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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

    The gallant, yong and youthfull Gentlemen,
    The Countie Paris at Saint Peters Church,
    2152.1Early next Thursday morning must prouide,
    To make you there a glad and ioyfull Bride.
    Iul:Now by Saint Peters Church and Peter too,
    2155He shall not there make mee a ioyfull Bride.
    Are these the newes you had to tell me of?
    Marrie here are newes indeed. Madame I will not marrie
    2160And when I doo, it shalbe rather Romeo whom I hate,
    Than Countie Paris that I cannot loue.

    Enter olde Capolet.

    Moth:Here comes your Father, you may tell him so.
    Capo:Why how now, euermore showring?
    2170In one little bodie thou resemblest a sea, a barke, a storme:
    2170.1For this thy bodie which I tearme a barke,
    Still floating in thy euerfalling teares,
    And tost with sighes arising from thy hart:
    2173.1Will without succour ship wracke presently.
    But heare you Wife, what haue you sounded her, what saies
    she to it?
    Moth:I haue, but she will none she thankes ye:
    2180Would God that she were married to her graue.
    Capo:What will she not, doth she not thanke vs, doth
    she not wexe proud?
    Iul:Not proud ye haue, but thankfull that ye haue:
    2185Proud can I neuer be of that I hate,
    But thankfull euen for hate that is ment loue.
    Capo:Proud and I thanke you, and I thanke you not,
    And yet not proud. Whats here, chop logicke.
    Proud me no prouds, nor thanke me no thankes,
    But settle your fine ioynts on Thursday next
    2195To goe with Paris to Saint Peters Church,
    Or I will drag you on a hurdle thether.