Internet Shakespeare Editions

Author: William Shakespeare
Editor: Roger Apfelbaum
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Romeo and Juliet (Quarto 2, 1599)


of Romeo and Iuliet.
2. I boy readie.
Ser. You are lookt for, and cald for, askt for, and sought for in
the great chamber.
5803. We cannot be here and there too, chearely boyes,
Be brisk a while, and the longer liuer take all.
Exeunt.
Enter all the guests and gentlewomen to the
Maskers.
585 1. Capu. Welcome gentlemen, Ladies that haue their toes
Vnplagued with Cornes, will walke about with you:
Ah my mistesses, which of you all
Will now denie to daunce, she that makes daintie,
590She Ile swear hath Corns: am I come neare ye now?
Welcome gentlemen, I haue seene the day
That I haue worne a visor and could tell
A whispering tale in a faire Ladies eare:
Such as would please: tis gone, tis gone, tis gone,
595You are welcome, gentlemen come, Musitions play.
Musick playes and they dance.
A hall, a hall, giue roome, and foote it gyrles,
More light you knaues, and turne the tables vp:
And quench the fire, the roome is growne too hot.
600Ah sirrah, this vnlookt for sport comes well:
Nay sit, nay sit, good Cozin Capulet,
For you and I are past our dauncing dayes:
How long ist now since last your selfe and I
Were in a maske?
6052. Capu. Berlady thirtie yeares.
1. Capu. What man tis not so much, tis not so much,
Tis since the nuptiall of Lucientio:
Come Pentycost as quickly as it will,
Some fiue and twentie yeares, and then we maskt.
6102. Capu. Tis more, tis more, his sonne is elder sir:
His sonne is thirtie.
1. Capu. Will you tell me that?
His sonne was but a ward 2. yeares ago.
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Romeo. What