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Ap. My poverty, but not my will, consents. radi Rom. I pay thy poverty, and not thy will.
Ap. Put this in any liquid thing you will,
I use thee.
Friar Laurence's Cell,
Enter Friar John.
Enter Friar LAURENCE.
John. Going to find a bare-foot brother out,
2 One of our order, to associate me,] Each friar has always a companion assigned him by the superior when he asks leave to go out, and thus they are a check upon each other,
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. [Exit.
A Church-Yard; in it, a Monument belonging to the
Enter Paris, and his Page, bearing Flowers and a
was not nice,] i. e. was not written on a trivial or idle
(Being loose, unfirm, with digging up of graves,)
Page. I am almost afraid to stand alone
[Retires. Par. Sweet flower, with flowers I strew thy bri
[The Boy whistles.
Enter Romeo and BALTHASAR with a Torch,
In dear employment:* therefore hence, be gone:-
Bal. I will be gone, sir, and not trouble you.
thou that: Live, and be prosperous; and farewell, good fellow.
Bal. For all this same, I'll hide me hereabout; His 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. 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. Ştop thy unhallow'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 affright thee.--I beseech thee, youth,
dear employment:] That is, action of importance. Gems were supposed to have great powers and virtues.
Heap not another sin upon my head,
Par. I do defy thy conjurations,
[They fight. Page. O lord! they fight: I will go call the watch.
Exit Page. Par. O, I am slain! [Falls.] --If thou be merOpen 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 so ?-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, o slaughter'd youth,
5 I do defy thy conjurations,] Paris conceived Romeo to have burst open the monument fo no other purpose than to do some villainous shame on the dead bodies, such as witches are reported to have practised; and therefore tells him he defies him, and the magick arts which he suspects he is preparing to use. But perhaps the true meaning here is, “ I refuse to do as thou conjurest me to do, i. e. to depart."
6 A grave? 0, no; a lantern,) A lantern may not, in this instance, signify an enclosure for a lighted candle, but a louvre, or what in ancient records is styled lanternium, i. e. a spacious round or octagonal turret full of windows, by means of which cathedrals, and sometimes halls, are illuminated.