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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 Frier Iohn.
    Iohn: What Frier Laurence, Brother, ho?
    Laur:This same should be the voyce of Frier Iohn.
    What newes from Mantua, what will Romeo come?
    Iohn:Going to seeke a barefoote Brother out,
    2825One of our order to associate mee,
    Here in this Cittie visiting the sick,
    Whereas the infectious pestilence remaind:
    And being by the Searchers of the Towne
    2830Found and examinde, we were both shut vp.
    Laur:Who bare my letters then to Romeo?
    Iohn:I haue them still, and here they are.
    Laur:Now by my holy Order,
    The letters were not nice, but of great weight.
    Goe get thee hence, and get me presently
    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.