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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.

    Fr: For doating, not for louing, pupill mine.
    1090Rom: And badst me burie loue.
    Fr: Not in a graue,
    To lay one in another out to haue.
    Rom: I pree thee chide not, she whom I loue now
    Doth grace for grace, and loue for loue allow:
    1095The other did not so.
    Fr: Oh she knew well
    Thy loue did read by rote, and could not spell,
    But come yong Wauerer, come goe with mee,
    In one respect Ile thy assistant bee:
    1100For this alliaunce may so happie proue,
    To turne your Housholds rancour to pure loue.

    Enter Mercutio, Benuolio.

    Mer: Why whats become of Romeo? came he not
    home to night?
    Ben: Not to his Fathers, I spake with his man.
    Mer: Ah that same pale hard hearted wench, that Ro-
    1110Torments him so, that he will sure run mad.
    Mer: Tybalt the Kinsman of olde Capolet
    Hath sent a Letter to his Fathers House:
    Some Challenge on my life.
    Ben: Romeo will answere it.
    1115Mer: I, anie man that can write may answere a letter.
    Ben: Nay, he will answere the letters master if hee bee
    Mer: Who, Romeo? why he is alreadie dead: stabd
    with a white wenches blacke eye, shot thorough the eare
    1120with a loue song, the verie pinne of his heart cleft with the
    blinde bow-boyes but-shaft. And is he a man to encounter
    Ben: Why what is Tybalt?
    Mer: More than the prince of cattes I can tell you. Oh
    1125he is the couragious captaine of complements. Catso, he