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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.

    Enter Iuliets Mother, Nurse.
    Moth:Where are you Daughter?
    2099.1Nur:What Ladie, Lambe, what Iuliet?
    2100Iul:How now, who calls?
    2100.1Nur:It is your Mother.
    Moth:Why how now Iuliet?
    Iul:Madam, I am not well.
    2105Moth:What euermore weeping for your Cosens death:
    I thinke thoult wash him from his graue with teares.
    2110Iul:I cannot chuse, hauing so great a losse.
    2115Moth:I cannot blame thee.
    But it greeues thee more that Villaine liues.
    Iul:What Villaine Madame?
    Moth:That Villaine Romeo.
    Iul:Villaine and he are manie miles a sunder.
    2125Moth:Content thee Girle, if I could finde a man
    I soone would send to Mantua where he is,
    That should bestow on him so sure a draught,
    As he should soone beare Tybalt companie.
    Iul:Finde you the meanes, and Ile finde such a man:
    2141.1For whilest he liues, my heart shall nere be light
    Till I behold him, dead is my poore heart.
    Thus for a Kinsman vext?
    Moth:Well let that passe. I come to bring thee ioyfull
    Iul:And ioy comes well in such a needfull time.
    2145Moth:Well then, thou hast a carefull Father Girle,
    And one who pittying thy needfull state,
    Hath found thee out a happie day of ioy.
    Iul:What day is that I pray you?
    2150Moth:Marry my Childe,
    The