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Ap. Such mortal drugs I have; but Mantua's law Is death to any he that utters them.

Rom. Art thou so bare, and full of wretchedness,
And fear'st to die? famine is in thy cheeks,
Need and oppression starveth in thy eyes,
Contempt and beggary hang upon thy back,
The world is not thy friend, nor the world's law;
The world affords nu law to make thee rich;
Then be not poor, but break it, and take this.

Ap. My poverty, but not my will, consents.
Rom. I pray thy poverty, and not thy will.

Ap. Put this in any liquid thing you will,
And drink it off'; and, if you had the strength
Of twenty men, it would despatch you straight.

Rom. There is thy gold; worse poison to men's souls, Doing more murther in this loathsome world, Than these poor compounds that thou may'st not sell : I sell thee poison, thou hast sold me none. Farewell : buy food, and get thyself in flesh.Come, cordial, and not poison; go with me To Juliet's grave, for there must I use thee. [Ereunt.

SCENE II.-Friar Laurence's Cell.

Enter Friar John.
John. Holy Franciscan friar! brother, lo!

Enter Friar LAURENCE.
Lau. This same should be the voice of friar John.
\Velcome from Mantua : What says Romeo ?
Or, if his mind be writ, give me his letter.

John. Going to find a bare-foot 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,
Seal'd up the doors, and would not let us forth;
So that my speed to Mantua there was stay il.


Lau. Who bare my letter then to Romeo ?

Jolin. I could not send it,-here it is again,
Nor get a messenger to bring it thee;
So fearful were they of infection.

Lau. Unhappy fortune! by my brotherhood,
The letter was not nice, a but full of charge
Of dear import; and the neglecting it
May do much danger : Friar John, go hence;
Get me an iron crow, and bring it straight
Unto my cell.

John. Brother, I 'll go and bring it thee. (E.cit.

Lau. Now must I to the monument alone; Within this three hours will fair Juliet wake. She will beshrew me much, that Romeo Hath had no notice of these accidents; But I will write again to Mantua, And keep her at my cell till Romeo come. Poor living corse, clos’d in a dead man's tomb! (Exit. SCENE III.- 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;Yet put it out, for I would not be seen. Under yon yew-trees lay thee all along, Holding thine ear close to the hollow ground; So shall no foot upon the church-yard tread (Being loose, unfirm, with digging up of graves), But thou shalt hear it: whistle then to me, As signal that thou hear'st something approach. Give me those flowers. Do as I bid thee, go.

Page. I am almost afraid to stand alone Here in the church-yard; yet I will adventure. [ Retires.

Par. Sweet flower, with flowers thy bridal-bed I strew : O woe, thy canopy is dust and stones, Which with sweet water nightly I will dew, Or wanting that, with tears distillid by moans;


The obsequies that I for thee will keep,
Nightly shall be, to strew thy grave and weep.

[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 rite ?
What, with a torch!-mufle me, night, a while. [Retires.
Enter Romeo and BALTHASAR with a torch,

mattock, &c.
Rom. Give me that mattock, and the wrenching iron.
Ilold, take this letter ; early in the morning
See thou deliver it to my lord and father.
Give me the light; Upon thy life I charge thee,
Whate'er thou hearst or seest, stand all aloof,
And do not interrupt me in my course.
Why I descend into this bed of death,
Is, partly, to behold my lady's face :
But, chiefiy, to take thence from her dead finger
A precious ring; a ring, that I must use
In dear employment: therefore hence, be gone :--
But if thou, jealous, dost return to pry
In what I further shall intend to do,
By heaven, I will tear thee joint by joint,
And strew this hungry church-yard with thy limbs :
The time and my intents are savage-wild;
More fierce, and more inexorable far,
Than empty tigers, or the roaring sea.

Bal. I will be gone, sir, and not trouble you.
Rom. So shalt thou show me friendship. Take thou

Live and be prosperous; and farewell, good fellow.

Bal. For all this same, I 'll hide me hereabout; Ilis looks I fear, and his intents I doubt. [Retires.

Rom. Thou détestable maw, thou womb of death, Gorg'd with the dearest morsel of the earth, Thus I enforce thy rotten jaws to open,

(Breaking open the door of the monument.

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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 creature died, And here is come to do some villainous shame To the dead bodies : I will apprehend him.- Advances. Stop thy unballow'd toil, vile Montague. Can vengeance be pursu'd further than death? Condemned villain, I do apprehend thee : Obey, and go with me; for thou must die.

Rom. I must, indeed ; and therefore came I hither. Good gentle youth, tempt not a desperate man, Fly hence and leave me ;-think upon these gone; Let them aftright thee.- I beseech thee, youth, Put not another sin upon my head, By urging me to fury :-0, be gone! By heaven, I love thee better than myself ; For I come hither arm d against myself : Stay not, be gone ;-live, and hereafter sayA madman's mercy bade thee run away.

Par. I do defy thy commiseration, And apprehend thee for 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 slain! (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 county Paris :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 su ?-0, give me thy hand, One writ with me in sour misfortune's book! I 'll bury thee in a triumphant grave,



A grave? O, no; a lantern, slaughter'd youth,
For here lies Juliet, and her beauty makes
This yault a feasting presence full of light.
Death, lie thou there, by a dead man interr’d.

(Laying Paris in the monument.
How oft when men are at the point of death,
Have they been merry ? which their keepers call
A lightning before death : 0, how may 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 conquerd; 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 so 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 still will 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 rest;
And shake 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!--
Come, bitter conduct, come, unsavoury guide!
Thou desperate pilot, now at once run on
The dashing rocks thy sea-sick weary bark !
Here 's to my love !-(Drinks.] 0, true apothecary;
Thy drugs are quick.—Thus with a kiss I die. [Dies.

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