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SCENE II.-FRIAR LAURENCE's Cell.
Enter FRIAR JOHN.
Enter FRIAR LAURENCE.
John. Going to find a barefoot brother out,
Lau. Who bare my letter then to Romeo ?
Lau. Unhappy fortune! by my brotherhood,
[Erit. 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 churchyard 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 I strew thy bridal bed:
* I.e. on a trivial or idle subject.
Sweet tomb, that in thy circuit dost contain
Enter ROMEO and BALTHASAR with a Torch, Mattock, fc.
Bal. I will be gone, Sir, and not trouble you.
Rom. So shalt thou show me friendship. --Take 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. T'hou détestable maw, thou womb of death Gorged 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,
Rom. I must, indeed; and therefore came I hither.-
* 1. e. action of importance.
Let them affright thee.- I beseech thee, youth,
Par. I do defy thy conjurations, *
[They fight. Page. O lord ! they fight: I will go call the watch.
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 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,t slaughter'd youth, For here lies Juliet, and her beauty makes This vault a feasting presence I 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 filag is not advanced there. Tybalt, liest thou there in thy bloody sheet ? O, 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 will still stay with thee; And never from this palace of dim night Depart again : here, here will I remain * Thy conjurings.
† 1. e. an open-work vault. Presence chamber.
With worms that are thy chambermaids; O, here
[Dies. Enter at the other end of the Church-yard, Friar LAURENCE,
with a Lantern, Crow, and Spade.
Bal. Here's one, a friend, and one that knows you well,
Fri. Bliss be upon you! Tell me, good my friend,
Bal. It doth so, holy Sir; and there's my master,
Fri. Who is it?
Bal. I dare not, Sir:
Fri. Stay, then; I'll go alone :-Fear comes upon me:
Bal. As I did sleep under this yew-tree here,
[JULIET wakes and stirs. Jul. O, comfortable friar ! where is my lord ? I do remember well where I should be, And there I am :- Where is my Romeo ?
[Noise within. Fri. I hear some noise.—Lady, come from that nest * Conductor.
+ Keeps company with.
Of death, contagion, and unnatural sleep;
[Kisses him. Thy lips are warm!
i Watch. [Within.] Lead, boy-Which way?
[Snatching ROMEO's Dagger. · This is thy sheath ; [Stabs herself. I there rest, and let me die.
[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. iWatch. The ground is bloody; Search about the church
yard : Go, some of you, whoe'er you find, attach. [Exeunt 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, We cannot without circumstance descry.
Enter some of the WATCH, with BALTHASAR. 2 Watch. Here's Romeo's man, we found him in the churchyard. 1 Watch. Hold him in safety, till the prince come hither.
Enter another WATCHMAN with Friar LAURENCE.
Enter the PRINCE and Attendants.