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Two Noble Kinsmen :: Scenes :: Two Noble Kinsmen: Act I, Scene 5

Scene 5

Another part of a field before Thebes.

(Three Queens; Knights)

The Queens bury their husbands before parting and going each their own way. ( line)

Music. Enter the Queens with the hearses of their Knights in a funeral solemnity, etc.

ALL QUEENS.

Song.ALL QUEENS.

Urns and odors bring away,

Vapors, sighs, darken the day;

Our dole more deadly looks than dying;

Balms, and gums, and heavy cheers,

Sacred vials fill’d with tears,

And clamors through the wild air flying!

Come all sad and solemn shows,

That are quick-ey’d pleasure’s foes!

We convent nought else but woes:

We convent, etc.

3. QUEEN.

This funeral path brings to your household’s grave:

Joy seize on you again! Peace sleep with him!

2. QUEEN.

And this to yours.

1. QUEEN.

Yours this way. Heavens lend

A thousand differing ways to one sure end.

3. QUEEN.

This world’s a city full of straying streets,

And death’s the market-place, where each one meets.

Exeunt severally.ALL QUEENS.

 
 
 
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