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  • Title: Romeo and Juliet (Quarto 2, 1599)
  • 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 2, 1599)

    The most lamentable Tragedie
    Giue me my sin againe.
    690Iuli. Youe kisse bith booke.
    Nur. Madam your mother craues a word with you.
    Ro. What is her mother?
    Nurs. Marrie Batcheler,
    Her mother is the Lady of the house,
    695And a good Ladie, and a wise and vertuous,
    I Nurst her daughter that you talkt withall:
    I tell you, he that can lay hold of her
    Shall haue the chincks.
    Ro. Is she a Capulet?
    700O deare account! my life is my foes debt.
    Ben. Away begon, the sport is at the best.
    Ro. I so I feare, the more is my vnrest.
    Capu. Nay gentlemen prepare not to be gone,
    We haue a trifling foolish banquet towards:
    705Is it ene so? why then I thanke you all.
    I thanke you honest gentlemen, good night:
    More torches here, come on, then lets to bed.
    Ah sirrah, by my faie it waxes late,
    Ile to my rest.
    710 Iuli. Come hither Nurse, what is yond gentleman?
    Nurs. The sonne and heire of old Tyberio.
    Iuli. Whats he that now is going out of doore?
    Nur. Marrie that I thinke be young Petruchio.
    715 Iu. Whats he that follows here that wold not dāce?
    Nur. I know not.
    Iuli. Go aske his name, if he be married,
    My graue is like to be my wedding bed.
    Nurs. His name is Romeo, and a Mountague,
    720The onely sonne of your great enemie.
    Iuli. My onely loue sprung from my onely hate,
    Too earlie seene, vnknowne, and knowne too late,
    Prodigious birth of loue it is to mee,
    That I must loue a loathed enemie.
    725Nurs. Whats tis? whats tis
    Iu. A