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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

    Enter Paris.

    2310Here comes the Lady to my cell,
    Par:Welcome my loue, my Lady and my wife:
    Iu:That may be sir, when I may be a wife,
    Par:That may be, must be loue, on thursday next.
    2315Iu:What must be shalbe.
    Fr:Thats a certaine text.
    Par:What come ye to confession to this Fryer.
    Iu:To tell you that were to confesse to you.
    Par:Do not deny to him that you loue me.
    2320Iul:I will confesse to you that I loue him,
    Par:So I am sure you will that you loue me.
    Iu:And if I doe, it wilbe of more price,
    Being spoke behinde your backe, than to your face.
    Par:Poore soule thy face is much abus'd with teares.
    2325Iu:The teares haue got small victory by that,
    For it was bad enough before their spite.
    Par:Thou wrongst it more than teares by that report.
    Iu:That is no wrong sir, that is a truth:
    And what I spake I spake it to my face.
    2330Par:Thy face is mine and thou hast slaundred it.
    Iu:It may be so, for it is not mine owne.
    Are you at leasure holy Father now:
    Or shall I come to you at euening Masse?
    Fr:My leasure serues me pensiue daughter now.
    2335My Lord we must entreate the time alone.
    Par:God sheild I should disturbe deuotion,
    Iuliet farwell, and keep this holy kisse.
    Exit Paris.

    Iu:Goe shut the doore and when thou hast done so,
    2340Come weepe with me that am past cure, past help,
    Fr:Ah Iuliet I already know thy griefe,
    I heare thou must and nothiug may proroge it,