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Enter at the other end of the church-yard, Friar Lau
RENCE, with a lantern, crow, and spade. Fri. Saint Francis be my speed! how oft to-night Have my old feet stumbled at graves! — Who's there? Bal. Here 's one, a friend, and one that knows you
Bal. It doth so, holy sir; and there 's my master,
Who is it?
Romeo. Fri. How long hath he been there? Bal.
Full half an hour.
I dare not, sir;
Fri. Stay then, I'll go alone :-Fear conies upon me: O, much I fear some ill unlucky thing.
Bal. As I did sleep under this yew-tree here,
[Enters the monument. Romeo ! O, pale !-Who else? what, Paris too ? And steep'd in blood ?--A what an unkind hour Is guilty of this lamentable chance ! The lady stirs.
[Juliet wakes and stirs. Jul. O, comfortable friar! where is my lord ?
I do remember well where I should be,
Fri. I hear some noise.—Lady, come from that nest
[Erit. Jul. Go, get thee hence, for I will not away:What 's here? a cup, clos’d in my true love's hand ? Poison, I see, hath been his timeless end :O churl! drink all; and left no friendly drop, To help me after ?—I will kiss thy lips; Taply, some poison yet doth hang on them, To make me die with a restorative.
[Kisses him. Thy lips are warm !
I Watch. [Within.] Lead, boy :-Which way? Jul. Yea, noise ?—then I 'll be brief.— happy dag. ger!
[Snatching Romeo's dagger. This is thy sheath ; [Stabs herself.] there rust, and let
[Falls on Romeo's body, and dies. Enter Watch, with the Page of Paris. Page. This is the place; there, where the torch doth burn. 1 Watch. The ground is bloody; Search about the
church-yard : Go, some of you, whoe'er you find, attach. [Ex. some. Pitiful sight! here lies the county slain; And Juliet bleeding ; warm, and newly dead, Who here hath lain these two days buried. Go, tell the prince, -run to the Capulets, Raise up the Montagues,—some others search ;
[Exeunt other Watchmen. We see the ground whereon these woes do lie;
But the true ground of all these piteous woes,
Enter some of the Watch, with BALTHASAR.
the church-yard. I Watch. Hold him in safety till the prince come
hither. Erter another Watchman, with Friar LAURENCE. 3 Watch. Here is a friar, that trembles, sighs, and
weeps : We took this mattock and this spade from him, As he was coming from this church-yard side. 1 Watch. A great suspicion ; Stay the friar too.
Enter the Prince and Attendants.
Enter CAPULET, LADY CAPULET, and others.
La. Cap. The people in the streets cry-Romeo,
Prince. What fear is this, which startles in your ears ?
1 Watch. Sovereign, here lies the county Paris slain; And Romeo dead; and Juliet, dead before, Warm and new kill'd.
Prince. Search, seek, and know how this foul murder
I Watch. Here is a friar, and slaughter'd Romeo's man;
a The dagger was worn at the back.
Ld. Cap. O me! this sight of death is as a bell,
Enter MONTAGUE and others.
Mon. Alas, my liege, my wife is dead to-night;
Prince. Look, and thou shalt see.
Mon. O thou untaught! what manners is in this, To press before thy father to a grave ?
Prince. Seal up the mouth of outrage for a while,
Fri. I am the greatest, able to do least,
Prince. Then say at once what thou dost know in this.
Fri. I will be brief, for my short date of breath
Or, in my cell there would she kill herself.
Prince. We still have known thee for a holy man. Where's Romeo's man? what can he say to this ?
Bal. I brought my master news of Juliet's death ; And then in post he came from Mantua, To this same place, to this same monument. This letter he early bid me give his father ; And threaten'd me with death, going in the vault, If I departed not, and left him there.
Prince. Give me the letter, I will look on it.