Internet Shakespeare Editions

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

of Romeo and Iuliet.
Take heede, take heede, for such dye miserable.
Goe get thee to thy loue as was decreed:
Ascend her Chamber Window, hence and comfort her,
1965But looke thou stay not till the watch be set:
For then thou canst not passe to Mantua.
1966.1Nurse prouide all things in a readines,
Comfort thy Mistresse, haste the house to bed,
Which heauy sorrow makes them apt vnto.
Nur:Good Lord what a thing learning is.
I could haue stayde heere all this night
To heare good counsell. Well Sir,
Ile tell my Lady that you will come.
Rom:Doe so and bidde my sweet prepare to childe,
1979.1Farwell good Nurse.
Nurse offers to goe in and turnes againe.
1980Nur:Heere is a Ring Sir, that she bad me giue you,
Rom:How well my comfort is reuiued by this.
Exit Nurse.
Fr:Soiorne in Mantua, Ile finde out your man,
And he shall signifie from time to time:
Euery good hap that doth befall thee heere.
Rom:But that a ioy, past ioy cryes out on me,
It were a griefe so breefe to part with thee.

Enter olde Capolet and his Wife, With
County Paris.

1995Cap:Thinges haue fallen out Sir so vnluckily,
That we haue had no time to moue my daughter.