Internet Shakespeare Editions

Author: William Shakespeare
Editor: Roger Apfelbaum
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Romeo and Juliet (Quarto 1, 1597)

The excellent Tragedie

2840A spade and a mattocke.
Iohn:Well I will presently go fetch thee them. Exit.
Laur:Now must I to the Monument alone,
2843.1Least that the Ladie should before I come
Be wakde from sleepe. I will hye
To free her from that Tombe of miserie. Exit.

Enter Countie Paris and his Page with flowers
2851.1and sweete Water.

Par:Put out the torch, and lye thee all along
Vnder this Ew-tree, keeping thine eare close to the hollow
And if thou heare one tread within this Churchyard,
Staight giue me notice.
Boy:I will my Lord.

2862.1Paris strewes the Tomb with flowers.

Par:Sweete Flower, with flowers I strew thy Bridale
2863.1Sweete Tombe that in thy circuite dost containe,
The perfect modell of eternitie:
Faire Iuliet that with Angells dost remaine,
Accept this latest fauour at my hands,
2863.5That liuing honourd thee, and being dead
With funerall praises doo adorne thy Tombe.
Boy whistles and calls.My Lord.

Enter Romeo and Balthasar, with a torch, a
2874.1a mattocke, and a crow of yron.