Romeo and Juliet
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Enter Sampson and Gregory, with Swords and Bucklers,Enter Sampson and Gregory, with swords and bucklers,buckler (n.)small round shieldRJ I.i.1.1
of the House of Capulet.of the house of Capulet RJ I.i.1.2
Sampson.SAMPSON 
GRegory: A my word wee'l not carry coales.Gregory, on my word, we'll not carry coals.coals, carry
old form: coales
submit to insult, show cowardice; also: do degrading work
RJ I.i.1
Greg. GREGORY 
No, for then we should be Colliars.No. For then we should be colliers.collier (n.)
old form: Colliars
coalman, coal-vendor
RJ I.i.2
Samp. SAMPSON 
I mean, if we be in choller, wee'l draw.I mean, an we be in choler, we'll draw.draw (v.)draw a swordRJ I.i.3
choler (n.)
old form: choller
anger, rage, wrath
and, an (conj.)if, whether
Greg. GREGORY 
I, While you liue, draw your necke out o'th Collar.Ay, while you live, draw your neck out of collar.collar, colour (n.)noose, hangman's halterRJ I.i.4
Samp. SAMPSON 
I strike quickly, being mou'd.I strike quickly, being moved.move (v.)
old form: mou'd
move to anger, provoke, exasperate
RJ I.i.5
Greg. GREGORY 
But thou art not quickly mou'd to strike.But thou art not quickly moved to strike. RJ I.i.6
Samp. SAMPSON 
A dog of the house of Mountague, moues me.A dog of the house of Montague moves me. RJ I.i.7
Greg. GREGORY 
To moue, is to stir: and to be valiant, is to stand:To move is to stir, and to be valiant is to stand. RJ I.i.8
Therefore, if thou art mou'd, thou runst away.Therefore, if thou art moved, thou runnest away. RJ I.i.9
Samp. SAMPSON 
A dogge of that house shall moue me to stand. IA dog of that house shall move me to stand. I RJ I.i.10
will take the wall of any Man or Maid of Mountagues.will take the wall of any man or maid of Montague's.wall, take thetake the inside position, keep to the cleaner side of a pathRJ I.i.11
Greg. GREGORY 
That shewes thee a weake slaue, for the weakest That shows thee a weak slave. For the weakest RJ I.i.12
goes to the wall.goes to the wall. RJ I.i.13
Samp. SAMPSON 
True, and therefore women being the'Tis true; and therefore women, being the RJ I.i.14
weaker Vessels, are euer thrust to the wall: therefore Iweaker vessels, are ever thrust to the wall. Therefore Ivessel (n.)body, frameRJ I.i.15
will push Mountagues men from the wall, and thrust hiswill push Montague's men from the wall, and thrust his RJ I.i.16
Maides to the wall. maids to the wall. RJ I.i.17
Greg. GREGORY 
The Quarrell is betweene our Masters, and vsThe quarrel is between our masters and us RJ I.i.18
their men.their men. RJ I.i.19
Samp. SAMPSON 
'Tis all one, I will shew my selfe a tyrant: when'Tis all one. I will show myself a tyrant. When RJ I.i.20
I haue fought with the men, I will bee ciuill with theI have fought with the men, I will be cruel with the RJ I.i.21
Maids, and cut off their heads.maids – I will cut off their heads. RJ I.i.22
Greg. GREGORY 
The heads of the Maids?The heads of the maids? RJ I.i.23
Sam. SAMPSON 
I, the heads of the Maids, or their Maiden-heads,Ay, the heads of the maids, or their maidenheads.maidenhead (n.)
old form: Maiden-heads
virginity
RJ I.i.24
Take it in what sence thou wilt.Take it in what sense thou wilt. RJ I.i.25
Greg. GREGORY 
They must take it sence, that feele it.They must take it in sense that feel it. RJ I.i.26
Samp. SAMPSON 
Me they shall feele while I am able to stand: AndMe they shall feel while I am able to stand: and RJ I.i.27
'tis knowne I am a pretty peece of flesh.'tis known I am a pretty piece of flesh. RJ I.i.28
Greg. GREGORY 
'Tis well thou art not Fish: If thou had'st, thou'Tis well thou art not fish; if thou hadst, thou RJ I.i.29
had'st beene poore Iohn. Draw thy Toole, here comes ofhadst been poor John. Draw thy tool. Here comes ofpoor-John (n.)
old form: poore Iohn
salted hake, dried fish
RJ I.i.30
tool (n.)
old form: Toole
weapon, sword
the House of the Mountagues.the house of Montagues. RJ I.i.31
Enter two other Seruingmen.Enter Abram and another Servingman RJ I.i.32
Sam. SAMPSON 
My naked weapon is out: quarrel, I wil backMy naked weapon is out. Quarrel. I will back RJ I.i.32
theethee. RJ I.i.33
Gre. GREGORY 
How? Turne thy backe, and run.How? Turn thy back and run? RJ I.i.34
Sam. SAMPSON 
Feare me not.Fear me not. RJ I.i.35
Gre. GREGORY 
No marry: I feare thee.No, marry. I fear thee!marry (int.)[exclamation] by MaryRJ I.i.36
Sam. SAMPSON 
Let vs take the Law of our sides: let themLet us take the law of our sides. Let them RJ I.i.37
begin.begin. RJ I.i.38
Gr. GREGORY 
I wil frown as I passe by, & let thẽ take it asI will frown as I pass by, and let them take it as RJ I.i.39
they listthey list.list (v.)wish, like, pleaseRJ I.i.40
Sam. SAMPSON 
Nay, as they dare. I wil bite my Thumb at them,Nay, as they dare. I will bite my thumb at them;bite one's thumb[gesture of insult or defiance] insert the thumb nail into the mouth, making it click againt the upper teeth upon releaseRJ I.i.41
which is a disgrace to them, if they beare it.which is disgrace to them if they bear it. RJ I.i.42
Abra. ABRAM 
Do you bite your Thumbe at vs sir?Do you bite your thumb at us, sir? RJ I.i.43
Samp. SAMPSON 
I do bite my Thumbe, sir.I do bite my thumb, sir. RJ I.i.44
Abra. ABRAM 
Do you bite your Thumb at vs, sir?Do you bite your thumb at us, sir? RJ I.i.45
Sam. SAMPSON  
(aside to Gregory) RJ I.i.46
Is the Law of our side, if I sayIs the law of our side, if I say RJ I.i.46
I? ‘ Ay ’? RJ I.i.47
Gre. GREGORY  
(aside to Sampson) RJ I.i.48
No.No. RJ I.i.48
Sam, SAMPSON 
No sir, I do not bite my Thumbe at you sir: butNo, sir, I do not bite my thumb at you, sir. But RJ I.i.49
I bite my Thumbe sir.I bite my thumb, sir. RJ I.i.50
Greg. GREGORY 
Do you quarrell sir?Do you quarrel, sir? RJ I.i.51
Abra. ABRAM 
Quarrell sir? no sir.Quarrel, sir? No, sir. RJ I.i.52
Sam. SAMPSON 
If you do sir, I am for you, I serue as goodIf you do, sir, I am for you. I serve as good RJ I.i.53
a man as youa man as you. RJ I.i.54
Abra. ABRAM 
No better? No better. RJ I.i.55
Samp.SAMPSON 
Well sir.Well, sir. RJ I.i.56
Enter Benuolio.Enter Benvolio RJ I.i.57
Gr. GREGORY  
(aside to Sampson) RJ I.i.57
Say better: here comes oneSay ‘ better.’ Here comes one RJ I.i.57
of my masters kinsmen.of my master's kinsmen. RJ I.i.58
Samp. SAMPSON 
Yes, better.Yes, better, sir. RJ I.i.59
Abra. ABRAM 
You Lye.You lie. RJ I.i.60
Samp. SAMPSON 
Draw if you be men. Gregory, remember thyDraw, if you be men. Gregory, remember thy RJ I.i.61
washing blow. washing blow.washing (adj.)swashing, slashingRJ I.i.62
They Fight.They fight RJ I.i.63
Ben. BENVOLIO 
Part Fooles,Part, fools! RJ I.i.63
put vp your Swords, you know not what you do.Put up your swords. You know not what you do. RJ I.i.64
Enter Tibalt.Enter Tybalt RJ I.i.65.1
Tyb. TYBALT 
What art thou drawne, among these heartlesse / Hindes?What, art thou drawn among these heartless hinds?heartless (adj.)cowardly, gutless, spiritlessRJ I.i.65
hind (n.)boor, fellow, rustic, peasant
Turne thee Benuolio, looke vpon thy death.Turn thee, Benvolio, look upon thy death. RJ I.i.66
Ben. BENVOLIO 
I do but keepe the peace, put vp thy Sword,I do but keep the peace. Put up thy sword, RJ I.i.67
Or manage it to part these men with me.Or manage it to part these men with me. RJ I.i.68
Tyb. TYBALT 
What draw, and talke of peace? I hate the wordWhat, drawn, and talk of peace? I hate the worddrawn (adj.)with sword drawnRJ I.i.69
As I hate hell, all Mountagues, and thee:As I hate hell, all Montagues, and thee. RJ I.i.70
Haue at thee Coward. Have at thee, coward! RJ I.i.71
Fight.They fight RJ I.i.72.1
Enter three or foure Citizens with Clubs.Enter three or four Citizens with clubs or partisans RJ I.i.72.2
Offi. CITIZENS 
Clubs, Bils, and Partisons, strike, beat themClubs, bills, and partisans! Strike! Beat thempartisan (n.)
old form: Partisons
weapon with a long handle and a broad head, sometimes with a projection at the side
RJ I.i.72
down / Downe with the Capulets, downe with the down! Down with the Capulets! Down with the RJ I.i.73
Mountagues.Montagues! RJ I.i.74
Enter old Capulet in his Gowne, and his wife.Enter old Capulet in his gown, and his wifegown (n.)
old form: Gowne
dressing-gown, nightgown
RJ I.i.75
Cap. CAPULET 
What noise is this? Giue me my long Sword ho.What noise is this? Give me my long sword, ho! RJ I.i.75
Wife. LADY CAPULET 
A crutch, a crutch: why call you for a Sword?A crutch, a crutch! Why call you for a sword?long sword (n.)heavy two-handed sword with a long cutting bladeRJ I.i.76
Enter old Mountague, & his wife.Enter old Montague and his wife RJ I.i.77
Cap. CAPULET 
My Sword I say: Old Mountague is come,My sword, I say! Old Montague is come RJ I.i.77
And flourishes his Blade in spight of me.And flourishes his blade in spite of me.spite (n.)
old form: spight
malice, ill-will, hatred
RJ I.i.78
Moun. MONTAGUE 
Thou villaine Capulet. Hold me not, let me goThou villain Capulet! – Hold me not. Let me go. RJ I.i.79
2. Wife. LADY MONTAGUE 
Thou shalt not stir a foote to seeke a Foe.Thou shalt not stir one foot to seek a foe. RJ I.i.80
Enter Prince Eskales, with his Traine.Enter Prince Escalus, with his train RJ I.i.81
Prince. PRINCE 
Rebellious Subiects, Enemies to peace,Rebellious subjects, enemies to peace, RJ I.i.81
Prophaners of this Neighbor-stained Steele,Profaners of this neighbour-stained steel, –  RJ I.i.82
Will they not heare? What hoe, you Men, you Beasts,Will they not hear? What, ho – you men, you beasts, RJ I.i.83
That quench the fire of your pernitious Rage,That quench the fire of your pernicious rage RJ I.i.84
With purple Fountaines issuing from your Veines:With purple fountains issuing from your veins!purple (adj.)bright-red, blood-coloured, bloodyRJ I.i.85
On paine of Torture, from those bloody handsOn pain of torture, from those bloody hands RJ I.i.86
Throw your mistemper'd Weapons to the ground,Throw your mistempered weapons to the groundmistempered (adj.)
old form: mistemper'd
tempered for wickedness, made with evil intent
RJ I.i.87
And heare the Sentence of your mooued Prince.And hear the sentence of your moved prince.moved (adj.)
old form: mooued
aroused, provoked, exasperated
RJ I.i.88
Three ciuill Broyles, bred of an Ayery word,Three civil brawls, bred of an airy word RJ I.i.89
By thee old Capulet and Mountague,By thee, old Capulet, and Montague, RJ I.i.90
Haue thrice disturb'd the quiet of our streets,Have thrice disturbed the quiet of our streets RJ I.i.91
And made Verona's ancient CitizensAnd made Verona's ancient citizensancient, aunchient (adj.)aged, very old, venerableRJ I.i.92
Cast by their Graue beseeming Ornaments,Cast by their grave-beseeming ornamentscast by (v.)throw aside, put to one sideRJ I.i.93
ornament (n.)(plural) robes, garments, attire
grave-beseeming (adj.)
old form: Graue beseeming
suitably dignified, sober-looking
To wield old Partizans, in hands as old,To wield old partisans, in hands as old, RJ I.i.94
Cankred with peace, to part your Cankred hate,Cankered with peace, to part your cankered hate.cankered (adj.)
old form: Cankred
malignant, malicious, bad-tempered
RJ I.i.95
cankered (adj.)
old form: Cankred
rusted, corroded, tarnished
If euer you disturbe our streets againe,If ever you disturb our streets again, RJ I.i.96
Your liues shall pay the forfeit of the peace.Your lives shall pay the forfeit of the peace. RJ I.i.97
For this time all the rest depart away:For this time all the rest depart away. RJ I.i.98
You Capulet shall goe along with me,You, Capulet, shall go along with me; RJ I.i.99
And Mountague come you this afternoone,And, Montague, come you this afternoon, RJ I.i.100
To know our Fathers pleasure in this case:To know our farther pleasure in this case, RJ I.i.101
To old Free-towne, our common iudgement place:To old Free-town, our common judgement-place. RJ I.i.102
Once more on paine of death, all men depart. Once more, on pain of death, all men depart. RJ I.i.103
Exeunt.Exeunt all but Montague, his wife, and Benvolio RJ I.i.103
Moun. MONTAGUE 
Who set this auncient quarrell new abroach?Who set this ancient quarrel new abroach?ancient, aunchient (adj.)
old form: auncient
long-established, long-standing
RJ I.i.104
abroach (adv.)afoot, astir, in motion
Speake Nephew, were you by, when it began:Speak, nephew, were you by when it began? RJ I.i.105
Ben. BENVOLIO 
Heere were the seruants of your aduersarie,Here were the servants of your adversary, RJ I.i.106
And yours close fighting ere I did approach,And yours, close fighting ere I did approach.close (adv.)close togetherRJ I.i.107
I drew to part them, in the instant cameI drew to part them. In the instant came RJ I.i.108
The fiery Tibalt, with his sword prepar'd,The fiery Tybalt, with his sword prepared; RJ I.i.109
Which as he breath'd defiance to my eares,Which, as he breathed defiance to my ears,breathe (v.)
old form: breath'd
speak, utter, talk
RJ I.i.110
He swong about his head, and cut the windes,He swung about his head and cut the winds, RJ I.i.111
Who nothing hurt withall, hist him in scorne.Who nothing hurt withal, hissed him in scorn. RJ I.i.112
While we were enterchanging thrusts and blowes,While we were interchanging thrusts and blows, RJ I.i.113
Came more and more, and fought on part and part,Came more and more, and fought on part and part,part (n.)side, camp, partyRJ I.i.114
Till the Prince came, who parted either part.Till the Prince came, who parted either part. RJ I.i.115
Wife. LADY MONTAGUE 
O where is Romeo, saw you him to day?O where is Romeo? Saw you him today? RJ I.i.116
Right glad am I, he was not at this fray.Right glad I am he was not at this fray. RJ I.i.117
Ben. BENVOLIO 
Madam, an houre before the worshipt SunMadam, an hour before the worshipped sun RJ I.i.118
Peer'd forth the golden window of the East,Peered forth the golden window of the East, RJ I.i.119
A troubled mind draue me to walke abroad,A troubled mind drive me to walk abroad; RJ I.i.120
Where vnderneath the groue of Sycamour,Where, underneath the grove of sycamoresycamore (n.)variety of fig tree [a Mediterranean species]RJ I.i.121
That West-ward rooteth from this City side:That westward rooteth from this city side,root (v.)grow, be established, flourishRJ I.i.122
So earely walking did I see your Sonne:So early walking did I see your son. RJ I.i.123
Towards him I made, but he was ware of me,Towards him I made. But he was ware of meware (adj.)aware, conscious, sensibleRJ I.i.124
And stole into the couert of the wood,And stole into the covert of the wood.covert (n.)
old form: couert
shelter, hiding-place, concealed spot
RJ I.i.125
I measuring his affections by my owne,I, measuring his affections by my own,affection (n.)fancy, inclination, desireRJ I.i.126
Which then most sought, wher most might not be found:Which then most sought where most might not be found, RJ I.i.127
Being one too many by my weary selfe,Being one to many by my weary self, RJ I.i.128
Pursued my Honour, not pursuing hisPursued my humour, not pursuing his,humour (n.)fancy, whim, inclination, capriceRJ I.i.129
And gladly shunn'd, who gladly fled from me.And gladly shunned who gladly fled from me. RJ I.i.130
Mount. MONTAGUE 
Many a morning hath he there beene seene,Many a morning hath he there been seen RJ I.i.131
With teares augmenting the fresh mornings deaw,With tears augmenting the fresh morning's dew, RJ I.i.132
Adding to cloudes, more cloudes with his deepe sighes,Adding to clouds more clouds with his deep sighs. RJ I.i.133
But all so soone as the all-cheering Sunne,But all so soon as the all-cheering sunall-cheering (adj.)invigorating everythingRJ I.i.134
Should in the farthest East begin to drawShould in the farthest East begin to draw RJ I.i.135
The shadie Curtaines from Auroras bed,The shady curtains from Aurora's bed,Aurora (n.)[pron: aw'rawra] Roman goddess of the dawnRJ I.i.136
Away from light steales home my heauy Sonne,Away from light steals home my heavy sonheavy (adj.)
old form: heauy
sorrowful, sad, gloomy
RJ I.i.137
And priuate in his Chamber pennes himselfe,And private in his chamber pens himself, RJ I.i.138
Shuts vp his windowes, lockes faire day-light out,Shuts up his windows, locks fair daylight out RJ I.i.139
And makes himselfe an artificiall night:And makes himself an artificial night. RJ I.i.140
Blacke and portendous must this humour proue,Black and portentous must this humour prove,humour (n.)fancy, whim, inclination, capriceRJ I.i.141
Vnlesse good counsell may the cause remoue.Unless good counsel may the cause remove. RJ I.i.142
Ben. BENVOLIO 
My Noble Vncle doe you know the cause?My noble uncle, do you know the cause? RJ I.i.143
Moun. MONTAGUE 
I neither know it, nor can learne of him.I neither know it nor can learn of him. RJ I.i.144
Ben. BENVOLIO 
Haue you importun'd him by any meanes?Have you importuned him by any means?importune (v.)
old form: importun'd
urge, press
RJ I.i.145
Moun. MONTAGUE 
Both by my selfe and many others Friends,Both by myself and many other friends. RJ I.i.146
But he his owne affections counseller,But he, his own affections' counsellor,affection (n.)emotion, feelingRJ I.i.147
Is to himselfe (I will not say how true)Is to himself – I will not say how true –  RJ I.i.148
But to himselfe so secret and so close,But to himself so secret and so close, RJ I.i.149
So farre from sounding and discouery,So far from sounding and discovery,sounding (n.)sounding out, gauging depth, investigationRJ I.i.150
As is the bud bit with an enuious worme,As is the bud bit with an envious wormenvious (adj.)
old form: enuious
malicious, spiteful, vindictive, full of enmity
RJ I.i.151
Ere he can spread his sweete leaues to the ayre,Ere he can spread his sweet leaves to the air RJ I.i.152
Or dedicate his beauty to the same.Or dedicate his beauty to the sun. RJ I.i.153
Could we but learne from whence his sorrowes grow,Could we but learn from whence his sorrows grow, RJ I.i.154
We would as willingly giue cure, as know.We would as willingly give cure as know. RJ I.i.155
Enter Romeo.Enter Romeo RJ I.i.156
Be.n BENVOLIO 
See where he comes, so please you step aside,See, where he comes. So please you step aside. RJ I.i.156
Ile know his greeuance, or be much denide.I'll know his grievance, or be much denied.deny (v.)
old form: denide
refuse, rebuff, reject
RJ I.i.157
grievance (n.)
old form: greeuance
cause of annoyance, painful constraint, source of sorrow
Moun. MONTAGUE 
I would thou wert so happy by thy stay,I would thou wert so happy by thy stay RJ I.i.158
To heare true shrift. Come Madam let's away. To hear true shrift. Come, madam, let's away.shrift (n.)confessionRJ I.i.159
Exeunt.Exeunt Montague and wife RJ I.i.159
Ben. BENVOLIO 
Good morrow Cousin.Good morrow, cousin.morrow (n.)morningRJ I.i.160.1
Rom. ROMEO 
Is the day so young?Is the day so young? RJ I.i.160.2
Ben. BENVOLIO 
But new strooke nine.But new struck nine.new (adv.)newly, freshly, recently, justRJ I.i.161.1
Rom. ROMEO 
Aye me, sad houres seeme long:Ay me! sad hours seem long.sad (adj.)downcast, distressed, mournful, gloomyRJ I.i.161.2
Was that my Father that went hence so fast?Was that my father that went hence so fast? RJ I.i.162
Ben. BENVOLIO 
It was: what sadnes lengthens Romeo's houres?It was. What sadness lengthens Romeo's hours? RJ I.i.163
Ro. ROMEO 
Not hauing that, which hauing, makes them shortNot having that which having makes them short. RJ I.i.164
Ben. BENVOLIO 
In loue.In love? RJ I.i.165
Romeo. ROMEO 
Out.Out –  RJ I.i.166
Ben. BENVOLIO 
Of loue.Of love? RJ I.i.167
Rom. ROMEO 
Out of her fauour where I am in loue.Out of her favour where I am in love. RJ I.i.168
Ben. BENVOLIO 
Alas that loue so gentle in his view,Alas that love, so gentle in his view,gentle (adj.)soft, tender, kindRJ I.i.169
Should be so tyrannous and rough in proofe.Should be so tyrannous and rough in proof!tyrannous (adj.)cruel, pitiless, oppressiveRJ I.i.170
proof (n.)
old form: proofe
experience, actual practice, tried knowledge
Rom. ROMEO 
Alas that loue, whose view is muffled still,Alas that love, whose view is muffled, stillmuffled (adj.)blindfolded, covered upRJ I.i.171
still (adv.)constantly, always, continually
Should without eyes, see path-wayes to his will:Should without eyes see pathways to his will! RJ I.i.172
Where shall we dine? O me: what fray was heere?Where shall we dine? O me, what fray was here? RJ I.i.173
Yet tell me not, for I haue heard it all:Yet tell me not, for I have heard it all. RJ I.i.174
Heere's much to do with hate, but more with loue:Here's much to-do with hate, but more with love. RJ I.i.175
Why then, O brawling loue, O louing hate,Why then, O brawling love, O loving hate,brawling (adj.)clamorous, noisy, tumultuousRJ I.i.176
O any thing, of nothing first created:O anything, of nothing first create! RJ I.i.177
O heauie lightnesse, serious vanity,O heavy lightness, serious vanity,O (int.)vocalization used before a direct address [to a person, thing, concept, etc]RJ I.i.178
heavy (adj.)
old form: heauie
grave, serious, weighty
heavy (adj.)
old form: heauie
sorrowful, sad, gloomy
vanity (n.)worthlessness, futility, unprofitable way of life
Mishapen Chaos of welseeing formes,Misshapen chaos of well-seeming forms,well-seeming (adj.)
old form: welseeing
attractively looking, presenting a plausible appearance
RJ I.i.179
Feather of lead, bright smoake, cold fire, sicke health,Feather of lead, bright smoke, cold fire, sick health, RJ I.i.180
Still waking sleepe, that is not what it is:Still-waking sleep, that is not what it is! RJ I.i.181
This loue feele I, that feele no loue in this.This love feel I, that feel no love in this. RJ I.i.182
Doest thou not laugh?Dost thou not laugh? RJ I.i.183.1
Ben. BENVOLIO 
No Coze, I rather weepe.No, coz, I rather weep. RJ I.i.183.2
Rom. ROMEO 
Good heart, at what?Good heart, at what?heart (n.)[term of endearment] dear friendRJ I.i.184.1
Ben. BENVOLIO 
At thy good hearts oppression.At thy good heart's oppression. RJ I.i.184.2
Rom. ROMEO 
Why such is loues transgression.Why, such is love's transgression. RJ I.i.185
Griefes of mine owne lie heauie in my breast,Griefs of mine own lie heavy in my breast, RJ I.i.186
Which thou wilt propagate to haue it preastWhich thou wilt propagate, to have it pressed RJ I.i.187
With more of thine, this loue that thou hast showne,With more of thine. This love that thou hast shown RJ I.i.188
Doth adde more griefe, to too much of mine owne.Doth add more grief to too much of mine own. RJ I.i.189
Loue, is a smoake made with the fume of sighes,Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs; RJ I.i.190
Being purg'd, a fire sparkling in Louers eyes,Being purged, a fire sparkling in lovers' eyes;purge (v.)
old form: purg'd
cleanse, purify, get rid of impurities [in]
RJ I.i.191
Being vext, a Sea nourisht with louing teares,Being vexed, a sea nourished with lovers' tears. RJ I.i.192
What is it else? a madnesse, most discreet,What is it else? A madness most discreet,discreet (adj.)discerning, judicious, prudentRJ I.i.193
A choking gall, and a preseruing sweet:A choking gall and a preserving sweet.sweet (n.)sweetness, pleasure, delightRJ I.i.194
gall (n.)bitterness, spitefulness, vindictiveness
Farewell my Coze.Farewell, my coz. RJ I.i.195.1
Ben. BENVOLIO 
Soft I will goe along.Soft! I will go along.soft (adv.)[used as a command] not so fast, wait a moment, be quietRJ I.i.195.2
And if you leaue me so, you do me wrong.An if you leave me so, you do me wrong.an if (conj.)ifRJ I.i.196
Rom. ROMEO 
Tut I haue lost my selfe, I am not here,Tut, I have lost myself. I am not here. RJ I.i.197
This is not Romeo, hee's some other where.This is not Romeo, he's some other where. RJ I.i.198
Ben. BENVOLIO 
Tell me in sadnesse, who is that you loue?Tell me in sadness, who is that you love.sadness, in / in good
old form: sadnesse
in earnest, seriously
RJ I.i.199
Rom. ROMEO 
What shall I grone and tell thee?What, shall I groan and tell thee? RJ I.i.200.1
Ben. BENVOLIO 
Grone, why no:Groan! Why, no. RJ I.i.200.2
but sadly tell me who.But sadly tell me who.sadly (adv.)seriously, gravely, solemnlyRJ I.i.201
Rom. ROMEO 
A sicke man in sadnesse makes his will:Bid a sick man in sadness make his will. RJ I.i.202
A word ill vrg'd to one that is so ill:Ah, word ill urged to one that is so ill!ill (adv.)badly, adversely, unfavourablyRJ I.i.203
ill (adj.)sick, indisposed, unwell
In sadnesse Cozin, I do loue a woman.In sadness, cousin, I do love a woman. RJ I.i.204
Ben. BENVOLIO 
I aym'd so neare, when I suppos'd you lou'd.I aimed so near when I supposed you loved. RJ I.i.205
Rom. ROMEO 
A right good marke man, and shee's faire I loueA right good markman! And she's fair I love.markman (n.)
old form: marke man
marksman
RJ I.i.206
Ben. BENVOLIO 
A right faire marke, faire Coze, is soonest hit.A right fair mark, fair coz, is soonest hit. RJ I.i.207
Rom. ROMEO 
Well in that hit you misse, sheel not be hitWell, in that hit you miss. She'll not be hithit (n.)shot, strokeRJ I.i.208
With Cupids arrow, she hath Dians wit:With Cupid's arrow. She hath Dian's wit,Cupid (n.)[pron: 'kyoopid] Roman god of love, son of Venus and Mercury; a winged, blindfolded boy with curved bow and arrowsRJ I.i.209
Diana, Dian (n.)Roman goddess associated with the Moon, chastity, and hunting
wit (n.)intelligence, wisdom, good sense, mental ability
And in strong proofe of chastity well arm'd:And, in strong proof of chastity well armed,proof (n.)
old form: proofe
tested strength, proven power of resistance, impenetrability
RJ I.i.210
From loues weake childish Bow, she liues vncharm'd.From love's weak childish bow she lives uncharmed. RJ I.i.211
Shee will not stay the siege of louing tearmes,She will not stay the siege of loving terms,stay (v.)put up with, endure, abideRJ I.i.212
term (n.)
old form: tearmes
word, expression, utterance
Nor bid th'incounter of assailing eyes.Nor bide th' encounter of assailing eyes,assailing (adj.)wooing, loving, amorousRJ I.i.213
bide (v.)
old form: bid
endure, suffer, undergo
Nor open her lap to Sainct-seducing Gold:Nor ope her lap to saint-seducing gold.ope (v.)openRJ I.i.214
O she is rich in beautie, onely poore,O, she is rich in beauty; only poor RJ I.i.215
That when she dies, with beautie dies her store.That, when she dies, with beauty dies her store. RJ I.i.216
Ben. BENVOLIO 
Then she hath sworne, that she will still liue chast?Then she hath sworn that she will still live chaste?chaste (adj.)
old form: chast
celibate, single, unmarried
RJ I.i.217
still (adv.)constantly, always, continually
Rom. ROMEO 
She hath, and in that sparing make huge wast?She hath; and in that sparing makes huge waste.sparing (n.)economy, thrift, savingRJ I.i.218
For beauty steru'd with her seuerity,For beauty, starved with her severity,starve (v.)
old form: steru'd
bring to death, kill off
RJ I.i.219
Cuts beauty off from all posteritie.Cuts beauty off from all posterity. RJ I.i.220
She is too faire, too wisewi: sely too faire,She is too fair, too wise, wisely too fair, RJ I.i.221
To merit blisse by making me dispaire:To merit bliss by making me despair. RJ I.i.222
She hath forsworne to loue, and in that vowShe hath forsworn to love; and in that vowforswear (v), past forms forsworn, forsworeabandon, renounce, reject, give upRJ I.i.223
Do I liue dead, that liue to tell it now.Do I live dead that live to tell it now. RJ I.i.224
Ben. BENVOLIO 
Be rul'd by me, forget to thinke of her.Be ruled by me – forget to think of her. RJ I.i.225
Rom. ROMEO 
O teach me how I should forget to thinke.O, teach me how I should forget to think! RJ I.i.226
Ben. BENVOLIO 
By giuing liberty vnto thine eyes,By giving liberty unto thine eyes. RJ I.i.227
Examine other beauties,Examine other beauties. RJ I.i.228.1
Ro. ROMEO 
'Tis the way'Tis the way RJ I.i.228.2
to cal hers (exquisit) in question more,To call hers, exquisite, in question more.question (n.)consideration, contentionRJ I.i.229
These happy maskes that kisse faire Ladies browes,These happy masks that kiss fair ladies' brows,brow (n.)
old form: browes
forehead [often plural, referring to the two prominences of the forehead]
RJ I.i.230
Being blacke, puts vs in mind they hide the faire:Being black, put us in mind they hide the fair. RJ I.i.231
He that is strooken blind, cannot forgetHe that is strucken blind cannot forget RJ I.i.232
The precious treasure of his eye-sight lost:The precious treasure of his eyesight lost. RJ I.i.233
Shew me a Mistresse that is passing faire,Show me a mistress that is passing fair,passing (adv.)very, exceedingly, extremelyRJ I.i.234
What doth her beauty serue but as a note,What doth her beauty serve but as a note RJ I.i.235
Where I may read who past that passing faire.Where I may read who passed that passing fair?pass (v.)
old form: past
surpass, go beyond, outdo
RJ I.i.236
Farewell thou can'st not teach me to forget,Farewell. Thou canst not teach me to forget. RJ I.i.237
Ben. BENVOLIO 
Ile pay that doctrine, or else die in debt. I'll pay that doctrine, or else die in debt.doctrine (n.)precept, lessonRJ I.i.238
ExeuntExeunt RJ I.i.238
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