Romeo and Juliet
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Enter Frier alone with a basket.Enter Friar Laurence alone, with a basket RJ II.iii.1.1
Fri. FRIAR 
The gray ey'd morne smiles on the frowning night, / Checkring the Easterne Cloudes with streaks of light: / And fleckled darknesse like a drunkard reeles, / From forth daies path, and Titans burning wheeles: / Now ere the Sun aduance his burning eye,Now, ere the sun advance his burning eyeadvance (v.)raise, lift up, upraiseRJ II.iii.1
The day to cheere, and nights danke dew to dry,The day to cheer and night's dank dew to dry, RJ II.iii.2
I must vpfill this Osier Cage of ours, I must up-fill this osier cage of oursosier (adj.)made of willowRJ II.iii.3
cage (n.)basket, frame
With balefull weedes, and precious Iuiced flowers, With baleful weeds and precious-juiced flowers.baleful (adj.)
old form: balefull
deadly, mortal, malignant
RJ II.iii.4
The earth that's Natures mother, is her Tombe,The earth that's nature's mother is her tomb. RJ II.iii.5
What is her burying graue that is her wombe: What is her burying grave, that is her womb; RJ II.iii.6
And from her wombe children of diuers kindAnd from her womb children of divers kinddivers (adj.)
old form: diuers
different, various, several
RJ II.iii.7
We sucking on her naturall bosome find:We sucking on her natural bosom find, RJ II.iii.8
Many for many vertues excellent:Many for many virtues excellent,virtue (n.)
old form: vertues
power, capability, efficacy, property
RJ II.iii.9
None but for some, and yet all different.None but for some, and yet all different. RJ II.iii.10
Omickle is the powerfull grace that liesO mickle is the powerful grace that liesmickle (adj.)great, much, largeRJ II.iii.11
grace (n.)virtue, good quality
In Plants, Hearbs, stones, and their true qualities:In plants, herbs, stones, and their true qualities.quality (n.)characteristic, feature, propertyRJ II.iii.12
true (adj.)inherent, authentic, genuine
For nought so vile, that on the earth doth liue,For naught so vile that on the earth doth live RJ II.iii.13
But to the earth some speciall good doth giue.But to the earth some special good doth give; RJ II.iii.14
Nor ought so good, but strain'd from that faire vse,Nor aught so good but, strained from that fair use,strain (v.)
old form: strain'd
constrain, force, press
RJ II.iii.15
fair (adj.)
old form: faire
legitimate, lawful, proper
aught (n.)
old form: ought
anything, [with negative word] nothing
Reuolts from true birth, stumbling on abuse.Revolts from true birth, stumbling on abuse.birth (n.)nature, kind, natural characterRJ II.iii.16
Vertue it selfe turnes vice being misapplied,Virtue itself turns vice, being misapplied,turn (v.)
old form: turnes
become, transform, change [into]
RJ II.iii.17
And vice sometime by action dignified.And vice sometimes by action dignified. RJ II.iii.18
Within the infant rin'd of this weake flower,Within the infant rind of this weak flower RJ II.iii.19
Poyson hath residence, and medicine power:Poison hath residence, and medicine power.medicine (n.)healing, effective remedyRJ II.iii.20
For this being smelt, with that part cheares each part,For this, being smelt, with that part cheers each part;part (n.)quality, attribute, gift, accomplishment [of mind or body]RJ II.iii.21
Being tasted slayes all sences with the heart.Being tasted, stays all senses with the heart.stay (v.)stop, prevent, endRJ II.iii.22
Two such opposed Kings encampe them still,Two such opposed kings encamp them stillencamp (v.)
old form: encampe
form into a camp, settle in a camp
RJ II.iii.23
still (adv.)constantly, always, continually
In man as well as Hearbes, grace and rude will:In man as well as herbs – grace and rude will.rude (adj.)uncontrolled, unruly, of the fleshRJ II.iii.24
will (n.)lust, sexual desire, passion
And where the worser is predominant,And where the worser is predominant,predominant (adj.)[astrology] in the ascendant, rulingRJ II.iii.25
Full soone the Canker death eates vp that Plant.Full soon the canker death eats up that plant.canker (n./adj.)grub that destroys plant buds and leaves, cankerworm, parasiteRJ II.iii.26
Enter Romeo.Enter Romeo RJ II.iii.27
Rom. ROMEO 
Good morrow Father.Good morrow, father.morrow (n.)morningRJ II.iii.27.1
Fri. FRIAR 
Benedecite.Benedicite!benedicite (Latin v.) [pron: benediysitee] may God be with youRJ II.iii.27.2
What early tongue so sweet saluteth me?What early tongue so sweet saluteth me? RJ II.iii.28
Young Sonne, it argues a distempered head,Young son, it argues a distempered headdistempered (adj.)
old form: distempered
disordered, disturbed, diseased
RJ II.iii.29
argue (v.)indicate, betoken, be evidence of
So soone to bid goodmorrow to thy bed;So soon to bid good morrow to thy bed. RJ II.iii.30
Care keepes his watch in euery old mans eye,Care keeps his watch in every old man's eye,keep (v.)
old form: keepes
keep up, maintain, carry on
RJ II.iii.31
watch (n.)sleepless state, wakefulness
And where Care lodges, sleepe will neuer lye:And where care lodges, sleep will never lie. RJ II.iii.32
But where vnbrused youth with vnstuft braineBut where unbruised youth with unstuffed brainunbruised (adj.)
old form: vnbrused
undamaged by the world
RJ II.iii.33
unstuffed (adj.)
old form: vnstuft
unclogged by troubles
Doth couch his lims, there, golden sleepe doth raigne;Doth couch his limbs, there golden sleep doth reign.couch (v.)lay down, rest, reposeRJ II.iii.34
Therefore thy earlinesse doth me assure,Therefore thy earliness doth me assure RJ II.iii.35
Thou art vprous'd with some distemprature;Thou art uproused with some distemperature.uprouse (v.)
old form: vprous'd
arouse, get up, leave one's bed
RJ II.iii.36
distemperature (n.)
old form: distemprature
ailment, disorder, malady
Or if not so, then here I hit it right.Or if not so, then here I hit it right –, RJ II.iii.37
Our Romeo hath not beene in bed to night.Our Romeo hath not been in bed tonight. RJ II.iii.38
Rom. ROMEO 
That last is true, the sweeter rest was mine.That last is true. The sweeter rest was mine. RJ II.iii.39
Fri. FRIAR 
God pardon sin: wast thou with Rosaline?God pardon sin! Wast thou with Rosaline? RJ II.iii.40
Rom. ROMEO 
With Rosaline, my ghostly Father? No,With Rosaline, my ghostly father? No.ghostly (adj.)spiritual, holyRJ II.iii.41
I haue forgot that name, and that names woe.I have forgot that name and that name's woe. RJ II.iii.42
Fri. FRIAR 
That's my good Son, but wher hast thou bin then?That's my good son! But where hast thou been then? RJ II.iii.43
Rom. ROMEO 
Ile tell thee ere thou aske it me agen:I'll tell thee ere thou ask it me again. RJ II.iii.44
I haue beene feasting with mine enemie,I have been feasting with mine enemy, RJ II.iii.45
Where on a sudden one hath wounded me,Where on a sudden one hath wounded mesudden, of / on / upon a / thesuddenlyRJ II.iii.46
That's by me wounded: both our remediesThat's by me wounded. Both our remedies RJ II.iii.47
Within thy helpe and holy phisicke lies:Within thy help and holy physic lies.physic (n.)
old form: phisicke
medicine, healing, treatment
RJ II.iii.48
I beare no hatred, blessed man: for loeI bear no hatred, blessed man, for, lo, RJ II.iii.49
My intercession likewise steads my foe.My intercession likewise steads my foe.intercession (n.)prayer, plea, entreatyRJ II.iii.50
stead (v.)help, assist, benefit
Fri. FRIAR 
Be plaine good Son, rest homely in thy drift,Be plain, good son, and homely in thy drift.homely (adj.)plain, simple, ordinaryRJ II.iii.51
drift (n.)plan, intention, aim
Ridling confession, findes but ridling shrift.Riddling confession finds but riddling shrift.shrift (n.)absolutionRJ II.iii.52
Rom. ROMEO 
Then plainly know my hearts deare Loue is set,Then plainly know my heart's dear love is set RJ II.iii.53
On the faire daughter of rich Capulet:On the fair daughter of rich Capulet. RJ II.iii.54
As mine on hers, so hers is set on mine;As mine on hers, so hers is set on mine, RJ II.iii.55
And all combin'd, saue what thou must combineAnd all combined, save what thou must combinecombine (v.)unite in harmony, be at oneRJ II.iii.56
By holy marriage: when and where, and how,By holy marriage. When, and where, and how RJ II.iii.57
We met, we wooed, and made exchange of vow:We met, we wooed and made exchange of vow, RJ II.iii.58
Ile tell thee as we passe, but this I pray,I'll tell thee as we pass. But this I pray, RJ II.iii.59
That thou consent to marrie vs to day.That thou consent to marry us today. RJ II.iii.60
Fri. FRIAR 
Holy S. Francis, what a change is heere?Holy Saint Francis! What a change is here!Francis, Saintin Christian tradition, founder of the Franciscan orderRJ II.iii.61
Is Rosaline that thou didst Loue so deareIs Rosaline, that thou didst love so dear, RJ II.iii.62
So soone forsaken? young mens Loue then liesSo soon forsaken? Young men's love then lies RJ II.iii.63
Not truely in their hearts, but in their eyes.Not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes. RJ II.iii.64
Iesu Maria, what a deale of brineJesu Maria! What a deal of brinebrine (n.)salt water [i.e. tears]RJ II.iii.65
Hath washt thy sallow cheekes for Rosaline?Hath washed thy sallow cheeks for Rosaline! RJ II.iii.66
How much salt water throwne away in wast,How much salt water thrown away in waste RJ II.iii.67
To season Loue that of it doth not tast.To season love, that of it doth not taste!season (v.)preserve, keepRJ II.iii.68
The Sun not yet thy sighes, from heauen cleares,The sun not yet thy sighs from heaven clears. RJ II.iii.69
Thy old grones yet ringing in my auncient eares:Thy old groans yet ring in mine ancient ears. RJ II.iii.70
Lo here vpon thy cheeke the staine doth sit,Lo, here upon thy cheek the stain doth sit RJ II.iii.71
Of an old teare that is not washt off yet.Of an old tear that is not washed off yet. RJ II.iii.72
If ere thou wast thy selfe, and these woes thine,If e'er thou wast thyself, and these woes thine, RJ II.iii.73
Thou and these woes, were all for Rosaline.Thou and these woes were all for Rosaline. RJ II.iii.74
And art thou chang'd? pronounce this sentence then,And art thou changed? Pronounce this sentence then:sentence (n.)maxim, wise saying, preceptRJ II.iii.75
Women may fall, when there's no strength in men.Women may fall when there's no strength in men. RJ II.iii.76
Rom. ROMEO 
Thou chid'st me oft for louing Rosaline.Thou chidst me oft for loving Rosaline.chide (v.), past form chid
old form: chid'st
scold, rebuke, reprove
RJ II.iii.77
oft (adv.)often
Fri. FRIAR 
For doting, not for louing pupill mine.For doting, not for loving, pupil mine. RJ II.iii.78
Rom. ROMEO 
And bad'st me bury Loue.And badest me bury love.bid (v.), past form bade
old form: bad'st
pray, entreat, beg, ask
RJ II.iii.79.1
Fri. FRIAR 
Not in a graue,Not in a grave RJ II.iii.79.2
To lay one in, another out to haue.To lay one in, another out to have. RJ II.iii.80
Rom. ROMEO 
I pray thee chide me not, her I Loue nowI pray thee chide me not. Her whom I love nowchide (v.), past form chidscold, rebuke, reproveRJ II.iii.81
Doth grace for grace, and Loue for Loue allow:Doth grace for grace and love for love allow.grace (n.)honour, favour, recognition, respectRJ II.iii.82
The other did not so.The other did not so. RJ II.iii.83.1
Fri. FRIAR 
O she knew well,O, she knew well RJ II.iii.83.2
Thy Loue did read by rote, that could not spell:Thy love did read by rote, that could not spell. RJ II.iii.84
But come young wauerer, come goe with me,But come, young waverer, come, go with me. RJ II.iii.85
In one respect, Ile thy assistant be:In one respect I'll thy assistant be. RJ II.iii.86
For this alliance may so happy proue,For this alliance may so happy provealliance (n.)marriageRJ II.iii.87
To turne your houshould rancor to pure Loue.To turn your households' rancour to pure love. RJ II.iii.88
Rom. ROMEO 
O let vs hence, I stand on sudden hast.O, let us hence! I stand on sudden haste.stand on (v.)insist on, demand, call forRJ II.iii.89
Fri. FRIAR 
Wisely and slow, they stumble that run fast.Wisely and slow. They stumble that run fast. RJ II.iii.90
ExeuntExeunt RJ II.iii.90
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