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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.

    Awake an houre before the appointed time:
    2530An then I feare I shall be lunaticke,
    And playing with my dead forefathers bones,
    Dash out my franticke braines. Me thinkes I see
    2535My Cosin Tybalt weltring in his bloud,
    Seeking for Romeo: stay Tybalt stay.
    Romeo I come, this doe I drinke to thee.
    She fals vpon her bed within the Curtaines.
    Enter Nurse with hearbs, Mother.
    2539.1Moth:Thats well said Nurse, set all in redines,
    The Countie will be heere immediatly.
    Enter Oldeman.
    Cap:Make hast, make hast, for it is almost day,
    The Curfewe bell hath rung, t'is foure a clocke,
    Looke to your bakt meates good Angelica.
    Nur:Goe get you to bed you cotqueane. I faith you
    2550will be sicke anone.
    Cap:I warrant thee Nurse I haue ere now watcht all
    night, and haue taken no harme at all.
    Moth:I you haue beene a mouse hunt in your time.
    Enter a Seruingman with Logs & Coales.
    2559.1Cap:A Ielous hood, a Ieloushood: How now sirra?
    What haue you there?
    Ser:Forsooth Logs.
    Cap:Goe, goe choose dryer. Will will tell thee where
    thou shalt fetch them.
    Ser:Nay I warrant let me alone, I haue a heade Inoe to