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  • Title: Romeo and Juliet (Quarto 1, 1597)
  • Editor: Roger Apfelbaum
  • ISBN: 1-55058-299-2

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

    of Romeo and Iuliet.

    her daughter that you talkt withall, I tell you, he that can
    lay hold of her shall haue the chinkes.
    Rom: Is she a Mountague? Oh deare account,
    700My life is my foes thrall.
    Ca: Nay gentlemen prepare not to be gone,
    We haue a trifling foolish banquet towards.
    They whisper in his ears.
    705I pray you let me intreat you. Is it so?
    Well then I thanke you honest Gentlemen,
    706.1I promise you but for your company,
    I would haue bin a bed an houre agoe:
    Light to my chamber hoe.
    Iul: Nurse, what is yonder Gentleman?
    Nur: The sonne and heire of old Tiberio.
    Iul: Whats he that now is going out of dore?
    Nur: That as I thinke is yong Petruchio.
    715Iul: Whats he that followes there that would not
    Nur: I know not.
    Iul: Goe learne his name, if he be maried,
    My graue is like to be my wedding bed.
    Nur: His name is Romeo and a Mountague, the onely
    720sonne of your great enemie.
    Iul: My onely Loue sprung from my onely hate,
    Too early seene vnknowne, and knowne too late:
    Prodigious birth of loue is this to me,
    That I should loue a loathed enemie.
    725Nurse: VVhats this? whats that?
    Iul: Nothing Nurse but a rime I learnt euen now of
    oue I danct with.
    730Nurse: Come your mother staies for you, Ile goe a long
    730.1with you.