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Mercutio

the ape is dead, and i must conjure him. I conjure thee by Rosaline’s bright eyes, by her high forehead and her scarlet lip, by her fine foot, straight leg, and quivering thigh, and the demesnes that there adjacent lie, that in thy likeness thou appear to us!

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Romeo

but soft! what light through yonder window breaks? it is the east, and Juliet is the sun!

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Friar L

for this alliance may so happy prove to turn your households’ rancor to pure love. wisely and slow. they stumble that run fast.

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Benvolio

tybalt, the kinsman to old Capulet, Hath sent a letter to his father’s house.

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Nurse

let me tell ye, if ye should lead her in a fool’s paradise, as they say, it were a very gross kind of behavior, as they say for the gentlewoman is young, and therefore, if you should deal double with her, truly it were an ill thing to be offered to any gentlewoman, and very weak dealing.

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Romeo

Tybalt, Mercutio, the prince expressly hath forbid this bandying in Verona streets. Hold, Tybalt! Good mercutio!

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Mercutio

No, tis not so deep as a well nor so wide as a church door; but tis enough, twill serve. Ask for me tomorrow, and you shall find me a grave man, I am peppered, I warrant, for this world. A plague a both your houses! Zounds, a dog, a rat, a mouse, a cat to scratch a man to death! a braggart, a rogue, a villain that fights by the book of arithmetic! why the devil came you between us? I was hurt under your arm.

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Romeo

Thuis gentleman, the prince’s near ally, My very friend, hath got this mortal hurt in my behalf- my reputation stained with tybalts slander-tybalt that an hour hath been my cousin. O sweet Juliet, thy beauty hath made effeminate and in my temper softened valor’s steel.

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Romeo

this day’s black fate on more days doth depend; this but begins the woe others must end.

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Romeo

Now, tybalt, take the villain back again that late thou gavest me; for mercutio’s soul is but a little way above our heads, staying for thine to keep him company. Either thou or I or both must go with him.

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Prince

Romeo slew him; he slew mercutio who now the price of his dear blood doth owe?

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Montague

not romeo, prince; he was mercutio’s friend; his fault concludes but what the law should end, the life of tybalt.

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Prince

and for that offense immediately we do exile him hence. i have an interest in your hate’s proceeding, my blood for your rude brawls doth lie a bleeding; but ill amerce you with so strong a fine that you shall repent the loss of mine.

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Juliet

blistered be thy tongue. for such a wish! he was not born to shame upon his brow shame is ashamed to sit.

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Romeo

More light and light- more dark and dark our woes

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Juliet

o god, I have an ill-diving soul! methinks I see thee, now thou art so low as one dead in the bottom of a tomb. either my eyesight fails, or thou lookest pale.

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Capulets wife

evermore weeping for your cousin’s death? what, wilt thou wash him from his grave with tears? an if thou couldst, thou couldst not make him live. therefore have done. some grief shows much of love; but much of grief shows still some want of wit.

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Capulet

hang thee, young baggage! disobedient wretch! i tell the what- get thee to church a thursday or never after look me in the face. speak not, reply not, do not answer me! my fingers itch. Wife, we scarce thought us blessed but now i see this one is one too much, and that we have a curse in having her. Out on her hilding!

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Capulet

How now, my headstrong? where have you been adding? send for the county. Go tell him of this. ill have this knot knit up tomorrow morning.

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Juliet

where i have learnt me to repent the sin of disobedient opposition to you and your behests, and am enjoined by holy lawrence to fall prostrate here to beg your pardon. Pardon i beseech you! henceforward i am ever ruled by you.

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Romeo

is it e’en so? then i defy you, stars! thou knowest my lodging. get me ink and paper and hire post horses. I will hence tonight.

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Romeo

As will disperse itself through all the veins that the life-weary takers may fall dead, and that the trunk my be discharged of breath as violently as hasty powder fired doth hurry from the fatal cannon’s womb.

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Apothecary

my poverty but not my will consents. put this in any liquid thing you will and drink it off, and if you had the strength of 20 men, it would dispatch you straight.

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Romeo

I pay thy poverty and not thy will

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Friar John

going to find a barefoot brother out, one of our order, to associate me here in this city visiting the sick, and finding him, the searchers of the town, suspecting that we both were in a house where the infectious pestilence did reign, sealed up the doors, and would not let us forth, so that my speed to mantua there was stayed.

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Friar L

who bare my letter then to Romeo?

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Friar John

I could not send it- here it is again- nor get a messenger to bring it thee, so fearful were they of infection.

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Friar L

i hear some noise. Lady come from that nest of death, contagion, and unnatural sleep. a greater power than we can contradict hath thwarted our intents. come come away thy husband in thy bosom there lies dead; and paris too. come ill dispose of thee among.a sisterhood of holy nuns. stay not to question, for the watch is coming. come go good juliet. i dare no longer stay.

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Juliet

yea, noise? then ill be brief. o happy dagger! this is thy sheath; there rust, and let me die.

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Prince

Where be these enemies? Capulet, Montague, see what a scourge is laid upon your hate, that heaven finds means to kill your joys with love. And I, for winking at your discords too, have lost a brace of kinsmen. All are punished.

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Montague

But I can give thee more; for I will raise her stature in pure gold, the whiles Verona by that name is known, there shall no figure at such rate be set as that of true and faithful Juliet.

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Capulet

As rich shall Romeo’s by his lady’s lie- poor sacrifices of our enmity!

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