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Two Noble Kinsmen: Act 3, Scene 3

Two Noble Kinsmen
Act 3, Scene 3

Another part of the forest near Athens.

  1. Enter Arcite with meat, wine, and files.

Arcite

2
  1. I should be near the place. Ho, cousin Palamon!
  1. Enter Palamon.

Palamon

4
  1. Arcite?

Arcite

5 - 6
  1.         The same. I have brought you food and files.
  2. Come forth and fear not, here’s no Theseus.

Palamon

7
  1. Nor none so honest, Arcite.

Arcite

8 - 11
  1.                             That’s no matter,
  2. We’ll argue that hereafter. Come, take courage,
  3. You shall not die thus beastly. Here, sir, drink
  4. I know you are faintthen I’ll talk further with you.

Palamon

12
  1. Arcite, thou mightst now poison me.

Arcite

13 - 17
  1.                                     I might;
  2. But I must fear you first. Sit down, and good now
  3. No more of these vain parleys; let us not,
  4. Having our ancient reputation with us,
  5. Make talk for fools and cowards. To your health, etc.
  1. Drinks.

Palamon

19
  1. Do.

Arcite

20 - 23
  1.     Pray sit down then, and let me entreat you
  2. By all the honesty and honor in you,
  3. No mention of this woman. ’Twill disturb us,
  4. We shall have time enough.

Palamon

24
  1.                            Well, sir, I’ll pledge you.
  1. Drinks.

Arcite

26 - 27
  1. Drink a good hearty draught, it breeds good blood, man.
  2. Do not you feel it thaw you?

Palamon

28 - 29
  1.                              Stay, I’ll tell you
  2. After a draught or two more.

Arcite

30 - 31
  1.                              Spare it not,
  2. The Duke has more, coz. Eat now.

Palamon

32
  1.                                  Yes.
  1. Eats.

Arcite

34 - 35
  1.      I am glad
  2. You have so good a stomach.

Palamon

36 - 37
  1.                             I am gladder
  2. I have so good meat to’t.

Arcite

38 - 39
  1.                           Is’t not mad lodging
  2. Here in the wild woods, cousin?

Palamon

40 - 41
  1.                                 Yes, for them
  2. That have wild consciences.

Arcite

42 - 43
  1.                             How tastes your victuals?
  2. Your hunger needs no sauce, I see.

Palamon

44 - 46
  1.                                    Not much.
  2. But if it did, yours is too tart, sweet cousin.
  3. What is this?

Arcite

47
  1.               Venison.

Palamon

48 - 51
  1.          ’Tis a lusty meat.
  2. Give me more wine. Here, Arcite, to the wenches
  3. We have known in our days! The Lord Steward’s daughter
  4. Do you remember her?

Arcite

52
  1.                      After you, coz.

Palamon

53
  1. She lov’d a black-hair’d man.

Arcite

54
  1.                               She did so; well, sir?

Palamon

55
  1. And I have heard some call him Arcite, and

Arcite

56
  1. Out with’t, faith!

Palamon

57 - 58
  1.                    She met him in an arbor:
  2. What did she there, coz? Play o’ th’ virginals?

Arcite

59
  1. Something she did, sir.

Palamon

60 - 61
  1.                         Made her groan a month for’t;
  2. Or two, or three, or ten.

Arcite

62 - 64
  1.                           The Marshal’s sister
  2. Had her share too, as I remember, cousin,
  3. Else there be tales abroad. You’ll pledge her?

Palamon

65
  1.                                                Yes.

Arcite

66 - 69
  1. A pretty brown wench ’tis. There was a time
  2. When young men went a-hunting, and a wood,
  3. And a broad beech; and thereby hangs a tale.
  4. Heigh-ho!

Palamon

70 - 73
  1.           For Emily, upon my life! Fool,
  2. Away with this strain’d mirth! I say again,
  3. That sigh was breath’d for Emily. Base cousin,
  4. Dar’st thou break first?

Arcite

74
  1.                          You are wide.

Palamon

75 - 76
  1.               By heaven and earth,
  2. There’s nothing in thee honest.

Arcite

77 - 78
  1.                                 Then I’ll leave you;
  2. You are a beast now.

Palamon

79
  1.                      As thou mak’st me, traitor!

Arcite

80 - 82
  1. There’s all things needful, files and shirts and perfumes.
  2. I’ll come again some two hours hence and bring
  3. That that shall quiet all.

Palamon

83
  1.                            A sword and armor.

Arcite

84 - 85
  1. Fear me not. You are now too foul; farewell.
  2. Get off your trinkets, you shall want nought.

Palamon

86
  1.                                               Sirrah

Arcite

87
  1. I’ll hear no more.
  1. Exit.

Palamon

89
  1.                    If he keep touch, he dies for’t.
  1. Exit.
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