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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)

    Enter Romeo, Frier.
    1392.1Rom: Now Father Laurence, in thy holy grant
    Consists the good of me and Iuliet.
    Fr: Without more words I will doo all I may,
    To make you happie if in me it lye.
    1392.5Rom: This morning here she pointed we should meet,
    And consumate those neuer parting bands,
    Witnes of our harts loue by ioyning hands,
    And come she will.
    Fr: I gesse she will indeed,
    1392.10Youths loue is quicke, swifter than swiftest speed.
    Enter Iuliet somewhat fast, and embraceth Romeo.
    See where she comes.
    1409.1So light of foote nere hurts the troden flower:
    Of loue and ioy, see see the soueraigne power.
    Iul: Romeo.
    The excellent Tragedie
    Rom: My Iuliet welcome. As doo waking eyes
    1409.5(Cloasd in Nights mysts) attend the frolicke Day,
    So Romeo hath expected Iuliet,
    And thou art come.
    Iul: I am (if I be Day)
    Come to my Sunne: shine foorth, and make me faire.
    1409.10Rom: All beauteous fairnes dwelleth in thine eyes.
    Iul: Romeo from thine all brightnes doth arise.
    Fr: Come wantons, come, the stealing houres do passe
    Defer imbracements till some fitter time,
    Part for a while, you shall not be alone,
    1409.15Till holy Church haue ioynd ye both in one.
    Rom: Lead holy Father, all delay seemes long.
    Iul: Make hast, make hast, this lingring doth vs wrong.
    Fr: O, soft and faire makes sweetest worke they say.
    Hast is common hindrer in crosse way. Exeunt omnes.