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In all respects by me; nay more, I doubt it not.
Cap. Monday? ha! ha!
Monday, my lord.
O' Thursday let it be ;-O' Thursday, tell her,
Cap. Well, get you gone :-O'Thursday be it, then.Go you to Juliet ere you go to bed, Prepare her, wife, against this wedding-day. Farewell, my lord.-Light to my chamber, ho! Afore me. It is so very late, that we
May call it early, by and by.-Good night.1 [Exeunt.
SCENE V. Juliet's Chamber.2
Enter ROMEO and JULIet.
Jul. Wilt thou be gone? it is not yet near day.
1 The latter part of this scene is a good deal varied from the first quarto.
2 The stage direction in the first edition is, “Enter Romeo and Juliet at a window; in the second quarto, "Enter Romeo and Juliet aloft." They appeared, probably, in the balcony which was erected on the old English stage.
Nightly she sings on yon pomegranate tree.
Rom. It was the lark, the herald of the morn,
Jul. Yon light is not daylight, I know it, I.
Jul. It is, it is; hie hence, be gone, away.
1 The quarto, 1597, reads:
"Then stay awhile, thou shalt not go [so] soon." The succeeding speech, I think (says Mr. Boswell), is better in the same copy:
"Let me stay here, let me be ta'en, and die;
2 A division, in music, is a variation in melody upon some given fundamental harmony.
Some say the lark and loathed toad change eyes;1
Nurse. Your lady mother's coming to your chamber. The day is broke; be wary, look about.
[Exit Nurse. Jul. Then, window, let day in, and let life out. Rom. Farewell, farewell! one kiss, and I'll descend. [ROMEO descends. Jul. Art thou gone so? my love! my lord! lord! my
I must hear from thee every day i'the hour,
Rom. Farewell! I will omit no opportunity
Jul. Ŏ, think'st thou we shall ever meet again? Rom. I doubt it not; and all these woes shall serve For sweet discourses in our time to come.
Jul. O God! I have an ill-divining soul.
Rom. And trust me, love, in my eye so do you;
[Exit ROMEO. Jul. O fortune, fortune! all men call thee fickle :
1 The toad having very fine eyes, and the lark very ugly ones, was the occasion of a common saying, that the toad and the lark had changed eyes. 2 The hunt's up was originally a tune played to wake sportsmen, and call them together. It was a common burden of hunting-ballads.
If thou art fickle, what dost thou with him
La. Cap. [Within.] Ho, daughter! are you up?
Enter LADY CAPULET.
La. Cap. Why, how now, Juliet?
Jul. Yet let me weep for such a feeling loss.
you weep for.
Feeling so the loss,
La. Cap. Well, girl, thou weep'st not so much for his death,
As that the villain lives which slaughtered him.
That same villain, Romeo.
La. Cap. That is, because the traitor-murderer lives. Jul. Ay, madam, from the reach of these my hands. 'Would none but I might venge my cousin's death!
La. Cap. We will have vengeance for it, fear thou not;
Then weep no more. I'll send to one in Mantua,
1 Procures for brings.
Where that same banished runagate doth live,-
Jul. Indeed, I never shall be satisfied
La. Cap. Find thou the means, and I'll find such a
But now I'll tell thee joyful tidings, girl.
Jul. And joy comes well in such a needful time. What are they, I beseech your ladyship?
La. Cap. Well, well, thou hast a careful father, child;
One, who, to put thee from thy heaviness,
That thou expect'st not, nor I looked not for.
The gallant, young, and noble gentleman,
Jul. Now, by Saint Peter's church, and Peter too, He shall not make me there a joyful bride.
I wonder at this haste; that I must wed
Ere he, that should be husband, comes to woo.
1 Thus the first quarto. The subsequent quartos and the folio, less intelligibly, read:
“Shall give him such an unaccustomed dram.”
2 A la bonne heure. This phrase was interjected when the hearer was not so well pleased as the speaker.
3 County, or countie, was the usual term for an earl in Shakspeare's time. Paris is, in this play, first styled a young earle.