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Friar Laurence's Cell.
Enter Friar John.
John. Holy Franciscan friar! brother, ho!
Enter Friar LAURENCE.
Lau. This fame should be the voice of friar John.
John. Going to find a bare-foot brother out,
the doors, and would not let us forth ; So that my speed to Mantua there was stay'd.
Lau. Who bare my letter then to Romeo ?
John. I could not send it,-here it is again,
Lau. Unhappy fortune! by my brotherhood,
John. Brother, I'll go and bring 't thee. [Exk.
Lau. Now must I to the monument alone; Within this three hours will fair Juliet wake; She will beshrew nie much, that Romeo
Hath had no notice of these accidents :
A Church.yard; in it a monument belonging to the Capulets. Enter Paris, and his Page, bearing flowers and a torch.
Par. Give me thy torch, boy: Hence, and stand aloof;-
Page. I am almost afraid to stand alone
hands; That living honour'd thee, and, being dead, With funeral praises do adorn thy tomb!
[The boy whistles, The boy gives warning, something doth approach. What cursed foot wanders this way to-night, To cross my obsequies, and true love's rites? What, with a torch !--nufle me, night, a while..[Retires.
Enter Romeo and BALTHASAR with a torch, mattock, &c.
Rom. Give me that mattock, and the wrenching iron.
Bal. I will be gone, sir, and not trouble you.
Rom. So shalt thou show me friendship.-Take thou that: Live, and be prosperous; and farewell, good fellow.
Bal. For all this same, I'll hide me hereabout;
Rom. Thou détestable maw, thou womb of death,
(breaking open the door of the moxumext. And, in despite, I'll cram thee with more food!
Par. This is that banish'd haughty Montague, That murder:d my love's cousin ;-with which grief, It is supposed, the fair çreature died,..
And here is come to do some villainous shame
Rom. I must, indeed ; and therefore came I hither.Good gentle youth, tempt not a desperate man, Fly bence and leave me ;-think upon these gone ; Let them affright thee.--I beseech thee, youth, Heap not another fin upon my head, By urging me to fury :-0, be gone ! By heaven, I love thee better than myself; For I come bither arm’d against myself : Stay not, be gone ;-live, and hereafter layA madman's mercy bade thee run awày.
Par. I do defy thy conjurations, And do attach 'thee as a felon here. Rom. Wilt thou provoke me? then have at thee, boy.
[They fight. Page. O lord ! they fight : I will go call the watch.
(Exit Page. Par. O, I am Nain! (falls.)-If thou be merciful, Open the tomb, lay me with Juliet.
[Dies. Rom. In faith, I will :-Let me peruse this face :Mercutio's kinsman, noble What said my man, when my betossed soul Did not attend him as we rode ? I think, He told me, Paris should have married Juliet : Said he not so? or did I dream it so ? Or am I mad, hearing him talk of Juliet, To think it was fo?0, give me thy hand, One writ with me in four misfortune's book!
county Paris :
I'll bury thee in a triumphant grave,
[Laying Paris in the monument.
I Call this a lightning ?-0, my love ! my wife ! Death, that hath suck'd the honey of thy breath, Hath had no power yet upon thy beauty : Thou art not conquer'd; beauty's ensign yet Is crimson in thy lips, and in thy cheeks, And death's pale flag is not advanced there.Tybalt, liest thou there in thy bloody sheet ? 0, what more favour can I do to thee, Than with that hand that cut thy youth in twain, To sunder his that was thine enemy? Forgive me, cousin !--Ah, dear Juliet, Why art thou yet fo fair! Shall I believe That unsubstantial death is amorous; And that the lean abhorred monster keeps Thee here in dark to be his paramour? For fear of that, I will still stay with thee; And never from this palace of dim night Depart again; here, here will I remain With worms that are thy chamber-maids; O, here Will I set up my everlasting reft ; And Thake the yoke of inauspicious stars From this world-wearied flesh.-Eyes, look your last ! Arms, take your last embrace ! and lips, O you The doors of breath, seal with a righteous kiss A dateless bargain to engrossing death!