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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)

    0.15The most excellent Tragedie of
    Romeo and Iuliet.

    Enter 2. Seruing-men of the Capolets.

    5GRegorie, of my word Ile carrie no coales.
    2 No, for if you doo, you should be a Collier.
    1 If I be in choler, Ile draw.
    2 Euer while you liue, drawe your necke out of the
    the collar.
    10 1 I strike quickly being moou'd.
    2 I, but you are not quickly moou'd to strike.
    1 A Dog of the house of the Mountagues moues me.
    2 To mooue is to stirre, and to bee valiant is to stand
    to it: therefore (of my word) if thou be mooud thou't
    runne away.
    1 There's not a man of them I meete, but Ile take
    the wall of.
    2 That shewes thee a weakling, for the weakest goes
    to the wall.
    1 Thats true, therefore Ile thrust the men from the
    wall, and thrust the maids to the walls: nay, thou shalt
    see I am a tall peece of flesh.
    2 Tis well thou art not fish, for if thou wert thou
    33.1wouldst be but poore Iohn.
    1 Ile play the tyrant, Ile first begin with the maids, &
    off with their heads.
    2 The heads of the maids?
    1 I,