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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)

    Take heede, take heede, for such dye miserable.
    Goe get thee to thy loue as was decreed:
    Ascend her Chamber Window, hence and comfort her,
    1965But looke thou stay not till the watch be set:
    For then thou canst not passe to Mantua.
    1966.1Nurse prouide all things in a readines,
    Comfort thy Mistresse, haste the house to bed,
    Which heauy sorrow makes them apt vnto.
    Nur:Good Lord what a thing learning is.
    I could haue stayde heere all this night
    To heare good counsell. Well Sir,
    Ile tell my Lady that you will come.
    Rom:Doe so and bidde my sweet prepare to childe,
    1979.1Farwell good Nurse.

    Nurse offers to goe in and turnes againe.

    1980Nur:Heere is a Ring Sir, that she bad me giue you,
    Rom:How well my comfort is reuiued by this.

    1982.1Exit Nurse.

    Fr:Soiorne in Mantua, Ile finde out your man,
    And he shall signifie from time to time:
    Euery good hap that doth befall thee heere.
    1990Farwell.
    Rom:But that a ioy, past ioy cryes out on me,
    It were a griefe so breefe to part with thee.


    Enter olde Capolet and his Wife, With
    County Paris.


    1995Cap:Thinges haue fallen out Sir so vnluckily,
    That we haue had no time to moue my daughter.