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  • Title: Romeo and Juliet (Romeo: Q2)
  • Editor: Roger Apfelbaum
  • ISBN: 1-55058-299-2

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    Author: William Shakespeare
    Editor: Roger Apfelbaum
    Peer Reviewed

    Romeo and Juliet (Romeo: Q2)

    cellent and lamentable
    Tragedie, of Romeo and Iuliet.

    Enter Sampson and Gregorie, with Swords and Bucklers, of the
    house of Capulet.

    SAmp. Gregorie, on my word weele not carrie Coles.
    Greg. No, for then we should be Collyers.
    Samp. I meane, and we be in choller, weele draw.
    Greg. I while you liue, draw your necke out of choller.
    10Samp. I strike quickly being moued.
    Greg. But thou art not quickly moued to strike.
    Samp. A dog of the house of Mountague moues me.
    Grego. To moue is to stirre, and to be valiant, is to stand:
    Therefore if thou art moued thou runst away.
    15Samp. A dog of that house shall moue me to stand:
    I will take the wall of any man or maide of Mounta-
    Grego. That shewes thee a weake slaue, for the weakest goes
    to the wall.
    Samp. Tis true, & therfore women being the weaker vessels
    20are euer thrust to the wall: therfore I wil push Mountagues men
    from the wall, and thrust his maides to the wall.
    Greg. The quarell is betweene our maisters, and vs their
    Samp. Tis all one, I will shew my selfe a tyrant, when I haue
    25fought with the men, I will be ciuil with the maides, I will cut
    off their heads.
    A 3
    Grego. The