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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
    Thats by me wounded both, our remedies
    Within thy helpe and holy phisicke lies:
    1060I beare no hatred blessed man: for loe
    My intercession likewise steads my foe.
    Fri. Be plaine good sonne and homely in thy drift,
    Ridling confession, findes but ridling shrift.
    Ro. Then plainly know my harts deare loue is set
    1065On the faire daughter of rich Capulet:
    As mine on hers, so hers is set on mine,
    And all combind, saue what thou must combine
    By holy marriage, when and where, and how,
    We met, we wooed, and made exchange of vow:
    1070Ile tell thee as we passe, but this I pray,
    That thou consent to marrie vs to day.
    Fri. Holy S. Frauncis what a change is here?
    Is Rosaline that thou didst loue so deare,
    So soone forsaken? young mens loue then lies
    1075Not truly in their hearts, but in their eies.
    Iesu Maria, what a deale of brine
    Hath washt thy sallow cheekes for Rosaline?
    How much salt water throwne away in waste,
    To season loue, that of it doth not taste.
    1080The Sun not yet thy sighes, from heauen cleares
    Thy old grones yet ringing in mine auncient eares:
    Lo here vpon thy cheeke the staine doth sit,
    Of an old teare that is not washt off yet.
    If ere thou wast thy selfe, and these woes thine,
    1085Thou and these woes were all for Rosaline.
    And art thou chang'd, pronounce this sentence then,
    Women may fall, when theres no strength in men.
    Ro. Thou chidst me oft for louing Rosaline.
    Fri. For doting, not for louing pupill mine.
    1090Ro. And badst me burie loue.
    Fri. Not in a graue,
    To lay one in an other out to haue.
    Ro. I pray thee chide me not, her I loue now.