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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)

    The excellent Tragedie

    2840A spade and a mattocke.
    Iohn:Well I will presently go fetch thee them. Exit.
    Laur:Now must I to the Monument alone,
    2843.1Least that the Ladie should before I come
    Be wakde from sleepe. I will hye
    To free her from that Tombe of miserie.
    Enter Countie Paris and his Page with flowers
    and sweete Water.
    Par:Put out the torch, and lye thee all along
    Vnder this Ew-tree, keeping thine eare close to the hollow
    And if thou heare one tread within this Churchyard,
    Staight giue me notice.
    Boy:I will my Lord.
    Paris strewes the Tomb with flowers.
    Par:Sweete Flower, with flowers I strew thy Bridale
    2863.1Sweete Tombe that in thy circuite dost containe,
    The perfect modell of eternitie:
    Faire Iuliet that with Angells dost remaine,
    Accept this latest fauour at my hands,
    2863.5That liuing honourd thee, and being dead
    With funerall praises doo adorne thy Tombe.
    Boy whistles and calls.My Lord.
    Enter Romeo and Balthasar, with a torch, a
    a mattocke, and a crow of yron.