Internet Shakespeare Editions

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


of Romeo and Iuliet.
I thinke you are happie in this second match,
For it excels your first, or if it did not,
Your first is dead, or twere as good he were,
As liuing here, and you no vse of him.
2275Iu. Speakst thou from thy heart?
Nur. And from my soule too, else beshrew them both.
Iu. Amen.
Nur. What?
2280Iu. Well thou hast comforted me maruellous much,
Go in, and tell my Lady I am gone,
Hauing displeas'd my father, to Laurence Cell,
To make confession, and to be obsolu'd.
Nur. Marrie I will, and this is wisely done.
2285Iu. Auncient damnation, ô most wicked fiend,
Is it more sin to wish me thus forsworne,
Or to dispraise my Lord with that same tongue,
Which she hath praisde him with aboue compare,
So many thousand times? Go Counsellor,
2290Thou and my bosome henceforth shall be twaine:
Ile to the Frier to know his remedie,
If all else faile, my selfe haue power to die.
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Exit.
Enter Frier and Countie Paris.
Fri. On Thursday sir: the time is very short.
2295Par. My Father Capulet will haue it so,
And I am nothing slow to slacke his haste.
Fri. You say you do not know the Ladies minde?
Vneuen is the course, I like it not.
Par. Immoderately she weepes for Tybalts death,
2300And therefore haue I little talke of loue,
For Venus smiles not in a house of teares.
Now sir, her father counts it daungerous
That she do giue her sorrow so much sway:
And in his wisedome hastes our marriage,
2305To stop the inundation of her teares.
Which too much minded by her selfe alone
May be put from her by societie.
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