Internet Shakespeare Editions

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


of Romeo and Iuliet.

Death is my Sonne in Law, to him I giue all that I haue.
Par:Haue I thought long to see this mornings face,
And doth it now present such prodegies?
Accurst, vnhappy, miserable man,
2623.1Forlorne, forsaken, destitute I am:
Borne to the world to be a slaue in it.
Distrest, remediles, and vnfortunate.
O heauens , O nature, wherefore did you make me,
.5To liue so vile, so wretched as I shall.
Cap:O heere she lies that was our hope, our ioy,
And being dead, dead sorrow nips vs all.

All at once cry out and wring their hands.


All cry:All our ioy, and all our hope is dead,
.10Dead, lost, vndone, absented, wholy fled.
Cap:Cruel, vniust, impartiall destinies,
Why to this day haue you preseru'd my life?
Too see my hope, my stay, my ioy, my life,
Depriude of sence, of life, of all by death,
.15Cruell, vniust, impartiall destinies.
Cap:O sad fac'd sorrow map of misery,
Why this sad time haue I desird to see.
This day, this vniust, this impartiall day
Wherein I hop'd to see my comfort full,
.20To be depriude by suddaine destinie.
Moth:O woe, alacke, distrest, why should I liue?
To see this day, this miserable day.
Alacke the time that euer I was borne,
To be partaker of this destinie.
.25Alacke the day, alacke and welladay.
2645Fr:O peace for shame, if not for charity.
2645.1Your daughter liues in peace and happines,
And it is vaine to wish it otherwise.
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