Two Noble Kinsmen
Act 3, Scene 4
Another part of the forest near Athens.
- Enter Jailer’s Daughter.
Daughter2 - 28
- I am very cold, and all the stars are out too,
- The little stars and all, that look like aglets.
- The sun has seen my folly. Palamon!
- Alas, no; he’s in heaven. Where am I now?
- Yonder’s the sea, and there’s a ship. How’t tumbles!
- And there’s a rock lies watching under water;
- Now, now, it beats upon it—now, now, now!
- There’s a leak sprung, a sound one. How they cry!
- Open her before the wind! You’ll lose all else.
- Up with a course or two, and tack about, boys!
- Good night, good night, y’ are gone. I am very hungry:
- Would I could find a fine frog! He would tell me
- News from all parts o’ th’ world. Then would I make
- A carreck of a cockleshell, and sail
- By east and north-east to the King of Pigmies,
- For he tells fortunes rarely. Now my father,
- Twenty to one, is truss’d up in a trice
- Tomorrow morning; I’ll say never a word.
- “For I’ll cut my green coat a foot above my knee,
- And I’ll clip my yellow locks an inch below mine e’e.
- Hey, nonny, nonny, nonny.
- He s’ buy me a white cut, forth for to ride,
- And I’ll go seek him through the world that is so wide.
- Hey, nonny, nonny, nonny.”
- O for a prick now, like a nightingale,
- To put my breast against! I shall sleep like a top else.