Internet Shakespeare Editions

Author: William Shakespeare
Editor: Erin Sadlack
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Romeo and Juliet (Quarto 2, 1599)

of Romeo and Iuliet.
See what a scourge is laide vpon your hate?
That heauen finds means to kil your ioyes with loue,
And I for winking at your discords too,
Haue lost a brace of kinsmen, all are punisht.
3170Cap. O brother Mountague, giue me thy hand,
This is my daughters ioynture, for no more
Can I demaund.
Moun. But I can giue thee more,
For I will raie her statue in pure gold,
3175That whiles Verona by that name is knowne,
There shall no figure at such rate beset,
As that of true and faithfull Iuliet.
Capel. As rich shall Romeos by his Ladies lie,
Poore sacrifices of our enmitie.
3180Prin. A glooming peace this morning with it brings,
The Sun for sorrow will not shew his head:
Go hence to haue more talke of these sad things,
Some shall be pardoned, and some punished.
For neuer was a Storie of more wo,
3185Then this of Iuliet and her Romeo.