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From my soul tao; Or else beshrew them both. Jul.
SCENE I. Friar Laurence's Cell. .
Enter Friar LAURENCE and PARIS.
Fri. On Thursday, sir? the time is very short.
Par. My father Capulet will have it so; And I am nothing slow, to slack his haste.?
Fri. You say, you do not know the lady's mind; Uneven is the course, I like it not.
Par. Immoderately she weeps for Tybalt's death,
9 And I am nothing slow, &c.] His haste shall not be abated by my slowness.
And therefore have I little talk'd of love;
Aside. Look, sir, here comes the lady towards my
Par. Happily met, my lady, and my wife!
That's a certain text. Par. Come you to make confession to this father? Jul. To answer that, were to confess to you. Par. Do not deny to him, that you love me. Jul. I will confess to you, that I love him. Par. So will you, I am sure, that you love me.
Jul. If I do so, it will be of more price, Being spoke behind your back, than to your face. Par. Poor soul, thy face is much abus'd with
tears. Jul. The tears have got small victory by that; For it was bad enough, before their spite. Par. Thou wrong'st it, more than tears, with that
report. Jul. That is no slander, sir, that is a truth; And what I spake, I spake it to my face.
Par. Thy face is mine, and thou hast slander'd it.
Jul. It may be so, for it is not mine own.Are you at leisure, holy father, now; Or shall I come to you at evening mass ? Fri. My leisure serves me, pensive daughter,
now:My lord, we must entreat the time alone.
Par. God shield, I should disturb devotion! Juliet, on Thursday early will I rouse you: Till then, adieu! and keep this holy kiss.
[Exit PARIS. Jul. O, shut the door! and when thou hast done
Fri. Ah, Juliet, I already know thy grief;
Jul. Tell me not, friar, that thou hear'st of this,
s Or shall I come to you at evening mass?] Juliet means vespers. There is no such thing as evening mass.
4 Shall be the label to another deed,] The seals of deeds in our author's time were not impressed on the parchment itself on which the deed was written, but were appended on distinct slips or labels affixed to the deed.
Shall play the umpire;' arbitrating that
Fri. Hold, daughter; I do spy a kind of hope,
Jul. O, bid me leap, rather than marry Paris, From off the battlements of yonder tower; Or walk in thievish ways; or bid me lurk Where serpents are; chain me with roaring bears ; Or shut me nightly in a charnel-house, O'er-cover'd quite with dead men's rattling bones, With reeky shanks, and yellow chapless sculls; Or bid me go into a new-made grave, And hide me with a dead man in his shroud; Things that, to hear them told, have made me
tremble; And I will do it without fear or doubt, To live an unstain'd wife to my sweet love.
Fri. Hold, then; go home, be merry, give consent To marry Paris: Wednesday is to-morrow; To-inorrow night look that thou lie alone, Let not thy nurse lie with thee in thy chamber : Take thou this phial, being then in bed, And this distilled liquor drink thou off:
5 Shall play the umpire;] That is, this knife shall decide the struggle between me and my distresses.
commission of thy years and art ---] Commission is for authority or power,
When, presently, through all thy veins shall run
Jul. Give me, O give me! tell me not of fear.
perous In this resolve: I'll send a friar with speed To Mantua, with my letters to thy lord. Jul. Love, give me strength! and strength shall
help afford. Farewell, dear father!
[Exeunt. ? If no unconstant toy, &c.] If no fickle freak, no light caprice, no change of fancy, hinder the performance.