| Quote #1
'It nere,' quod he, 'to thee no greet honour
This passage establishes the specifics of Palamon and Arcite's relationship. Not only are they cousins but also sworn brothers. Apparently, the terms of the oath they have sworn to one another specifically forbid hindering one another in love. This is a particularly inconvenient promise, since they're now in love with the same woman.
| Quote #2
'Nay, certes, fals Arcite, thow shalt nat so!
Talk about adding insult to injury. Not only does Palamon say that Arcite shouldn't love Emily; he also implies that Arcite is duty-bound as his sworn brother to help Palamon win her for himself. If we were Arcite, we'd be hopping mad right about now.
| Quote #3
And myn is love, as to a creature;
Arcite echoes Palamon's claim that the only reason he mentioned Emily to his friend was because he trusted his sworn brother. This is a method of playing upon the other's feelings, of trying to make Palamon feel like he's betraying a confidence or sacred trust by claiming Emily for himself.