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Rom. I take thee at thy word :
Jul. What man art thou, that thus befcrean'd in night So stumbleft on my counsel?
Rom. By a name
Jul. My ears have yet not drunk a hundred words
Rom. Neither, fair faint, if either thee displease.
Jul. How cam'ft thou hither, tell me, and wherefore?
ju'. If they do see thee, they will murder thee.
Rom, Alack, there lies more peril in thine eye, *Than twenty of their swords ; look thou but sweet, And I am proof against their enmity.
Jul. I would not for the world they saw thee here.
Rom. I have night's cloak to hide me from their eye.
With, &c.] -Which when th’arch felon law,
Due entrance he disdain'd, and in contempt,
See Parad. loft. Biiv, 7.379.
Than death prorogued, wanting of thy love. *
Jul. By whose direction found'it thou out this place?
Rorn. By love, that first did prompt me to enquire, He lent me counsel, and I lent him eyes : I am no pilot, yet wert thou as As that vast shore, walh'd with the farthest sea, I would adventure for fuch merchandize.
Jul. Thou know's the mask of night is on my face, Else would a maiden blush bepaint my cheek, For that which thou haft heard me speak to-night; Fain would I dwell on form ; fain, fain deny What I have spoke--but farewel compliment: Dost thou love me? I know thou wilt fay, ay, And I will take thy word-yet if thou swear't, Thou may'st prove false ; (4) at lover perjuries They say Jove laughs. Oh gentle Romeo, If thou doft love, pronounce it faithfully, Or if thou think I am too quickly won, I'll frown, and be perverse, and say thee nay, So thou wilt wooe, but else not for the world. In truth, fair Mountague, I am too fond; And therefore thou may'ít think my 'haviour light; But trust me, gentleman,
prove Than thofe that have more cunning to be strange. 1 should have been more strange, I must confess, But that thou over-heard'it, ere I was 'ware, My true loye's paffion; therefore pardon me
(4) At lovers, &c.] This, as Mr. Theobald has observed, our author probably borrowed either from Ovid or Tibullus.
Jupiter ex a'to perjuria ridet amantum.
Ovid de art, amane
Tibull. L. 3.c.78
And not impate this yielding to light love,
Rom Lady, by yonder blessed moon I vow,
Jul. O swear not by the moon, th’inconftant moong s 4
Rom. If my true heart's love to
Jul. Well, do not fwear- although I joy in thee, : ."
Rom. O wilt thou leave me fo unsatisfied ?
And yet I wish but for the thing I have: My bounty is as boundless as the sea,
• See Midsummer night's dream. P. 76,
My love as deep; the more I give to thee, ******
[Nurse calls withina
Re-enfor Juliet above. -
Rom. So thrive my soul.
[Exit. Rom. A thousand times the worse to want thy light.
Enter Juliet again. Jul. Hift! Romeo, hist! O for a falkner's voice, To lure this taffel gentle back againBondage is hoarse, and may not speak aloud, Else would I tear the cave where echo lies And make her airy tongue more hoarse tban mine With repetition of my Romeo.
Rom. It is my love that calls upon my name,
Jal. Romeo !
Jul. At what a clock to-morrow
Rom. By the hour of nine.
Jul. I will not fail, 'tis twenty years till then,I have forgot why I did call thee back
Rom. Let me stand here till thou remember it,
Jul. I Mall forget to have thee ftill stand there, Remembring how I love thy company.
Rom And I'll still stay to have thee ftill forget,
Jul. 'Tis almost morning. I would have thee gone,
Rom. I would I were thy bird.
Ful. Sweet, so would I ;
Scene v Love's Heralds,
Love's heralds should be thoughts, Which ten times faster glide than ihe sun-beams, Driving back shadows over lowring hills. Therefore do nimble-pinion'd doves draw fove, And therefore hath the wind-swift Cupid wings.