNK IV.ii.46
For if my brother but even now had ask'd meFor if my brother but even now had asked meeven, e'en (adv.)
just [now]
TNK IV.ii.47
Whether I lov'd, I had run mad for Arcite,Whether I loved, I had run mad for Arcite; TNK IV.ii.48
Now if my Sister; More for Palamon,Now if my sister, more for Palamon. TNK IV.ii.49
Stand both together: Now, come aske me Brother,Stand both together. Now come ask me, brother – stand (v.)
be placed, set, arrange
TNK IV.ii.50
Alas, I know not: aske me now sweet Sister,Alas, I know not! Ask me now, sweet sister; TNK IV.ii.51
I may goe looke; What a meere child is Fancie,I may go look. What a mere child is fancy,mere (adj.)

old form: meere
complete, total, absolute, utter
TNK IV.ii.52
look (v.)

old form: looke
find, seek, look for
fancy (n.)

old form: Fancie
love, amorousness, infatuation
That having two faire gawdes of equall sweetnesse,That having two fair gauds of equal sweetness,gaud (n.)

old form: gawdes
gaudy toy, showy plaything, trinket
TNK IV.ii.53
Cannot distinguish, but must crie for both.Cannot distinguish, but must cry for both!distinguish (v.)
discriminate, decide between
TNK IV.ii.54
Enter Emil. and Gent:Enter a Gentleman TNK IV.ii.55
Emil. How now Sir?How now, sir? TNK IV.ii.55.1
From the Noble Duke your BrotherFrom the noble Duke your brother, TNK IV.ii.55.2
Madam, I bring you newes: The Knights are come.Madam, I bring you news; the knights are come. TNK IV.ii.56
To end the quarrell?To end the quarrel? TNK IV.ii.57.1
Yes.Yes. TNK IV.ii.57.2
Would I might end first:Would I might end first! TNK IV.ii.57.3
What sinnes have I committed, chast Diana,What sins have I committed, chaste Diana,Diana, Dian (n.)
Roman goddess associated with the Moon, chastity, and hunting
TNK IV.ii.58
That my unspotted youth must now be soyldThat my unspotted youth must now be soiledsoil (n.)

old form: soyld
blemish, stain, tarnish
TNK IV.ii.59
With blood of Princes? and my ChastitieWith blood of princes, and my chastity TNK IV.ii.60
Be made the Altar, where the lives of Lovers,Be made the altar where the lives of lovers –  TNK IV.ii.61
Two greater, and two better never yetTwo greater and two better never yet TNK IV.ii.62
Made mothers joy, must be the sacrificeMade mothers joy – must be the sacrifice TNK IV.ii.63
To my unhappy Beautie?To my unhappy beauty?unhappy (adj.)
hapless, miserable, wretched
TNK IV.ii.64.1
Enter Theseus, Hipolita, Perithous and attendants.Enter Theseus, Hippolyta, Pirithous, and attendants TNK IV.ii.64
Bring 'em inBring 'em in TNK IV.ii.64.2
quickly, / By any meanes, I long to see 'em.Quickly, by any means; I long to see 'em. –  TNK IV.ii.65
Your two contending Lovers are return'd,Your two contending lovers are returned, TNK IV.ii.66
And with them their faire Knights: Now my faire Sister,And with them their fair knights; now, my fair sister, TNK IV.ii.67
You must love one of them.You must love one of them. TNK IV.ii.68.1
I had rather both,I had rather both, TNK IV.ii.68.2
So neither for my sake should fall untimelySo neither for my sake should fall untimely.untimely (adv.)
prematurely, too soon, before due time
TNK IV.ii.69
Who saw 'em?Who saw 'em? TNK IV.ii.70.1
I a while.I awhile.awhile (adv.)

old form: a while
for a short time, briefly
TNK IV.ii.70.2
And I.And I. TNK IV.ii.70.3
Enter Messengers. Curtis.Enter a Messenger TNK IV.ii.71
From whence come you Sir?From whence come you, sir? TNK IV.ii.71.1
From the Knights.From the knights. TNK IV.ii.71.2
Pray speakePray speak, TNK IV.ii.71.3
You that have seene them, what they are.You that have seen them, what they are. TNK IV.ii.72.1
I will Sir,I will, sir, TNK IV.ii.72.2
And truly what I thinke: Six braver spiritsAnd truly what I think. Six braver spiritsbrave (adj.)
noble, worthy, excellent
TNK IV.ii.73
Then these they have brought, (if we judge by the outside)Than these they have brought – if we judge by the outside –  TNK IV.ii.74
I never saw, nor read of: He that standsI never saw, nor read of. He that stands TNK IV.ii.75
In the first place with Arcite, by his seemingIn the first place with Arcite, by his seemingplace (n.)
position, post, office, rank
TNK IV.ii.76
seeming (n.)
appearance, look, aspect
Should be a stout man, by his face a Prince,Should be a stout man; by his face, a prince.stout (adj.)
brave, valiant, resolute
TNK IV.ii.77
(His very lookes so say him) his complexion,His very looks so say him; his complexion,say (v.)
proclaim, announce, declare
TNK IV.ii.78
Nearer a browne, than blacke; sterne, and yet noble,Nearer a brown than black, stern and yet noble, TNK IV.ii.79
Which shewes him hardy, fearelesse, proud of dangers:Which shows him hardy, fearless, proud of dangers; TNK IV.ii.80
The circles of his eyes show faire within him,The circles of his eyes show fire within him, TNK IV.ii.81
And as a heated Lyon, so he lookes;And as a heated lion, so he looks;heated (adj.)
angry, inflamed, enraged, aroused
TNK IV.ii.82
His haire hangs long behind him, blacke and shiningHis hair hangs long behind him, black and shining TNK IV.ii.83
Like Ravens wings: his shoulders broad, and strong,Like ravens' wings; his shoulders broad and strong, TNK IV.ii.84
Armd long and round, and on his Thigh a SwordArmed long and round; and on his thigh a swordarmed (adj.)

old form: Armd
with arms
TNK IV.ii.85
Hung by a curious Bauldricke; when he frownesHung by a curious baldrick, when he frownscurious (adj.)
finely made, skilfully wrought, elaborate
TNK IV.ii.86
baldric, baldrick (n.)

old form: Bauldricke
leather shoulder belt, strap [for holding a bugle, sword, etc]
To seale his will with, better o' my conscienceTo seal his will with – better, o'my conscience,seal (v.)

old form: seale
accomplish, carry out, fulfil
TNK IV.ii.87
will (n.)
intent, purpose, design
Was never Souldiers friend.Was never soldier's friend. TNK IV.ii.88
Thou ha'st well describde him,Thou hast well described him. TNK IV.ii.89.1
Yet a great deale shortYet a great deal short, TNK IV.ii.89.2
Me thinkes, of him that's first with Palamon.Methinks, of him that's first with Palamon.methinks(t), methought(s) (v.)

old form: Me thinkes
it seems / seemed to me
TNK IV.ii.90
Pray speake him friend.Pray speak him, friend. TNK IV.ii.91.1
I ghesse he is a Prince too,I guess he is a prince too,  TNK IV.ii.91.2
And if it may be, greater; for his showAnd if it may be, greater; for his showshow (n.)
spectacle, display, ceremony
TNK IV.ii.92
great (adj.)
of high rank, eminent
Has all the ornament of honour in't:Has all the ornament of honour in't. TNK IV.ii.93
Hee's somewhat bigger, then the Knight he spoke of,He's somewhat bigger than the knight he spoke of, TNK IV.ii.94
But of a face far sweeter; His complexionBut of a face far sweeter; his complexion TNK IV.ii.95
Is (as a ripe grape) ruddy: he has feltIs, as a ripe grape, ruddy; he has felt TNK IV.ii.96
Without doubt what he fights for, and so apterWithout doubt what he fights for, and so apterapt (adj.)
likely, inclined, prone
TNK IV.ii.97
To make this cause his owne: In's face appearesTo make this cause his own. In's face appears TNK IV.ii.98
All the faire hopes of what he undertakes,All the fair hopes of what he undertakes, TNK IV.ii.99
And when he's angry, then a setled valourAnd when he's angry, then a settled valour,settled (adj.)

old form: setled
steady, steadfast, staunch
TNK IV.ii.100
(Not tainted with extreames) runs through his body,Not tainted with extremes, runs through his body,extreme (n.)

old form: extreames
intense emotion, violent passion
TNK IV.ii.101
And guides his arme to brave things: Feare he cannot,And guides his arm to brave things; fear he cannot, TNK IV.ii.102
He shewes no such soft temper, his head's yellow,He shows no such soft temper. His head's yellow, TNK IV.ii.103
Hard hayr'd, and curld, thicke twind like Ivy tops,Hard-haired and curled, thick-twined like ivy tods,tod (n.)

old form: tops
bush, bushy tuft
TNK IV.ii.104
Not to undoe with thunder; In his faceNot to undo with thunder; in his faceundo (v.)

old form: undoe
ruin, destroy, wipe out
TNK IV.ii.105
The liverie of the warlike Maide appeares,The livery of the warlike maid appears,livery (n.)

old form: liverie
uniform, costume, special clothing
TNK IV.ii.106
Pure red, and white, for yet no beard has blest him.Pure red and white, for yet no beard has blessed him; TNK IV.ii.107
And in his rowling eyes, sits victory,And in his rolling eyes sits victory,rolling (adj.)

old form: rowling
flashing, expressive
TNK IV.ii.108
As if she ever ment to corect his valour:As if she ever meant to court his valour. TNK IV.ii.109
His Nose stands high, a Character of honour.His nose stands high, a character of honour;character (n.)
distinctive sign, stamp, trait
TNK IV.ii.110
His red lips, after fights, are fit for Ladies.His red lips, after fights, are fit for ladies. TNK IV.ii.111
Must these men die too?Must these men die too? TNK IV.ii.112.1
When he speakes, his tongueWhen he speaks, his tongue TNK IV.ii.112.2
Sounds like a Trumpet; All his lyneamentsSounds like a trumpet; all his lineamentslineament (n.)

old form: lyneaments
(plural) parts of the body, form, shape
TNK IV.ii.113
Are as a man would wish 'em, strong, and cleane,Are as a man would wish 'em, strong and clean;clean (adj.)

old form: cleane
well-built, shapely, comely
TNK IV.ii.114
He weares a well-steeld Axe, the staffe of gold,He wears a well-steeled axe, the staff of gold;staff (n.)

old form: staffe
handle, shaft [of a weapon]
TNK IV.ii.115
His age some five and twenty.His age some five-and-twenty. TNK IV.ii.116.1
Ther's another,There's another, TNK IV.ii.116.2
A little man, but of a tough soule, seemingA little man, but of a tough soul, seemingseeming (n.)
appearance, look, aspect
TNK IV.ii.117
As great as any: fairer promisesAs great as any; fairer promisesgreat (adj.)
valiant, noble, honourable
TNK IV.ii.118
In such a Body, yet I never look'd on.In such a body yet I never looked on. TNK IV.ii.119
O, he that's freckle fac'd?O, he that's freckle-faced? TNK IV.ii.120.1
The same my Lord,The same, my lord. TNK IV.ii.120.2
Are they not sweet ones?Are they not sweet ones? TNK IV.ii.121.1
Yes they are well.Yes, they are well. TNK IV.ii.121.2
Me thinkes,Methinks, TNK IV.ii.121.3
Being so few, and well disposd, they showBeing so few and well disposed, they showdisposed (adj.)

old form: disposd
arranged, placed, distributed
TNK IV.ii.122
Great, and fine art in nature, he's white hair'd,Great and fine art in Nature. He's white-haired,white-haired (adj.)

old form: white hair'd
TNK IV.ii.123
Not wanton white, but such a manly colourNot wanton white, but such a manly colourwanton (adj.)
feminine; or: child-like
TNK IV.ii.124
Next to an aborne, tough, and nimble set,Next to an auburn; tough and nimble-set,nimble-set (adj.)

old form: nimble set
agile, athletic
TNK IV.ii.125
auburn (adj.)

old form: aborne
yellow-brown, light brown
Which showes an active soule; his armes are brawnyWhich shows an active soul; his arms are brawny, TNK IV.ii.126
Linde with strong sinewes: To the shoulder peece,Lined with strong sinews; to the shoulder-piecesinew (n.)

old form: sinewes
TNK IV.ii.127
shoulder-piece (n.)

old form: shoulder peece
armour covering the shoulder
line (v.)

old form: Linde
strengthen, support, fortify
Gently they swell, like women new conceav'd,Gently they swell, like women new-conceived,new-conceived (adj.)

old form: new conceav'd
in early pregnancy
TNK IV.ii.128
Which speakes him prone to labour, never faintingWhich speaks him prone to labour, never faintingspeak (v.)

old form: speakes
proclaim, show, reveal
TNK IV.ii.129
labour (n.)
hard work, physical toil [with pun on childbirth]
Vnder the waight of Armes; stout harted, still,Under the weight of arms; stout-hearted, still,still (adj.)
at rest, in repose
TNK IV.ii.130
But when he stirs, a Tiger; he's gray eyd,But when he stirs, a tiger; he's grey-eyed, TNK IV.ii.131
Which yeelds compassion where he conquers: sharpeWhich yields compassion where he conquers; sharp TNK IV.ii.132
To spy advantages, and where he finds 'em,To spy advantages, and where he finds 'em, TNK IV.ii.133
He's swift to make 'em his: He do's no wrongs,He's swift to make 'em his; he does no wrongs, TNK IV.ii.134
Nor takes none; he's round fac'd, and when he smilesNor takes none; he's round-faced, and when he smiles TNK IV.ii.135
He showes a Lover, when he frownes, a Souldier:He shows a lover, when he frowns, a soldier;show (v.)

old form: showes
appear, look [like], present [as]
TNK IV.ii.136
About his head he weares the winners oke,About his head he wears the winner's oak,oak (n.)

old form: oke
crown of oak leaves [awarded to a victorious soldier]
TNK IV.ii.137
And in it stucke the favour of his Lady:And in it stuck the favour of his lady; TNK IV.ii.138
His age, some six and thirtie. In his handHis age some six-and-thirty; in his hand TNK IV.ii.139
He beares a charging Staffe, embost with silver.He bears a charging staff, embossed with silver.charging-staff (n.)

old form: charging Staffe
lance used in jousting
TNK IV.ii.140
Are they all thus?Are they all thus? TNK IV.ii.141.1
They are all the sonnes of honour.They are all the sons of honour. TNK IV.ii.141.2
Now as I have a soule I long to see 'em,Now, as I have a soul, I long to see 'em! TNK IV.ii.142
Lady you shall see men fight now.Lady, you shall see men fight now. TNK IV.ii.143.1
I wish it,I wish it; TNK IV.ii.143.2
But not the cause my Lord; They would showBut not the cause, my lord. They would showshow (v.)
appear, look [like], present [as]
TNK IV.ii.144
Bravely about the Titles of two Kingdomes;Bravely about the titles of two kingdoms;title (n.)
[legal] right, claim, entitlement
TNK IV.ii.145
bravely (adv.)
splendidly, worthily, excellently
Tis pitty Love should be so tyrannous:'Tis pity love should be so tyrannous. TNK IV.ii.146
O my soft harted Sister, what thinke you?O my soft-hearted sister, what think you? TNK IV.ii.147
Weepe not, till they weepe blood; Wench it must be.Weep not till they weep blood, wench; it must be.wench (n.)
girl, lass
TNK IV.ii.148
You have steel'd 'em with your Beautie: honord Friend,You have steeled 'em with your beauty. – Honoured friend,steel (v.)

old form: steel'd
make firm, give strength
TNK IV.ii.149
To you I give the Feild; pray order it,To you I give the field; pray order itfield (n.)

old form: Feild
duelling place
TNK IV.ii.150
Fitting the persons that must use it.Fitting the persons that must use it. TNK IV.ii.151.1
Yes Sir.Yes, sir. TNK IV.ii.151.2
Come, Ile goe visit 'em: I cannot stay.Come, I'll go visit 'em; I cannot stay –  TNK IV.ii.152
Their fame has fir'd me so; Till they appeare,Their fame has fired me so – till they appear.fame (n.)
report, account, description
TNK IV.ii.153
Good Friend be royall.Good friend, be royal.royal (adj.)

old form: royall
like a king, majestic
TNK IV.ii.154.1
There shall want no bravery.There shall want no bravery.want (v.)
fall short [of], be deficient [in]
TNK IV.ii.154.2
bravery (n.)
splendour, fine display, ostentation
Poore wench goe weepe, for whosoever wins,Poor wench, go weep, for whosoever wins TNK IV.ii.155
Looses a noble Cosen, for thy sins.Loses a noble cousin for thy sins. TNK IV.ii.156
Exeunt.Exeunt TNK IV.ii.156
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