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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.

    Griefes of mine owne lie heauie at my hart,
    Which thou wouldst propagate to haue them prest
    195With more of thine, this griefe that thou hast showne,
    Doth ad more griefe to too much of mine owne:
    Loue is a smoke raisde with the fume of sighes
    Being purgde, a fire sparkling in louers eyes:
    Being vext, a sea raging with a louers teares.
    200What is it else? A madnes most discreet,
    A choking gall, and a preseruing sweet. Farewell Cose.
    Ben: Nay Ile goe along.
    And if you hinder me you doo me wrong.
    205Ro: Tut I haue lost my selfe I am not here,
    This is not Romeo, hee's some other where.
    Ben: Tell me in sadnes whome she is you loue?
    Ro: What shall I grone and tell thee?
    Ben: Why no, but sadly tell me who.
    210Ro: Bid a sickman in sadnes make his will.
    Ah word ill vrgde to one that is so ill.
    In sadnes Cosen I doo loue a woman.
    Ben: I aimde so right, when as you said you lou'd.
    Ro: A right good mark-man, and shee's faire I loue.
    215Ben: A right faire marke faire Cose is soonest hit.
    Ro: But in that hit you misse, shee'le not be hit
    With Cupids arrow, she hath Dianaes wit,
    And in strong proofe of chastitie well arm'd:
    Gainst Cupids childish bow she liues vnharm'd,
    220Shee'le not abide the siedge of louing tearmes,
    Nor ope her lap to Saint seducing gold,
    Ah she is rich in beautie, only poore,
    That when she dies with beautie dies her store.
    Enter Countie Paris, old Capulet.
    Of honorable reckoning are they both,