Internet Shakespeare Editions

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


of Romeo and Iuliet.

Enter one with Romets Man.
30501.Heeres Romeos Man.
Capt:Keepe him to be examinde.

Enter Prince with others.
Prin:What early mischiefe calls vs vp so soone.
Capt:O noble Prince, see here
Where Iuliet that hath lyen intoombed two dayes,
Warme and fresh bleeding, Romeo and Countie Paris
Likewise newly slaine.
Prin:Search seeke about to finde the murderers.

Enter olde Capolet and his Wife.
Capo:What rumor's this that is so early vp?
Moth:The people in the streetes crie Romeo,
And some on Iuliet: as if they alone
3065Had been the cause of such a mutinie.
Capo:See Wife, this dagger hath mistooke:
For (loe) the backe is emptie of yong Mountague,
And it is sheathed in our Daughters breast.

Enter olde Mountague.
Prin:Come Mountague, for thou art early vp,
To see thy Sonne and Heire more early downe.
3085Mount:Dread Souereigne, my Wife is dead to night,
And yong Benuolio is deceased too:
What further mischiefe can there yet be found?
Prin:First come and see, then speake.
Mount:O thou vntaught, what manners is in this
3090To presse before thy Father to a graue.
Prin:Come seale your mouthes of outrage for a while,
And let vs seeke to finde the Authors out
3092.1Of such a hainous and seld seene mischaunce.
Bring forth the parties in suspition.
Fr:I am the greatest able to doo least.
3098.1Most worthie Prince, heare me but speake the truth.
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