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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
    I pray you tell my Lord and father Madam,
    I will not marrie yet, and when I do, I sweare
    2160It shall be Romeo, whom you know I hate
    Rather then Paris, these are newes indeed.
    M. Here comes your father, tell him so your selfe:
    And see how he will take it at your hands.
    Enter Capulet and Nurse.
    2165Ca. When the Sun sets, the earth doth drisle deaw,
    But for the Sunset of my brothers sonne,
    It rains downright. How now a Conduit girle, what still in tears
    Euermore showring in one litle body?
    2170Thou countefaits. A Barke, a Sea, a Wind:
    For still thy eyes, which I may call the sea,
    Do ebbe and flowe with teares, the Barke thy body is:
    Sayling in this salt floud, the windes thy sighes,
    Who raging with thy teares and they with them,
    2175Without a sudden calme will ouerset
    Thy tempest tossed body. How now wife,
    Haue you deliuered to her our decree?
    La. I sir, but she will none, she giues you thankes,
    2180I would the foole were married to her graue.
    Ca. Soft take me with you, take me with you wife,
    How will she none? doth she not giue vs thanks?
    Is she not proud? doth she not count her blest,
    Vnworthy as she is, that we haue wrought
    2185So worthy a Gentleman to be her Bride?
    Iu. Not proud you haue, but thankful that you haue:
    Proud can I neuer be of what I hate,
    But thankfull euen for hate, that is meant loue.
    2190 Ca. How, how, how how, chopt lodgick, what is this?
    Proud and I thanke you, and I thanke you not,
    And yet not proud mistresse minion you?
    Thanke me no thankings, nor proud me no prouds,
    But fettle your fine Ioynts gainst Thursday next,
    2195To go with Paris to Saint Peters Church:
    Or I will drag thee on a hurdle thither.