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Author: William Shakespeare
Editor: Roger Apfelbaum
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Romeo and Juliet (Quarto 1, 1597)


of Romeo and Iuliet.


Enter Iuliets Mother, Nurse.

Moth:Where are you Daughter?
2099.1Nur:What Ladie, Lambe, what Iuliet?
2100Iul:How now, who calls?
2100.1Nur:It is your Mother.
Moth:Why how now Iuliet?
Iul:Madam, I am not well.
2105Moth:Where euermore weeping for your Cosens death:
I thinke thoult wash him from his graue with teares.
2110Iul:I cannot chuse, hauing so great a losse.
2115Moth:I cannot blame thee.
But it greeues thee more that Villaine liues.
Iul:What Villaine Madame?
Moth:That Villaine Romeo.
Iul:Villaine and he are manie miles a sunder.
2125Moth:Content thee Girle, if I could finde a man
I soone would send to Mantua where he is,
That should bestow on him so sure a draught,
As he should soone beare Tybalt companie.
Iul:Finde you the meanes, and Ile finde such a man:
For whilest he liues, my heart shall nere be light
Till I behold him, dead is my poore heart.
Thus for a Kinsman vext?
Moth:Well let that passe. I come to bring thee ioyfull
Iul:And ioy comes well in such a needfull time.
2145Moth:Well then, thou hast a carefull Father Girle,
And one who pittying thy needfull state,
Hath found thee out a happie day of ioy.
Iul:What day is that I pray you?
2150Moth:Marry my Childe,
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