Shakespeare and Fletcher; The Two Noble Kinsmen

Shakespeare and Fletcher; The Two Noble Kinsmen

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ...5 Have their good wishes; herein we prevent The loathsome misery of age, beguile The gout and rheum, that in lag hours attend For grey approachers; we come towards the gods Young and unwapper'd, not halting under crimes 10 Many and stale; that, sure, shall please the gods Sooner than such, to give us nectar with 'em, For we are more clear spirits. My dear kinsmen, Whose lives (for this poor comfort) are laid down, You 've sold 'em too too cheap. 1 Knight. What ending could be 15 Of more content? O'er us the victors have Fortune, whose title is as momentary As to us death is certain; a grain of honour They not o'erweigh us. 2 Knight. Let us bid farewell; And with our patience anger tott'ring fortune, 20 Who, at her certain'st, reels! 3 Knight. Come; who begins? Palamon. Ev'n he that led you to this banquet shall Taste to you all.--To the Gaoler. Ah ha, my friend, my friend, Your gentle daughter gave me freedom once; You '11 see 't done now for ever. Pray, how does she? 25 I heard she was not well; her kind of ill Gave me some sorrow. Gaoler. Sir, she 's well restor'd, And to be married shortly. Palamon. By my short life, I am most glad on 't! 'T is the latest thing I shall be glad of; prithee, tell her so; 30 Commend me to her, and, to piece her portion, Tender her this. Givesapurse. 1 Knight. Nay, let 's be offerers all! 2 Knight. Is it a maid? Palamon. Verily, I think so; A right good creature, more to me deserving Than I can quite or speak of! 35 All Knights. Commend us to her. Give their purses. Gaoler. The gods requite you all, And make her thankful! Palamon. Adieu! and let my life be now as short As my leave-taking. Lays his head on the block. 1 Knight. Lead, courageous cousin! 2 Knight. We '11 follow cheerfully. A great noise within, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236636058
  • 9781236636058