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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)

    of Romeo and Iuliet.
    La. That is because the Traytor murderer liues.
    Iu. I Madam from the reach of these my hands:
    Would none but I might venge my Cozens death.
    2125 La. We will haue vengeance for it, feare thou not.
    Then weepe no more, Ile send to one in Mantua,
    Where that same bannisht runnagate doth liue,
    Shall giue him such an vnaccustomd dram,
    That he shall soone keepe Tybalt companie:
    2130And then I hope thou wilt be satisfied.
    Iu. Indeed I neuer shall be satisfied
    With Romeo, till I behold him. Dead
    Is my poore heart so for a kinsman vext:
    Madam if you could find out but a man
    2135To beare a poyson, I would temper it:
    That Romeo should vpon receit thereof,
    Soone sleepe in quiet. O how my heart abhors
    To heare him namde and cannot come to him,
    To wreake the loue I bore my Cozen,
    2140Vpon his body that hath slaughterd him.
    Mo. Find thou the means, and Ile find such a man,
    But now ile tell thee ioyfull tidings Gyrle.
    Iu. And ioy comes well in such a needie time,
    What are they, beseech your Ladyship?
    2145M. Well, well, thou hast a carefull father child,
    One who to put thee from thy heauines,
    Hath sorted out a sudden day of ioy,
    That thou expects not, nor I lookt not for.
    Iu. Madam in happie time, what day is that?
    2150 M. Marrie my child, early next Thursday morne,
    The gallant, young, and Noble Gentleman,
    The Countie Paris at Saint Peters Church,
    Shall happily make thee there a ioyfull Bride.
    Iu. Now by S. Peters Church, and Peter too,
    2155He shall not make me there a ioyfull Bride.
    I wonder at this haste, that I must wed
    Ere he that should be husband comes to wooe:
    I pray