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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.
    Nur:I will, and this is wisely done.
    She lookes after Nurse.
    2285Iul:Auncient damnation, O most cursed fiend.
    Is it more sinne to wish me thus forsworne,
    Or to dispraise him with the selfe same tongue
    That thou hast praisde him with aboue compare
    So many thousand times? Goe Counsellor,
    2290Thou and my bosom henceforth shal be twaine.
    Ile to the Fryer to know his remedy,
    If all faile els, I haue the power to dye.

    Enter Fryer and Paris.
    Fr:On Thursday say ye: the time is very short,
    2295Par:My Father Capolet will haue it so,
    And I am nothing slacke to slow his hast.
    Fr:You say you doe not know the Ladies minde?
    Vneuen is the course, I like it not.
    Par:Immoderately she weepes for Tybalts death,
    2300And therefore haue I little talkt of loue.
    For Venus smiles not in a house of teares,
    Now Sir, her father thinkes it daungerous:
    That she doth giue her sorrow so much sway.
    And in his wisedome hasts our mariage,
    2305To stop the inundation of her teares.
    Which too much minded by her selfe alone
    May be put from her by societie.
    Now doe ye know the reason of this hast.
    Fr.I would I knew not why it should be slowd.