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Romeo and Juliet

Act I, Scene 2

A street.
 
[Enter CAPULET, PARIS, and Servant]
 
CAPULET
           ,     ,         ,          ,       ,
      But Mon|tague | is bound | as well | as I,
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      In pen|alty | alike;| and 'tis | not hard,|| I think,
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      For men | so old | as we | to keep || the peace.
 
PARIS
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      Of hon|ourable reck|oning are | you both;
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5     And pi|ty 'tis | you lived | at odds | so long.
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      But now | my lord,| what say | you to | my suit?
 
CAPULET
           ,       ,         ,          ,        ,
      But say|ing ore | what I | have said | before:
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      My child | is yet | a stran|ger in | the world;
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      She hath | not seen | the change | of four|teen^years,
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10    Let two | more sum|mers wi|ther in | their pride,
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      Ere we | may think | her ripe | to be | a bride.
 
PARIS
        ,             ,         ,      ,         ,
      Younger | than she | are hap|py mo|thers made.
 
CAPULET
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      And too | soon* marred | are those | so ear|ly made.
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      The earth | hath swal|lowed all | my hopes | but she,
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15    She is | the hope|ful la|dy of | my earth:
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      But woo | her gen|tle Pa|ris, get | her heart,
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      My will | to her | consent | is but | a part;
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      And she | agree,| within | her scope | of choice
            ,        ,          ,       ,         ,
      Lies^my | consent | and fair | accor|ding voice.
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20    This night | I hold | an old | accus|tomed feast,
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      Whereto | I have | invi|ted ma|ny a guest,
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      Such as | I love;| and you | among | the store,
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      One^more,| most wel|come makes | my num|ber more.
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      At my | poor* house | look to | behold | this night
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25    Earth-treading stars | that make | dark heaven light:
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      Such com|fort as | do lus|ty young | men feel
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      When well-|appar|elled A|pril on | the heel
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      Of lim|ping win|ter treads,| even such | delight
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      Among | fresh female | buds shall | you this || night
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30    In|herit at | my house;| hear all,| all see,
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      And like | her most | whose mer|it most | shall be:
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      Which one | more* view,| of ma|ny, mine | being one
            ,         ,          ,          ,    2     ,
      May stand | in num|ber, though | in reck|oning none,
        ,    ,
      Come, go / with me.
 
[To Servant, giving a paper]
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35                      Go sir|rah, trudge | about
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      Through fair | Vero|na; find | those per|sons out
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      Whose names | are writ|ten there,| and to | them say,
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      My house | and wel|come on | their plea|sure stay.
 
[Exeunt CAPULET and PARIS]
 
SERVANT
Find them out whose names are written. Here it is written, that the shoemaker should meddle with his yard, and the tailor with his last, the fisher with his pencil, and the painter with his nets; but I am sent to find those persons whose names are here writ, and can never find what names the writing person hath here writ. I must to the learned. In good time.
 
[Enter BENVOLIO and ROMEO]
 
BENVOLIO
       T   T    T      ,          ,     ,          ,
      Tut man, one | fire burns^|out a|nother's | burning,
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40    One pain is les|sened by | ano|ther's an||guish;    (hex with prev)
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      Turn gid/dy, and be | holp by | backward | turning;
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      One^des|perate grief | cures with a|nother's | languish:
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      Take thou | some new | infec|tion to | thy eye,
                  ,   ,       ,        ,          ,
      And the / rank poi|son of | the old | will die.
 
ROMEO
             ,          ,        ,      ,          ,
45    Your plain|tain-leaf | is ex|cellent | for that.
 
BENVOLIO
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      For what,| I pray | thee?
 
ROMEO
                                 ,          ,        ,
                                For | your bro|ken shin.
 
BENVOLIO
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      Why Ro/meo | art thou | mad?|
 
ROMEO
           ,          ,       ,            ,       ,
      Not mad,| but bound | more than | a mad|man is;
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50    Shut^up | in pris|on, kept | without | my food,
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      Whipped and | torment|ted: and God|den good | fellow.
 
SERVANT
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      Godgi|godden,| I pray | sir can | you read?
 
ROMEO
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      Aye mine^|own for/tune in | my mi|sery.
 
SERVANT
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      Perhaps | you have | learned it | without | book:
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55    But I pray | can you | read an/ything | you see?
 
ROMEO
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      Aye, if I | know the | letters | and the | language.
 
SERVANT
       T  T   T      ,     ,         ,
      Ye say hon|estly:| rest you | merry.
 
ROMEO
      __     ,       ,        __    oo
     Stay,| fellow;| I can | read.|
 
[Reads]
Signior Martino and his wife and daughters; County Anselme and his beauteous sisters; the lady widow of Vitravio; Signior Placentio and his lovely nieces; Mercutio and his brother Valentine; mine uncle Capulet, his wife and daughters; my fair niece Rosaline; Livia; Signior Valentio and his cousin Tybalt, Lucio and the lively Helena. A fair assembly: whither should they come?
 
SERVANT
Up.
 
ROMEO
Whither?
 
SERVANT
To supper; to our house.
 
ROMEO
Whose house?
 
SERVANT
My master's.
 
ROMEO
Indeed, I should have asked you that before.
 
SERVANT
Now I'll tell you without asking: my master is the great rich Capulet; and if you be not of the house of Montagues, I pray, come and crush a cup of wine. Rest you merry!
 
[Exit]
 
BENVOLIO
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      At this / same an|cient feast | of Cap|ulet's
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60    Sups the | fair^Ros|aline | whom thou | so lovst,
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      With all | the admired | beauties | of Ve|rona:
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      Go thi|ther and | with un|attain|ted eye,
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      Compare | her face | with some | that I | shall show,
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      And I | will make | thee think | thy swan | a crow.
 
ROMEO
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65    When the | devout | reli|gion of | mine^eye
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      Maintains | such false|hood, then | turn tears | to fires;
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      And these,| who of|ten drowned | could ne|ver die,
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      Transpa|rent her|etics,| be burnt | for liars.
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      One fair/er than my | love: the^all-see|ing sun
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70    Nere saw | her match | since first | the world | begun.
 
BENVOLIO
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      Tut, you | saw her | fair, none^|else be|ing by,
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      Herself | poised with | herself | in ei|ther eye:
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      But in | that crys|tal scales | let there | be weighed
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      Your la|dy's love | against | some^o|ther maid
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75    That I | will show | you shi|ning at | this feast,
           ,            ,            ,          ,            ,
      And she | shall scant | show well | that now | shows best.
 
ROMEO
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      I'll go | along,| no such sight | to be shown,
       ,           ,          ,        ,         ,
      But to | rejoice | in splen|dor of | mine own.
 
[Exeunt]

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