Internet Shakespeare Editions

Author: William Shakespeare
Editor: Erin Sadlack
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Romeo and Juliet (Quarto 1, 1597)

of Romeo and Iuliet.

her daughter that you talkt withall, I tell you, he that can
lay hold of her shall haue the chinkes.
Rom: Is she a Mountague? Oh deare account,
700My life is my foes thrall.
Ca: Nay gentlemen prepare not to be gone,
We haue a trifling foolish banquet towards.
They whisper in his ears.
705I pray you let me intreat you. Is it so?
Well then I thanke you honest Gentlemen,
706.1I promise you but for your company,
I would haue bin a bed an houre agoe:
Light to my chamber hoe.
Iul: Nurse, what is yonder Gentleman?
Nur: The sonne and heire of old Tiberio.
Iul: Whats he that now is going out of dore?
Nur: That as I thinke is yong Petruchio.
715Iul: Whats he that followes there that would not
Nur: I know not.
Iul: Goe learne his name, if he be maried,
My graue is like to be my wedding bed.
Nur: His name is Romeo and a Mountague, the onely
720sonne of your great enemie.
Iul: My onely Loue sprung from my onely hate,
Too early seene vnknowne, and knowne too late:
Prodigious birth of loue is this to me,
That I should loue a loathed enemie.
725Nurse: VVhats this? whats that?
Iul: Nothing Nurse but a rime I learnt euen now of
oue I danct with.
730Nurse: Come your mother staies for you, Ile goe a long
730.1with you.